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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,900 miles

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2007 Ford Escape suspension problems

suspension problem

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2007 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112007

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,900 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Escape. On April 11, 2007, while driving 60 mph on the freeway the contact applied the brakes to avoid crashing into a vehicle that stopped in front of her. The rear suspension failed without warning. However, the contact was able to maintain control of the vehicle. The service manager of lithia Ford stated that this failure occurred when the brakes were applied at 60 mph. A Ford engineer provided related information. The contact was aware of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 3,900, and the current mileage was 4,000.

- Squaw Valley, CA, USA

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