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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,176 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 192014

Escape 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,276 miles


The contact owned a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact was entering a residential driveway at an unknown speed when the brake pedal was engaged but the pedal failed. The vehicle failed to stop and the contact crashed into a residential deck. The air bags failed to deploy however, there were no injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 16,276. Updated 9/4/14

- Clifton Ford, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 062012

Escape 4-cyl

  • 77 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. While driving approximately 10 mph, there was an unexpected hesitation as the vehicle began to surge forward. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis however, the technician was unable to duplicate the malfunction. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 77. Updated 1/15/13* cn the consumer stated the problem was solved on 12/13/12. His right foot was touching the side of the brake and accelerator pedal, causing the vehicle to stall.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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