Notes: The 2012 Ford Escape has an acceptable complaint history so far, with leaking rear window problems showing up as the main concern so far. NHTSA complaint data shows an early pattern of problems with stalling while driving.

Another concern is the 2012 Escape rolled onto its roof during an NHTSA side impact test so it only received a marginal side impact rating ... not good.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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.

2012 Ford Escape body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 292016


  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 35 mph, the front driver side door opened independently without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact stated that the door locked once it was at the residence, but the failure recurred. The contact notified the local dealer and an independent mechanic who stated that the door was fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Rushville, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 102016


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger doors were extremely difficult to open. The dealer was notified of the failure. The contact was to check with the manufacturer to determine a repair solution for the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Deer Park, WA, USA

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