2022 Ford Escape Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Powertrain and structure issues are among the top complaints from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

The 2022 Ford Escape is an SUV designed to bring enjoyment and pleasure to the busy family. The automaker claims it provides the “capability you expect,” but the complaints about this Ford vehicle are adding up. In fact, there are already issues with the powertrain and structure.

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Problems with the Powertrain

The transmission complaints have been coming in since before the Escape ever hit the road. A look at popular publications shows that this powertrain has serious issues.

In fact, Edmunds wrote that the “transmission’s abrupt shifts” and it provides a “lackluster handling.” The site goes further to say, “Less appealing is how the Escape drives. Essentially, we expect a little more refinement and handling precision.”

Of course, no one should have expected Ford to build a reliable Escape with this model. In the past, even the engine has been defective, to the point that class-action lawsuits were filed. If things remain the same with the newer model, it won’t be long before overheating and engine damage occurs, along with excessive amounts of smoke and possible vehicle fires. Ford even sets this up with the tagline “capability you expect,” providing that no one should think anything has changed.

Problems with the Brakes

The 2022 Escape might look like a stylish SUV, but the way it was built is something that shouldn’t be bragged about.

Even Car and Driver points out issues with how it is equipped by saying, “Its cabin isn’t as refined as rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson, the Mazda CX-5, and the Volkswagen Tiguan.”

It’s clear that Ford hasn’t been built up to normal standards. The SUV was barely released and it was subject to a massive recall. NHTSA Campaign Number 21V922000 states that the rear brake linings might not have been produced correctly. Not only is braking performance affected, but it can also lead to an accident. Drivers might need to push harder on the brake pedal to get the SUV stopped. However, Ford doesn’t currently have a remedy to fix the problem. For now, the company says it will be in contact with customers when a resolution is reached. In the meantime, customers can continue slamming down the brake pedal in hopes that the SUV will stop. Where is the “capability” that customers are expecting? It’s difficult to believe anyone wants a vehicle that might just keep going even if the brake pedal is depressed.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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