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:
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Average Mileage:
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2007 Ford Escape suspension problems

suspension problem

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222011

Escape 6-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the power steering would intermittently fail while driving or stopped. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel would become tight and difficult to turn. If the vehicle was stopped, the steering wheel would intermittently lock up. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the power steering fluid was checked and all of the lines were flushed. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 42,000. Updated 08/01/11 the dealer informed the consumer the vehicle needed a steering, rack and lower control arm. Six months after the vehicle was purchased, the transmission had to be replaced.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

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