really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2015 Ford Escape lights problems

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2015 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 042016


  • miles


I recently sent this to Ford - I am not a Ford owner but I've been behind several Escape's and a smaller model hatchback. Both had their headlights on but their tail lights were not. I see this as a huge safety issue and while I understand the driver can select another setting - they don't know that! and someone is going to get into a terrible accident. Send a recall to your owners! Ford's response - my name is [xxx], I am from Ford`S customer relationship center (crc). I have reviewed your email regarding the tail lamps functionality on Ford vehicles. From time to time new vehicle options/features are added, deleted or modified. Decisions to make these changes take into account factors such as market trends, customer demands, engineering advances and dealership input. We have documented your comments which will be forwarded to the appropriate department for review and consideration. Moreover, Ford Motor Company and the national highway traffic and safety administration (NHTSA) work together to proactively identify areas of concern through investigation of consumer and dealer feedback. During an investigation Ford co-operates fully with NHTSA. Due to our rigorous safety standards and constant testing, not all issues result in recall or customer satisfaction programs. Thank you for contacting Ford Motor Company. Sincerely, [xxx] customer relationship center Ford Motor Company I've tried to notify the drivers but flashing my headlights at them only makes them think that I want to get around them and their is no way to talk to them on the freeway. At the very least please make Ford notify their drivers of the correct setting for their cars. Thanks for listening. P.S. I actually don't know the car year, but since I've not noticed this before I believe it to be new models. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 092015


  • miles
This isn't pertaining to my vehicle, but this is rather a complaint about the current brake light styling trends in most newer vehicles (not just the Ford Escape, but I've also seen it in other make/model vehicles as well). The issue is the brake lights should be noticeable and distinguishable when the brakes are engaged, but in the case of the Ford Escape (and several other vehicles), the brake lights are a simple strip of what I presume are led lights that are very dim and hard to tell that they are lit (except maybe at night), especially when the body vehicle is similarly red in color. I almost hit one the Ford Escape because I could not tell (until I was up close and was then able to see that the thin band of barely lit lights were actually lit), and only realized they were braking due to the relative speeds of nearby vehicles. These new "styles" for the brake lights should be looked at as I believe they pose a safety hazard rather than being a safety feature.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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