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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
148,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Ford Escape engine problems

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282015


  • 134,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the stop safely now warning message displayed after driving the vehicle for approximately 30-45 minutes. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the battery pack fan kit and the traction auxiliary mode actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V526000 (hybrid propulsion system), but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 134,000.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

May 072015


  • 163,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V526000 (hybrid propulsion system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Disputanta, VA, USA

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