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:
46,724 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 engine problems

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 222010


  • 65,000 miles
Gas pedal sticks in near and below freezing weather.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 032010


  • 34,166 miles
Fluid leaking on drive under engine. Turns out to be replaced T cooler per tsb09-09-04. Barely made it under 36,000 mile warrenty.

- St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 052007

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,731 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. When the failure occurred, the steering column locked and prevented the contact from controlling the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they repaired the torque converter. The failure recurred several months later. The dealer is currently diagnosing the vehicle to determine the cause of the failure. All of the remedies to date have been insufficient in correcting the failure. The failure mileage was 21,731 and current mileage was 22,000. The transmission was jerking and shifting hard. When coming to a stop it made a sound like twisting metal and the brakes popped and jerked, when accelerating in a curve. There was no response from the vehicle when the accelerator was applied. The vehicle also pulled to the left. The consumer also stated the vehicle stalled while driving 70 mph. The overdrive light illuminated for no reason, the automatic door locks did not work properly, they would lock and unlock at will while the consumer was backing up. Updated 02/05/09.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

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