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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Ford Escort engine problems

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 202004

Escort 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While applying the accelerator pedal vehicle failed to accelerate. After applying the accelerator pedal numerous times vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. Consumer noticed that the accelerator pedal was stuck. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the throttle body needed to be replaced.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #2

Oct 022001


  • miles
While driving in bumper to bumper traffic would let go accelerator and vehicle will not decelerate, and speed will continue. Dealer had been contacted, and they said that it was normal on this make/ model and year vehicle.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 162001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While at a stop sign proceeded to go and vehicle hesitated. Then, when pressing gas pedal, vehicle accelerated very slowly, and was rear ended by another vehicle. Currently, vehicle at dealer's being serviced. Please provide any further infomation. Dealer stated all these model vehicles perform this way, possible design flaw. Nlm

- St. Missouri, MO, USA

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