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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced master brake cylinder (1 reports)
1999 Ford Escort brakes problems

brakes problem

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1999 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 052007

(reported on)

Escort Alpha 1.6L

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles


Although the car had a mere 35000 miles, the brake pads/discs are worn out. Ford is refusing to replace these defective components despite the low mileage. In my view, these components had manufacturing or assembly defects.

- , Kolkata, WB, India

problem #1

Oct 262001

(reported on)

Escort ZX2

  • 14,000 miles

I went to stop and went straight though an intersection. I almost got hit. I was pissed and scared at the same time. Luckly it was still covered under warrenty. After they replaced it, I still had problems with my brakes. They had to bleed them several times, and I still have clicking noise which I have found out that this is another problem which has been made into a technical bulletin.

- , Port Orchard, WA, USA

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