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:
42,578 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 162014

Escape 6-cyl

  • 71,200 miles


O/D light came on suddenly. Was driving at 40mph. I could feel it dropping out of gear, being slow to accelerate and it would rev periodically. I called Ford corporate, they took down the complaint but other than that; nothing. We did a simple google search 'Ford Escape 2007 O/D light' and immediately saw at least sixty comments that all detailed the exact same problem (which is catastrophic failure. The rep from Ford had never heard of this before, which is odd considering the number of people who all have Ford Escape's & all are 07. Something is very wrong & a recall should've issued.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #8

Dec 092013

Escape 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Throttle body will not drive rev or go. Gas pedal does not move. Cold weather and it does this more.

- Farwell, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 012009

Escape 4-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
There has been multiple instances where the gas peddle cannot be depressed. No matter the amount of pressure applied. It has occurred both at a standstill and while in motion. I have read its a possible throttle body problem not sure. First occurrence was during cold weather however it has occurred during warm temps ie 85degree outside temperature. It happens and then there is no problems for a long time maybe months, however if it were to occur during a merge this could be very dangerous and possibly deadly. Please look into this as there is already multiple recalls on Ford acceleration systems in this model from prior years.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #6

Jan 082011


  • 35,000 miles


2007 Ford Escape gas pedal sticks when temperature is below 40 degrees or so. Pedal requires extra force to engage, then vehicle will leap forward from the extra gas. Safety is compromised by this. Accelerator sticks every time the pedal is pressed when temperature is cold.

- Gobles, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 012009

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
My vehicle is a 2007 Ford Escape XLT. For the past several months when I try to gas up the vehicle I can only put in a small amount of gasoline. It appears that the gas filler pipe cover (a little flap that is mounted on the inside of the filler pipe) is gone. Because it is mounted from the inside, the only place it could have gone is into the filler pipe which causes a blockage so that gas backs up and spills out. It takes about 15 minutes to fill the gas tank with a constant auto turn off of the fuel pump. On and off, on and off with the gas pump. Do not go to a full serve station as they just stick the pump in and wait on someone else... at almost $4 per gallon you do not want to pay for all the fuel that just goes on the ground!!! this creates both a hazardous and environmental issue at the gas station!! Ford should issue a recall and fix these things!!!

- Riverhead, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 162009


  • 79,000 miles
Throttle sticks, usually when cold but it has stuck when warm. The gas pedal won't depress without pushing it hard to overcome being stuck. This has caused me a few scares when pulling out into traffic and it wont move as it should. This has happened many time including this morning.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Mar 152010


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. When the vehicle was cold, the fuel does not circulate properly and caused a delay in the accelerator pedal. The dealer stated that water was reaching the throttle body and could cause problems with the vehicle speed control. The delay could also cause the throttle to stick, the vehicle to loose power or to hesitate when the accelerator pedal was engaged. The contact is concerned about the safety risk since the vehicle could potentially loose power while driving in traffic. The failure mileage and current mileages were unknown when the complaint was filed.

- Duluth , GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182007


  • miles
Have 2007 Ford Escape. The gas pedal sticks in cold weather (40 degrees and lower). The pedal is fine upon startup and for a few miles, but then with no warning, it sticks to the point it can not be pressed. I weigh 250 lbs and I can not put enough pressure on it press it down. No accidents so far, because I live in a rural area, but it is still very dangerous. I've had to wave other drivers around me until being able to pull the car over and restart it to clear up the problem. I've had the throttle body cleaned in the past, and that seems to fix the problem for a very short while.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009


  • miles
The SUV is a 2007 Ford Escape, purchased in December of 2006. Didn't have any problems until Jan. 2009. The accelerator pedal sticks in cold weather. Every day after having started the car. Even though the engine has warmed up. You can start down the road and then suddenly the accelerator sticks, will not depress. Sometimes it might depress and you think its ok and then it does it again. You can be in traffic and cannot proceed. Doesn't stop until the car has been running for atleast 10-15 minutes. In warmer weather ( from April-December) it doesn't happen.

- Amherst, NH, USA

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