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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,534 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 fuel system problems

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2015 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 012016


  • miles


I have a fuel smell inside of the car intermittent upon starting. This has been happening since the day I bought the car. The dealership is refusing to fix it.

- Camas, WA, USA

problem #7

May 122015


  • 25,065 miles
A couple months after buying the car, it started stalling after driving it home from work.took to dealer put on the computer, nothing showed up as being wrong? they told me to put seafoam gas treatment in didn't work. The stalling kept happening after driving a long distance. After many times to the dealer (1time they kept it 2 weeks) they still couldn't find the problem" dealer decided to replace the throttle body and motor asy the only thing that controls the idle. It still continued to stall on and off after a long ride. Then in Feb. 2016 it stalled on I-75 several times this time not even 10 miles from work. We were going slow due to icy roads having to put in neutral just to keep from stalling. Back to dealer, nothing showed up on computer. My wife then called dealer concerned that it could stall while driving 70mph on the highway the dealer decided to replace the throttle body and motor asy again. Stumped on how to fix the problem got the car back Saturday. Went to work on Monday after work stopped to get gas shut off restarted car and it stalled?? there seems to be no specific reason or condition that it keeps stalling. It stalls while in gear or park? this is a serious issue and could cause bodily harm. Do I have a lemon"

- Linwood, MI, USA

problem #6

Nov 172015


  • 20,600 miles
Engine fails to accelerate from stop. (random) while in pittsburgh traffic, vehicle runs fine, stop at stop light or stop sign waiting for traffic to pass. Try to take off and vehicle starts moving like it should and then suddenly loses acceleration, engine is unresponsive to throttle, rpms go down to just above idle with gas pedal pressed to floor, idle when released. This is a safety issue, can cause a major accident if not conscience of traffic around you and keeping in mind that the car may act up when pulling into traffic. It is in dealership now, Ford technicians are having a hard time finding culprit of problem.

- Mingo Junction, OH, USA

problem #5

Sep 172015


  • 625 miles


Purchased March 2015 when starting to pull out in traffic car will accelerate for about 2 sec.and loose power, no warning lights, no loss of electrical, it's just enough to get you in the street and bamm. If I pat the accelerator franticly about 2-3 sec. It would pick up and go, I did not have to restart. Has done 4 times in 3 weeks. I was turning left 1 time, turning right 2 times, and going straight 1 did the same thing all 4 times. Car had 722 miles took to service dept on 10/8/15.they say they can't duplicate so they can not 10/18/15 no car or answer.waiting on what Ford will do.this problem is going to get someone hurt and needs to be fixed. Can not duplicate is not and answer that sould be aloud to hid behind. There are to many examples of can not duplicate out there, the answer to problem people are getting from service departments.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #4

Sep 172015


  • 19,125 miles
Symptom: Fuse for interior lights, including gear indicator on shift, controls in steering wheel, fails. Issue began 2nd month of ownership 2/2015. 4th incident on 9/17/15 brought my attention to the circumstances pertaining to all instances leading to failure of the interior lights fuse. Incident: Traveling at 55 mph while merging into traffic from the left side of a 5 lane highway, I removed my foot from accelerator. I stepped on the accelerator within a few seconds and the engine shut off, all electrical components, dash board, gauges, everything shut themselves off and then every gauge and warning light lit up, but no engine. I moved the gear selector into neutral and turned the key to off without locking the steering wheel, and tried to restart the vehicle. It did not restart. I made my across 4 lanes of traffic to the right shoulder, stopped the car, put into park and turned the car all the way off and restarted the vehicle, the interior lights no longer worked. The car restarted and I drove on. I realized that every time the fuse for the interior lights has failed, it was after the car had shut itself off, all electrical lights and warning lights had gone off and then all warning lights and lights, except interior lights came back on, requiring turning the key to off engaging the steering wheel lock and restarting the car. It is currently in the shop for evaluation. The 3 previous times, the Ford dealers' (2 different dealers) service department technicians have not found a cause for the fuse failure.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #3

May 142015


  • 1,200 miles
Engine has long crank before startup.

- Pelham, NH, USA

problem #2

Feb 172015

Escape 4-cyl

  • 788 miles
Purchased vehicle 1/30/2015 and drove off lot with 3 miles on it. Less than a week later vehicle started stalling at traffic lights and hesitating upon acceleration. Vehicle was in Ford repair shop for 12 days with 1200 worth of parts replaced on transmission. Picked up vehicle with 810 miles on it and less than a week and 150 miles later the vehicle is again stalling at traffic lights upon acceleration. The vehicle is dangerous to drive!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 042015

Escape 4-cyl

  • 868 miles
Brand new 2015 Ford Escape drove fine until 800 + miles then... accelerator hesitation of 2-3 seconds or more occurs after initial or first use of accelerator. Happens at all speeds warm or cold. Unsafe to pull out of driveways, make lane changes safely etc if any cars within view or nearby. Completely unsafe to drive in traffic. First visit for repair: Ford dealer and Ford manufacturer explain hesitation but do not deny it is occurring. Service drive and manufacturer explanation for hesitation is: "engine is gearing down" "the turbo is spooling up" "operates as expected" no repairs needed or made.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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