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2012 Ford Escape Problems and Repair Histories

55 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Ford Escape. 12 of these members (21.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 25 repairs to 2012 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 Ford Escape problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

20% of the 2012 Ford Escape repairs were to the engine, 28% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 20% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 25 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2012 Ford Escape problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 4340    
4340 0 Poor shifting in the auto trans Rear lift gate latch 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 0    
4000 0 Faulty paint on lift gate, chipped off exposing the primer underneath. small spot in the corner. 
16000 0 replaced the cam positioning sensor on the left side 
22000 0 replaced the cam positioning sensor on the right side 
36000  

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 5000    
20000 0 TPMS sensor replaced. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 0    
26000 0 Remove / replace left front radio speaker Right rain gutter adhesive failure allowed trim to curl away from body. 
27000 0 License plate lamp holder broken during mfg, replaced under warranty. 
32000 0 RF radio speaker distorting like LF speaker did earlier. R2 the RF speaker. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2013 13000    
14000 0 Have had a highway speed vibration since 4000 miles. Nobody can figure it out. It is only felt through the steering wheel at highway speed. Very irritating. 
 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
12380 90 Resurface front rotors 
14240 0 Battery needed to be boosted several time over the last month. 
15500 0 Hard and/or delayed transmission shifts. Software updated to correct problem 
17980  
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 1000    
2700 0 Passenger vanity mirror light didn't work. New visor with mirror ordered and replaced per warranty. 
8000  

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 0    
7300 0 Suspension noise. Repair required 
22000  
Ford Escape in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 1000    
1700 0 Sunroof was not flush with roof when closed. Glass panel realigned by dealer. 
9500 0 Paint defect - left C-pillar. Dealer had to sublet to body shop for repair. Vehicle vibrates excessively at idle when in gear with A/C engaged. Ford has issued Special Service Message 22065 but as of October 2011 has not released a fix other than checking engine mounts. Technician says problem is in PCM programming. 
19000 0 While inspecting transmission during a routine service visit, technician discovered the A/T valve-body was "cooked" and needed to be rebuilt. 
22000 0 Routine LOF and tire rotation. Also check harsh shifting from recently-rebuilt transmission. Dealer could not replicate problem. 
Ford Escape in Nunavit Territory, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 6820    
6820 425 Automatic arming. Shuts engine system down. Keys lost their programming.Had to take it to an authorized service centre for Ford but not a dealer since my location dictated such 
9300  

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