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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,833 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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2009 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 282012

Escape 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


We have had problems with this vehicle from day one. Currently the big issue is the throttle body (which I've seen has been a problem with all the Ford Escapes). Also the mass air flow system, heating/air, and security system (also it has a problem not starting---not sure if that's also throttle body). Is this being recalled?

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #2

May 112013

Escape 6-cyl

  • miles
2009 Ford Escape XLT V-6 with 40,900 miles air conditioner won't run shooting warm air when 80* or higher but will provide cold air with cooler outside temperature.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #1

May 042010


  • 8,500 miles
Visible particulate matter of unknown origin coming from interior heating/cooling ducts of 2009 Ford Escape. Dealer kept car for 2 days to "blow out" the system and eliminate the problem but it still persists, causing me to cough and sneeze. Dealer states the white residue is not harmful but I do not agree and would like to have samples tested for toxicity and harmful effects from continuous inhalation.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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