fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
90,308 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. check sensor power cable under driver seat and front seat (2 reports)
2003 Ford Escape seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 032015

Escape Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173,225 miles


I just bought this vehicle and the little guy with the seat belt on and the air bag in front of him is flashing. I JUST BOUGHT this vehicle, I just want to know how to fix it without it costing an arm or a leg to do so or can i fix it myself?

- , Saint Joseph, MO, USA

problem #7

Feb 072012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,210 miles

Why they keep comin on and off. i have spend too much money in this truck to get it serviced if i don't have too. Why is my seat belt and airbag light is on? Why is the compartment of the airbag in the passenger seat looks the lid is coming off in one corner. The truck have not been in an accident since i bought it.... HELP!!

- , Erie, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 312011

Escape LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

I bought the Escape used for a GREAT price. Drove it for around a month and a half. Then this light pops on with this lil dude in it. I didn't know what it was. I had to look in my manual to find out what it meant. It was the passenger side airbag. I was like well wtf!

- , Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #5

Sep 072006

Escape XLT 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


After 74,000 miles and 3 years of use,my ford escape started showing the air bag light on and blinking, I talked to a mechanic that works at our local ford dealer and he advised me to unplug and plug back in the wires under both front seats.That solved the problem but after 6 months the light came back on, since them I'm still plugging and unplugging those wires under the seat. I`m still fixing the air bag this way , because to fix it they, charge $800,00 and only 30 days to go back, if the light goes on again. So, other than this problem I have 124,898 miles on my escape and its working good.

- , Ponce, PR, Puerto Rico

problem #4

Apr 152009

Escape V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

very aggravating as i cannot pass my inspection until the problem is solved and im not paying ford a bunch of money to go in and erase it from my system

- , Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 012006

Escape XLT Sport 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,389 miles

This problem comes and goes. I have fiddled with the connection under the drivers seat, it does not make it stay away. The light flashes sequentially first, I think it's (4 - pause - 7) repeating, then it's on solid. Not sure what the cause is.

This Vehicle also has had 3 recalls on it. Not so I'll buy another Ford.

- , Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

problem #2

Jul 092008

Escape XLS 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,569 miles

just check the wire under the driver seat and front passenger seat and press the wire together to make sure there locked together because if it a bit loose it might show as a problem with your air bags

- , Montreal, Quebec, Canada

problem #1

Dec 012008

Escape Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70 miles

air bag light stays on all the time .now i gets a beeping sound.

- , chesapeake, va, USA

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