Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2007 Ford Escape looks pretty good compared to other Ford Escape model years, but still has a trend of transmission problems, so it's not a model year we can recommend.

Also the base model Escape did not come with side airbags so it received a "Poor" rating from the IIHS for side impact protection. Other similar 2007 models like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V & Hyundai Santa Fe scored far better.

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,273 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #18

Apr 122015

Escape 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My son was driving home from work. Put the car in park to stop and clean the windows and when he put it back into gear it would not go, engine just revved. My ex drove it back to my house in 1st gear and my son tried taking it to school the next day. No power. Stalled twice on him in a mile. Ex towed it back to my house. From everything I've read and heard, this seems to be a common occurrence with the Ford Escapes. I had to borrow $3400 from my boss to have the transmission fixed so my kids have a car to get to school. I would like to join any class action lawsuit again Ford. They are aware of the problems with the transmissions, yet they do nothing to fix the problem or cover the cost of repairing them.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #17

Feb 272015

Escape

  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but the vehicle did not drive. The check engine warning light and brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 153,000.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #16

Jan 022012

Escape

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. During cold weather temperatures, the accelerator pedal would become stuck. The contact would have to depress the brake and the accelerator pedals simultaneously in order to resume normal operation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #15

Dec 052014

Escape

  • 134,567 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact noticed a leak coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,567. The VIN was not available.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #14

Jul 162014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 71,200 miles
O/D light came on suddenly. Was driving at 40mph. I could feel it dropping out of gear, being slow to accelerate and it would rev periodically. I called Ford corporate, they took down the complaint but other than that; nothing. We did a simple google search 'Ford Escape 2007 O/D light' and immediately saw at least sixty comments that all detailed the exact same problem (which is catastrophic failure. The rep from Ford had never heard of this before, which is odd considering the number of people who all have Ford Escape's & all are 07. Something is very wrong & a recall should've issued.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #13

Feb 012007

Escape

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning on multiple occasions while traveling at any speed. Additionally, the power steering assist would fail without warning and exhibit a loud noise as the contact attempted a turn. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the fuel pump, filter and the sensor were replaced. The stalling failure recurred without warning. The mechanic was unable to further diagnose or duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100000. The VIN was not available.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #12

Dec 062010

Escape 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph uphill, the engine started making a loud banging sound. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who stated that there was an engine failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Millton, PA, USA

problem #11

Jan 162014

Escape

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 35 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate and then stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was informed that the engine failed due to lack of engine oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 102,000.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #10

Dec 092013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Throttle body will not drive rev or go. Gas pedal does not move. Cold weather and it does this more.

- Farwell, MI, USA

problem #9

Aug 062013

Escape

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the cooling pack needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 022013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 80,750 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Traveling on highway. Indicator comes on and says "stop safely now". then the engine cuts out. You then have to hope you can get to the shoulder. Once you turn the key off, you can start up the engine. This happened 6 times. How can a car company program this kind of unsafe procedure into a car.

- Croton-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #7

May 192013

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
Many of the cases include the illegal activities of Ford and their neglect to handle any of the issues. One of the cases included a teenage girl having the same vehicle as myself. Her parents had reported the issues to Ford and they never fixed the problem(s) to make this one story of many short...the girls car broke down while she was driving home and from the case her phone did not have reception. A man was driving by and she hailed him to pull over and he ended up raping the girl and murdering her. The family was blamed and Ford was not properly charged. There were other cases I studied that involved Ford that include mostly the transmissions lighting on fire and killing the individuals. This is beyond a reasonable doubt that Ford needs to be face judgment under the supreme court for this gross negligence. They have let several innocent people die while they are pocketing millions of dollars. Every time I have contacted the dealership or gone to them in person they try to raise prices on simplistic parts that you can buy cheaper online or at walmart. They charge fees for every single thing; even if your fully covered with insurance it still is not much of a difference. They have hidden importing parts from third world countries and it is about time that they are exposed for all their misconduct; as I do not find it in any way for anyone nor a company to let innocent people be murdered. It is a felony under the law of the United States of America. The court cases date back decades, if their workers could not fix the "issues" years ago and they even had issues the last year with several teenagers going to their prom that resulted in death as well then I would state beyond a reasonable doubt Ford company should go out of business and make sure they pay every penny back to all the victims including myself and others that purchased their toy cars.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 252013

Escape 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
After only 2 months of purchase O/D light went on and transmission shot!!! absolutely heart wrenching as I have no way to work now...

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #5

Mar 112013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
We took our 2007 Ford Escape (aprox 60,000 miles) on a road trip from omaha ne to St. Louis mo on 3/10/13 and arrived with no issues. On our return trip we drove about 100 miles until the car stopped on the interstate. The vehicle completely shut down and all of the warning lights came on at the same time. We were able to coast to the shoulder safely but were unable to restart the vehicle. We had aaa tow the vehicle about 30 miles to the closest town and aaa approved mechanic. When the mechanic looked at the vehicle they determined that the vehicle had burned through all of the oil and was completely empty causing the engine to seize up. There were no warning lights indicating low oil up until this point. I had recently had my oil changed about 8 week and less than 1000 miles prior to this incident and there were no leaks so it seems very improbably that the vehicle would have used 4 qts of oil in that time. I contacted Ford and the vehicle is just out of the warranty period and they are unwilling to assist. In my research it appears that this may be a common occurrence on this vehicle at about 60-70K miles and may warrant additional research. I am currently attempting to get my vehicle transported the 350 miles home to get a second opinion and repaired. The current estimates I received for repair are between $3,500-6,000. www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Escape/2007/engine/engine_failure.shtml.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #4

Mar 112013

Escape

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the engine began to knock and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the engine had seized due to no oil being in the vehicle. The mechanic stated that there was no sign of an oil leak. The contact was also informed that the engine would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 92,000.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 072011

Escape

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact was driving approximately 25 mph when the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted however, the failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer twice. The fuel pump, fuel pump module and battery were replaced. The failure recurred after the repair was performed. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the contact was awaiting diagnosis of the vehicle. There was a concurrent investigation associated with the failure under NHTSA action number: DP12006 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. The VIN was not available.

- Bonifay, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 292012

Escape 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Had been driving for 4 hours at 70 mph, got off interstate to use restroom and while exiting; when applying the brakes, the engine shut off. Vehicle placed in park, restarted, placed in drive and again immediately the engine shut off. Had to have it towed and I was 2 hours from home. Ford dealer said it was computer and updated some things and it worked fine for 2 months. Again on 10/13/12 was getting off exit near home and when applying brakes, the engine shut off. Same thing. Had to have it towed to Ford dealer where I was told it was the "torque converter" locking up. After vehicle sat for a week; it is now drivable again but still needs to have this replaced and transmission too due to this problem. I don't have that money just lying around. After doing research, I discovered this is a common problem with this vehicle from prior years past but obviously Ford has never fixed the problem. I have done regular maintenance on vehicle while I have owned it for the last 4 years, I have taken very good care of it. This is ridiculous; if Ford knows this is an issue and actually sends out "service bulletins" on this very issue and tells dealers exactly how to fix it then they should pay for it. This is ridiculous. This vehicle is only 5 years old. Please help.

- Worthing, SD, USA

problem #1

Jun 152012

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • 100,400 miles
Pulled away after a stop sign and reach a speed of about 35 - 40 miles an hour when the engine just shut down. There was no warning and I was fortunate that I was able to pull off the road safely. After the engine cooled down I was able to limp home. The next day I took it into the local Ford dealer and was told the mecs cooling pump and fans had failed. I cannot image what would have happened if I had been on a freeway when this happened. This is a very dangerous defect with the Ford hybrid model. To make matters worse, Ford says I am 400 miles past my warranty coverage and it would cost me over $1,200 to fix.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

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