2002 FORD ESCAPE VIN: 1FMYU04192KC50544

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VIN 1FMYU04192KC50544 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Escape

Model Year

2002

Plant City

KANSAS CITY

Series

XLT

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Kansas City

Plant State

MISSOURI

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Power (kW)

149.8857

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

201

Other Engine Info

SEFI

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2002 FORD ESCAPE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2002 FORD ESCAPE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FMYU04192KC50544

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097718
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

THE GEARS WILL NOT SHIFT INTO DRIVE ONLY 2ND AND 1ST AND REVERSE HEARD A CLANK AND SOUNDED LIKE A SCREW OR SOME SORT DROPPED BUT CANNOT FIND IT. THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED I WENT TO PUT IT IN DRIVE AND THAT'S WHEN IT OCCURRED

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

April 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11084623
Consumer Location: ELKHORN, WI
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE SERVICED. WHILE THE MECHANIC WAS TEST DRIVING THE VEHICLE AT APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, AN ABNORMAL NOISE WAS HEARD COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM FRACTURED, WHICH CAUSED THE WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE SUSPENSION. PRIOR TO THE TEST DRIVE, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED BY THE MECHANIC OF SEVERE RUST ON THE LOWER CONTROL ARM. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BACK TO THE FACILITY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER (ELKHORN MOTORS FORD, 910 N WISCONSIN ST, ELKHORN, WI 53121, (262) 723-2131) WAS CONTACTED AND A SUBSEQUENT VIN SEARCH SHOWED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V165000 (STRUCTURE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000. THE CONSUMER STATED THE GAS TANK STRAPS WERE ALSO CORRODED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.*JS

Components: STRUCTURE

June 27, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10899781
Consumer Location: OLD BRIDGE, NJ
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT REFERENCED NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V165000 (STRUCTURE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 184,000. UPDATED 10/13/16*LJ *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10746778
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE MAKING A LEFT TURN AND PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE THROTTLE BECAME STUCK AND THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A DITCH. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE LEFT LEG AND LEFT SIDE AFTER LEAPING FROM THE VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. WHILE INSPECTING THE VEHICLE, THE POLICE INDICATED THAT THE THROTTLE WAS STUCK CONTINUED TO REV AFTER THE CRASH. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 06, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667996
Consumer Location: PALATINE, IL
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

2002 FORD ESCAPE. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO EXCESSIVE CORROSION AND LARGE CRACK IN THE ENGINE CRADLE/ SUBFRAME. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE STEERING WENT TO THE LEFT APPROXIMATELY 15 DEGREES WHILE DRIVING STRAIGHT DOWN THE ROAD. THE SENT IN RECALL NOTICE # 14V165000. ACCORDING TO FORD, THE VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

January 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10680391
Consumer Location: CUDAHY, WI
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE PULLING OUT OF A PARKING LOT, I NOTICED THE VEHICLE'S STEERING SEEMED LOOSE & THERE WAS A CREAKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT END. VEHICLE CONTINUED TO PULL TO THE RIGHT AS I DROVE DOWN THE ROAD, AND CREAKING NOISE INCREASED. I DROVE DIRECTLY TO DEALER WHERE I'D HAD THE WORK FOR RECALL 14V165000 COMPLETED ONLY 4 WEEKS PRIOR (26 DEC 2014), AND THEIR ASSESSMENT WAS A CRACKED SUBFRAME. SERVICE WRITER INFORMED ME THAT THE CAR WAS DANGEROUS TO DRIVE, AND THE COST TO REPAIR WOULD BE A MINIMUM OF $2000 IN PARTS AND LABOR, PLUS THE LIKELIHOOD OF ADDITIONAL REPAIRS NEEDED ONCE THEY FOUND OTHER CORRODED PARTS IN NEED OF REPLACEMENT. I DECLINED THE REPAIR AND PURCHASED A NEW CAR (NOT A FORD) INSTEAD. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

April 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10631872
Consumer Location: WIXOM, MI
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS INCLUDED IN THE RECALL FOR THE RUSTED OUT SUBFRAME. IT HAS AT LEAST 2 OBLONG RUSTED OUT HOLES NEAR THE CONTROL ARM. IT WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THEY INSTALLED A CROSS BRACE. 3 DIFFERENT DEALERS TOLD ME THE BRACE WILL HOPEFULLY, IF I AM LUCKY, HELP ME PULL OVER WITHOUT CRASHING WHEN (NOT IF) THE SUBFRAME GIVES AWAY AND THE CONTROL ARM FALLS OFF. TWO OF THE THREE LITERALLY TOLD ME, "GOOD LUCK." I FEEL IF FORD REALIZES THE ISSUE IS SERIOUS ENOUGH FOR A RECALL THEY SHOULD PROPERLY FIX THE PROBLEM. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC AIR BAGS

January 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10597884
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG AND ABS WARNING LIGHTS ILLUNIMATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 166,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

July 30, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10483448
Consumer Location: NEW HOLLAND, OH
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY 2002 FORD ESCAPE AND COMING TO A STOP AT AN INTERSECTION WHEN I HEARD A LOUD POPPING SOUND. AFTER I STOPPED, I RELEASED THE BRAKE AND ROLLED FORWARD A FEW FEET BEFORE RE-APPLYING THE BRAKES AND THE SOUND REPEATED. I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE IT ACROSS THE HIGHWAY TO A FORD DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIRS. UPON INSPECTION THE FOLLOWING MORNING IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE SUBFRAME ASSEMBLY HAD RUSTED OUT COMPLETELY ON THE PASSENGER SIDE AND HAD CAUSED THE LOWER CONTROL ARM TO BECOME LOOSE THUS BENDING IT AND MAKING IT UNUSABLE. I AM THANKFUL THAT THIS HAPPENED AT A VERY SLOW SPEED AND FEAR THAT IF OTHER FOLKS HAVE THIS HAPPEN AT HIGHWAY SPEED IT COULD BE A VERY BAD OUTCOME ! THIS ALLOWED MY PASSENGER SIDE TIRE TO PULL OUTWARD HENCE PULLING THE CONTROL ARM LOOSE. IT WAS A VERY EXPENSIVE FIX AND THE WARRANTY I HAD PURCHASED AT THE TIME OF BUYING THE VEHICLE WAS NO AVAIL. I CONTACTED FORD AND WAS TOLD THAT IF THERE IS NO RECALL THEN THERE IS NO PROBLEM !! SORRY BUT IT WAS A VERY EXPENSIVE FIX AND I BELIEVE FORD SHOULD MAKE GOOD ON THIS. HOW MANY INJURIES ARE REQUIRED BEFORE SOMEONE TAKES NOTICE ?? THE REPAIR BILL WAS $ 1160.96. I HAD ONLY OWNED THE VEHICLE FOR 7 MONTHS AT THAT TIME. IT STILL HAS MANY PAYMENTS TO BE MADE BEFORE IT IS PAID OFF. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE AIR CONDITIONING DRAIN RUNS DOWN THIS AREA CAUSING IT PERHAPS ? JUST AN OBSERVATION FROM A RUNNING VEHICLE IDENTICAL TO MINE. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED ON THIS MATTER AND HOPEFULLY IT GETS RESOLVED BEFORE ANY FATALITIES HAPPEN IF THEY HAVEN'T ALREADY !! THANK YOU ! *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

September 07, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10476800
Consumer Location: GROVE CITY, OH
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

FORD ESCAPE WAS MAKING SHARP JERKING MOTIONS LIKE THE FRONT WHEELS WERE GOING TO FALL OFF. IT HAPPEND RIGHT AFTER I TOOK THE ESCAPE IN TO FORD DEALER TO GET THE ABS AND ENGINE COVER RECALLS. THEY SAID THEY DID NOT CASUE THE PROBLEM. I TOOK TO LOCAL MECH IN TOWN AND HE SAID ISSUE IS THE CONTROL ARM BOLT IS SEPERATED FROM THE SUBFRAME AND IS RUSTED AWAY SO IT IS MAKING THE WHEEL WOBBLE OUT OF ALIGNMENT CAUSING THE JERKING MOTION. WONDERING IF RECALL IS ON FORD ESCAPE FOR SUBFRAME ISSUE WHERE CONTROL ARM BOLT IS ATTACHED . SEEN MANY SAME ISSUES WHEN SEARCHING THE INTERNET. *TR

Components: STEERING

June 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10469393
Consumer Location: PULASKI, VA
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A GRINDING NOISE EMITTED FROM THE STEERING COLUMN WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE NOISE BECAME MORE PREVALENT DURING HOT WEATHER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, BUT THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FAILURE COULD BE THE RESULT OF A BEARING ISSUE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000. ..UPDATED 09-17-12 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE NOISE DID CEASE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. UPDATED 09/18/12

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 11, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10466721
Consumer Location: AVONDALE, AZ
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD ESCAPE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER THE HIGHWAY, THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACCELERATION AND SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL, APPLIED THE BRAKES AND ACTIVATED THE EMERGENCY BRAKES BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND AND THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO A VEHICLE, FOLLOWED BY A POLE. THE VEHICLE THEN IGNITED IN FLAMES. THE CONTACT WAS INJURED AS A RESULT. THERE WAS A POLICE REPORT FILED OF THE INCIDENT. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 09, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10447316
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, CA
VIN: 1FMYU0****

Summary of Complaint

RECEIVED NOTICE FROM FORD REGARDING SAFETY RECALL 11S24 FOR ESCAPE 2002 DATED JANUARY 2012. ADVISED NOT TO PARK CAR NEAR ANY STRUCTURES TO PREVENT A POTENTIAL FIRE FROM SPREADING IN UNLIKELY EVENT THAT YOUR ABS MODULE DEVELOPS AN ELECTRICAL SHORT. FORD DEALER INSPECTION PERFORMED 2/9/2012 STATES CAR WILL NEED SAFETY RECALL PARTS BUT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR 45 DAYS OR LATER. CONTACTED FORD MFG, CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR TRIED TO LOCATE PARTS- UNAVAILABLE. SUPERVISOR SAYS NOTICE IS NOT OFFICIAL YET, THERE ARE NO IMPLEMENTATION PLANS OR PARTS AVAILABLE FOR OLDER CARS, NO REPAIR PROCEDURES AVAILABLE. OFFERED TO HELP ME QUALIFY FOR A NEW CAR AND WORK WITH LOCAL DEALERSHIP. 2ND OFFER TO PLACE AFTERMARKET PARTS AT MY COST AND APPLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT/PARTIAL REIMBURSEMENT/NO REIMBURSEMENT BASED ON IF THE RECALL IS GOING TO GO THROUGH. IS THIS OFFICIAL OR NOT OFFICIAL, AND IS FORD RELEASING THEMSELVES OF LIABILITY IF THERE IS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND THAT IS THE NATURE OF THE LETTER. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

May 07, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10401536
Consumer Location: BATAVIA, IL
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

GAS TANK SHIELD AND STRAPS ARE RUSTED SO BADLY THAT THERE IS A 5" X 6" HOLE IN THE GAS TANK SHIELD. THE STRAPS HOLDING THE SHIELD ARE ALSO BADLY RUSTED. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 10, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10377405
Consumer Location: CROSSVILLE, TN
VIN: 1FMYU04192K****

Summary of Complaint

SPARK PLUG BLEW OUT OF THE HEAD WHICH ALSO BROKE THE IGNITION COIL HOUSING. I TAPPED THE SPARK PLUG HOLE IN THE HEAD TO ACCEPT A "HELI-COIL" INSERT AND REINSTALLED THE SPARK PLUG. ALSO HAD TO REPLACE THE COIL TO SECURELY MOUNT THE IGNITION COIL. FIX APPEARS TO BE WORKING... FOR NOW.

FORD ESCAPE Sold

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