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2007 Ford Escape Problems and Repair Histories

77 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Ford Escape. 24 of these members (31.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 61 repairs to 2007 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Ford Escape problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Ford Escape problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

23% of the 2007 Ford Escape repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 21% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 38% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 61 repairs.

2007 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Ford Escape repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 12% between $500 and $999, 15% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 34 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Ford Escape problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 59000    
61500 45500 engine needed -replaced due to timing belt tensioner broke and went inside the engine 
69000 400 window regulator another window regulator failed a couple weeks later, replaced at same time 
126000 70 Water pump started leaking and needed replaced 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 13000    
28000 32  
37000 130 Right rear passenger window wouldn't work. Motor was replaced. 
46000  

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
65 Idler pulley bearing starting making noise and had to be replaced 
1 Back up light switch stopped working, removed and repaired. 
176000 5 Tone ring broke, brazed it in place. 
195000 5 Had to replace repaired tone ring, but the vehicle has 195,000 miles at this time 
198000  

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 30000    
33000 804 Car had a jerk forward around 12mph when decelerating 10% of time. Ford hotline said normal when hybrid battery overcharged. Second repair trip found cracked ABS ring on rt front wheel that sent erroneous signal confusing system, causing jerk. Rattle in front end was worn/damaged bushings and extensions of stabilizer bar links Despite reputation that hybrids have long brake pad life due to regenerative braking, my pads were completely worn and rotors also had to be replaced at 33k 
37000 1100 Lost all freon due to leak/hole in condenser 
75000 275 Ring on axle broke (second time also happened earlier on the front). This makes the antilock sense differently and more often operate erratically 
88000  
Ford Escape in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 56000    
58500 35 Service Soon beep and warning light. DTC B1239 (a special Ford code). Replaced blend door actuator, a part of the traction battery cooling system. Has been OK for 2 weeks now. 
61000 220 Replaced rear shocks to prepare for a long trip. Were starting to show signs of wear. 
78000 310 Replaced the motor electronics cooling system (MECS) pump because it was overheating. Fairly common w early Escape hybrids. Labor $100. Parts $210. 
79300 593 "Stop safely now" warning. Replaced a second (different) cooling pump in the hybrid system. The previous repair, the most common cause of such overheating, didn't fix the problem. This one did. 
103700 450 replace worn tie rod ends, plus 4-wheel alignment 
110000  
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 35000    
47000 17 Minor slow emissions leak - replaced after-market locking gas cap. 
84000 470 Hybrid battery ventillation door actuator intermittent - replaced and reflashed module. Part cost $44, $405 labor and diagnostic fees. 
89000 74 A/C weak performance in urban setting; okay during hwy driving. Dealer recommended compressor replacement. Another shop reported high refrigerant pressures, suggested restriction/blockage. Hybrid service info unavail; not released by Ford. 
102000 115 AC system problems: leak in system, incorrect pressures. Fill system and charge with dye. Return visit to understand leak. More repairs pending. 
104000 260 Hybrid battery evaporator and comfort cooling evaporator had obstructions. Clean and repl orifice tube. Repl dryer/filter and recharge. System better but not 100%. 
119000 278 Replace blower fan switch Replaced dash lights. 
122000 70 Diagnosis only, no repairs. 
123000 750 Prior trip to dealer recommended compressor, accumulator, thermal control valve replacement for $2200 estimated repairs,Found evidence of refrigerant leak.I replaced those parts plus the serpentine belt for about $700. Paid a friend to help 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 44000    
45300 600 Engine system coolant pump replaced. Not under warranty. Service soon light coming on occasionally for a month with increasing frequency. Light continued to come on 3x weekly after repair. 
46700 0 Navigation system not working intermittently. Screen dimming, flipping through pages randomly, turning on and off on own,sound not loud enough. Via phone dealer says it sounds like the control head, entire unit needs replaced. We did not fix. Est $500. 
48000 0 Ongoing problem with check engine light. Replaced engine system coolant pump x2 and light still coming on. System reset as well. Found out that the door to the hybrid battery in this system was not working properly. Not urgent, delaying repair $$$ 
58700 250 Door to hybrid battery compartment replaced. Service soon light kept coming on 3x/week. Had previously replaced pump twice only to find out it was this door instead. 
67300 0 12v battery going dead when ignition turned on but car not running for 30min, happened mulitiple times. Dealer said battery fine, replaced anyway and problem stopped. Believe damage to battery is due to Nav CD player malfunction. Nav system on fritz, going on and off on own, trying to eject cd continuiously but unsuccessfully, did not fix due to cost, repaired on own quite successfully by hitting the dashboard just above the Nav system with fist. Works great!! 
107500 150 Windsheild wipers detached from the frame and needed to be welded into place. 
145000  

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 24000    
55000 280 Problem: ABS light and 4x4 light intermittently went on (could feel it activate). Dealer diagnosed replaced LF tone ring. 
58500 220 tone ring replacement. This is the "other side" from the repair 6 months ago. They took ~$100 off the bill as the two repairs were so close. 
62000 330 blend door replacement? $34 part with lots of labor to access (removal of dash) 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 23560    
39680 1000 Front rotors were shot, cratered- cheap steel. Hybrid problem since brakes not used much 
45260 0 Weak battery, after sitting for weekend would be dead- replaced brakes grab after sitting for couple days ...starting to grind again....was told thats because its a hybrid so most braking is on generator & brakes get rusty- 'normal' :-/- maybe for a Ford? 
46500 700 Condensor failed, had to be replaced 
52700 2000 3rd time in for brakes. rusted rotors, pads shot. Was told because hybrid doesnt use brakes as much lol. what a POC 

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