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2012 Ford Escape Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

3 star
mgeorgiades1 writes:
Would not buy another

Nothing in beginning, not holding up with under 36,000 miles, paint, window leak, engine gearing up while accelerating.I would not buy another, as the paint job is inferior, the windows leak inside casusing stench of mold? Just not a healthy choice and I am a retired nurse, widow of age 74.

Safety Ratings and Recalls


2012 Ford Escape

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Recall Notices

2012 Ford Escape (10/26/2016)

Campaign Number: 16V777000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured February 26, 2009, to April 29, 2012, and 2010-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured February 25, 2009, to December 12, 2010. On vehicles with a 3.0L engine, the Fuel Delivery Module (FDM) may crack, causing a fuel leak.
Defect: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the FDM flange with one that has a redesigned fuel supply port, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices were mailed to owners on December 13, 2016. Owners will recieve a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S41.

2012 Ford Escape (6/3/2015)

Campaign Number: 15E045000
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: The Timken Company (Timken) is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. The affected wheel bearings have incorrect dimensions of a 42mm bore, 76mm outer dimension, and 39mm width, instead of a 42mm bore, 78mm outer dimension and a 45mm width.
Defect: Use of an incorrectly sized wheel bearing can adversely affect the braking and steering of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2015. Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536.