really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,833 miles

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problem #11

Nov 282009


  • miles
Escape was hit on front left bumper by another vehicle, causing Escape to exit highway and crashing into and sliding down a concrete overpass pillar; damaging the front bumper, light, and complete left side of Escape. The airbag did not deploy!

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #10

Nov 262013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 163,975 miles
On Nov 26 I was driving to my work at 45 miles per hour and the distance I kept from the car in front of me was sufficient to allow me stopping adequately. Suddenly, I noticed that traffic was approaching to a red light so I tap on the brakes to slow down and stop. However, the brakes were not reducing the speed so immediately I stamped on the brake pedal to let the car stop while simultaneously, I looked to realize that I could not change lanes. At this point I was left with no time to gear down the transmission or to pull the emergency brake. Consequently, my Ford Escape was forced to stop by crashing into the car in front of me and producing a domino effect involving a third vehicle in front of us. Fortunately, no personal injuries were reported from the other two drivers whose cars were involved.. I did suffered slight neck pain and after visiting the hospital I did not had major injuries or nothing to worry about so far. In regards to personal property damages, the two cars in front of mine, had minimal damages but, mine was severely damaged to the point is totally inoperable. All claims were reported and taken care by geico, my insurance company. Also a traffic crash car report was filed. I received a driving traffic citation from the police, which I plan to escalate to the courthouse, after knowing that the brake failure I experienced resulted from manufacturer's defects reported by Ford under recalls 11S24 and 12 S37. * please note that this writing is only for information purposes and to alert any other drivers to perform on-time maintenance check-ups to prevent similar or worst scenarios.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 122013


  • 176,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the rear hatch door failed to lock. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician verified that the door latch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 176,000 and the current mileage was 176,604.

- Griffith, IN, USA

problem #8

May 292012


  • 86,036 miles
Lower control arm ripped off under cradle & ripped passenger side drive shaft off the transmission - the wheel fell off the car. It appears under cradle rusted from inside. I shudder at the thought of that happening when my wife was on the freeway, instead of coming to a stop. This vehicle was always kept in the garage.

- Chardon, OH, USA

problem #7

Mar 072013

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph and heard an abnormal noise outside of the vehicle. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the sub frame was completely rusted and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Updated 5/7/13 updated 05/28/2013

- Akron, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 312013


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle made a clunking noise. After inspecting the vehicle, she noticed that the frame was completely corroded. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was 93,000.

- Zanesville, OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 032012


  • 80,000 miles
1 - rear latch is not working properly. When it is cool outside, the latch will not open the back door. 2 - window latch has rusted causing the rear window to detach from the hinge. Not that I am bidder, but at 37K miles, the transmission blew.... I discussed this issue with both Ford and my dealership ([xxx]). both companies stated they could not help me and that it was on me to pay to correct. I explained that this was due to a lack of using proper supplies. They could not have cared less. I am hoping you can have them look into this because I would really hate to be involved in a car accident cannot use the rear as an exit.... information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 292012


  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while parked, the rear lift gate hinge fractured. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The contact stated the hinge part number was the same part number for the hinge being recalled under NHTSA campaign id number: 04V442000 structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments. The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in that recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012009


  • miles
Rear fenders rusting through, paint bubbling badly.

- Toronto, 00, USA

problem #2

Aug 202008


  • 91,263 miles
Paint peeling on left side of my Ford Escape 2003.

- Hanmer, 00, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002


  • miles
While driving a piece of metal that was in the road pierced through the bottom vehicle's floorboard and rug, cutting consumer on the leg. Consumer stated dealer replaced floorboard and rug.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA