Rejuvenated, this version of the Ford Escape came to market solid, sophisticated, and athletic. Genuinely qulifying as fun-to-drive, this one delivers agile handling, along with an impressively supple and composed ride. The cabin is quiet and feels substantial. Further, a long list of desirable and high-tech options can make the Escape feel like a luxury-branded small SUV. Three different engines were offered.
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There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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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, 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 2014 Ford Escape owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"Backup camera has been replaced four times"

John B., NV (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Just beeps for the joy of it"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The camera was very blurry and needed to be replaced"

Rick L., CO (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"System failed 2x"

Edward M., SC (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rats chewed wires causing alarm to go off"

Darryl J., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It was previously described as a camera replacement - wat too expensive repair"

David S., NV (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear camera guides turn off at least once per week requiring manual settings to turn back on."

Carol P., NC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"After playing one cd once, the cd becomes extremely hot - almost too hot to touch"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"cd player jams and cd's get stuck inside- cost to replace it is high (about $900) because radio, cd, screen are all connected to each other"

Neil S., NY (2014 Ford Escape 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The CD player is not equipped to handle thicker CDs. They can get stuck in the player"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Escape)

"will not eject CD"

Roger W., PA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"See previous comments"

Ronald C., SC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"same as prior comment on GPS"

Cheryl H., NH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Freezes up, has been looked at by dealer, works for a while, then starts up again. They won't replace, will spend hours downloading"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium)
Display screen goes blank

"The car would start flashing a variety of warnings, the electronics would quit and sometimes it would turn off"

Anonymous, MT (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"for no reason the display freezes and there is no help available for a short period 4 or 5 times this has happened Once or twice the screen simply went blank"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The center screen went blank sporadically. Dealer "fixed" it, but screen went out in Dealer's parking lot. Two more visits were required to get the unit replaced by Ford. Dealer supplied loaner until fixed. Dealer was great, Ford not so much,"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The entire instrument panel stopped working and the display screen went blank. The car still ran, but none of the instruments or electronics worked in My Ford Synch and My Ford Touch. The dealer fixed the problem by replacing the entire instrument cl"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Entire system, including navigation and sound, goes blank and reboots claiming "system maintenance" No warning, even when actively using navigation"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium)

"small screen over steering column went blank at about 50 miles. It took 2 months to replace"

Daniel C., SC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display would turn off all the time and stay off for days at a time"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"back up camera does not work half of the time or now most of the time. dealarship says there is nothing wrong even after they said they replaced the outfit,still does not work right."

Eugene Z., FL (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen went black and the ford dealer fixed it."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape)

"San system just died, non responsive, had to replace mother board. Good thanks no I had extended warranty, otherwise a VERY expensive repair"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It does not simply go blank - it no longer displays any information at all. This happened over a year ago but the vehicle was out of warranty. It will cost over $1,000 to repair."

Walter S., TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"intermittently the display screen would go blank. the dealership found on the second service visit there was a technical bulletin re: reloading the most current software to the in car display"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The entire dashboard went blank . It took the dealer three days to figure out that the whole unit needed to be replaced. Then it took another four working days to get the vehicle back on the road. The unit is starting to act up again"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display screen failed within 30 day warranty provided by CarMax. They paid over #1,000 to Ford to replace the instrument cluster. It works fine now"

Carolyn U., GA (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The computer chip for the display needed to be replaced. My dealership took care of it promptly."

Kathryn P., NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"radio is complicated and very unfriendly to use"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Has issues with online streaming services. Does not start/stop properly and if music is playing via bluetooth and a call comes in the music stops but the call is routed to handheld and not bluetooth"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Has issues with online streaming services. Does not start/stop properly and if music is playing via bluetooth and a call comes in the music stops but the call is routed to handheld and not bluetooth"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The USB music connection/feature didn't work. The local Ford dealership repaired the problem under warranty."

Ed R., WI (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"CD would freeze up after an hour. Audio module replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This service went out when the radio died. The radio replacement has enabled; it to work effectively so far."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"It has been reset twice as it continually had problems. I am on almost 5 months no issue since the last fix so hopefully it works. I have put a lot of miles in less than a year. love driving it"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The voice portion of the NAV system just cut out. It would occasionally reappear for short times, but in the main it just stopped working even though the map portion was still functioning"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The navigation system could not figure out where it was and was 100 to 200 feet off the road"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"GPS froze up and wouldn't release control until we shut down the vehicle. then wouldn't respond to voice commands. Ford indicated a software issue and deal installed software update-issue has been corrected"

Cheryl H., NH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Navigation system would all of a sudden change the location where we were driving. Made no sense at all."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The voice instructions that accompany the turn by turn guidance works sometimes and is silent sometimes."

Randy P., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The GPS system occasionally (5-10% of the time) provides completely false directions, telling me to turn at the wrong location, and continuing to insist I turn around and go back to the erroneous route"

Lawrence S., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Does not understand voice command"

Bruce B., FL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Voice function giving verbal directions works only sporadically. Maps and visual directions work fine, but the audio portion works less than half of the time. Maybe one-fourth of the time if that"

Randy P., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Too many steps to put in Destination street address. Sometimes I don’t know the zip code which is the first piece of information I need to add."

Anonymous, UT (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"An Apple iPhone will not dependably pair with the Sync System"

William C., ID (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"failure to pair, neither dealer or on line support could fix"

Roland G., ON (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Cannot transfer between 2 phones"

Edward M., SC (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Phone connects irregularly"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My issue is with "Bluetooth" with my smartphone & listening to music. "Left" channel keeps cutting off. Intermittent problem... On and Off ~ On and Off. Very annoying. ALL my music in the vehicle, I use my playlists from my smart phone"

William P., TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Unable to use iPhone with car Bluetooth for navigation. I have to turn off Bluetooth to use my iPhone to navigate. Unable to link and use voice commands while driving. I have to say hey Siri and tell my phone who to call as the system doesn’t respond when I press the button and tell it who to call."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"phone unpairs every 5 minutes"

Michael S., NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Doesn't give navigation commands anymore"

Darryl J., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It resets sometimes, or won't connect at all"

Joseph D., NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Phone says connected but often does not transfer to audio system requiring regular hands on conversation. Other times call does not connect at all."

Carol P., NC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The radio volume knob is loose, and takes effort to control the volume. The dealer quoted $500; would replace the entire radio. We're living with it. Very poor quality."

Phil L., AZ (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"radio just stop playing at various times, one minute it works then blank air"

Michael S., NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The radio including smart phone interface stopped working. After several attempts to repair it under warranty, Ford replaced the system. The replacement turned out not to have been thee same quality as the original as I could not get Sirius traffic monitoring."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape)
Steering wheel controls

"Pressing a button to change the station often changes the "mode" to the next option"

David S., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"911 Assist error message comes on periodically. When it does, voice commands, radio / cd / audio doesn't work nor does any of the other sync functions"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Only works when it wants to"

Joseph D., NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Misunderstands the radio station I want to change. I request am 1160; Control shifts to am 760- which is nit a station in our area"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Ford dealer over-promised and under delivered on the electronic system. Especially in the area of making and receiving calls. As a whole, the electronic system is not anywhere as convenient and easy to use as on other cars same age."

Larry C., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When phoning out it will go to the last person I talked to and not the person I want to call."

Carol V., IA (2014 Ford Escape)

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

"Excessive wind noise in the windshield area"

Al P., FL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was water at the passengers feet not caused by a blocked air conditioner drain. Problem not reproduced"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water leaked at the point of the bad windshield seaal"

Wayne B., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"water leaks into the rear signals lights. big droplets on the inside of lens"

Richard K., BC (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Just a noisy vehicle. Not as well made as I thought when I bought it a few years ago"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium)

"water leakage during heavy rain at the left rear of the vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"warning light came on, it was cured by adding 1/2 cup of water to system, yes, 1/2 cup of water."

Walter S., MI (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"water leaking from sun roof"

Anthony C., NJ (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"when going through the car wash there is a small amount of water that gets in through the back hatch"

Steven A., ID (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"The squeaks and rattles vary day to day. They come from the instrument cluster, the console, the roof, the driver's door... just about everywhere"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Panoramic roof sometimes sqeaks"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattles in the rear doors"

Robert H., MO (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear suspension mounts"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"heater fan out of balance"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The rear hatch has opened (unlocked and opened enough to triger the alarm) three time while on the highway and closed down on me while loading groceries, not enough to hurt me. Ford has no resolve or enough complaints to investigate issue"

Richard L., MA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had a persistent rattle in the roof liner due to a bracket for the panoramic sunroof. Its fixed now"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"major rattling, especially over rough roads/train tracks"

Larry J., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is a rattle on the front passenger side which I cannot pinpoint"

Lesley S., ON (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front end thumping and passenger side squeak"

Richard W., IN (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rear gate interior panel keeps coming loose"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Compared to its higher priced competitors, like Audi, the ford has noticeable rattling."

Andy A., MA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Screws on the back inside panel came loose and had to be re-screwed."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The rear suspension struts began squeaking right after they were out of warranty. It costs about $1,300 to replace them."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When the car is set in reverse, there is a knocking sound, which the mechanic said is not an issue. Now the sound is heard when putting into drive."

Laura R., IL (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Had to go back 2X for same noise at different levels until they isolated it to coolant probably having dripped on the belt during pump repair"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape SE)

"not sure what the noise was, more like a clunk..but eventually got resolved"

Larry C., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle in tailgate!!! Screw came loose in handle and rolled around inside of tailgate"

Lee N., OH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"passenger front door, dash & console. still rattles at 45 mph. have to blast the radio"

John J., IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Noisy dash, side doors and luggage area cover. I went to the dealer and they heard the noises but could not locate the source. Severe buzz occurs at 2000 rpm - consistently"

Charlie C., KS (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Have noticed a rattle that the dealer cold not find. Still working on getting it resolved."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A constant rattle coming from the area of the passenger side right rear door. Unable to find out what is causing it.."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattles in/around back seat"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Heat shield under car came loose, rattled. Generally, Lots of interior rattles and vibrations."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattles occurred due to loose interior panels around the rear of the car. I was able to stop this by using adhesives between the panels and the car frame. None of these noises affected the operation o the vehicle."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is a grinding/rubbing sound coming from the steering wheel when turning. I have taken it back to the dealer on several occasions, and have been told that other like vehicles all make the same noise."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape)
Wind noise

"Almost as windy as my 2002 Subaru Forester"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Excessive wind noise on the driver side door travelling at highway speeds. Dealer could not find any reason for the noise"

Mike K., OH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At highway speeds it sounds like the windows are open slightly. I kept checking to see if they weren't closed completely.Dealer wasn't helpful in any solution to this problem"

Donald J., FL (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"from the day I purchased the car there was excessive noise coming from the windows. Ford said it was acceptable levels"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Poor insulation/weather stripping"

Earle H., ME (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a loud wind noise when we bought it. It was a bad seal on the windshield"

Wayne B., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very noisy and makes using SYNC for phone calls difficult, especially on the highway"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"noise at highway speeds. ford did a cowl repair thjat had been on a service bulletin. helped but still have occasional noise"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Absolutely impossible to drive with the back window or windows down. The sound actually hurts my ears and each time I’ve had passengers and the window was put down they complained about the noise. This is not a dog friendly feature when your dog likes the fresh air and loves to go for car rides and I’m not able to put the window down partway for him without discomfort for myself and other passengers."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Sun roof cover is just cloth and flaps and makes nose when driving and window open"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Driver side door had a safety recall.. After repair, noticed increased in traffic noise on driver front side door. Have not taken back... have not had convenient time.. don't have great confidence with dealer"

Larry C., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Road noise seems to be excessive"

Minnie E., CA (2014 Ford Escape SE)

"Front passenger window periodically whistles when traveling on the freeway. Sometimes it whistles for miles, sometimes it doesn't at all."

Dan H., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"much noisier than you would expect for car with this price tag. Have really good tires to help compensate, but still too noisy to enjoy music while on trips."

Larry C., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Excessive wind noise at higher highway speeds"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"As I sit in the driver seat, I always hear a sound as if wind or air is coming in. I don't feel any air. Perhaps the cab of the Escape is not soundproof enough. Still, it bugs me!"

Judy H., NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car just wasn't designed to limit wind noise at highway speeds."

Anonymous, KS (2014 Ford Escape)

"Not sure if it is wind, but road noise is loud. Also hear a hum that could be related to tires because it gets louder with acceleration."

Minnie E., CA (2014 Ford Escape)

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've had severe electrical problems. They have persisted despite numerous repair attempts. Ford is repurchasing the vehicle under Wisconsin Lemon Law. Keyless entry, remote start, push-button start inoperable. Able to unlock vehicle with physical"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The whole center stack died. Nothing worked"

John J., IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Module failed."

John M., PA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Clock

"not working with correct time"

Patricia G., AZ (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"third brake light went out"

James H., IL (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Daytime driving lights/bulbs"

Earle H., ME (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Two turn signal bulbs burned out within six months of purchase"

Michael C., CO (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The Third Brake Light failed. It is a lighting unit that had to be replaced. It was still under warranty which kept us from having to pay for an expensive repair. The Third Brake Light works fine now."

Robert C., GA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"High mount LED brake light failed after 2.5 years. Not covered by warranty. Ford wanted $150 to replace. Ordered replacement online replaced myself for half the price. Still to much money. LED lights should not fail that soon."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Third brake light failed."

Bryan S., NC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Replaced tail light bulbs both sides."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Both back up bulbs blew out this year. If they are LED, shouldn't they of lasted much longer?"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I had to replace one of the exterior lights, because the bulb was burnt down."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front turn signal lamp went out. I appeared to be a major issue to replace, as it was stated the lamp assembly is on very short cord and not easily accessible. I had the dealer replace it."

Ronald O., OH (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Got a brake light warning. Left rear brake bulb had failed. Center, upper LED had failed"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Third rear Brake lights LED malfunctioned. Had to buy a new one"

Wiliam P., WI (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Front turn signal bulb went out. impossible to self maintain. dealer had to remove front bumper to change bulb. $90 charge"

Frank E., TN (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The 3rd brake light went out. Warranty covered the entire fix. The fuse"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My right turn signal light went out. Although there were instructions for changing on the Ford website, the light is in such a tigjt spot that I had to take it to a repair shop to complete the work."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake lights burning out"

David M., TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Gauges

"All failed resulting from the left front brake sensor failure"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"will not read correctly - fuel gauge"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"headlight housing had a faulty seal. Water was getting inside the housing"

David F., NY (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Passenger light was out which was apparently a common problem with wire harness coming loose"

Michael F., OH (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Horn

"Some sort of relay failure"

Anonymous, NS (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Keypad on door would not work. Dealer replaced fuse"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Will not start twice"

Walter G., NC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Only way to enter locked vehicle is manual clicking the fob button."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire pressure monitor

"Low tire pressure light came on whenever the temp dropped"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Indicator would not turn off"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

"Service engine soon light comes on a lot and then goes off. We take it in they can't seem to find a problem but it costs a lot"

Anonymous, ID (2014 Ford Escape 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"airbag warning light came on when outside temp was over 80 deg F"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear center brake light assembly went dark."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wipers operate separately, driver side arm/blade hangs up on outer edge of windshield and does wipe cleanly. Very poor design"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Wiper worked fine. Then driver side wiper would oversweep windshield and passenger side not work at all."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Doors or sliding doors

"Rear hatch stopped working"

T L., IA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The right rear door handle sometimes does not open the door unless you pull it hard, twice. Recalled and repaired but still happens. The rear hatch pull down handle ripped right off the door because the screws securing it came loose"

Edward K., NY (2014 Ford Escape S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"recall item didnt do anything wrong had to change something"

Marsha J., CA (2014 Ford Escape 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Back doors malfunctioned. One back door would suddenly not latch, which became a huge hazard when having two teen kids riding around in the back. The door would swing open on turns and had to be tied shut. Even then, it still felt very unsafe to drive around. What galled me the most is when I brought it in for service, they wanted to charge me for the service - even though it's a major safety issue due to a defect with the car."

Zachary R., OK (2014 Ford Escape)

"recall"

Patricia G., AZ (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall for door latch issue"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Glass defects

"plastic on front headlight spontaneously cracked (not an accident)"

Neil S., NY (2014 Ford Escape 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Locks and latches

"Outside door handles stick in the open position when cold. Even after dealer service for this complaint, the driver's door still exhibits the concern"

Gregory S., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall for door handles"

John S., ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"l;atch on front center console lid broken on delivery. Replaced"

Neil A., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"They were subject of a recall. I experienced no problems."

Steven C., CA (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The car has had two recalls involving hardware issues with door locks and seats."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"warranty work upgrade locks replaced could stop working"

Brian R., CA (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Door handles were sticking problem fixed"

Jack P., FL (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"door locks did not open"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seat belts

"The seat belts do not always retract, causing them to get caught when closing door, which has resulted in paint chips\ping on inner door"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Escape SE)

"The rear seat belts lock and tension in place when securing a child seat. You have to undo the seat belt and let it retension all the way back to normal and then rebuckle"

Edward K., NY (2014 Ford Escape S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Left rear seat belt retract mechanism was occasionally locking up during drives, preventing spouse from freely moving around to do things until it would let go after several attempts. Ford dealer had a hard time replicating exact issue, but as it's a safety mechanism, it was replaced under Ford's commitment on safety mechanisms. New one works fine."

Radoslaw R., VA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seat controls - movement

"#1 seat memory position button stopped wortking. Can still position Driver's seat manually with side of seat button"

Neil A., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"A couple months after purchase the interior tailgate panel came loose and was fixed by the dealer. 1-2 months later, the interior handle used to close the tailgate when it's open broke. It's still hanging by the left side and haven't taken it in yet"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Handle to grab to close hatch on tail has come off 3 times since I got this vehicle. Dealer fixes, lasts a month or 2 then comes off again"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Handle on inside of rear hatch came undone and rattled. Took it to the dealer and it is a known problem and they retightened the screws and issue was fixed"

Chad L., MN (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The pull-down handle inside has clips that continually break - 4 times since purchased in 2015."

Minnie E., CA (2014 Ford Escape)
Windows

"winshield leaked"

Ronald L., VA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Weak motor. Window goes up slowly"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"My entire rear wiper fell off on the hwy"

Barry D., ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The tinted side windows are entirely too dark for night driving. Have to roll them down sometimes to see on either side"

Riley B., KY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"air conditioner stopped working"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"will stop AC and blow hot air"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"1. On long trips (1.5 hrs +), the AC would die out. It would work but the air output slows to a trickle. Traveling a long distance on a hot day becomes uncomfortable. 2. For no apparent reason, the car will always switch at some point from recycled' air to fresh air. Very frustrating when trying to avoid city smog or during allergy season."

Zachary R., OK (2014 Ford Escape)

"The compressor seized up and destroyed the belts, hoses, & other parts of the system"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium)

"Needs 1000 repair"

Andrew L., NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

"The climate control system just stopped working and shut off"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It had to be reprogramed"

Donald J., IN (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When switching from one climate feature to another the fan will continue to operate however, all vents close including floor & defrost vents. The system is operating but the air has nowhere to go. Dealer replaced the control module which helped some"

Kathi R., OR (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The A/C goes hot and blows soft. Have had to pull over and turn off then wait a few minutes and restart to get it to work again."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape)

"The air conditioner will turn off on its own. I have to pull over and re-set the climate controls in order get it to blow cold air."

Dan H., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Strange, but when I have the heat on at 68 through 74, approximately, it's still blowing cool air. I have to increase the heat to 80 , increase the force, THEN it becomes warm. Then I lower it to a comfortable setting. I admit this is the most high=tech vehicle I've ever had, still it makes me wonder if there is a problem. The windshield wipers act weird at times too! Like there's a short or something. I'm not having it checked because I can live with it for now!"

Judy H., NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"The control had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Ford Escape Titanium)

"Fan sucked in a large amount of debris and had to manually removed and cleaned. Some sort of filtering system should have avoided this. $250 repair"

Robert L., MO (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dead mouse had to be removed"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"mice bypassed filter, and ruined motor with debris."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rodent was able to enter the blower fan and deposited debris material necessitating removal and cleaning"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Blower fan frequently just quits when the air condition is running, Have had the ford dealer investigate but they can't figure out the problem"

Anonymous, ID (2014 Ford Escape 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"AC stopped blowing on any fan speed. Turned it off for 5 minutes and then it worked again. Has happened before."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electrical failure

"Key fobs won't open car doors, vehicle won't start and system freezes and unable to do anything randomly"

Brian A., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Evaporator

"Very nasty odor emanating from the evaporator and also A/C system shutdown with no air flow through vents"

Brian A., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A/C unit would shut down after approximately10 minutes. shut the system down and restarted it good for another 10 minutes. There was a recall on the unit. Replaced evaporator assembly"

A M., CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This failure occurred twice both while we were on long road trips. First time in Florida, we stopped at Ford dealer and they fixed it within 15 minutes. Second time was late evening when dealers were closed, waited until next day when we arrived home"

Daniel C., SC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"Doesn't get hot in the winter just warm air so on cold days you are not confortable"

David W., MI (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"Cracked refrigerant tube. Took Ford 2 days to find the problem."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"crack in refrigerant line"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There isn't much to say. The car was sold to me in the winter. The dealership didn't have any real opportunity to test the air conditioning. When the weather got warm, the air conditioning simply didn't work at all. It made all the right noises, as if it were trying to work — the compressor was running, etc. I had had the car only a few months. It had a one year power-train warranty only. But this was ridiculous. The A/C should work the first time I use it. I brought the car back to the dealership from whom I had purchased the car. The checked the refrigerant level, found it was low, recharged it, checked for leaks, found a leak, fixed the leak. It's been working fine ever since. Summer, fall, and winter have passed. I've tried it this spring, and it still works."

David K., MA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"The cable going to the transmission slipped and the vehicle shifter was locked in reverse and the suv could not be started or shifted.Cist to repair was $900.00"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Linkage broke. couldn't put car in gear."

Walter B., PA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The transmission would not come out of park. It was on the real list from Ford and I got an appointment scheduled to take it to the dealership as soon as I got the notice, but the transition stopped before I could get it in. AND I had to pay to have it towed which i did not think was my responsibility"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Ford Escape)
Rough shifting

"Transmission shifts hard. Dealer blames electronic management system. Never corrected"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Periodically the transmission shifts with a clunk during initial acceleration"

Paul G., WA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The transmission has already been rebuilt at 13000 miles & the problem is occurring again. The transmission is very rough when shifting from 2nd to 3rd on a flat road. Its also very noticeable when it shifts out of overdrive"

Kathi R., OR (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When shifting to reverse there would be a delay in engagement of gear and then at times the transmission would engage very rough"

Thomas W., WI (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced transmission shifts rough."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When on highway using cruise control it would occasionally downshift hard when going uphill."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard knock from forward to revoerse"

Jean R., ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When shifting from second to third there was a "slipping" sensation. I had a seller provided warranty and the problem was repaired"

Larry G., SD (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Vehicle has experienced several episodes of transmission pounding from gear to gear requiring dealer service and trans rebuild"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission would sometimes not engage gear right away"

Thomas W., WI (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Developed a leak at the CV joint. Low transmission fluid level lead to slipping. This vehicle does not have a dip stick so you can check the level. Took under engine shroud off and could see tranny fluid all over bottom of engine. Added a quart anyway and drove to dealer since still under warrantee"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The automatic transmission jerked when accelerating and sometimes while cruising. 500$ dollars at the dealership and it still does it, just less often."

Cynthia D., AR (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The transmission quit. It is not working anymore. The internal filter is clogged and there is no way to fix it without replacing it. Very poor design on Ford's part. I will never buy another."

Leonard B., OR (2014 Ford Escape S 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission computer

"Had to put in shop to replace electronics/solenoids"

Raymond W., OH (2014 Ford Escape 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission leaks

"Shortly after buying the car, I noticed a small leak on my driveway under the front part of my car. Brought car to dealer and they noticed that pressure port plugs were loose at rear of transmission. They tightened the plugs and everything has been"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Transmission fluid leaked. Hose was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE)

"Minor leak found and fixed under warranty - it was causing no issues"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The transmission started shifting roughly, and a bad transaxle seal was discovered, which caused a low transmission fluid level."

David B., AR (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Axle seal leaks"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Bad left front brake sensor caused most of the electrical dash gauges to fail. Only the cruise worked control information was displayed so I could see how fast I was going to get to the dealer. The failure happened while driving resulting in the lo"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Calipers

"Rear calipers misaligned themselves and were causing very uneven wear on brake pads and brake rotors (for probably last several thousand miles), with over a 3mm wear difference on the left vs right side of pads on both rear brakes. Firestone caught it and we took care of it, but the damage was enough that calipers and pads had to be replaced, with the extended MAS warranty (car was just over 50K miles so Ford wouldn't cover) only covering caliper work and me having to pay for rest. The brake rotors, while being lowest grade soft junk, will wear out even over the grooves caused by the uneven braking. Once they're done though, I will not replace with OEM garbage that Ford uses either. Should have bought a Subaru, Mazda or VW."

Radoslaw R., VA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Calipers became misaligned and caused premature brake wear & uneven wear on rotors. Calipers were replaced with OEM. Rotors & pads replaced with improved brand, as OEM are lousy & too soft...probably Chinese junk."

Radoslaw R., VA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Master cylinder

"vacuum booster and vacuum generator both failed. Under 24K miles. Ford would not cover."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Parking brake

"Recall: supposedly it could indicate that the brake was set when it really wasn’t which could allow the car to roll after parking."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape)
Premature brake wear

"In my opinion the braking system should not need major work at 40,000 km."

Joe G., PE (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear Brake pads had to be replaced, Normally the front are the first to go?"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"to early for a brake job and costly."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape)

"Just had rear brake pad replaced at 45000 miles and I'm a light breaker."

John R., NC (2014 Ford Escape S 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Calipers became misaligned and caused premature brake wear & uneven wear on rotors. Calipers were replaced with OEM. Rotors & pads replaced with improved brand, as OEM are lousy & too soft...probably Chinese junk."

Radoslaw R., VA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear brake pads were worn out at 49,000 miles. Previous rear brake pads have lasted at least 100,00 miles.Front pads on the Escape are good with many more miles left."

David H., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"had rearbrakes replaced at 19000 miles because of uneven wear and rust."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape)

"I think they are made out of cheap components. But road it and send hurts them also."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape)
Pulsation or vibration

"turned front rotors"

David A., MO (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Two years and had to repair brake and roters again."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape)
Regular brake failure

"The brakes were rusted to the point of failure due to the vehicle sitting on the dealer's lot for an extended period without being run."

Mary R., MA (2014 Ford Escape)
Rotors

"I just noticed a flat spot on my right rear rotor 2 days ago and need to call for an appointment to get this checked out"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Escape)

"Rotors need to be turned or replaced. This is premature to me at 40,000 km."

Joe G., PE (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"very costly brake job"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape)

"back wheel rotors needed to be turned down, or pallished because, they were scoreing the ROTORS, FORD BREAKS AS TOLD BY MEGANICK,"

Floyd P., NY (2014 Ford Escape S 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The rear brakes were worn and needed to be replaced (rotors & calipers) sooner than I would have expected from a new vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Both brake pads and rotors had to be replaced at 15,000 and were not covered under warranty. Not acceptable"

Thomas W., NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Lower engine cover came loose and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Molding on passenger side door became loose."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drain clip on door fell off . It was replaced . Now another one fell off. When the first one fell off they had to order the part. Since this is a recurring problem now on more than just my vehicle they now have a supply in their parts department"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Gas cap cover became loose and fell off"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The handle that you use to close the hatch came off"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Trim between mirror and windshield fits loosely and can come off. Carpeting was cut incorrectly and shows insulation"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"two pieces of plastic fell off. One on the back door (the handle) the other in the back seat covering bolts"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Escape S)

""Rear Hatch" has a handle for closing hatch. Trim panel fasteners failed at @7,000 miles"

William P., TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drivers side dash board popped loose, looks terrible. Quoted cost to repair is $550 from the dealer. I'm living with it. Very poor quality."

Phil L., AZ (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The interior handle to pull the rear hatch closed came loose, making it difficult to close the hatch using this handle. I had to take it to the dealer to fix it. They explained that the screw holding the mount was not properly installed at the factory, and that is why it worked loose"

Anonymous, WV (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear Hatch interior handle and molding was loose. Dealer had seen this problem before"

Thomas R., NY (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"the color has faded quickly"

Noah G., GA (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Paint chips easily. Stones or road salt striking hood area results in a chip,,,every time"

Lee N., OH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A crack on the front of the hood developed over the past year."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rust

"There is rust appearing coming through under some trim under the truck door window"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Escape Titanium)

"I already discussed the issue."

Joe G., PE (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rust formed on the rear hatch causing the paint to peel."

Joe G., PE (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"After purchase, rust was noticed on the inside or both right side doors. Not pointed out at purchase. Ford dealer declined any liability. Repair cost $1000/"

John M., ON (2014 Ford Escape)

"We notice that the lower part of the front doors were rusted. Dealer and ford answer:Warranty is limited to 3 years"

Daniel K., QC (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The navigation system very seldom works well. (should have listened to you). the phone is nothing but a pain. The radio is OK but the heater is hard to work in the back seat"

K S., OH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Display screen would freeze up, making it impossible to change anything on the radio and/or change climate control temperature.. Backup camera would not display all information"

Ronald C., SC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Computer for the Navigation system malfunctioned and had to be replaced. Backup camera has been replaced four times"

John B., NV (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At one point the sync system would not connect to my cell phone's address book and had to be reset at the dealer"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Makes phone calls on its own"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"All parties - Ford, Microsoft and Apple disclaim responsibility"

William C., ID (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Difficult to use, screen not responsive"

Anonymous, KS (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"System allows several phones to sync with My Ford Touch, but, you need to go online and switch the number that will be allowed to use sync services. All phones that are sync'd should be allowed to access sync services"

Gregory S., MI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sync does not listen and understand simple commands, especially with making phone calls. Calls wrong phone book entry, call House, "there are mulipule choices" when there are not"

Richard L., MA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"would not connect"

Stefan K., PA (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the system completely failed, had to have a new one installed"

Lenora K., OR (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sync goes in and out in terms of USbility. Additionally, me electronic system is faulty in reading the status of engine care! I just had an oil change and it was still telling me I needed an oil change"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Not easy to use, difficult viewing angles, and desperately needs an update (which Ford is working on already)"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Not easy to use, difficult viewing angles, and desperately needs an update (which Ford is working on already)"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"APIM module needed to be replaced twice after entire system would shut down and stay off for days at a time"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The camera supposedly went bad which caused the rear view picture to display inverted; there were no fault messages displayed on the Ford SYNC. It could have been a s/w issue but there was no way to determine as a consumer. It cost over $800 to fix at a Ford dealership - I feel ripped off."

David S., NV (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

4WD/AWD components

"The differential is part of the AWD components"

Anonymous, PE (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Differential

"Rear differential replaced under warranty after 3000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The vehicle made a clicking sound when turning. It also acted as if the tires were slipping on an incline. There was also a pronounced humming sound when driving at higher speeds as the problem got worse."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A noise from the rear differential. We were told this was a known fault with the Escape AWD. The dealership ordered all the parts and rebuilt the differential under warranty"

Anonymous, PE (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very noisy. Replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Purchased an extended warranty from dealer; car developed noise that sounded like the differential and took it to the dealer to diagnose and was told it was the brakes. Replaced brakes but noise persisted (actually slowly getting worse); finally took it to another garage and told the differential was bad and (now out of warranty) had to pay $1,500 to have it replaced with a used replacement."

Kevin K., MI (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"grinding noise"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Driveline vibration

"Transmission shaft hangar bearing was making noise. Dealer replaced under drivetrain warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Driveshaft or axle

"The driver side transaxle broke and caused a leak of fluid and slippage which could have been a safety problem!"

K S., OH (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"it was causing a whining noise, I am just upset as I have never in all of years of owning a vehicle ever had to replace the driveshaft, luckly it was under the ford 5 year wareentee"

Stephen J., QC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electrical failure

"4 times the car won't recognise the key and wont start as part of its anti-theft control. We had to disconnect battery and it worked from then on. Dealership has no idea what's going on"

Bill P., ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Stability control (ESC)

"The car feels more like a rough truck rather than an SUV"

Trevas Y., NM (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS Light, Traction and Stability Control Off, Four Wheel Drive Disengaged, Hill Start? Assist Off Listed warning lights due bad right rear tire sensor at 37668. Occurred again at 45000 due to left rear tire senor."

John R., NC (2014 Ford Escape S 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Traction control

"Electronic fault eliminated all wheel drive. Front wheel drive was available. Dealer had difficulty diagnosing problem. Many trips back and forth until bad connector in rear discovered. Unhappy with dealer, not with car. Since repair system works perfectly."

Douglas D., WI (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transfer case

"During the last oil change the Ford technician noticed that one of the oil seals was leaking fluid. Ford replaced the faulty shaft seal"

Anonymous, ME (2014 Ford Escape)

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

"Car, upon acceleration, will pull to the right forcing you to really control the steering wheel. If you're turning in front of oncoming traffic and have to accelerate, the car will weave left and right requiring you to really control the direction"

Wayne J., TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wheels out of alignment from factory , needs to replace rear tires"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Bushings

"making a clicking sound when turning, never was a safety issue just a nuisance, but Ford treated me great and replaced them"

Stephen J., QC (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Poor parts from supplier"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"had strut bearings replaced under warranty due to noise when turning"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"noise experienced when hitting potholes Shocks required replacement under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"noise in rear when hitting a bump"

Edmund D., FL (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear shocks have failed twice. Replaced under warranty both times and dealer indicated that they would cover repairs if there is another failure, even if vehicle is out of warranty, until lease end"

N W., ON (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"keeps failing after a year replaced under warranty"

Cao Y., ON (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Springs or torsion bars

"The rear suspension ruined a new set of tires which I had to replace after just 10000 miles, it’s an ongoing issue Ford has refused to recall. We have had nine recalls on this vehicle since buying it"

John H., OH (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Power steering failed at 12000 miles. Ford had to replaced the entire Electronic Power Assist steering rack. Steering rack failed suddenly without warning but I was able to drive the vehicle (without power steering) to the dealer for 2 days worth of"

Anonymous, ME (2014 Ford Escape)
Tire wear is uneven

"The pulling to the (mostly) right when accelerating forces you to somewhat weave which has caused the front tires to wear more than they should. Note: I have had this car back to dealer 6-8 times and they (say) they can't find anything wrong and th"

Wayne J., TX (2014 Ford Escape SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Inside tread of new rear tires wore out in less than 10,000 miles. Took it to the dealer and found out that a rear control arm needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, WV (2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wheel bearings

"Wheel bearing in the right tire failed very early. Mechanic said he thought it was involved with the earlier PTO or 4 wheel drive problem"

Carl S., PA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Gas pumps routinely shut off before the tank is totally full. Can leave as much as 1/10 of the tank empty"

Riley B., KY (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine computer

"Intermittent failure of electronic engine system causing the engine to run "rough.""

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)