10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
70 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
51 / 2
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1995 Ford Escort seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1995 Ford Escort Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #78

Dec 012001

Escort

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Automatic seatbelt on the driver's side is stuck in the upright position. She cannot use seatbelt because of the defect. Dealership is aware of the problem. Consumer states that dealer broke the seat belt and replaced drivers seat belt motor and track for free, now it's broke again.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #77

Nov 071996

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident, car was airborne. Neither seat belt locked in place, and driver hit steering wheel deployment of air bag caused burns to driver's arm.

- Brenham, TX, USA

problem #76

Sep 272000

Escort

  • miles
Van in front made a "U" turn. Causing Escort to slam on brakes and be rearended after driving 45mph. Upon impact, front seats collapsed backwards. Passenger's seatback hit child's seat, child not in seat, also, caused vehicle to rearend another vehicle due to notbeing able to see. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Driver suffered back & leg injuries. Emergency room treatment.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #75

Oct 242000

Escort

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Throttle stuck and accelerated into two parked vehicles.

- Edgerton, MO, USA

problem #74

Sep 042000

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 40 mph steering wheel got stuck. At times stepped on the brakes, and lost control. Vehicle crashed into another vehicle that was parked. Consumer's vehicle was totaled. Also, upon impact, neither of the air bags deployed.

- Sunland, CA, USA

problem #73

Mar 242000

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle was in a front end collision at 30 mph, and air bags did not deploy. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #72

Feb 162000

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was driving on the highway and she bent down for a second to pick up something from the floorboard. When she straightened up, vehicle had veered over into the side of the road, and turned away from hitting a mailbox. Then, hit an enbankment and flipped over, twice, landing on the top side. Consumer had to force the door open. Upon impact, dual airbags didn't deploy, and the seat belt broke. Consumer sustained head injuries.

- Thompson, GA, USA

problem #71

Dec 131999

Escort

  • miles
While driving had a direct frontal impact, and driver's/passenger's airbags malfunctioned, causing airbags to deploy after the intial frontal impact. Driver sustained head injuries. Airbags deployed while hitting the windshield.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #70

Dec 131999

Escort

  • miles
While driving had a direct frontal impact, and driver's/passenger's airbags malfunctioned, causing airbags to deploy after the intial frontal impact. Driver sustained head injuries. Airbags deployed while hitting the windshield.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #69

Oct 301999

Escort

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer hit a deer driving at 55 mph. The airbag on the passenger side experienced deployment immediately, but the driver's side airbag experienced a delay which resulted in injury to driver. Vehicle was totalled.

- Grimes, IA, USA

problem #68

Mar 011999

Escort

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving the vehicle, the driver's and passenger's airbags malfunction, causing the airbags to deploy unexpectedly and resulting in a crash. No previous problem with the airbag system.

- Lemon Cove, CA, USA

problem #67

Mar 011999

Escort

  • miles
While driving the vehicle, the driver's and passenger's airbags malfunction, causing the airbags to deploy unexpectedly and resulting in a crash. No previous problem with the airbag system.

- Lemon Cove, CA, USA

problem #66

Aug 171999

Escort

  • miles
While driving about 55 mph lost control of vehicle, went off the road into a tree. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Water Loo, NY, USA

problem #65

Aug 171999

Escort

  • miles
While driving about 55 mph lost control of vehicle, went off the road into a tree. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Water Loo, NY, USA

problem #64

Jul 091999

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle was hit from the rear while parked, and was pushed into traffic and then was hit from the front by a Jeep. Upon impact, neither airbag deployed. Vehicle was totaled.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #63

Jul 091999

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle was hit from the rear while parked, and was pushed into traffic and then was hit from the front by a Jeep. Upon impact, neither airbag deployed. Vehicle was totaled.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #62

Jun 211999

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident at approx 50-55 mph impact on the driver side. Vehicle flipped over on its roof. Upon impact, both air bags failed to deploy. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle should have been hit from the rear or front in order for air bags to deploy.

- Village Road, MO, USA

problem #61

Jun 211999

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident at approx 50-55 mph impact on the driver side. Vehicle flipped over on its roof. Upon impact, both air bags failed to deploy. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle should have been hit from the rear or front in order for air bags to deploy.

- Village Road, MO, USA

problem #60

Mar 141999

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collosion. Upon 60 mph impact, airbags did not deploy. The dealer has not been notified.

- West Texas City, TX, USA

problem #59

Mar 141999

Escort

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collosion. Upon 60 mph impact, airbags did not deploy. The dealer has not been notified.

- West Texas City, TX, USA

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