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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,050 miles

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2007 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 142010

Escape 4-cyl

  • 37,000 miles


While approaching yellow to red light at intersection, the brakes were applied, violently pulsed, then the brakes locked up and the vehicle slid sideways into intersection.the speed sensor (tone) ring for the ABS was cracked. Luckily no injury, or damage.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 032010


  • 46,000 miles
Tone ring failure on passenger side front axle. When the ring fails you lose ABS and traction control. Failure at 46000 miles. Two weeks later tone ring failure on driver side front axle. The axle must be replaced to repair the tone ring. The repair cost $250 per axle..driving with the ABS system not working properly can be dangerous, and therefore the axles must be replaced..I believe these rings are designed and manufactured poorly...

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 152010


  • 22,150 miles
For the second time in the last month I needed to bring my Ford Escape in to the service department. This time it was because my ABS light came on and my 4WD drive light started flashing. The vehicle was running fine and was not making any sounds. This time the "ABS sensing ring" had gone bad. I only have 22150 miles on the vehicle, drive moderate amounts, and make sure I go in for all my service visits. Thankfully this too was covered by warranty, but it is really becoming a hassle to visit the dealership so frequently. Additionally I had to have my brake pads replaced this visit.

- Medford, MA, USA

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