What's Wrong with the Ford Escape?

Escape owners have made 3797 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (19%), followed by the engine (16%) and the body (12%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Escape.

Comparing Escape Generations

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2008–2012) Escape because of its overall PainRank™ of 56.74. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Escape 2013–2018
697 41.07
2nd Gen Escape 2008–2012
1549 56.74
1st Gen Escape 2001–2007
1551 47.56

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    The Worst Escape Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2002 (201), 2012 (191), 2003 (167), 2007 (162), 2014 (161), 2001 (121), 2004 (116), 2016 (107), 2015 (55), 2017 (33), and 2018 (1).