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What's Wrong with the Ford Escape?

The Ford Escape has a total of 3732 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the transmission (19%) followed by the engine (16%) and the body (12%).

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2008–2012) Escape because of its overall PainRank™ of 56.87.

How Escape Generations Rank

Generation Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Escape 2013–2018 672 40.47
2nd Gen Escape 2008–2012 1513 56.87
1st Gen Escape 2001–2007 1547 47.64

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Trending Escape Complaints

These are the most common complaints submitted to by Escape owners over the last year.

Most Complained About Escape Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on