Safety Ratings
2008 Ford Escape
Front Crash Driver Side 3.5000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 3.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints1326
Number of Investigations4
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2008 Ford Escape vehicles

2008 Ford Escape (9/29/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V606000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

Defect: If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S28.

2008 Ford Escape (9/29/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V606000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

Defect: If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S28.

2008 Ford Escape (6/3/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15E045000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

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.

2008 Ford Escape (9/3/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V526000

Component Name: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.

Defect: If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.

2008 Ford Escape (5/29/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V284000

Component Name: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18, 2006, through September 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. As a result, the system could remove the Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist.

Defect: If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (PSCM) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the PSCM when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on July 18, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S05.

2008 FORD ESCAPE for sale under $20,000

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$16,284

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 35,671 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Hailey, ID
  • MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy
  • 9 Days on Lot

2008 Ford Escape XLT

$15,650

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 60,083 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Marion, IL
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
$15,420

2008 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 40,924 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Ripon, WI
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
  • 121 Days on Lot

2008 Ford Escape Limited

$16,995

2008 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 78,190 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Lihue, HI
  • MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Ford Escape XLT

$18,900

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 27,163 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Albertville, AL
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy

2008 Ford Escape XLT

$19,900

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 19,000 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Comanche, TX
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
$18,925

2008 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 92,671 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Georgetown, TX
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
  • 668 Days on Lot

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

$15,995

2008 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 98,765 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • MPG: 29 City / 27 Hwy
$15,987

2008 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 63,624 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy
  • 670 Days on Lot
$16,777

2008 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 72,193 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Mesa, AZ
  • MPG: 29 City / 27 Hwy
  • 405 Days on Lot

2008 Ford Escape Limited

$15,990

2008 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 106,791 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Woodstock, GA
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2008 Ford Escape Limited

$15,500

2008 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 53,922 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
$15,495

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 94,987 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Kansas City, MO
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
  • 50 Days on Lot

2008 Ford Escape XLT

$18,991

2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 32,008 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Media, PA
  • MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy

2008 Ford Escape Limited

$15,995

2008 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 83,709 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Jenkintown, PA
  • MPG: 17 City / 22 Hwy
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