1st Generation (2005—2007) Escape Hybrid Problems

This generations ranks 75th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (19%), brakes (11%), and the body (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Catastrophic Engine Failure 10 complaints at an average of 111,948 miles in the 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid.
  2. Rear Differential Failure 4 complaints at an average of 88,959 miles in the 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid.
  3. Power Steering Failed 2 complaints at an average of 111,058 miles in the 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid.

What Escape Hybrid Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 22 0 6 13.93
2006 55 0 6 22.28
2005 36 0 25 10.38

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