really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,626 miles

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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202016

Escape Hybrid

  • 48,000 miles


I own a 2012 Ford escape and have had it in the shop over ten times. I have brought it in for transmission issues and check engine lights coming on. Multiple times they have gave me an oil change and cleaned the solenoids. My transmission still sputters and once again my check engine light has come back on. One time I lost complete power and was almost killed in an intersection. If anyone wants to take my car for testing they can. I don't know what to do anymore and am scared that someone is going to get killed. Ford needs to be held responsible for fixing this issue. I have heard from multiple sites that this is a huge issue. The engine has been described to me like a helicopter and when it shifts like I am a nascar driver

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 062014

Escape Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 17,252 miles
4/29/15 this escape was purchased 8/17/12 delivered with 35 miles, presently at 17532 was scheduled a week in advance, and to be serviced on 4/06/15, verbal/written consent to repairs. The mileage was 17532 at the time of delivery to inver grove Ford, an authorized Ford Motor Co. Dealership. Please note, the vehicle has only been serviced at authorized Ford dealership's, and current in service records. Rear view camera, (works intermittently) with black squiggly lines when vehicle is in reverse. Still under warranty. The moon roof has leaked and 3 attempted repairs were made within months of original purchase. The leak caused stains to the interior roof. The moonroof has never seeded properly and is under warranty. The electrical driver cockpit is unstable and works with periodic shortages. A Ford authorized/Ford part, remote starter installed, interior roof cover does not fix properly, was damaged with at time of the Ford part being installed at a Ford dealership. They tore the front hood, replaced it with a non fitting roof interior cover.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

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