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:
55,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Ford Escape seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 132008

Escape 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


I purchased a 2006 Ford Escape in April of 2006. Since then two major safety issues have come up. First occurred in 2007. While driving at slow speed through a parking lot, a faulty bolt holding the rear tire to the chasis failed. This resulted in the right rear tire falling into the wheel well and a significant loss of control of the vehicle. Ford replaced the bolt. The second incident occurred April 13, 2008. I entered the vehicle and attempted to buckle the seat belt. It would not buckle. In both instances I was lucky that 1- I was not moving at any great speed and 2- did not need use of safety equipment.

- Lovettsville, VA, USA

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