There are 1478 owner complaints spread out over 5 years, but the most belong to the 2008.
This generation ranks 97th in reliability out of 99 overall Ford generations.
This generation has been recalled 19 times. It's also part of 24 investigations and has 210 TSBs.
- transmission transmission failure in the 2008 Escape at 57527 miles
- steering power steering failure in the 2008 Escape at 101209 miles
- transmission transmission cooler failure - tsb exists in the 2008 Escape at 45395 miles
- transmission loss of second and fourth gear in the 2008 Escape at 97889 miles
- steering power steering quits while driving in the 2009 Escape at 103576 miles
- engine complete loss of throttle response in the 2011 Escape at 52485 miles