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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,541 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112011


  • 53,900 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at speeds greater than 5 mph, there was a loud grinding noise from the vehicle. The ABS and 4-wheel drive warning lights were illuminated on the instrumental panel. The dealer was contacted and they advised him that the failure was common in that particular year, make and model vehicle. The failure and current mileage was approximately 53,900.

- St. Mary's , WV, USA

problem #2

Mar 012008

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,723 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the ABS light illuminates and the brakes fail. He must apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The dealer replaced the entire ABS, but the failure continued. The most recent failure occurred on March 1, 2008. The manufacturer informed the contact that he would receive a call back. The current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 31,723. Updated 04/29/08.

- Middle Town, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 102007

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Vehicle's front wheel constantly pulls to the left when applying brakes has jerked steering wheel out of hand 3 times.

- Hillview, KY, USA

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