2nd Gen (2008 – 2012) Ford Escape Hybrid Problems

The 2nd generation of the Escape Hybrid has a cumulative PainRank™ of 5.48. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2008–2012 Escape Hybrid model years have sent in 83 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the steering (28%) followed by the brakes (16%) and the engine (14%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 0
2011 11
2010 8
2009 8
2008 56

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