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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,598 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.

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2010 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 062016

Escape Hybrid

  • 72,000 miles


I was braking and parking in our driveway. The car accelerated went over the edge of our driveway and struck several trees.

- Morrison, CO, USA

problem #7

Jul 272014

Escape Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
While traveling home to pa from nc on vacation, my husband was merging onto the highway when he lost all use of the gas pedal (it appeared to happen as the vehicle was shifting gears and the "wrench" light came on). Our vehicle slowly began losing speed and we had to make an emergency stop on the side of the highway with cars traveling 65-70mph around us. Once pulled off, while applying the break, the vehicle stalled. He started the vehicle up again with a rough start...we continued on our way. After reading several complaints, we are unsure why Ford would not issue a recall. We called out dealership to bring the vehicle in and were told they are unaware of any issues involving the throttle body...I have an appt for Monday 8/4.

- Morgantown, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 222013

Escape Hybrid

  • 26,500 miles
My wife was traveling home and the car went from 45 mph to about 1 mph, the car was still running but when she stepped on the gas nothing happened. The car limped home. We did some investigation and found similar issues with the throttle control body. We contacted gwinnett place Ford and they informed us that no recall was in place and would not correct the issue without payment. If my wife had been on the freeway at that time she would have been involved in a rear end collision.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 102013

Escape Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 75,256 miles


I just finished a right turn and accelerated to continue down the street when my vehicle began to shake and then suddenly stalled. Then engine continued to rev up/down as I tried to get my vehicle to move out of the traffic lane but it would not go in reverse or drive. When I put my vehicle in park, then engine continued to rev up/down for almost half an hour before being shut off.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #4

May 232013

Escape Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Two weeks ago I put gas in my escape and the mileage to E reader did not go up after I finished pumping the gas like it normally does. So I pushed the vapor release lock in the gas cap, and it went up to where the reader should have been, which im not sure if that is valid to the issue I am having with my escape but I just thought I would include this just in case. Anyway, later that night on my way home from the gas station is when I had my first incident with the gas pedal not working. I was accelerating up a small incline and then starting losing power and speed. So I pulled over and put my car in park and it was sputtering so I turned my car off, waited a few seconds and turned it back on. When I turned it back on I tried to push the gas pedal to see if my car would move and it worked fine, and I had no issues with it until today. Which like I said has been about two weeks since that first incident. Then this morning when I was on my way to work, it happened again. I was accelerating up a small incline and started to lose power and speed, so I pulled over turned my car off and it worked, I got about 2 miles until it did it again. So I just pulled over turned it off and back on and took off again. It probably stopped working about 30 more times within a 3 mile trip, and I finally gave up and called a tow truck to take it to my dealership where I purchased the car where they then told me that it was the throttle body actuator.

- Berkeley Springs, WV, USA

problem #3

Jun 032013

Escape Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 62,500 miles
I had noticed over the weekend that once in a while when I pressed on the gas pedal it would rev up but not go anywhere while I was going down the road. On Monday, I was on my way to the dealership and was taking a left through a busy intersection when it went into a bit of a stall. This was a very dangerous situation. I was able to turn it off, then turn the vehicle back on and when the dealership (bell Ford) called they said it was the throttle body and it needed to be replaced. I did some research online and it seems this is a rampant problem with other Ford escape owners. I only have about 62,000 miles on this vehicle and it makes me very angry that this problem has not been a recall issue considering how many people have had this issue. This is very dangerous and a recall should be sent in to correct this issue!

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 272013

Escape Hybrid

  • 36,530 miles
This is the second time now this has happened. I reported the first time to you guys about a year ago. I'll have to look at my paperwork I can't keep track of the problems with this vehicle. Yesterday morning I was driving to the dmv here in town. Just as I was coming around the corner a block from the dmv the escape started stalling/"heaving." I let up on the gas and the escape continued to heave for a couple of seconds then the engine felt like it was close to normal again. I pulled into the dmv parking lot and as I braked to park in a space the escape started stalling/heaving again and the vehicle shut off. I sat there for half a mi ute and decided I would try to drive the short distance to the Ford dealership. I turned the engine on and the vehicle immediately started to stall/heave again. I put the vehicle in reverse and as I backed out of the space I could feel the engine become somewhat normal again. Drove straight to the Ford dealership.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162012

Escape Hybrid

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Escape hybrid. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle lunged forward and erroneously traveled over a cement parking divider. The contact mentioned that on another occasion, the vehicle lunge forward and stalled without any warning. The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 50,500.

- Swall Meadows, CA, USA

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