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:
56,500 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

Dec 052016


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. While driving 40 mph, the traction control and ABS warning indicators remained illuminated. It was diagnosed that the ABS module needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 182012

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while traveling 40 mph, the brakes, traction control and power steering assist failed. The vehicle was moved to the shoulder to be restarted and it began to function normally. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failure recurred intermittently. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.... updated 02/28/13

- Herron, MI, USA

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