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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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 302002

(reported on)


  • miles


The sealing lines on the lower outside of the windshield on the vehicle is being pulled apart by the humidity and heat.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012000


  • miles
A severe fogged front windshield caused poor visibility. Consumer was unable to remove or cleaned it. Manufacturer was not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 111998


  • miles
While driving at a steady speed of 65 mph the windows vibrate. Dealer is aware of the problem and has tried to correct this problem 4 times. Consumer is still experiencing the problem.

- Landsdown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 251997


  • miles
When you try to stop the car take long time to stop, water leak from windsheld, trunk, front end left side make loud noise, car make nocking noise, when hit speed bumb stario change on it's owne to tape, front driver door leak& more.

- Addison, TX, USA

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