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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,600 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.

2015 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 242015


  • 5,000 miles


Rear rotors had excessive rust after 5000 mies. Caused rear brakes to grind and make loud noise. Also caused a one time back up for rear brakes not to work. Ford dealership in dickson, tn did a great job of fixing the problem. Their service dept was excellent.

- Mcewen, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 172015


  • 15,700 miles
While backing into a parking space, the ABS and traction control lights started flashing and audible warnings sounded. The car started shaking. I was unable to stop or steer my car. I had a low speed collision with a properly parked car. Thank god no one was injured. Had this happened on an open road the outcome would have been different. I had reported this problem to my dealer previously. They applied an existing recall saying that it fixed the issue. That was on the 20th of October 2015. The car is being towed to my dealer's body shop for inspection by usaa. I never want to drive it again. I am told to trade it in. How in good conscience can I do that??

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Dec 262014


  • 200 miles
The front driver side wheel when backing squeals every tijme and every day ssince we had the car. Here it is July almost Aug. Had brought the car in to the dealer once in March and again for the same thing last week Friday. They tell me and my wife that they can not get it to do it at the dealer. My wife and I was sitting in my other Escape getting ready to leave when they backed it up and both my wife and I heard it from my car and they say they can not duplicate the problem" bold lie. They say the squeal is also normal that is another bold lie. They just do not want to replace the pads on T he car a $44 dollar item to satisfy a customer from hearing that horidous noise everyday. If it is normal then why my 2014 Escape does not do it"

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 282015

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Vehicle exhibits severe intermittent brake squeal. Three times in for service. 1st time, no problem found. Second time, with video evidence of squeal, tech diagnosed left rear brake. Deglazed and and cleaned. 3rd time, pads changed and rotors machined. No change. Squeal returned in two days. Advised by Ford this is normal, but I could take it to another dealer for service. Three times in one month.

- Warren, OH, USA

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