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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,030 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2010 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #6

May 302016


  • 80,000 miles


Rear seat behind the driver is locked in the down position, and cannot be returned upright. When driving, the vehicle spontaneously surges forward, especially when starting from parked or a stopped position and at highway speeds. Code read "throttle body actuator"

- Brillion, WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 132015


  • 88,000 miles
Escape was impacted from behind by a 2012 Ford F150 at that was going approximately 35 mph. As the force of the impact pushed me (the driver) back into the driver seat the seat broke.

- Windsor, CO, USA

problem #4

Sep 152014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the driver's seat failed to move forward and prevented the contact from reaching the pedals. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000. Updated 10/24/14

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 072014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 94,177 miles


When attempting to adjust the driver's seat to move forward or backward, the seat will sometime move very slowly in either direction, or only one way, or other time not at all in either direction. This is a problem for me, as it impairs my ability to drive the vehicle. Also, I have notice the my seat frames are rusting.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 152012


  • 12,000 miles
Substantial amount of moisture collects on the inside of the windshield after a heavy rain. Both the driver's and the passenger's seat track assemblies started to rust as a result. The car smells like mold. Took the car to a Ford dealership (in nc where I was stationed at the time) in November 2012 and it was discovered that the drain holes in the right ride door (rear) were never punched out. That was corrected; however, the moisture problem continues. At the nc Ford dealership, it was also discovered that the rear hatch window gasket leaks. It was resealed, but not replaced. Took the car to a MA dealership in August 2013 for same leak issue. The gasket needs to be replaced. Why was this not done before in November? a window gasket is supposed to last 5-6 years not less than 3 ! car is still collecting moisture - problem not solved.

- Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 112013

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
I was recently rear ended on the driver side by a minivan travelling at atleast 40 mph. The force of the collision resulted in my seat back of 2010 Ford Escape to automatically recline several notches back. After I stopped, I could not pull the seat back to its original position.

- Novi, MI, USA

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