Notes: With solid trends of engine failure — $4,500 to fix at 85,000 miles avg — AND transmission failure — $3,000 to fix at 75,000 miles avg — we can't recommend the 2006 Ford Escape to anyone except your worst enemy.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,182 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252008

Escape 6-cyl

  • miles


My vehicle's emergency brake has never prevented my vehicle from moving forward under power. It doesn't hold on a hill. If you take your foot off the brake pedal after applying the emergency brake, the vehicle will lurch forward making a grating sound. Having the vehicle in park position on the gear shift is what holds the vehicle on a hill. I have had brakes checked at the dealer a number of times and they tell me that this the nature of the beast. I recently had my differential replaced to remove a howling sound in the rear of my vehicle after having the parking brake adjusted.(cost 3000 dollars) sound has diminished but not disappeared altogether. Now I wonder if the differential needed replacement. Also when the dealer did this repair, they told me that I had my right rear emergency brake pad missing and that they could replace it for an additional $300. I have not replaced it yet.

- Cama, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232008

Escape 4-cyl

  • 50,365 miles
Since I have had this Ford Escape 2006 I have it has been in the shop for brakes tire pressure light steering pumps broken and the most in two months I had two accidents because brakes will stop and then release. I keep up on the maintenance which requires brakes check my complaints and after the first they accident in March we asked Ford to check brakes the said it was fine less than a month later another accident same thing brakes stop and release we took it back in and the master cylinder had been broken I have children I drive children and this could definitely have hurt us or someone else my car is nothing but trouble and dangerous actually the body shop said it was broken before. The dealers conveniently say I did not complain but all service checks my brake drums are check I complain of parking brake and excessive noise.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

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