definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Ford Escape:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #1

Apr 012000

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
I bought the vehicle used. I am concerned with all of the updates that I have seen on the safety issue of the vehicle simply shutting down in the middle of driving. The problem I am dealing with is the 4WD is stuck in 4WD. The 4WD light isn't on, but when I turn sharply, I can feel the wheels grabbing for traction. It is at the dealership now (only had 2 weeks) and they have not identified the problem.

- New Cumberland, WV, USA