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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
64,300 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace bumper between pedal shaft & switch button (1 reports)
2001 Ford Escort brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152012

Escort SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,300 miles


This should never have happened. A definite materials design flaw. The soft plastic bumper on the brake pedal shaft shattered due to heat causing a gap between the pedal shaft & the switch button as if the pedal were being held down. This ran the battery down. I rubber cemented a metal spacer on the shaft to take up the gap & bought a new battery (needed replacement anyway as a precaution in our hot climate). I then replaced the plastic spacer on my other Escort that is parked in the shade to avoid the possibility of same problem in future.

- , Tempe, AZ, USA

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