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Little had changed with the Ford Escape since 2001. The four-cylinder and V6 engines are noisy. All three versions we tested had an unsettled ride and notable noise. Interior fit and finish is improved but remains lackluster. Virtues include interior spaciousness, easy access, and good visibility. Improved braking performance helps as well. A rear-view camera was made optional for 2010.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2005. Side and head protection air bags available, standard from 2008. ESC available from 2008, standard from 2009.
Road Test

Little had changed with the Ford Escape since 2001. The four-cylinder and V6 engines are noisy. All three versions we tested had an unsettled ride and notable noise. Interior fit and finish is improved but remains lackluster. Virtues include interior spaciousness, easy access, and good visibility. Improved braking performance helps as well. A rear-view camera was made optional for 2010.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Manual
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (171 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 hybrid (177 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (240 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Ford Escape owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“My front exterior quarter panel has pulled away from the clips that hold it in place”

Tamela W., MN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“door gaskets detached and loss of seal; plastic trim along floor-entry coming loose”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Paint bubbling just above wheel well on both rear quarter panels. After much work and effort, Ford finally agreed to replace both panels for free”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Paint in, and around both real wheel well is flaking off and starting to peel upward. The drain hole area in the tailgate is rusting as is drivers door foot step”

Daniel M., MI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Paint on bumper started peeling after I had gone through a car wash”

Robert S., NM (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“see comments on rust”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“the paint is delaminating it peel's of”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“cracking paint on rear hatch”

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

“paint cracking on rear hatch”

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Paint chipping around back window”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Interior paint has all begun bubbling & peeling”

Sean M., AP (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Paint is peeling off the driver's door and the top of the hatch. These are areas that have not been in accidents and show no other damage other than paint peeling. Ford dealer said they would not do anything for me”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint seems to be bubbling in some spots”

Michelle S., IL (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 3.0-L V6)

“Paint cracked and peeled on both rear wheel wells”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear wheel wells and the bottom of the lift gate are all showing signs of considerable rust. The right side wheel well has a large piece of paint that chipped off”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“I have considerable rust on the exterior rear quarter panels, on both sides of vehicle, which started appearing in 2012!”

Tamela W., MN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Repaired 3 times on fender”

Spencer C., UT (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rust above both rear fenders despite getting rust and paint protection at dealership when purchased new. We do not normally drive on gravel roads and keep it reasonably clean. Never had a vehicle rust so quickly”

Dennis E., AB (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“I have chipped paint and rust around the tailgait and rear window ...seems like a design flaw”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Rust and peeling paint passenger rear wheel well Rust on seam inside bottom of tailgate Rust on front seam of underside of hood Peeling paint on top of tailgate”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Rust has formed on both rear wheel well frames”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“repainted wheel well and hatch bottom last year; rust now re-appearing”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Limited Unsure)

“The back hatch has rust around the window as the window is not tight and leaks water. My guess is the water pools”

Audrey N., NB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust above rear wheel wells”

Kristi F., MI (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Seems to be a typical problem. Rust started in the wheel wheels and the paint popped off around the wheel openings. Rust starting in lower door edge seems and on tailgate bottom seem”

Dorothy G., ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rusting through just above the rear passanger wheel well. Changes in the metal, but no rust yet, above the rear driver wheel well. We were told by the dealer and by several body shops that this was due to a design flaw by Ford. A noise deadening material was added to the wheel well area and it retains water and causes the rusting. Ford will not cover any repairs. Our 2004 Ford Explorer's paint/body is now in better shape than the 2010 Escape. We generally but new and keep our vehicles abou”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust at wheel wells and under paint of body. ( appears as freckles)”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“rear wheel side panels and rear hatch door repaired and repainted 2X since purchase”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“There is rust in both rear window wells. My neighbor has the same issue with hers. Neither vehicle is left outside, they are kept in a garage and kept clean”

Cathy J., MI (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 3.0-L V6)

“wheel-well rusting showing through paint”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Rear wheel well very rusty for its age. Every Escape I see has the same problem”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Area over the rear wheels and bottom of tailgate require $1500 of repairs”

Richard W., QC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“There is rust on the edge of the wheel well that has been present for at least three years. One of the service people at Ford told me this has to do with a design defect yet Ford hasn't recalled the car. When I contacted the company directly they said there is nothing wrong. Very frustrating”

Michelle S., IL (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 3.0-L V6)

“First Ford I have owned where rust is a problem around rear wheel well”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The vehicle is rusting on both rear whee lwells and the bottom of the liftgate. It seems to be a design issue because I see the same thing on many of these models”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“There is visible rust on the side doors and back hatch. I purchased insurance for this but they will nor fix it as "light must be shining through." It is getting worse and embarrassing. The back hatch will not open now”

Audrey N., NB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad rust on bottom of right side passenger door and above right wheel well. Unexpected since the caris well taken care of”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The vehicle has been well maintained and garaged each day/night since first purchasing it. However, rust has formed near both of the rear wheel wells. This is not covered by warranty. The dealership quoted a few thousand dollars to fix; I declined and decided to spray the areas with a rust- protection solution in hopes of preventing further rusting”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“The issue extended beyond the AC. In addition to the AC being replaced the fan blower also stopped working. The dealership replaced the AC but did not "notice" the fan not working at lower speeds. I replaced the part myself at a cost of $30”

Greg G., CT (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“My air conditioning gave out. Got it repaired. After awhile it went again”

Hubert M., AB (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“A/C failed. Compressor was replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Ac did not work and had to replace the entire expensive system”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace whole a/c system at 28,000 miles”

Bernard R., MD (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“stopped cooling”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“AC System not working so I had AC system evacuated and recharged. Works know, but they were not able to fix problem since vehicle was not acting up for them. They said to bring it back when acts up and they will look again. They said possible blockag”

Jeff S., MN (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“A stone had penetrated the AC system causing failure”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Bearings seized up”

Gary S., AZ (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Compressor failed and contaminated a/c system with debris. $1500 repair”

Matthew S., IN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“Fan blower is weak in 1st and 2nd position but strong in 3rd position”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The door sticks and heat comes out instead of cool air. I found out it is a common problem.. bad parts made cheep”

James W., NY (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Blower (fan) motor

“the blower motor stopped completely about a year ago. it was replaced. am now going to have to take it in again as it only runs on highest setting - about blows me out of the car”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The fan motor did not work in 2 of the positions. You either had no blower or high power”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The in-dash 4-position dial stopped functioning properly and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“1 speed on blower went out within 2.5 years and was $400.00 to repair”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Control relay had to be replaced. Fan only worked on high speed”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the only fan speed that works is high”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Could not get any air to work from settings one and two. Replaced Blower Motor Resistor myself”

Jeff S., MN (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Electronic control module replaced”

Paul S., MA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Noisy fan when switched on”

D E., CA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Blower fan failure for 3rd time during ownership. Design flaw in the blower fan resister”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The blower fan no longer functions - all of the resistors in the level switch have burned out. We have been reluctant to fix due to the fact that this is a symptom, not the actual fault. Our guess is that there is an issue with the HVAC system that results in the blower having to work too hard”

Jonathon S., IL (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“condenser pressure caused cooling fans to run constantly at high speed”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“had to be replaced”

Bernard R., MD (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C works find util really hot weather. At times it want blow cold air for periods of time”

Gene T., NC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Hole in the condenser. Had to be replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

“I do not remember exactly, but it lost all power but was able to get off the road. It was repaired, and a short time later I got a recall notice on the same thing”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Solenoid for fan speed failed”

Lou C., ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“AC would come on but would stop working after a while. This was a control sensor of some kind. Once replaced the AC works fine”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“broke, even though was past warranty, Ford paid for most of the repair”

Laurence C., HI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Heater system

“Fan works only on the highest setting so it is full blast or nothing”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The heater control has four settings for the fan speed. Settings 1 and 2 no longer work. No heat comes from the vents. Speeds 3 and 4 still work”

Tina W., IA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“The AC blew warm. Several attempts by the dealer temporarily solved the problem, but the AC always failed after a week or two. Finally after service last fall, it seems to have been fixed”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Lost almost all refrigerant, recharged just today, too early to know if there will be more problems”

Kenneth F., IA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Just after the 3 year warranty ended, we started having issues with A/C not working. We have attempted to fix the problem 5 times now but at a high cost. The problem still exists after repeated efforts to fix”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“AC system failure due to receiver/dryer design flaw and failure. Replacement of dryer, system flush and labour costs over $1,000”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Leak in system believe it was the compressor”

James W., NY (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Water had been trapped in the roof. Sometimes it would leak out around the sun roof or the front of the roof around the top of the wind shield”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Leaks around sunroof and back panel windows”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Water pump leak, fixed it with 1 visit to the dealership under warranty”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“had to have the water pump replaced”

Anonymous, OK (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear hatchback leaks water”

Phil W., VA (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rear lift gait window leaking water into interior during rain, inside of tailgate now rusting”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Water leaking in back hatch during heavy rain or at car wash”

Gene T., NC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“During heavy rain water leaks into the driver and passenger compartments”

K B., VA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the rear door leaks constantly”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The door seal , on the top of the dsoor, often falls down and I have to take the time to push it back into the track...sometimes it affects both doors ( on the same side) if they are both open”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Seals and bolts were leaking. Cost 1000.00 to fix”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Water leaking in during heavy rain”

K B., VA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“Some kind of heavy metal rattle under the front of the vehicle”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“There is a continuous squeak at the right rea of the car. Appears to be apparent around 40 MPH, but the surface of the road does not have any influence. Not because of bumps in the road”

James C., FL (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a rattle and Ford said there was an axle leak. They fixed it yet the rattle remains”

Kimberly C., IN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“both front sway bar links loose, found necessary to replace links”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The vehicle sounds as though I"m carrying a half loaded tool box over a wash board road”

James U., PA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear hatch door/window squeeks when traveling over rough highway areas”

Judy K., AR (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“rattles in tailgate”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Have had it in the dealer 4 times with no resolution. Still sounds like it is ready to break in two pieces”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“hatch squeaks”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Limited Unsure)

“A sound coming from the rear end of vehicle. Unable to find location. Rattle/squeaks only heard while moving at low speed”

Paul K., WV (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The inside of the car squeaks”

Frank L., GA (2010 Ford Escape Limited Unsure)

“I never use the back window. I was driving around a year ago and the window back driver side fell out. No reason, just fell. What a pice of crap”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Escape XLS Unsure)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“Rear (hatch) door lock intermittantly frozen making it impossible to open rear (hatch) door. I believe it is an electrical problem in nature but quite expensive to repair”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Lift door in back...latch had to be replaced at cost of $400”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rust on edge of tailgate door”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Bottom edge of tailgate rusted and paint peeling badly. White metal hinges to tailgate glass completely rotted out and broke free from window”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“the mecanism stop opening”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Tailgate latch would not unlock either manually or by electrical. Out of pocket expense was several hundred dollars for this to be repaired. Dealership knew right away it was nothing I could do to fix the problem. They must have had other failure”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The tailgate window had to be resealed as it leaked. The issue was fixed but continues to leak”

Audrey N., NB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Hatch window leaked. Fixed several time. Still leaked. Leak caused sensors to break. Now hatch door is rusting”

SUSn K., NB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Rear window hinges started to disintegrate turning to a white powder. Replaced with new factory units and they are starting to go the same way in less then 1 year”

Dorothy G., ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“paint is cracking off the rear hatch”

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

“paint cracking”

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Bottom of tailgate had rust”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“I am waiting on the verdict - but the back hatch will not open and there is now leaking. The hatch attachment has rusted. The Ford dealership said this was common - but will not fix the issue on recall”

Audrey N., NB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“rear window fell int door pocket while in use - could not be closed. Second rear window to fail in same manner”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“One of the door windows fell out of its track”

Brian C., AZ (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Sunroof

“Sunroof has not closed without multiple attempts to close it for 2 years. Eventually it does close. Repairs are too expensive”

Richard W., QC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“The entire Emission control system had to be replaced including the EGR for a cost of $2300”

Jerome T., OR (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“A warning light on the dash wound up being evap purge valve that they replaced”

Robert S., NM (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Check engine light would go on and then go off again. Then do it again a couple weeks later”

Ronald S., MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The fuel recovery system failed requiring that a unit be replaced in the vehicle. The Ford dealer initially refused to help as the car was 240Km out of warranty. I complained and Ford paid for 80% of the bill”

Henry D., ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“An emissions control unit became defective resulting in the check engine light coming on. Once the unit was replaced I've had no issues with the emissions control”

Greg G., CT (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Second problem with a very expensive emission control component. Now intermittent”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“This capless system has been a flop for my car. The engine light for my fuel cap has been on since 25,000 miles, but Ford would not cover anything over three years. The dealer said I must have gotten dirt in my fuel system. The engine light is stil”

William P., CO (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“source of engine trouble light”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Engine light came on as if the cap is leaking. Does not have a cap. Garage says a pin hole somewhere in the polution emission and cant find it. Ever so often the light goes out then comes back on. Not supposed to be serious”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Capless inlet, occasional errors and there's a recall on it now”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Throttle body malfunctioned”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Throttle body failed. Cause the car to shut off spontaneously. Was replaced by Ford Dealership at no cost”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)
Fuel pump

“Corroded wiring harness”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Throtle sensor became fouled with carbon”

W G., OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“indicator light - checked code. P144A”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Front anti-sway bar bushings needed replacement”

Anonymous, MT (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Rear struts leaking”

Joseph S., FL (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Loose strut”

Tom C., IN (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“They had to be replaced. Possibly normal wear”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear shocks minor leaking”

Peggy S., OR (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“a suspension stabilizing part has required replacement twice”

Allan B., ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“stabilizer bars had to be replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“steering link wore out became loose.Replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It seems that every 8 months or so the front end of this vehicle needs some significant replacement of parts”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Replace two front swaybar links”

Mervin C., AB (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Steering wheel no longer has a tight connection, there is play before the steering begins either direction accompanied by clunks”

Sean M., AP (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“The last two years, they have been repaired twice and now there is a problem again”

Eugene R., NE (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“wheel bearings in 2 wheels have reqired replacement already”

Allan B., ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Bearings wore out around 80,000 miles. This is my second ford vehicle that the bearings wore out around 80,000 miles”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Front left wheel bearing became noisy and had to be replaced”

Dirk F., ME (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“sudden onset of bumps when automatic gear change happens. Problem is still under investigation as to what an d why”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“was related to slipping”

Dale D., MB (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Especially when cold, the car would kick into gear VERY hard”

Scott G., CT (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“when braking, transmission jerks into lower gear. Mechanic said it was an "Escape" problem and nothing can be done”

Shirley G., NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Off and on very rough shifting. Dealer found no problem. Private mechanic found dirty fluid and replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“I think they ended up clearing the cpu memory and another minor repair to correct the issue”

Dale D., MB (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“transmission will slip and jerk into lower gear when breaking”

Shirley G., NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“We were NEVER told what the problem was with our Ford Escape, we were never told what it would take to fix our car, we were ignored for 7 years, while we continued to make our payments, kept insurance in force and rented vehicles for 7 years”

Alan M., OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Transmission seal leak at 75000 miles. Cost $450 to repair. Now car has front engine seal leak and cam seal leak which will require another $1000 to repair”

Jim F., NC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Differential leak around the seal to drain the fluid x 2”

Spencer C., UT (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Front halfshaft seals were leaking. Seal was inexpensive but the labor to replace was massive. Car has never been abused. At 55,000km this seemed premature. Dealer wanted to replace shocks as well though handling was still sound”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Loss of transmission fluid caused rough shifting problems”

Anonymous, NE (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“$37 dollar seal, $600 total repair”

Anonymous, PE (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“There was a recall for a lubricant”

Stephen B., PA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“We had a sensor failure, FORD replaced no questions asked. It was 1moth out of warranty.Ford did a great job, works fine now”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“The brakes seem to lock up/grabs abruptly when stopping under wet conditions. Occurs during the last 5 feet of stopping distance. may be regenrative braking of a hybrid”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Started grabbing/jerking after startup, ABS light came on, was still able to drive, but per the manual, said to repair ASAP”

Sherrie W., OR (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Right Rear ABS Sensor had to be replaced”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“One of the wheel sensors went bad”

Martin C., IN (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Ford couldn't correct a noise issue Went to a private garage for correction for satisfaction”

Jon A., NY (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Normal brake ware for ny driving”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Front pads and rotors needed replacing”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Front disc brakes required maintenance because of use”

Anonymous, NE (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“normal break wear therefore they needed to be changed”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)

“Pads needed replaced because rotors were bad”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Dealership said when the car was made they went with thinner rotors to save weight. That's why the Escape needed to have them replaced already and not resurfaced”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“We have had this car for 2 years and this is the second time replacing brakes and rotors”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Had less than 30,000 miles and needed NEW rotors because of rust and pitting. Car has ALWAYS been garaged .Does Ford use cheap sub-standard quality steel for rotors?”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Warn”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“The brakes started squeaking shortly after the first repair”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

“I was driving 70 miles a hour on I-75 in the passing lane and there was a total electrical failure. I could have been killed but managed to get over to the breakdown lane”

Richard M., AL (2010 Ford Escape Unsure Unsure)
Gauges

“Tire pressure warning light is on. There is no problem,”

Richard S., MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake light housing seals are broken”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“Dashboard lights fluxuate brightness unexpectedly. Foe example, raining out and lights will go from bright to dim and may switch back to bright”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

“When using either keyless entry or key fob to lock or unlock doors, the driver side door locks both front and back will not respond (the passenger side works perfectly)”

Patricia H., IL (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Remote engine starter

“car did not come with remote starter. we purchased unit from dealer. it took 5 weeks for it to arrive & when it was installed the wire from battery was left dangling & shorted out. it took 3 trips back to the dealer to have corrected”

Bruce H., ON (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“intermittent warning - not actually low, then works”

Ken S., OH (2010 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Intermittent signal of sensor fault”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
USB port

“Bluetooth function not working”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

“Recently the rear washer stopped working. Then the battery went completely dead. The serviceman said that the motor shorted out the whole system and they disconnected the rear wiper. This solved the short. Part is on order to be installed soon”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“the drivers side washer fluid is constantly losing pressure. I've changed the nozzles several times, clenaed out the system, even cleaned the washer fluid resevoir”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“we also had to return to the 3 different times to have this problem solved. the wipers would just stop working during a rain storm. finally the unit(was on back order) & all wiring were replaced. 2 years now & no more problems”

Bruce H., ON (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Recently my battery went dead on my car. After changing it (it was only 2 1/2 yrs old) it was dead 10 days later. Come to find out the rear windshield wiper was trying to go on and was draining my battery. It was going to be well over 200 dollars for the motor so I chose to disconnect it”

Cathy J., MI (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 3.0-L V6)

“There was a short that kept draining the battery”

Bob H., MI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“alarm goes off without reason”

Anthony M., WA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“Tension pulley froze and caused the serpentine belt to break which caused the engine to overheat”

Lyle M., NV (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Serpentine belt tensioner needed to be replaced”

Martin C., IN (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

“Engine would quit while driving -- throttle body replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Lost power and shut down. Fixed by turning off and back on. Recurrent. Later came out on recall notice”

J B., IA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine would shut down while driving”

Anonymous, PR (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“engine light continues to come on and seems linked to capless fuel cap”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“engine light came on...took to ford dealer and they fixed it with a "program" part”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“55 MPH on major uphill though fare o in rush hour traffic the engine stalls leaving me with no power to control my speed. As my car quickly reduces speed was able to limp to side of road shut off engine and then was able to turn on engine to engage and transmission to get to top of and glide down and make it home in "limp home mode" w/ emergency caution flashers turned on. Throttle body failure was diagnosed by my private mechanic”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“During extreme cold weather it leaks oil”

Jimmy S., TN (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil seals. Repair covered under warranty”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The main crankshaft seals were replaced twice, once after 4 years in service, and then 12 months after that I paid for. After the second set was installed, it began leaking AGAIN. This time the Ford dealer replaced these with a new Ford design for wh”

Henry D., ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Oil pan gasket leak; second time for this repair”

Mervin C., AB (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“The problem was with a "gasket steal?" and has been resolved”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Chronic oil leakage from various sources”

Eugene R., NE (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

“the exhaust system is one piece one bad joint and the systen needs to be repalced”

Michael T., WI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Crack in the exhaust pipe between engine and catalytic converter”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a crack..it had been fixed before I bought the car. I have replaced the system”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Muffler rusted out and began leaking had to be replaced at 50,000 miles”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust pipe to muffler rusted through. The vehicle was making a lot of noise”

Nestor H., NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“pipe came loose before the catalytic converter”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“hole between exhaust and manifold”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Other/unsure

“System does not understand voice commands, unable to communicate”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Unpredictable. Functions work intermittently, despite repeated trips to the dealer”

Don H., VA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“receiving calls hands free”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Exhaust manifold

“Stress cracks caused exhaust leaks”

Gary S., AZ (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Drive shaft bearing at transmission”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The axle on the driver's side was leaking according to the Ford service tech. It was covered under the warranty so no out of pocket expense”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“right front bearing needed replacement”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Fuse failure that controlled the fuel injectors”

Sandy S., NC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“The starter would occasionally fail to ignite the hybrid battery, leaving me occasionally in precarious situations. I got it started every time and took it in. The repair would have been $500 if I had not purchased an extended warranty”

Matthew M., AZ (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
4WD/AWD components

“Vehicle transmission sticks in park when very cold outside”

Anonymous, MB (2010 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

“Oil leak”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Transfer case

“Car had to be brought back 4or 5 different times to finally find where the leak was coming from.First l was told it was the oil pan which they replaced at an additional cost,then the it another oil case they said was leaking,all in all it cost a lot”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Fluid leak”

Tom C., IN (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Back up sensors are constantly on when put into reverse. Need to replace”

Daniel M., MI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“Backup camera gets distorted and image disappears three-fourths of the time, but works fine otherwise. Dealer says entire in-dash unit must be replaced at a cost of over $1500 to fix problem”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

“The screen became scrambled when the car was cold. Ford reset it and it is now working fine”

Kimberly C., IN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“pairing is unreliable. I don't use it anymore”

K A., FL (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“repeated problems syncing phone to vehicle”

Anonymous, SD (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Radio

“Radio had bad module which caused a parasitic drain. Took two months, two batteries and a generator before it was diagnosed. As a 61 yr old who traded cars way too often over the years, this was the most frustrating experience I have ever had. I k”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Speakers crackled and buzzed. Very difficult to get replaced. Dealer claimed never heard problem. Finally got replaced”

Anonymous, UT (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“2 recalls for the Escape”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Voice control commands

“Usually unresponsive to voice commands”

Don H., VA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“3 year battery needed replacing”

Lyle M., NV (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“dead”

Joseph L., PA (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Engine harness

“Engine light came on, so we went to the dealer. When dealer checked it, they replaced the engine harness”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Ignition switch

“It's starting to have to turn it farther than normal,doesn't seem like it's catching as quikly as in the past”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“time to replace the spark plugs”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine ran rough for quite a while. Took it in and even asked if they would check the spark plugs. Was told plugs were meant to last 100000 mile (I only had 30,000). "That's not the problem." Two years and 16,000 miles later, found faulty spark plug”

Anonymous, UT (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
Coil

“Dead miss due to coil failure in one cylinder”

Matthew S., IN (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“transmission never shifted correctly”

Steven M., IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission failed and had to be replaced. Dealer had done all previous maintenance for vehicle--changed fluids, etc--since new. This vehicle has always been maintained and kept in excellent condition. This is the last Ford vehicle we will ever own”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

“The transmission was rebuilt twice in a six month period by the dealer in 2 different states”

Ronald S., MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle tied up for 3 weeks for transmission repair. Vehicle worked fine until longer driving trips then started skipping gears”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission shifted at a high rpm and kicked into gear, instead of slowly shifting. The computer needed to be flashed an update, which they charged me for. Other things were tried, but in the end, a used transmission was installed”

Scott G., CT (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission failed and Ford refused to fix it even though it was under warranty. WE had to sue Ford and recently settled after 7 years of delays by Ford. We had been 20 year faithful users of Ford, will never again buy their products under any circumstance. We were seriously cheated. I would be glad to voice my rage against Ford for how we were treated...like crap!!!”

Alan M., OH (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

“Due to a sensor which failed recently after original purchase the transmission needed a rebuild”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“Throttle body wasn't working properly limiting airflow to the engine causing overheating. While driving, the engine would shut down and I had to coast to a stop, turn off vehicle, and then start again...dangerous problem to have”

Dawn W., IL (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

“Water pump seized up, and had to be replaced”

Timothy M., AZ (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Scheduled timing belt replacement

“It was time to replace the belt”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford Escape Limited 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
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