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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,583 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.

2014 Ford Escape accessories - exterior problems

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2014 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 202016


  • 50,000 miles


Since I purchased the vehicle in 2014, the windshield cracked 5 times, and each time the crack propagated so quickly that it could not be contained. The cracks are initiated through the smalles stones thrown from vehicles ahead. All incidences happened while in motion and at least 3 in interstate highways. So far we replaced it with 2 oem windshields and the others were aftermarket. There did not appear to be a difference between them in terms of chip or crack resistance. I struggle to believe that this could be pure coincidence. Having to replace a windshield an average of every 6 months is not regular maintenance.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 132015


  • 9,000 miles
Windshield wiper fluid leaking in car, leak in hose. When fixed didnt seal windshield properly causing rain to come into vehicle causing unsafe driving.

- Lockport, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 142014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
The wipers stopped working correctly. With the headlights not on, the wipers would work erratically and not efficiently, causing an unsafe drive during rain. Additionally, when the headlights were turned on, the wipers stopped working altogether. Trying to ride home in the dark with no lights, nor wipers functioning correctly caused an unsafe situation. Additionally, the signals and parking lights are dimming and not working properly. The car is presently at the dealer for two days- has not been looked at yet.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 032014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles


On February 3, 2014 while driving on I-95 a stone flew up off the road and cracked the windshield. Had the windshield repaired by safelite. On March 12, 2014 the same thing happened a second time on a different stretch of I-95. Had safelite repair the windshield. This morning April 6, 2014 again on I-95 and the windshield got cracked for a third time. Have driven for 53 years with only one cracked windshield previously and have had three within 62 days!!! greatly concerned that anything larger than a small pebble may cause the entire windshield to disintegrate while driving at 70 mph on the interstate. Will take to Ford dealer tomorrow or Tuesday for them to examine.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 042014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 800 miles
This is the 3rd time when the windshield wiper has failed for my new 2014 Ford Escape. The passenger side wiper did not move when turn on the wiper and the driver side will move once and stuck at the up right position. After it got stuck, it'll not respond to any wiper controls. I shut down my engine and the wiper then retracted to the off position. Sent the car to the dealer last Saturday but nothing was done since they couldn't replicated the problem.

- Holtsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 082013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
Each time the drivers outside mirror is tucked or folded in and returned to its driving position the mirror does not return to the same position and must be readjusted for the driver to have proper and safe vision to the rear of the vehicle. The mirror housing returns to the correct position, but the mirror inside the housing does not return to its proper position. This is a manual folding mirror with electrically operated mirror adjustment. I called Ford and they and the dealer said there is no fix. This is a safety hazard if you forget to adjust the mirror or get distracted trying to adjust it while driving.

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

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