2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Consumer Review: Too Many Issues

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Too Many Issues
By jlcomstock on


2009 Ford Escape Hybrid Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I've had too many issues:

1. Steering locking up while driving, had entire column replaced under warranty

2. Rear window leak

3. Missing wiring for heated mirror

4. Busted A/C blend actuator within a year

5. Brakes and rotors needed at 30k, even though the car uses regenerative braking that doesn't even use the pads and rotors above 5mph.

6. Jerky transition to mechanical brakes in rainy weather.
Too loose a transition to mechanical brakes in hot/dry weather.

Grinding / Rubbing noise when turning sharp left that no one has been able to fix.

Just too many issues.

Best Features

Mileage is great for an SUV. The SYNC system is awesome. Car looks sharp, inside and out. Great pick-up and go for a heavy hybrid.

Worst Features

At least make sure the steering doesn't lock up while I'm driving, and make sure the brakes and rotors will last longer than a normal car. That was a huge selling point, but now its a huge drawback and liability.
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