Notes: The top problem trend for the 2014 Escape is transmission failure at around 70k miles.

This is relatively low mileage for an expensive transmission failure ($4,500 average to fix), but unless the trend becomes more established, we are only awarding the 2014 Escape our "Beware of the Clunker" badge for now.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
84,550 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2014 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2014 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 262021

Escape SE

  • CVT transmission
  • 77,550 miles


So this started Friday and I'm out a car. When going up a hill it loses power and shimmys a lot. I can only take it a ford dealer BC its under warranty and the ford dealer only had 1 mechanic the car dealership has not calles me back with any solutions and has not offered a rental a car since only one of their garages can do the work. Oil has Bern changed every 3,000 miles and its babied. I waited 3 years to get this car and know i wish I would have gotten something else. Im out a car and can't work BC of this. And don't bother asking for to help that was useless as well.

- Linda T., Moundsville, WV, United States

problem #2

Nov 262021

Escape SE

  • CVT transmission
  • 77,550 miles

Ford should have recalled all 2014 ford escapes and fixed the transmission. It shouldn't be this difficult to get a vehicle fixed.

- Linda T., Moundsville, WV, United States

problem #1

Apr 092020

Escape Titanium 2.0L Eco Boost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,460 miles

Ford Escape shudders as gas peddle is pressed on. We took it to the Ford dealer in Florence OR to have it looked at and they told us that it was nothing to worry about. It continues to happen EVERY time we drive it.

- Juliette L., Florence, OR, US

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