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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,810 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Escort engine problems

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #4

May 132002


  • 20,238 miles


There was a fast idle, vibration in steering wheel, burning smell coming from the engine, and the vehicle stalled along with the fast idle. The service dealer stated the vehicle had run fine. After five attempts to remedy the problem, and after being told repeatedly the vehicle ran normally, the consumer would like a full refund. The PCV was replaced, and the vehicle had run perfect until the fast idle had returned along with the vibrations which irritated the consumer which caused headaches after 20 miles of driving. The valve assembly/crankcase ventilation regulator was replaced as well. Mr scc

- Eatontown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 272002

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The vehicle experienced stalling problems.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 202003

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
2001 Escort. Bought in fall from hertz. Have had new platnum plugs installed. But car continues to cut off when leaving from a stopped positon such as a stop sign, light, and left turn lane. Cut off 2 days ago when starting from a stop sign. Had plenty of time from on comming cars. Stalled in hwy and a tractor trailer truck had to brake and I almost lost my life. Did same thing several days ago from a left turn lane. Went to young Ford about it running rough and stalling. Ser mgr stated they do that and that is the reason they stopped making them. Have had trouble sinc I bought it. You cant tell much about a car with a short demo ride. Bought 9/25/02

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 012003


  • miles
The rear of the vehicle has a crack in the frame. Please fill in additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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