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:
54,010 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.

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 062012


  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck when it was depressed. As a result, excessive force was required on the accelerator pedal in order for the vehicle to respond. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 172010

Escape 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the accelerate pedal would become stuck when attempting to accelerate from a complete stop. The failure would mostly occur during cold weather temperatures. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that there were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was notified who confirmed that there were no recalls for the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 116,309. Updated 9/28/12 updated 10/04/12

- Kathleen, GA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012011

Escape 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving in major traffic, I was trying to change lanes and put my foot on the pedal to accelerate, my pedal was frozen in place and I could not get it moved. My car started slowing down. Then within a few seconds my pedal popped and I could accelerate again. This has happened four times each time, the pedal froze longer. The last time, was in April on a Sunday and my gas pedal froze again. I was in major traffic and vehicles were driving fast behind me as a light had just changed to green. I tried to accelerate but my gas pedal was stuck, I was driving by a garden nursery (business) which has as huge dirt driveway, I skidded into the lot to get out of the way to avoid being hit. I would have definitely been hit if I had not of turned. My speed had completely stopped. In this instance, my gas pedal stayed frozen for about an hour. I kept putting my car in reverse to try to get some momentum as I could not get any speed going forward. Finally, I turned my car off for about 20 minutes as I was not making any progress and tried again. After all this time, I tried to drive in the driveway and I got a little speed. I drove home and never made it to my destination for the day. I contacted the local Ford dealership and asked them about this problem and if there was a recall. They said there was not a problem and not aware and no recall existed.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 202010


  • 0 miles
2007 Ford Escape-accelerator sticks, was wondering if this has any relation to the recent Toyota recalls. My Ford accelerator sticks almost daily.

- Hastings, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 152009


  • 50 miles
2007 Ford Escape - gas pedal came undone - local Ford dealership checked it out and said no problem. 6 months later same thing and they have now ordered a new part. Is is usual for the gas pedal to come undone.

- Stettler, Alberta Canada, 00, USA

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