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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,435 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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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jun 142010

Escape Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 111,397 miles


While driving on the freeway at 65 mph the power cut out and a warning was displayed on the dash to pull over safely. I was able to restart the car and continue driving, but it happened again. I had to have the car towed to Ford. The Ford dealer had to replace the throttle body and motor assembly. This is very dangerous.

- Pacoima, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 192010

Escape Hybrid

  • 21,478 miles
Was driving 2008 Escape hybrid on highway yesterday @ 55mph, attempted to pass slower vehicle by switching lanes and accelerating. Accelerator stuck and car continued to accelerate despite my attempts to stop it. I had to drive off the road while slamming on the brakes to stop the vehicle. Vehicle reached speed of 80 + mph before accelerator became unstuck. Heard a "pop" similar to the sound of a car hood popping open once accelerator became unstuck. Car was then drivable, but I did not drive over 35 mph after that out of fear that car would again become uncontrollable. Had vehicle towed to Ford dealership out of fear of driving it. Currently being examined by dealership and problem has not yet been diagnosed.

- Buffalo , NY, USA

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