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. Notes: The 2012 Ford Escape has an acceptable complaint history so far, with leaking rear window problems showing up as the main concern so far. NHTSA complaint data shows an early pattern of problems with stalling while driving.

Another concern is the 2012 Escape rolled onto its roof during an NHTSA side impact test so it only received a marginal side impact rating ... not good.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 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.

2012 Ford Escape AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2012 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

May 242013


  • 13,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the air conditioner was blowing warm air. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the condenser exhibited a hole and was leaking cooling fluid. The condenser was unprotected and exposed, allowing road debris to enter and puncture the condenser. The vehicle was repaired. The failure was reported to the manufacturer and they offered to cover 50 percent of the repair costs. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 13,000.

- Dearborn Heights , MI, USA

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