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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Escort steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 152002

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states while driving she there was a thumping noise. After inspection of the vehicle it was determined that one of the steering rods were missing. The dealer has repaired the vehicle. Please provide additional information.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102002

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
While driving the vehicle at 35 mph the power steering mechanism failure causing to lost the control. Dealer has been notified.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 031998

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle rounded a turn and lost control. First it swerved to the right and then to the left, resulting in a collision and injuries. In addition, vehicle was totaled.

- Schenectad, NY, USA

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