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Ford Escape Engine Problems

1257 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Escape. 216 of these members (17.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 336 engine repairs to Ford Escapes--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 1323 repairs.

Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 222 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Ford Escape repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

5700 mi   Check Engine light. found to be a loose gas cap. 
6000   Gas cap light came on. After several attempts to correct with no luck the problem cleared itself after several hours. 
5850   Check Engine light came on. Found to be a faulty gas cap. Replaced under warranty 
12400   Gas tank was slow filling. The dealer told me that almost all of their 2007 and 2008 Escapes have a problem where the gas tank vent gets clogged with ice and dirt. There is apparantly a TSB on it. They fixed and cleaned the fuel tank vent as per the TSB. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

16000 mi   Warning light came on about a transmission problem, but nothing was apparent in the operation of the vehicle. Happened initally when operating on battery, but became more frequent, happening when running gas or electric engine. 
21000   Display indicated "Stop Safely Now" as vehicle came to a complete stop. Had to power off, unlock doors, and restart vehicle. 
63000 US $100 Two codes were reported, repaired under a combination of extended warranty and a technical service bulletin. The water pump needed to be repaired/replaced. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

47000 mi US $17 Minor slow emissions leak - replaced after-market locking gas cap. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

47000 mi   Coil and spark plug replaced. Codes indicated misfiring cylinder #5. Claim this was due to the engine detailing and cleaning resulted in chemical getting into coil and ruining it. Rplaced and works fine.  
8000   Gas filler tube updated - couldn't use fast setting at pump. Rear suspension bushings replaced due to 'grunting' noises in rear. 
23000   Gas pedal felt 'sticky'. Throttle body assembly replaced. 

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2003 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

65100 mi C $100 Fuel pump,fuel meter sensor. 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

86000 mi US $650 New fuel pump and filter. 
96000   Ignition coils 4 & 5 were bad and were replaced. 
101500   Broken radiator hose plus flush and fill. 
120700   Serpentine belt and tensioner. 
132500   New oil pan gasket. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

70000 mi US $600 Could not keep it running. Replaced valve in air mix..2nd time for problem. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

143000 mi US $540 2 bad coils, 1 bad coil connector, and bad EVAP Canister solenoid. All replaced. 

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