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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,950 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012013

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2002 Ford Escape. Consumer writes in regards to ABS recall notice. The consumer took his daughters vehicle to the dealer, after receiving a recall notice in the mail. The consumer informed the service advisor, the ABS light had been coming on and going off for a while. Upon the return of the vehicle, the ABS light was on continuously. The consumer returned to the service desk and reported the issue and he was informed he could leave the vehicle for diagnosis, but there would be a fee of $ $130. The consumer refused and then took the vehicle to a local repair shop. The local repair shop informed the consumer, the problem they were encountering was an ABS code B1676 which was a result of no electrical power to the ABS module. The repair shop stated, because the light would no longer go out, that the current situation was caused by performing the work on the recall. They also explained, that the recall that was performed was to add power to the junction block to supply electricity to the ABS module in such a way the vehicle would not catch fire, and that power was not being supplied to two of the wires at all. The repair shop discovered there were two incorrect splices performed at the dealer. Apparently, there were two splices that should have been made and the mechanic only put a heat-shrink tape on the connection and did not electrically connect the wires. After the repair of the two splices, the shop found that one of the two wires supplying power to the ABS module still only had three volts at one of the connectors. The shop found additional recalls as well. After inspecting the harness per the recall notice, he found the insulation on some of the wires damaged and one of the wires was corroded internally causing the low voltage problem. He also noted that the inspection cover on the connector had been removed for inspection and the master cylinder cap looked newer and not the original. Additionally, when he removed the connector from the ABS unit, there was no grease applied in the cavity like the recall instructed.

- Randolph, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 112007

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. On April 11, 2007, while driving 60 mph on the freeway the contact applied the brakes to avoid crashing into a vehicle that stopped in front of her. The rear suspension failed without warning. However, the contact was able to maintain control of the vehicle. The service manager of lithia Ford stated that this failure occurred when the brakes were applied at 60 mph. A Ford engineer provided related information. The contact was aware of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 3,900, and the current mileage was 4,000.

- Squaw Valley, CA, USA

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