hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,226 miles

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problem #4

May 142014


  • 173,000 miles
The rear hatch glass hinge bolts sheared on both hinges during hatch closure. The rear hatch glass is only held on by rear shocks. The inside bolts both have some corrosion. The rear glass is not damaged.

- Hurricane, WV, USA

problem #3

Nov 032010


  • 47,904 miles
2004 Ford Escape - rear window exploded after rear defroster was turned on for short period. Outside temperature was approx. 28 degrees and frost was on windows. Vehicle was started to defrost windows before traveling.

- Elizabethtown, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 042009


  • 73,000 miles
The rear window of my 2004 Ford Escape limited exploded on Oct 4. the vehicle went through a car wash approximately 20 minutes before it occurred. The temperature outside was around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. There were no known cracks or damage to the window. The vehicle was sitting at an atm machine when it spontaneously shattered.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 022008


  • 83,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford Escape the rear window blew out while the car was parked. This is the second time on the Escape that this has happened to me personally. I have numerous friends that have had the same problem with these rear windows. I wonder if there is a design flaw with the rear window? very dangerous. I have the window company coming to replace another window.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA