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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
5,325 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. repaired by dealer under recall or warranty (1 reports)
2001 Ford Escort electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 282001

Escort SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,325 miles


Fancy not being able to make a horn that works when it should and shuts up when it shouldn't. It's not exactly high tech but Ford seems to be maintaining its reputation here. I got a lot of dirty looks on my way to the dealer less than a mile away. When I pulled up to the service rep with the horn honking by itself, he asked me what the problem was. Duh!

By the way, the horn is very hard to work now, the huge pad that presumably houses the air bag must be pressed very hard in just the right place to work.

No more Fords, had four and they've all been a POJ (piece of junk).

- , Tempe, AZ, USA

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