Notes: The 2004 Ford Escape looks pretty good compared to other Ford Escape model years, but still has a trend of transmission problems, and engine problems from the NHTSA complaint data — so it's not a model year we can recommend.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,830 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford Escape fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 212012

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,659 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start however, all of the electrical components were working normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact had the fuel pump replaced. Five years prior to the most recent failure, the same failure occurred and the vehicle was taken to the dealer were the fuel pump was replaced for the first time. The vehicle was not recently repaired for the similar failure. The current mileage was 34,000 and the failure mileage was 14,659.

- Churubusco, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 072006

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph the vehicle stalled. It was pulled off the road without incident and towed to the dealer. The fuel pump and filter were replaced. Three days later the vehicle stalled again while being driven 35 mph. The vehicle restarted and was driven to the contacts residence. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- Fairborn, OH, USA

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