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.


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 miscellaneous problems

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012007


  • miles


2007 Ford Escape hybrid lock-out and cruise control are not illuminated properly. Customer states that passenger switch is inoperative. The consumer stated the night driving would be enhanced if the cruise control switch and window lock out switch located on the door was better illuminated.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 282007

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We purchased a 2007 Ford Escape in Feb. Within a few days we noticed a strange noise when accelerating. We brought it back to the dealer & the manager agreed that there was indeed a noise. We brought it in for service & upon picking it up the next day, were told that there was nothing wrong. The manager insisted that they investigate further, so it was kept another day. Still, no idea what the noise was. We have driven in other '07 Escapes that do not they this noise. Now it's 6 weeks later, we have 600 miles on a car with a strange noise & Ford may finally be sending a trouble shooter to investigate the situation. Since no one knows what is causing the noise, we have some concerns as to the trucks safety. We have been told that problem is occurring in other '07 Escapes.

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

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