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1998 Ford Escort windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 011998


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When you try to use the washer fluid it leaks on the hood of the car causing the hood to become discolored from the windsheild washer fluid. Also whenever you are at a stop the car starts to shake, they Ford say that it is from the engine mounts and that it is not hazardous so they will not do anything about. Last their is problems with the transmision, whenever you are moving slow or in a stop position and start to move the car jerks really bad. It makes you feel like someone ran into you or that you ran something over. I have reported this to the company, but they can't do nothing about. I have heard other people with the ecaxt same car have the exact same problems

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 172000


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On highway under snowy and icy conditions consumer tried to turn on the windshield wipers, and they would not turn on. Consumer felt this was very unsafe.

- Rockyhill, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998


  • miles
Wiper blades do not work, causing poor visibility in rainy weather.

- Versailles, IL, USA

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