ANNOUNCEMENT: The Car Book 2018 is now online!

Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here. 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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22 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.

2007 Ford Escape seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152007


  • miles


My daughter weighs 90 lbs. When she sits in the front seat of our 2007 Ford Escape, the airbag turns on and off intermittently, depending on minor adjustments of her posture. The dealer has seen it and says that there is nothing they can do about it, as it is a federally regulated setting. So I guess we'll just never know if my daughter will have a functional air bag in the event of a crash.

- Robesonia, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles
Sinc E purchasing the vehicle air bag light went on and off, and there was a smell of gas throughout the vehicle. Taken to Ford dealership in March, 2007, but dealership did not find the cause of the problem.

- Hamburg, NY, USA

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