10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,598 miles

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problem #19

Oct 062002

Escort 4-cyl

  • 106,359 miles
The vehicle was involved in an accident, the air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt did not restrain the consumer as designed, the consumer was injured.

- Mount Vernon, IL, USA

problem #18

Jan 182002

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
Consumer crashed into a truck and was rear ended by another vehicle in which neither of the air bags experienced deployment until the second impact, one person was injured in the accident.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #17

Jan 182002

(reported on)

Escort

  • miles
Consumer crashed into a truck and was rear ended by another vehicle in which neither of the air bags experienced deployment until the second impact, one person was injured in the accident.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #16

Dec 202001

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  • miles
Airbags deployed in very low speed impact, causing no damage to car except rear view mirror when air bag hit it. Air bag sensors were not touched, causing 1500 damage to replace airbags..

- Monroe, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 201999

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Consumer was traveling on a country road and a deer ran in front of vehicle. Airbags deployed into consumer's face, and substance that came out, made her very sick.

- Medical Lake, WA, USA

problem #14

Dec 011999

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  • miles
While the vehicle was parked with the ignition off, air bags on driver's side and passenger's side deployed for no apparent reason. Vehicle had been parked for 3 weeks without any movement. Manufacturer has been notified about the problem. Problem has not been corrected.

- Duncansville, PA, USA

problem #13

Dec 011999

Escort

  • miles
While the vehicle was parked with the ignition off, air bags on driver's side and passenger's side deployed for no apparent reason. Vehicle had been parked for 3 weeks without any movement. Manufacturer has been notified about the problem. Problem has not been corrected.

- Duncansville, PA, USA

problem #12

Dec 011999

Escort

  • miles
While the vehicle was parked with the ignition off, air bags on driver's side and passenger's side deployed for no apparent reason. Vehicle had been parked for 3 weeks without any movement. Manufacturer has been notified about the problem. Problem has not been corrected.

- Duncansville, PA, USA

problem #11

Jun 301999

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  • miles
While driving at 40 mph there was a tire in the middle of the road. Consumer turned quickly to avoid hitting the tire, and lost control. Vehicle went into the woods and hit a pole. Upon impact, neither air bag deployed.

- Clarkville, TN, USA

problem #10

Jun 301999

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  • miles
While driving at 40 mph there was a tire in the middle of the road. Consumer turned quickly to avoid hitting the tire, and lost control. Vehicle went into the woods and hit a pole. Upon impact, neither air bag deployed.

- Clarkville, TN, USA

problem #9

Aug 211998

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  • miles
While driving 15 mph had direct frontal impact. The driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants in this accident. Cause unknown.

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 211998

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  • miles
While driving 15 mph had direct frontal impact. The driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants in this accident. Cause unknown.

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 101997

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  • miles
Consumer was involved in a collision traveling about 60-65 mph, impact 12:00, and the driver's and passenger's side air bags did not deploy. Consumer state the front end is a total loss.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #6

Aug 101997

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  • miles
Consumer was involved in a collision traveling about 60-65 mph, impact 12:00, and the driver's and passenger's side air bags did not deploy. Consumer state the front end is a total loss.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Jan 201997

Escort

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driver's air bag didn't open on time during a collision, resulting in injuries. Dup of 516816, added on 28-Feb-98.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 271996

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side airbag did not come out of middle of steering wheel as intended, instead came out more to right, occupant received injuries.

- Walterboro, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 261996

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  • miles
While driving on highway, hit a puddle and vehicle started hydroplaning, hit a double beam highway sign head-on and the air bags did not deploy.

- Freeburg, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 261996

Escort

  • miles
While driving on highway, hit a puddle and vehicle started hydroplaning, hit a double beam highway sign head-on and the air bags did not deploy.

- Freeburg, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 091996

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  • miles
Dark road, driver hit wooden barracade and air bag deployed, resulting in burn injuries to the occupant.

- Duluth, GA, USA