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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,072 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.

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 102016


  • 0 miles


Gas pedal is stuck

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #7

May 242015


  • 70,000 miles
Sensor light keeps coming on near the gas cap

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #6

Nov 132015


  • 105,000 miles
The gas pedal would stick intermittently, and more pressure needed to be applied to the pedal in order to get the car to accelerate. At one point the gas pedal completely stuck, and I was not able to accelerate the car at all on the highway, forcing me to pull the car over to the side of the road and turn it off to be towed. A mechanic was able to confirm this issue is caused by a malfunction in the throttle body. Ford previously recalled throttle body's in Escapes from 2009-2012, but my car is 2007 and does not apply. However, because it is experiencing the same malfunction, and has serious safety implication, I believe the 2007 Ford Escape model should be added to Ford current consumer satisfaction program 13N03.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #5

Mar 272015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford edge. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V682000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Greenfield Township, ME, USA

problem #4

Nov 022014


  • 76,000 miles
My daughter, julie mayo, was driving on hwy 280 in birmingham, al when she approached a stopped vehicle on the highway. She was unable to stop the Ford Escape to avoid the crash even after applying brakes. A subsequent inspection by a certified mechanic at joe hudson's indicated the throttle was stuck and the engine was running at 4000 RPM following the collision. Damages to the Escape were estimated at $5700 including frame damage, therefore the vehicle was declared a total loss by state farm. The current Ford Escape recall notice for this problem does not extend to include 2007 models. It should.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 152010

Escape 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
When the temperature outside is below 32 degrees, the gas pedal sticks. This occurs when you attempt to accelerate. This is dangerous if you are pulling out into traffic. Once the pedal sticks, sometimes if you stomp on it, it will release. They have recalled 2001-2004 Escape for this issue. Ford is not acknowledging this issue for the 2007 Escape.

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 112012

Escape 4-cyl

  • 51,574 miles
In cold weather for the first 2 or 3 stops the gas pedal would not mash down. It stuck up. It would be ok after that. Never a problem in summer. Ford checked it and could not find a problem. I contacted Ford and they did not have an answer to the problem. I felt like I was not the only one with this problem. Finally in April of this year it stuck and I had to have the throttle replaced, a $383.79 cost to me. I contacted Ford and told them I thought they should pay for the repair since it was a safety issue. They evidentially thought not because they would not take care of it. When you stop and start off and the pedal sticks and you are in the middle of an intersection and your car won't move, that is a safety issue. My son was driving in Texas and stopped behind another car at a red light and started to ease up when the pedal stuck. He patted it a time or two and it jerked forward and almost hit the car in front of us. This happened the whole time I had the car until April of this year and after 2 or 3 stops, when it warmed up, it was ok.

- Bainbridge , GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 082010


  • 86,000 miles
The gas pedal continuously sticks or locks in position after I have stopped either to make a left turn or right turn. This is very dangerous, especially when I am making a left turn and there is usually on coming traffic. I am very nervous to make left turns for this reason. Someone will get killed or seriously injured due to this issue.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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