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Ford Escape Engine Problems and Repair Histories

1203 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Escape. 265 of these members (22%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 286 engine repairs to Ford Escapes--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Ford Escape problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Ford Escape problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford Escape repairs by problem area

26% of the Ford Escape repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1088 repairs.

Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Escape engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 16% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 194 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 Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 5000    
5800 0 Check Engine light. found to be a loose gas cap. 
6000 0 Gas cap light came on. After several attempts to correct with no luck the problem cleared itself after several hours. 
7600 0 Check Engine light came on. Found to be a faulty gas cap. Replaced under warranty 
5000  
Ford Escape in Northwest Territory, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 11160    
12400 0 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

Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 1000    
16000 0 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 0 Display indicated "Stop Safely Now" as vehicle came to a complete stop. Had to power off, unlock doors, and restart vehicle. 
63000 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. 
71000  

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 35000    
47000 17 Minor slow emissions leak - replaced after-market locking gas cap. 
123000  

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 47000    
47000 0 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.  
 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Gas filler tube updated - couldn't use fast setting at pump. Rear suspension bushings replaced due to 'grunting' noises in rear. 
23000 0 Gas pedal felt 'sticky'. Throttle body assembly replaced. 
73000  

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2003 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 60760    
65100 100 Fuel pump,fuel meter sensor. 
 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in District of Columbia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 85000    
86000 650 New fuel pump and filter. 
96000 350 Ignition coils 4 & 5 were bad and were replaced. 
101500 530 Broken radiator hose plus flush and fill. 
120700 612 Serpentine belt and tensioner. 
132500 500 New oil pan gasket. 
146000  

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 69000    
70000 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

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 139000    
143000 540 2 bad coils, 1 bad coil connector, and bad EVAP Canister solenoid. All replaced. 
 

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