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2006 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (21%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (6%)

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2006 Ford Escape electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (37%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 35 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

17000 mi Warranty Work. Defective Turn Signal Sensor Replacement. High Beams switched on when using right turn signal with lights on. Ford Dealer Repair Manager friendly but took twice to correct the problem. Now repaired. 
21000 mi Right turn signal caused high beams to turn on. Warranty repair replaced faulty turn sensor. 
59000 mi The driver side socket for the low beam head lights shorted, which required replacement of socket connector. Used aftermarket part and 30 minutes time to splice now socket in place. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

81000 mi Realized cruise control didn't work, dealer ordered a relay. 
82000 mi The dealership replaced the relay for the cruise and that didn't fix the issue... now they say it's some kind of switch so they ordered that part... I'm on my 4th time back to the dealership for them to fix this... NOT HAPPY WITH THEM! 
83000 mi Problem is not the switch. Now saying it's the wiring..just now offering me a loaner however I need to pick the loaner up during the week since the loaner people aren't there on sat 
84000 mi Finally fixed cruise...only prob is the amber light when you 1st turn the cruise on isn't working but the green light when the cruse is engaged does work...guess will live with it since it does work just not as it should. 
41000 mi

US $810
Alternator replaced. Required 4+ hours of labor, as the front axle needed to be removed to get access to the alternator. 
72000 mi

US $1008
While driving to Arizona my AC compressor failed in Kansas.  
68000 mi

US $50
Loose radio wire. 
56420 mi

C $650
Alternator failed. needed to be replaced. it killed the battery in the process 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi Air conditioner was intermittant and often did not blow cold. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

81000 mi

US $200
no working air conditioning...checked system, replaced freon 
119000 mi

US $315
related to previous problem where car failed to restart after shutoff only when warm; mechanic said it could be starter 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

75000 mi

US $150
Replaced battery. Dead. 
82300 mi

US $912
Bad O-ring near A/C condenser. Had to remove entire front bumper to access. Also replaced front sway bar links. Machined all rotors. 
142000 mi

US $395
Service manager said engine battery failed test. It was replaced. 
49000 mi

US $81
Navigation system tracked auto behind true location. TSB issued on nav, and recalibration resolved problem. 

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2006 Ford Escape Electrical Problems

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