fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,080 miles

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2010 Ford Escape brakes problems

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2010 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 132012


  • 33,000 miles


Multiple noises started to occur. The first was a cracking noise when accelerating, second came a clicking noise while braking and then a howling sound. The crackling noise has yet to be discovered, the clicking was the drive shaft and rotors. The howling noise is supposedly the transfer case. Additionally, the gears do not seem to catch between 50-65mph.

- Allston, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282010


  • 21,240 miles
Brakes went out and we almost hit someone but we didn't. brake system failure message appeared when it happened but no warning before. Turned off car then turned on and brakes seem to be working now intermittently. Ford Escape 2010. Hybrid with only 21000 highway miles. Just had the 20000 check at the dealer 2 weeks ago and we were told brakes were fine. I can't believe there had not been a recall since many other owners online seemed to have had the same problem. We. could have been in a serious accident. Thank goodness no one got hurt. Taking it to the dealer tomorrow morning.

- Kamuela, HI, USA

problem #1

Aug 192010

Escape 4WD

  • miles
2010 Ford Escape. Consumer states vehicle has a fast idle speed, ignition key lock problem and a soft brake problem. The consumer requested to have the idle speed lowered to 500 RPM. The dealer stated that could not be done because the idle was set at the factory. The consumer stated the vehicle would roll forward and backwards due to the fast idle speed. He almost hit the back of a building because the vehicle rolled back when he started the vehicle in reverse. The key was difficult to turn in the ignition which made it difficult to start the vehicle.

- Lebanon, PA, USA

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