2nd Generation (2008—2012) Escape Hybrid Problems

Escape Hybrid owners with a 2008—2012 model year have the most problems with the steering (27%), brakes (17%), and the engine (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 4 complaints at an average of 121,750 miles in the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid.
  2. Power Steering Assist Failure 10 complaints at an average of 132,593 miles in the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid.
  3. Hydro Control Unit Failure 3 complaints at an average of 90,800 miles in the 2008 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 1 0 4 0.62
2011 11 0 4 6.19
2010 10 0 3 3.33
2009 9 0 5 1.45
2008 57 0 6 18.03

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