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2012 Ford Escape Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

3 star
mgeorgiades1@verizon.net 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.

Pricing Trends

Average price by trim:
  • Limited $21,269
  • XLS $16,236
  • XLT $18,191

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2012 Ford Escape

Overall
Overall Front Crash
Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Overall Side Crash
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
Rollover
Side Pole Crash

Recall Notices

2012 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.