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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,617 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.

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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 222015

Escape Hybrid

  • 97,800 miles


The right rear shock and bracket that attaches it to the car is rusting and has broken off causing a very dangerous situation. This occurred without warning and presents an extremely hazardous situation.

- Hudson, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 242014

Escape Hybrid

  • 130,000 miles
Right rear shock absorber mounting has gotten weak and started to flex. The wheel well above it has lost the integrity of its plastic coating and has caused it to rust out enormously. Shock mount and wheel well need to be replace. From doing some searching online this is a major problem for the 04-06 escape and can lead to a failure of the mounting and make the vehicle unsafe to drive.

- West Burlington, IA, USA

problem #3

Oct 252013

Escape Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Right rear wheel well completely rusted out and collapsed, exposing shock. Shock is broken. You can see through wheel well via the jack compartment. Unsafe to drive. Rough estimates are $3000-4000, replacing wheel well, shock, and right rear quarterpanel. Left wheel well intact and good.

- Terrace Park, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 012013

Escape Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 104,285 miles
Right rear wheel well fully rusted out, causing shock absorber to hit metal. Holes you can see through the jack compartment. Loud knocking.

- Terrace Park, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 152013

Escape Hybrid

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape hybrid. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle exhibited an abnormal grinding noise from the rear passenger's wheel. In addition, the contact noticed corrosion around the wheel and suspension of the rear passenger wheel. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

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