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.
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There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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 (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"I have paint peeling on the driver's door, rear SUV hatch. Spoke to Ford Dealer and they said Ford would do nothing for me."

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

"The paint of the rear quarter panels is lifting off due to the extensive rusting."

Glenn C., NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"cracking paint on rear hatch"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Escape)

"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 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)

"paint on roof blistering"

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

"paint is peeling and cracking on bottomofpassenger side rear door"

Patrick H., QC (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"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)

"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 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)

"Right Rear wheel fender is rusting. No one will fix it."

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

"Discovered first indication of rust showing on top of one fender."

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

"Lot so rust on the tailgate (needs to be replaced), the wheel wells and on the frame. Quoted over $5,000 for necessary repairs so have made the decision to trade it on another vehicle...not a Ford. I am tired of the rust problems with every Ford I have owned. I'm done!"

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

"Rear fender wells at top. trapped moisture and winter road salt causes rust through and paint failure."

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

"showing some rust around the rear wheel wells on both sides."

Patrick G., IA (2010 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Car is badly rusting at the top of the windshield, bottom of the tailgate and on both rear wheel wells. The drivers seat bolt down points and the structure under the drivers seat are also coated with a layer of rust. My Toyota Matrix which is 6 years older and kept / driven under the same conditions has almost no rust through areas. The repair job will be more than $2500."

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

"I have rust on the lower inside of the tail gate, all along the bottom."

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

"It seems to be an issue with this generation body style, as I have seen other Escapes with the same problem. The rear wheel wells/quarter panels are rusting out significantly. My dealer indicated it was typical and did not recommend investing in body work, aas it would just recur."

Glenn C., NY (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"Bottom edge of tailgate is rusting fairly bad. Some rust on the both rear wheel wells."

Michael H., MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"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 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)

"THE WHOLE UNDERCARRIAGE IS SO BADLY RUSTED IT WON'T PASS INSPECTION .SPARE TIRE ASSEMBLY USELESS."

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

"both wheel wells rusting badly"

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

"Bubbled paint above the rear wheels rust underneath had new body panels to replace rusted areas"

Richard M., MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"Rust on rear quarter panel above wheel well. Not caused by any dent or scratch. Just bad workmanship"

Charles B., IN (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"Rear hatch rust on the bottom edge"

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

"Water gathers in the back bumper/tailgate and the tailgate is rusting from the inside out. Rust is also forming on the edges of the wheel wells, this car is parked in a garage at night, rust should not be forming already."

Anonymous, SD (2010 Ford Escape)

"Significant rust through the paint occured on both rear fendors."

Keith R., WI (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"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 3.0-L V6)

"A/C failed. Compressor was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Escape 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 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)

"The compressor seized, causing the serpentine belt to fray which damaged the lower-side a/c line and lead to damage to the condenser. It was a pricey repair."

John H., TX (2010 Ford Escape XLT 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)

"Needed new compressor because car wouldn't consistently cool, even after having air conditioner service."

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

"A/C compressor just died of old age. It survived beyond my expectations."

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

"The compressor just stopped working and I have no air conditioning. It is too expensive to fix."

Judy R., GA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"comptressor went out"

Brian B., VA (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

"Paid to repair."

Anonymous, PA (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 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)

"blower relay had to be replaced twice in three years the first replacement was an aftermarket and the second was a Ford replacement part, so far it's lasted 1 year"

Joe M., MA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not change the the heat from dash to window to floor"

Charles T., MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fan would not operate at 2nd and 3rd speeds, only 1st and 4th speeds"

Anonymous, IN (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)

"fan and compressor required replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Escape)

"The fan switch only worked on position 1 and the switch control module was replaced."

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

"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)

"AC quit blowing cold air. Replaced condenser. Took two days to get part and replace."

Anonymous, GA (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 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)
Evaporator

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

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

"This was not a mechanical issue - road debris or other object poked a hole in one of the coils, causing a loss or refrigerant."

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

"replaced twice in two years"

Richard M., MI (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)

"AC no longer cooled air. Repair shop fixed it and added coolant."

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

"The refrigerant leak is a slow leak. I have had the refrigerant serviced twice in the past 2 months. The second time a very slight leak was found behind the glove box. It was serviced and had a stop leak product entered into the system."

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

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"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 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sunroof drains clog easily and rainwater would not drain from sunroof tray."

Charles M., NC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Leaks occur when pine needles build up in the tray around the sun roof."

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

"Rear hatchback leaks water"

Phil W., VA (2010 Ford Escape 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)

"Leaks through sunroof and through the drainage tubes along the sides of the windshield."

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

"Sunroof leaks"

Charles M., NC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"engine ran hot--filled with water & drove to mechanic(his instructions) problem found was a small plastic hose or fitting had deteriated--replaced-$45.00"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"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)

"Lift window on the tailgate leaks when under high pressure at the automatic car wash. Also, seal at bottom of driver's door has torn from wear."

Anonymous, MO (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)

"Seals and hose drains around Moon Roof clog frequently."

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

"weather stripping on rear hatch window leaked water from day1. Brought it back and they replaced weather stripping but it continues to leak to this day."

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

"sun roof drain tubes became clogged an water leaked into vehicle"

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

"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)

"It sounds like the rear passenger door is loose. It rattles, but it isn't loose. Also, rear driver side window squeals when rolled down."

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

"The inside of the car squeaks"

Frank L., GA (2010 Ford Escape Limited)

"Weather strip at bottom of rear door loose, rattling. Have tried to repair without full success."

David B., WA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"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)

"Design is so poor that at speeds over 35mph, you can not open moon roof or 1-2 windows because the noise is deafening. You have to open 3 windows at certain heights to share the nose level."

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

"Probably caused by the canoe rack on top."

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

"Road noise...almost like there are no or little insulating to reduce engine/road noise...hard to hear caller when using cell phone...blue tooth can not be used as either party can not be heard...like in a wind tunnel...Radio volume needs to be quite loud just to hear"

Anonymous, SD (2010 Ford Escape Limited 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"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)

"Recall: Fuel Pump Delivery Module Replaced by Dealer"

Anthony B., NY (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)

"Nothing really major; some device near the fuel tank and a miscellaneous sensor. $747 to repair for annual inspection."

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

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

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

"1. Catalytic converter failure. 2. Failure to pass state vehicle emissions inspection due to the elimination of a standard gas cap. This was an early model introduced without a gas cap."

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

"Error light frequently lights up on the dash. After diagnosing, error is related to the fuel recovery system."

Keith R., WI (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Fuel cap

"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 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)

"doesnt have a fuel cap. Seal is constantly off which causes check engine light to be on at all times."

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

"APPARENT VACUUM LEAK AT FUEL FILL INLET ULTIMATELY TURNED OUT TO BE BAD VACUUM VALVE ON ENGINE"

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

"Engine trouble light keeps coming on despite dealer repairs over several years. Indication by code is the EGR system related to the fuel cap. Ford should fix this if the dealer can't."

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

"Car did not pass emissions test & mechanic said it was because of the fuel cap."

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

"Escape equipped with capless fuel door. It fails with some regularity productions an error code."

Brett G., WA (2010 Ford Escape 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)

"problem started as a vacuum leak at the fuel cap but ultimately required installation of a new engine vacuum valve"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel sender connections crack causing fuel leak and fumes to enter home when parked in garage.,also if parked for any length of time, fumes would enter cabin of vehicle."

Brett G., WA (2010 Ford Escape 3.0-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"throttle body"

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

"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)
Fuel pump

"Corroded wiring harness"

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

"it was slow to start and my mechanic said the fuel pump was going bad so we replaced it."

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

"A valve required replacing. It was not too expensive, but was an unexpected cost and required a day-in for service."

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

"Difficulty starting due to lack of proper fuel pressure."

Dave Z., WI (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
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)

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

Glass defects

"Rear tailgate glass shattered for no apparent reason"

Patrick G., IA (2010 Ford Escape XLS 3.0-L V6)

"Leaking sunroof"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

"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)

"same"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"seat belts very slowly retracting"

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

"Back Seat seatbelt fell apart...no indicated damage"

Sean M., CA (2010 Ford Escape Limited 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)

"Sunroof rusted around edges, causing severe leaks into the cabin."

Anonymous, HI (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)

"The hatch window leaks at the seal. The dealership fixed it several times only for the issue to reoccur just after the warranty expired. I must clean the seal every week to keep the leaking to a minimum."

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

"Rust on bottom of tailgate."

Michael H., MI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"paint is cracking off the rear hatch"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Escape)

"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)

"tailgate latch didn't work all the time and had to be replaced"

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

"tailgate latch wouldnot always open I had to change it"

Patrick H., QC (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)

"Glass in window fell down because the part that goes it in place is cheap."

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

"Leaking sunroof"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Ford Escape XLT 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)

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

Alignment

"had to add some parts so that the alignment could be properly adjusted no problems since"

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

"Ball joint was not the only suspension problem. They replaced other parts also after I had unusual noise. This happens 3 times."

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

"Front anti-sway bar bushings needed replacement"

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

"sway bar bushings failed"

Anonymous, IL (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)

"The front end was bouncing excessively. Replaced front struts. Steering felt loose."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"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)

"Would not start properly. Took in for repair. Dealership had to get global service techs to repair replace steering linkage"

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

"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)

"A one-time failure of Steering Torque Sensor that caused a total loss of power steering assist."

Anonymous, MB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"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)
Tire wear is uneven

"result of the prementioned alignment issue"

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

"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)

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)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"could not put gas nozzle in car."

Peter B., CA (2010 Ford Escape Limited 3.0-L V6)
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 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)
Engine knock or ping

"A 2.5L 4 cylinder without the sophistication of counter balancing shafts or the closer tolerances of German or Asian engines is bound to feel rough when one is used to those standards. This is especially evident at idle in drive like a a stop. However, the roughness of the engine in perfect tune remains a deal breaker for any other purchases of an American-made four cylinder."

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

"vibration. changed top engine mount. Solved problem"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)
Fuel leaks

"Ford had a recall on it."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford Escape)
Oil leaks

"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)

"Replaced oil pan gaskets, front cover, cam seals to remedy regular oil drip."

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

"NORMAL OIL LEAKS ON 3.0 FLEX FUEL ENGINES"

Lawrence Y., FL (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)

"oil leak caused over 2000 dollars to repair"

Peter B., CA (2010 Ford Escape Limited 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)

"while attempting to stop, lost the power assist."

Ken S., CA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"ABS light was staying on along with the traction control light. It was a speed sensor on one of the front wheels."

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

"One of the wheel sensors went bad"

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

"Getting instrument cluster brake warning light. Turn vehicle off and warning light goes away, but comes back sometimes same day, sometimes after a week. Mechanic cannot isolate the issue."

David G., NC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Normal routine brake wear

"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)

"Pads needed replaced because rotors were bad"

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

"As stated, normal wear found by mechanic during required yearly inspection. I had not experienced any noticeable difficulty breaking , noises or other obvious issues. Brakes were original from when vehicle was purchased new in 2010. Would say 7 years for original brakes exceeded expections."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 3.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"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)

"I have had to replace the brakes every year for the last 4 years. This year they put professional brakes to see if the wear and tear is better."

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

"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)
Regular brake failure

"Brakes fail to maintain pressure on startup. Requires pumping (possible slow pressure leak)."

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

"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 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"alarm goes off without reason"

Anthony M., WA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
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)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The right directional signal is running a bit fast. It's so minor that I may not get it fixed."

Mark S., DC (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Rear brake light housing seals are broken"

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

"Just some blbs needed to be replaced in turning signal system"

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

"Rear lights (taillights and brake lights) shorted out. Wires were frayed and against the frame."

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

"Tire pressure warning light is on. There is no problem,"

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

"engine light remains on and the service people say it is a computer issue. Too expensive to repair."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
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 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"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 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Computer problem required removal & reinstallation of a replacement program"

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

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"noisy bang when accelerating and driving forward"

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

"it downshifts smoothly but upshifting is very rough no matter what gear its trying to get into"

Celia C., IA (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"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)
Slipping transmission

"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)

"WHEN STOPPED ONCE, ENGINE WOULD NOT ENGAGE"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Escape XLS 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"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 leaks

"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)

"Transmission may have to be replaced. Leaks have been stopped but not sure if there are additional issues."

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

"The PTU seals needed to be replaced."

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

"There was a recall for a lubricant"

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

"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)

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)

"the exhaust pipe where it was welded to the muffler rotted out, in my opinion this was premature. the vehicle was 7 years old."

Joe M., MA (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)
Exhaust manifold

"Stress cracks caused exhaust leaks"

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

"pipes rusted and broke in front of muffler"

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

"Exhaust made a very loud noise when the engine ran. New system had to be installed."

Jack B., AB (2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0-L V6)

"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)

"Suddenly had loud noise due to the defect, as well as loose rattling beneath the car."

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

"Had the whole system replace by speedy 3 years ago and they wanted to replce it again. Not happy with the quality of the speedy products."

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

"hanger rusted off at muffler"

Brian B., VA (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)