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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,917 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 162016

Escape 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Escape. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V777000 (fuel system, gasoline). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 11/28/16. Updated 01/04/17

- Emmett, ID, USA

problem #2

Jun 012014

Escape 4-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
Accelerating from a dead stop engine cuts out.

- Campbell Hill, IL, USA

problem #1

May 052012


  • 1,750 miles
1. while highway cruising at constant speed, engine suddenly dropped to idle speed and vehicle slowed rapidly, until gas pedal was lifted and pressed down again. Engine hesitated and surged. Processed kept repeating at variable intervals. 2. transmission intermittently hesitates excessively on first to second upshift while engine drops to idle speed. Both problems are intermittent, neither is regular or constant. Dealer says nothing wrong and no fault codes are recorded. Problem #1 is very infrequent. Problem #2 much more common. Both might be related to summer temperatures, especially #1.

- Huntington, NY, USA

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