really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
28,700 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
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2016 Ford Escape transmission problems

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2016 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 032018

Escape SE 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles


I was backing out of a parking space and put it into reverse and the vehicle did not go anywhere but the rpms ramped up. Then I put it back in park and then put it in reverse and it backed out. Then I put the vehicle in drive and it did not go anywhere and the rpms ramped up again. Had to have it towed to the dealership. The dealership cannot recreate the problem but has had it for 6 days. They further stated that it would take another week and a half before the mechanics can break it down to find out the problem. There is a waiting list. Another vehicle came in Wednesday of this week, complaining that their Ford Escape was doing the same thing mine was. I hope they are able to fix this problem.

- Susanne R., Tolar, US

problem #2

Apr 012017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,025 miles

The car was nice and warm, as had just driven it 40 mins prior. Needed to put into garage. Put gear shift into reverse, gently pushed on gas pedal, wheels did not move. tried Drive, no motion. After about 5 minutes the transmission woke up and I was able to move.

- Carol A., Fairplay, CO, US

problem #1

Apr 032017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,540 miles

Still can't get car into gear. Same as 4/1 and 4/2. Put car into reverse, wheels do no move. Put in drive, does not move. Try Reverse, no action, try drive, moves forward. Put into reverse, transmission has gotten with program and car will move in reverse. HELP!!!! how long till transmission drops?

- Carol A., Fairplay, CO, US

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