Notes: The 2007 Ford Escape looks pretty good compared to other Ford Escape model years, but still has a trend of transmission problems, so it's not a model year we can recommend.

Also the base model Escape did not come with side airbags so it received a "Poor" rating from the IIHS for side impact protection. Other similar 2007 models like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V & Hyundai Santa Fe scored far better.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,270 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Ford Escape accessories - interior problems

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042011


  • 66,000 miles


I own a 2007 Ford Escape, in which I purchased as a new vehicle in 2007. Within 500 miles of that purchase date, I ended up bringing the vehicle back to my dealership (prestigue Ford) dallas, Texas for repairs. The trouble was that the ac went completely out. Due to the warranty they repaired it. On 5/4/11, the ac went out again in which I sent it to an automobile ac specialist which diagnosed the problem as a ac compressor with clutches out. My vehicle is less than 4 years old and has 66,000 on it. There is no way that the ac would have gone out this early in its life. I would like to speak with someone to report this issue as it may be a trend towards a recall. I can be reached at [xxx]. I should not expect to pay for a $1200 expenditure on a 2007 vehicle with less than 66,000 miles. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010


  • 86,540 miles
2007 Ford Escape air conditioner failure. Smoke billowing from under the hood. Hot air emitting from vents.

- Vifor, TX, USA

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