hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,209 miles

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2002 Ford Escape lights problems

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 252015


  • 132,337 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. In addition, the contact stated that the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. In addition, the ABS and the oil pressure warning lights illuminated. The over head light in the vehicle also independently illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 132,337.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 092012

Escape 6-cyl

  • 172,000 miles
The vehicle, after being turned off, would not turn back on, and the gear indicator square that surrounds the engaged gear was multiplying, flashing and "dancing" from gear to gear. This happened a second time exactly one week later, and this time the interior lights were flashing and could not be stopped. After quite some time once the key was removed and the door was closed, the flashing interior lights ceased and would only continue again once the key was in the ignition. Though removing the key caused the lights to stop flashing, even once the key was removed, the indicator square continued the behavior. Periodically during operation the lights strengthen in and out when idling.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 142010


  • 70,500 miles
My driver's side headlight went out. I went to the local autozone to get a replacement bulb. When I removed the headlight plug, it looked like it was melted. I removed and installed a new light bulb. I then tested the new bulb to make sure it worked. It did not turned on. The headlight plug seems like it melted at some point.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 092010


  • 190,000 miles
My sister's Mazda tribute & my Ford Escape are the same vehicle and both have had the driver's side headlight plug melt.

- Mogadore, OH, USA

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