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:
73,470 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 #5

Mar 152016


  • 195,000 miles


The rear window exploded this morning. We live in the country so it wasn't due to any outside disturbance.

- Milford, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 242015


  • 54,350 miles
The Ford Escape,4 cylinder front drivers door latch and passenger rear door latch faulty causing door lock alarm to sound the horn various times of the day with vehicle parked and locked by key. Has occurred in the last 4 months (June, July Aug, Sept 2015) some days multiple alarms then a dry spell then at 10 am and then at 3 pm same day or different day. All while parked in the driveway.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 092014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Upon reversing from a parked position and then slowly moving forward there is a loud rattling sound, my daughter who has the same vehicle purchased one month prior to mine had the same problem and was required to have the motor mounts replaced. I am sure that if two of us had the same problem so must other Escape owners. It cost my daughter $1000 to have hers replaced, unfortunately I am unable to afford that so my vehicle sits idle. As far as I am concerned this is an extremely important safety issue for which I believe should have been recalled.

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012009


  • 25,000 miles
Original owner stated that after she had had the car about 18 months it had just stopped on her several times when she was on the highway with and without the warning light coming on first. The vehicle was checked out by a Ford Agency in Virginia and they could not find a problem. Apparently, it had happened several times again between 2010 and 2013, it was checked out by a Pennsylvania Ford dealership and again, they found nothing wrong. She stopped driving in 2013 the car was sold to a friend when it had about 127,000 miles on it. After using it for about 3000 miles and several months while on a highway going about 60mph the warning light to pull over at once came on. He did, turned the engine off, waited 10 minutes and started it up again. He then proceeded another 20 miles or so and the same thing happened. The local Ford dealership then said that the "motor electronics cooling pump" was defective and needed to be replaced. Apparently, it is a common problem. My question is that if it is such a common problem, "why hasn't there been a recall"" this is potentially extremely dangerous! why should the customer have to pay over $800 to have a known defective part replaced" I feel that Ford has been grossly negligent in not acting on this.

- Zionsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012009


  • miles
Gas pedal sticks, won't let me accelorate from time to time.

- Constable, NY, USA

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