2nd Generation (2008—2012) Escape Hybrid Problems

This generations ranks 51st out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the steering (29%), brakes (18%), and the engine (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Power Steering Assist Failure 11 complaints at an average of 134,175 miles in the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid.
  2. Transmission Failure 4 complaints at an average of 121,750 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 6.16
2010 10 0 3 3.31
2009 11 0 5 2.05
2008 60 0 6 18.13

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