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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,201 miles

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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2002 Ford Escort steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182009


  • 116,402 miles


We have a 2002 Escort ZX2. The car was bought February 2002. I have had some real problems with the tie -rods having to be replaced. But the problem now is the wiring to the tail lights. We have had a few problems with the fuse blowing and we replace it, then the light bulbs blow then we replace them. We had a mechanic look into the problem this time and he has found that the wiring harness and the reflector are melted. The problem is we have tail lights working with no brake lights or cruise control. Upon the removal of the bulbs the bulbs had gotten so hot the light bulbs had holes in them but still worked as brake lights. This is a safety issue with young children in the rear seat closest to the electrical problem.

- Bellville, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 182003

(reported on)


  • miles
The steering wheel vibrated violently.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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