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Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1814 repairs.

Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 253 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6000 mi The accelerator is VERY touchy. For example, at 1-2 MPH in a parking lot looking for a spot, you just think about touching the accelerator and the Escape lurches slightly & there is a pronounced KLUNK from drivetrain slack. After 1K miles. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 mi Engine lost coolant and temperature needle went to hot right as I parked. Towed to dealer. Dealer found loose hose connection near thermostat. Replaced thermostat & added coolant. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

13500 mi Fuel pump failed while driving 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

26000 mi CEL on with rough idle 
16740 mi TSB 13-02-15 – 2013 Escape – 1.6L GTDI – Service Engine Soon Light – DTC P26B7 – Built On Or Before 2/13/2013 Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.6L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine built on or before 2/13/2013 may 
3500 mi Turbo got very loud, dealer replaced "entire system" but wasn't forthcoming with better info, still not happy. Gas mileage is suffering is since noise developed. 
15000 mi P26B7 CEL, + little heat + poor fuel mileage of 16mpg. Coolant bypass solenoid failed, which from what I can gather, seems to be a modern day interpretation of a thermostat. 
210000 mi

US $300
Valve cover gaskets, coil over packs, main catalytic ,spark plugs, intake plenum upper lower gaskets, pcv valve and pcv valve hose 3 sections, all these parts replaced cause of systematic failure of oil seeping to spark plug well . 
13700 mi Burning odor from engine compartment that enters the vehicle while at a stand still 
54500 mi Check engine light illuminated. A sensor on the emissions system had gone bad. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

14880 mi Check engine light on and off. code p26b7, replace bypass valve 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

16000 mi Recall 14s17, correct driveability issues due to splices in wiring harness 
72540 mi Splash shield is removed for engine oil changes, fastener threads stripped after 14 oil changes, inadequate design. Mechanic installed new fasters, not a permanent repair. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

70000 mi Check engine light on, loud thumping/flatulence sound from the rear of the car. Gas filler tube assembly gasket released gas tank pressure, dealer re-seated the gasket and couldn't reproduce the noise. 
84000 mi

US $351
Check engine light was on, car had difficulty starting after refueling. Expected symptom after previous problem could not be reproduced- dealer said vent valve failure was likely with time, but driving was safe. Should wait until repeatable. 
4000 mi The car stalled and would not restart 
5000 mi Applied TSB to address the stall no start issues that occurred last month 
16080 mi oil leaking from turbo engine stalling on highway, throttle assembly replaced 
10300 mi Engine light came on, dealer could not fine a problem, it happened again. After restart engine light went out both times. Car ran fine after 
13000 mi Car began hesitating, clunking into gears and felt like it was going to die. Caused by a wiring harness that is part of a new recall. Parts for the recall are not available for another month so dealer made repairs to the harness instead. 
29000 mi Gas smell in car and in garage. PCV hose replaced per TSB 
37700 mi initial road trip with car, on the freeway, intermittent odd noise coming from rear of vehicle. After 10 minutes, attempted to pull over and check, vehicle died on exit ramp and would not start for several minutes. Same problem as previous. Strange sound, Stall, no start. Started engine using process to start a flooded engine. Shop could not duplicate. Same symptoms as above. I diagnosed the issue based on knowledge of recall on Mazda vehicles. (Spider egg sac in gas tank purge line.) Noise car was making was vacuum in gas tank caused by faulty purge control valve. 
37000 mi Turbo cooler hose failed 
15500 mi Pop sound in exhaust. Repaired as per TSB. 
21700 mi Intermittent rough idle 
14260 mi changed the muffler according to Ford's SSM concerning the "ping sound" at cold start. 
18600 mi The escape kept stalling all of a sudden with message : engine problem. service now. . Then after re-ingnition it would be fine for a couple of days. Took it to Ford where they performed TSB 13-12-12, changing wires. 
3000 mi The heat shield over the muffler and catalytic converter tore loose due to poor design and had to be replaced. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

10000 mi TSB 13-7-5ISSUE: Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6L or 2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines may exhibit difficult to start, runs rough at start up, crank no start, lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation concerns with 
18000 mi Service engine light came on day after purchase and wouldn't clear thy checked codes and replaced the coolent bypass solenoid , checked the system and cleared the codes repair done under warranty 
84000 mi

US $750
Leaking hose. 
14700 mi Over heat 
18000 mi Overheated 
20000 mi Overheated 
20500 mi Would not start, wire issue 
21500 mi Overheated yet again 
28000 mi check eng. light on 
24000 mi Low coolant warning. Replace water pump. Engine hesitation and raving. 
29000 mi Check engine light with service engine warning. Engine goes into limp mode. Reset on restart. 8 times in month. Wire harness splices repaired. 
15000 mi hose was leaking antifreeze 
46880 mi coolant was low. they found a loose hose clamp. pressure held for 1 hr afterwards 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

11160 mi Car vibrates incredibly when at a standstill when in Drive, or Reverse. When in neutral or park it doesn't vibrate at all. Ford says they can't do anything about it. Seems like a drivetrain issue but Ford is ignoring. Only present on 1.6L. 
38000 mi replaced leaking water pump, along with recall for overheating. 
35000 mi Low coolant warning light appeared. Dealer replaced leaking water pump. The vehicle claimed it was overheating and would not move. Towed to dealer, and they couldn't find a problem. They topped off the coolant and returned the car to me. 
7000 mi Odor of coolant after driving. Had to replace degas tank to correct. POOR MPG's. Advertised as 30mpg highway. Never better than 23. Ford knows of issue and will come out with a re-flash for the engine software this summer. That is what I was told by dealer. 
15000 mi Coolant odor. 3rd trip into shop they decided water pump defective. Dealer performed recall for cooling system also. Dealer also replaced exhaust system due to popping noise when starting engine cold in morning. They also flashed computer 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

3100 mi Suddenly the main screen displayed "Engine failure" and the engine became extremely weak. They ran some diagnostics but couldn't find a cause, it fixed itself. It looked like overheating to me. Rescheduled for a software reset next Tuesday. Engine failure warning, no acceleration, diagnosed as acceleration body failure, sensors not reporting back to main computer. Repair delay due to replacement part shipping and testing. 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

16000 mi replaced the cam positioning sensor on the left side 
22000 mi replaced the cam positioning sensor on the right side 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

6820 mi

C $425
Automatic arming. Shuts engine system down. Keys lost their programming.Had to take it to an authorized service centre for Ford but not a dealer since my location dictated such 
9500 mi Vehicle vibrates excessively at idle when in gear with A/C engaged. Ford has issued Special Service Message 22065 but as of October 2011 has not released a fix other than checking engine mounts. Technician says problem is in PCM programming. 
51460 mi

¤1200
Open wrench shown on my dshboard. When it's shown the engine is still running but no power even when I tried to apply power on the accelerator. 
47000 mi Grinding noise under acceleration. Dealer said it was a pulley and replaced. 
61300 mi Still sounds like a diesel. It's a "company" vehicle so we gave up, as it is going out of commission late this year. Escape 2012 is a nice vehicle, but cheap materials and poor dealer troubleshooting would be a showstopper if private owned 
67500 mi Pulley noise 
76000 mi Pulley noise 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

34000 mi

US $54
Fuel pump relay and Fuel Inertia cutoff switch replaced 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

58000 mi

US $45
Evaporative Emissions valve (vapor vent) 
51000 mi throttle body replacement 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi Heater Core leak. Heater Core replaced with clamps. 
31000 mi Throttle body went bad and needed to be replaced 
54600 mi

C $50
Heater core leaked, needed to remove entire dash, steering column, and centre console. Needed to remove wiper assy. Needed to recharge the A/C post core replacement. Took seats out to add room. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

57660 mi

C $150
Throttle body replaced due to faulty position sensor. Evaporative vacuum solenoid faulty. 
48700 mi

US $100
Heater core leak 
47000 mi

US $900
Spark plugs and ignition coils 
18760 mi seal leaking 
22620 mi Heater Core leaking 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

25000 mi Check engine light came on. The oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. Covered by manufacturer. 
30000 mi

US $541
What I replaced was Fuel Vapor Canister and had value purged. 
15000 mi Rattle noise at 28-38 MPH and 1300-1400 RPM. Replaced the Alternator pulley Part# AL8Z-10344-A 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

35300 mi Engine misfiring, coil for cylinder #2 was replaced. Engine still misfiring, returned to shop and PCM power control module computer was determined to be defective. Engine continued to misfire, shop replaced the remaining three cylinder coils and spark plug #3. 
58900 mi

C $200
Check engine light. After THREE visits diagnosed as a valve. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

29000 mi Thermostat stuck partially open. This caused the engine to take longer than normal to come up to temperature; due to the cold winter weather, temp stayed low, impacting fuel economy significantly. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

108000 mi New PCM flash for throttle body recall. 
12000 mi Oil leak at base pan engine and transmission taken out. all bolts replaced in bottom of motor. Three EVAP parts replaced. 
14000 mi Oil leak again this time they are saying rear main seal last time they said it was the base plate. 
16000 mi oil leak again now they are going to put short block in to try to fix leak 
17000 mi crank was said to be out of round from factory 
18000 mi Oil leak again oil leak 
18000 mi oil leak, got rid of car 
45300 mi

US $500
Canister 
39000 mi

US $650
Loss of acceleration randomly. Vehicle would shudder, then not able to accept any gas from throttle. Had to replace throttle body and PCM with on 39,000 miles on the vehicle. Of course, not covered under warranty! Only owned vehicle 3 mos. 
43000 mi

US $50
body throttle sensor was replaced 
60000 mi

US $85
found gas vapor leak around inlet tube which they cleaned and sealed 
69300 mi

US $500
vapor leak 
47000 mi

US $200
Crankcase oil leak, labor and replace seal. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

46000 mi

US $247
The fuel vapor recovery valve asscociated with the fuel filler neck was sticking causing the check engine light to iluminate. Dealer replaced but car was out of warranty. 
70000 mi

US $450
Vehicle had substantial oil leak for quite sometime, it was determined to be a faulty oil pan gasket as well as a leaking crank seal. Replaced at the dealer, leaking has seemed to stopped. 
75000 mi

US $300
Continual oil leak determined to be a "warped oil pan", dealer claims it was a manufacturing defect. After much debate with Ford, they agreed to cover the labor but we had to cover the cost of the oil pan. Leak finally stopped. 
62000 mi Throttle body assembly gave out and car needed to be towed. The part was under TSB and that if it could not be reprogrammed it was to be replaced - it was reprogrammed. 
29760 mi Had to change a sensor fr the pollution system.My engine light was on, car ran perfect. 
12560 mi electronic stability, 4X4 doesn't work. Light on dash. Dealer reset sensor for electronic stability and 4X4 
87000 mi

US $300
fuel pump failed. Tank, fuel filter and pump replaced. 
88500 mi throttle body replaced. 
91000 mi Car had trouble starting. Transponder problem. 
21080 mi

$2900
Intermittent loss of power during accelerating/overtaking at high gear somewhat like water contamination in fuel or worn out spark plug Drive belt noise during cold start but gone after engine start . Probably, tensioner bearing start to corrode or drive belt problem. The intermittent loss of power as previously reported was diagnosed as loss of current supply to the spark plug, thus high voltage coil plate has been replaced. Operation has returned to its normal status. 
43000 mi The check engine light came on. Took vehicle to Auto Zone for free system check. Turned out to be the fuel system door was not making a good seal. Cleaned the fuel door with starter fluid and unhooked the battery to reset light. OK now. 
54000 mi Continue to have problem with the checked engine light coming on because of the fuel system door not making a good seal. Cleaned flapper door with WD40, reset check engine light. 
62000 mi replaced throttle body 
19000 mi Ignition key could not be removed due to shorted-out moonroof motor. Replaced motor and key is removable again. 
12000 mi vapor leak in emissions system - replaced cannister vapor leak in emissions system - replaced cannister again and purge valve vapor leak in emissions system - more extensive check of system done - replaced filler neck of gas tank due small leak found 
106300 mi

US $400
Gasline vapor canister replaced 
38700 mi warranty recall, CEL, replaced throttle body 
42000 mi

US $50
Light on 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

46000 mi bad shifts between 2 and 3 gears. 
47000 mi

US $361
O2 sensor failed and was replaced 
70000 mi

US $50
MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light/Check Engine Light) on, failed Georgia Emissions Inspection. Evap. Solenoid valve replaced. Only paid $50.00 deductible. W/o MaxCare, cost would have been about $500.00 for both repairs. 
54000 mi

US $50
CEL p144a for Emissions system purge valve and decreased MPG Replaced with Motorcraft part from dealer CEL reset after a week 
5000 mi Customer Satisfaction Program 10B15 (PCM reflash). Experienced no transmission problems since purchase but performed program as preventative maintainence.  
70300 mi

US $600
Evaporative Emissions purge valve failed, causing car to stall while driving. After stall check engine light came on and stayed on As a result of emissions purge valve failure, O2 sensor failed and required replacement 
123000 mi The "Check Fuel Filler" light has come on several times in the past few months. One of the forums suggested pushing the fuel fill tool in and out about 30 times and spray with WD40. This works for about 3 fillups before repeating. 
55000 mi

US $100
Noise in eng. comp. Best described by my daughter as a mini helicopter. noise came from "evap purge valve" 
17000 mi the fuel filler cover / flap isn't getting a good seal (doesn't have a cap) and the vacuum sensor is setting off the check engine light. They lubed / adjusted once before. they removed the gas tank and replaced the filler / neck assy. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

24800 mi

C $136
Car started to run bad, service advisor said was under warranty, and at the end I was charged. dealer Service lousy, they just care to get money from customers and forget about good quality service. I paid for something that should be warr. 
36000 mi Making a noise on the front pulley system similar to a bearing going out. Changed out idler, water pump and finally the pulley on the alternator. Alternator pulley was source of noise. 
39000 mi Found out they did not change water pump during previous service. Bearing in old water pump failed ane threw the belt. Requiring them to tow the vehicle in. 
77000 mi

US $350
Fuel inlet light came on, 1st time - filler neck dirty, light back on filler neck changed $305 light came back on ended up being a purge valve $56 - should have checked that first 
95000 mi

US $50
Car would not start. Turns over but did not start. Took to dealer they can't find anything wrong - does not register on computer. Had car back 2 has had problem twice. Took 2 hours to get it started. Took back to another dealer today. 
105000 mi Car would not start at all. Previous dealer unable to diagnose as it did not show on computer. Had towed to another dealer. Problem still did not show up on computer, they hunted and found the problem. Ended up being a loose relay wire to the fuel pump. 
127000 mi

US $1200
check engine light - PO316 and PO301 dealer changed coil cyl. 1 and all sparkplugs - check engine light still on. Unsure if cracked head but not willing to put more money into project. Runs pretty rough on idle and misfire noted at 2000RPM 
32240 mi "Wrench Light" activated. Powertrain issue. Vacumm needed replacement. 
90520 mi

C $450
Check engine light on; replaced evaporative emission purge valve. 
103740 mi

C $900
Replaced exhaust system from Catalytic Converter to Muffler. 
124000 mi

US $250
Replaced muffler. Baffles in muffler had broken, very loud. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

1000 mi Truck wouldn't start on July 17th. They ordered a new PCM, but it was backordered. After clearing the PCM, they gave the truck back to me. It died roadside. Had it towed - still waiting on the PCM - has been at the dealer now since July 23. 
1000 mi The PCM was replace after 74 days in the shop. 

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2009 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

30000 mi Engine light came on found codes - P0022, P0012, P0341. Due to excessive wear to cylinder head it was replaced on left side, VCT's and gaskets. Replaced thermostat and gasket. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

22000 mi Check engine light, dealer replaced VCT solenoid. TSB. 
83000 mi

US $120
Boyfriend replaced water pump had it towed to his garage 
24800 mi

C $450
Cam phaser codes. Replaced solenoids per TSB. 
34100 mi

C $130
crankshaft position sensor - replacement or adjustment 
46500 mi Self diagnosed engine light as P0012, No drivabilty problems. Cleared and it came back, twice in three weeks. Now light is still on, will take to dealer for repairs, Doesn't seem right to have problems this early with a near new car. Dealer ran a ebd scan, found 3 codes, ordered parts said they were on major backorder will call when parts arrive. Don't have a clue as to when we see them. 
52000 mi engine light came on, dealer ordered and replaced parts so far no reoccurring light. time will tell. 
97000 mi

US $250
Spark plugs & head gasket. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

17980 mi Perform PRG 10B15 /PCM Update and Flow Test Update PCM-FLOW TEST - Passed 
7000 mi acceleration surge when cold - fixed with TSB 
27000 mi Transmission - erratic shifting, hunting for gears 
54500 mi

US $532
Intermittent loss of throttle response. Replaced electronic throttle body 
88000 mi

US $40
Injector on cylinder 2 died. Replaced with new Injector. 
62000 mi

US $750
Electronic Throttle Body failure. Caused car to go from 60mph to coasting. Towed vehicle.  
60140 mi

C $130
water pump leaking, replaced a new one. 
63240 mi

C $200
engine loud noise, replaced three engine mounts 
17360 mi Recall for the automatic transmission. The transmission was clunking when put into reverse gear after shifting from forward to reverse several times in a row at slow speed, as in maneuvering into a parking space. Had me worried. Software update fixed it. 
47740 mi

C $1340
My gas tank rusted out and leaked badly. Vehicle is just over 5 years old with 77K on odometer. I replaced the fuel tank. The tank was 900.00 and the installation costs were 250.00. The entire cost was 1340.00 CAD. 
36000 mi Both cam position sensors on 6 cylinder engine replaced after check engine light and code indicated need for repair. 
59000 mi

US $300
Fuel filler mechanism replaced 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

46000 mi

US $150
serpentine belt tensioner making loud noise 
56000 mi

US $500
Vehicle would not start, key would not turn all the way to engage the starter. Ignition replaced. 
60000 mi Check engine light came on. OBD code P1633. Dealer replaced PCM (computer) 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

34720 mi "Check Fuel Fill Inlet" warning was going on after every third or fourth fillup. As per TSB 11-11-28, caused by a leaking / stuck evaporative emission purge valve. They replaced evaporative emission cannister and purge solenoid. 
77940 mi ecu dead again , replaced 2 months ago so under warrranty 
17000 mi check engine light problem 
23940 mi The filler neck on the gas tank filler tube came apart, bad glue joint(factory defect). Replaced filler tube assembly. 
74700 mi

US $80
Chirp from belts and/or tensioners 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

31000 mi

US $267
Wrench light came on, car hesitated on acceleration and ran roughly. After car turned off and restarted, problem did not reappear. Did not set codes, after diagnosis no repair done. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

132000 mi

US $112
Replaced throttle body with Genuine Ford part: DS7Z-9E926-D. This was done to correct issue where the wrench and check engine lights came on and the car went into "Limp Mode". This was a known issue to ford but not under warranty for my car. 
34000 mi

US $650
Replaced hibrid battery blend door activator Replaced water pump and flushed coolant 
37000 mi Engine didn't have a lot of power and ran rough. Replaced canister purge valve. 
10540 mi check engine light on for 2nd time. This time code was for "evap". Dealer guesses it is caused by the capless fuel filler system. He reset engine light. It came back on 3 days later. 
21080 mi wire harness to electric water pump was frayed, had corroded, and only supplied intermitent power to the inline water pump. caused electric motor overheat warning. limped car across town, stopping for it to cool. dealer replaced wire. 
39300 mi

US $50
Hybrid. Actuator problem. Ventilation and cooling for the batteries. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

11000 mi Check engine light on for fuel system evap leak. 
76260 mi

C $2700
Water pump leaking. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

38620 mi Oil leak which dealer couln't isolate, so put blue coloring in oil, on next oil change will try to find problem 
38000 mi

US $100
Ignition cylinder replaced. 
49000 mi

US $500
Replaced transmission cooler, leaking bolt- known TSB. Ford refused to cover under warranty due to mileage even though this is an engineering defective bolt in their assembly. 
44300 mi

US $185
idler pulley repaced 
64480 mi

C $1500
Gas line leak 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

21080 mi Leaking coming from front end. Fixed under the warranty free of charge. Well known problem - TSB 08-16-12 
30380 mi Oil leak from the front cover gasket and crank shaft seal. Front cover gaskets have been replaced by dealership under warranty 
66300 mi

US $80
Idler Pulley on Drive Belt. 
5700 mi Check Engine light. found to be a loose gas cap. 
6000 mi Gas cap light came on. After several attempts to correct with no luck the problem cleared itself after several hours. 
5850 mi Check Engine light came on. Found to be a faulty gas cap. Replaced under warranty 
25659 mi Noticed fluid leak in on my garage floor. Brought vehicle in for service. Diagnosis: Transmission Cooler leak. Warranty repair: Transmission cooler - core assembly in a/c. Also noticed improved fuel economy from 19.2 to 23mpg!!! 
19000 mi

US $240
Automatic transmission fluid leak. They claimed that it was a condensor but it really seemed to be the tank on the radiator or the threaded connecton to it became loose and leaked ATF on the driveway. 
117000 mi

US $56
Engine miss, remained after I replaced 3 of the 6 spark plugs. Could have been an ignition coil, another spark plug, maybe even the fuel filter. 
30000 mi accelerator cable broke while car was being driven, car was towed, part was replaced 
81880 mi

C $40
Two bolts broken in exhaust,allowed tail pipe to be out of poition. Replaced only the bolts. 
44000 mi

US $168
Replaced the charcoal filter on the vent line. The light still comes on and indicates a leak but they could not find one. 
27700 mi Crimped vent in fuel fill line. Rerouted the vent, problem solved. 
29000 mi Idler pulley bearing going bad (had gotten noisy). 
12400 mi 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. 
21500 mi check engine light on. There was a TSB for moving the vent hole in the gas tank. The original position got plugged with ice. Also there was a loose hose under the hood. Possibly from previous repair? 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi Upper idler pulley needed to be replaced. 
20000 mi

US $50
throttle linkage required lubrication 
31000 mi Defective pulley wheel ( belt wheel ) 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

125000 mi

C $100
Faulty ignition coil (Cylinder 4). Read codes using ODB and replaced faulty coil by new one. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

31500 mi Engine down on power at start of day. Could not get above 30 MPH/3000 RPM. Dealer could not duplicate problem. No check engine light. Not had problem since. 
72700 mi

US $500
Hybrid battery a/c system at the rear of the car has to have the blend door actuator replaced. $25 part but you have to take apart the inside of the car to get to it... 
92000 mi

US $800
MECS pump replaced, it is the cooling pump for the electric motor (Hybrid component) - of course Ford says it is not covered under the Hybrid extended warranty. 
124000 mi

C $500
check engine light was coming on. Replaced oxygen sensor.  
4960 mi Warranty repair - vapor canister for pollution control 
72000 mi

US $126
Engine stumbled and hybrid system said there was a fault. Upon checking though, no fault or problem. Has not reoccurred. 
60000 mi

US $70
I became overdue for oil change, to my peril. Eventually computer told me 5% oil life left, so I planned to take it in. Then it suddenly showed "less than 5% oil life left. Pull over immediately." Never seen before. Able to be pushed to s/ 
62000 mi (problem, not a repair) Again and again, "STOP SAFELY NOW." I have determined - from web - that it is the water pump for hybrid motor, but damn annoying. No dealer near. 
63300 mi

US $300
It was the classic water pump for the electric motor. It was a recall, but I have the car out of the country, so I had to purchase the replacement part and have it installed. It sure solved the problem. Car was undriveable prior to repair. 
18600 mi

C $100
Check engine light appeared. Codes were read and a new oxygen sensor was fitted. No driveability issues were noticed, just the warning light. Problem is fixed. 
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 mi Display indicated "Stop Safely Now" as vehicle came to a complete stop. Had to power off, unlock doors, and restart vehicle. 
63000 mi

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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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

69000 mi

US $900
Water pump for the Hybrid's battery system failed.  

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

61500 mi

US $45500
engine needed -replaced due to timing belt tensioner broke and went inside the engine 
126000 mi

US $70
Water pump started leaking and needed replaced 
145000 mi

US $150
I HAD TO HAVE SENSORS AND FUEL PARTS REPLACED 
144000 mi

US $1602
Replaced Pcm module 
37820 mi

C $281
Check emissions system. Check engine light on scan PO303, PO316. Test system cyl no. 3 coil - no good. Replace cylinder no. 3 coil. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

54000 mi

US $65
Idler pulley bearing starting making noise and had to be replaced 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

96300 mi Belt Tensioner seemed to make unusual noise for a long time when running ac, until acceleration Dealer reported to a different customer on a thread that I researched that it was a characteristic of this car, so it was let go for a long time. 
161000 mi Noise when engine fan running,Replace tensioner and belt. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

125000 mi

US $850
Thermostat broken. Emission system light came on. 
71700 mi

US $32
Previously, yellow wrench light came on and off. Found out it's the blend door for hybrid battery cooling. Dealer wants $500. Bought the part $32 and replaced it myself based on a Youtube video. FORD should have a recall since so many Hybrids have this. 
43800 mi

US $600
Engine system coolant pump replaced. Not under warranty. Service soon light coming on occasionally for a month with increasing frequency. Light continued to come on 3x weekly after repair. 
48000 mi Ongoing problem with check engine light. Replaced engine system coolant pump x2 and light still coming on. System reset as well. Found out that the door to the hybrid battery in this system was not working properly. Not urgent, delaying repair $$$ 
58100 mi

US $250
Door to hybrid battery compartment replaced. Service soon light kept coming on 3x/week. Had previously replaced pump twice only to find out it was this door instead. 
47000 mi

US $17
Minor slow emissions leak - replaced after-market locking gas cap. 
58500 mi

US $35
Service Soon beep and warning light. DTC B1239 (a special Ford code). Replaced blend door actuator, a part of the traction battery cooling system. Has been OK for 2 weeks now. 
78000 mi

US $310
Replaced the motor electronics cooling system (MECS) pump because it was overheating. Fairly common w early Escape hybrids. Labor $100. Parts $210. 
79300 mi

US $593
"Stop safely now" warning. Replaced a second (different) cooling pump in the hybrid system. The previous repair, the most common cause of such overheating, didn't fix the problem. This one did. 
125500 mi

US $460
Replace thermostat, flush and refill cooling system, flush and refill hybrid cooling system. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

67700 mi

US $1100
exhaust leak noise under hood oil leak at front of engine 
190300 mi

US $35
Replaced ignition coil 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

158720 mi

C $20
IAC clogged resulting in rough idle. Cleaned and replaced gasket. 
175460 mi

C $30
Oil sending unit faulty, engine oil light would come on sporadically. Replaced. 
149000 mi

US $160
Bad ignition coil 
56700 mi

US $700
Expansion bottle on radiator split 
94000 mi

US $100
DPFE sensor replaced. 
96000 mi

US $17
Engine missing at around 45 mph but check engine light not turning on. Changed Coil On Plug on #5 cylinder. Problem fixed. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

90000 mi

US $5
Gas pedal sticks sometimes causing undesired operation. Pedal hinge points inside cabin were lubricated, no help. Later found Throttle Body valve coked up with grime, causing valve to bind within T/B bore. Cleaned T/B & valve, Ops normal. 
161000 mi 161,487 MILES. CYL#3 BLEW SPARK PLUG. CHT SENSOR CONNECTOR RIPPED OFF AT BOTH WIRES. SPARK PLUG & IGNITION COIL PACK BOTH DESTROYED. CYL#3 SPARK PLUG BORE THREADS COMPLETELY STRIPPED. REQ'S NEW CYL HEAD OR ENGINE. NHTSA ODI NUMBER 10484858. 
162000 mi

US $550
Repaired spark plug bore with insert, ignition coil pack, sensor, wires. 
24400 mi Warranty motor mount replacement. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

202000 mi

US $206
muffler catalytic converter 
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.  
132000 mi

US $380
Wire harness had rubbed on cylinder head causing a short, throwing multiple system errors. Hard to diagnose! 
145000 mi

US $172
Oil leak from main seal. And Excessive oil burn. Oil leak was slowed using a synthetic oil with "Restore" oil added in. That helped slow oil burn, but not enough.  
160000 mi

US $20
Valve cover leaking oil into spark plug wells and onto exhaust. Replaced gaskets. 
8000 mi Gas filler tube updated - couldn't use fast setting at pump. Rear suspension bushings replaced due to 'grunting' noises in rear. 
23000 mi Gas pedal felt 'sticky'. Throttle body assembly replaced. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

102500 mi Catastrophic engine failure! One day engine started knocking-no warning lights/no low oil light. 2 mechanics assessed it, both said it was a bearing/rod failure. Waiting on price quote to replace engine, but mechanic can't find a used one! 
103000 mi

US $5300
replaced engine that failed in May with a Jasper engine with a warranty 
117000 mi car will not turn over to start when warm; must wait 10-15 minutes after shutting off engine before it will start again. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

63000 mi

US $400
Wrench light on the dash was diagnosed as problem with the hybrid battery cooling system blend door motor. 
76000 mi

US $50
I was getting wrench light, Replaced blend door actuator that allows cooling air to get to battery, apperently a common issue, I hope this fixed it - was an intermintant light 
175000 mi

US $1700
The gas tank and fuel filler tube assembly were corroded and leaking fuel. New tank ($750) and tube assembly ($300) required. Plus labor. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

184000 mi Had a bad egr valve and/or sensor. 
148300 mi

US $600
Check Engine light returned codes. Dealer replaced cooling pump for hybrid drive 
149500 mi

US $350
Check engine light on. Dealer ran codes. Engine was not heating to operating temp soon enough. Replaced thermostat. 
65000 mi

US $850
check engine light was coming on - it was a problem with the fan for the battery (hybrid). 
42000 mi

US $640
Through code replaced transmission cooler pump. 
80300 mi

US $850
diagnose and replace electric motor coolant pump 
142000 mi

US $395
RPM's remained high for twenty minutes during the subzero weather. Dealer said had to clean the "throttle body".  
146000 mi

US $625
Dealer said the Ford needed a new throttle box. Was willing to deduct the cleaning of the box from a previous fix from the replacement. 

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2005 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

123000 mi

US $2899
Car not start. Burn up computer and spark plug. Replaced all spark plugs, coils and computer. 2900 cost 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi

US $200
Fuel pressure sensor and fuel pump replaced after very rough idling and eventual stall out. Towed to repair shop and diagnosed. 
164000 mi timing chain/valve cover leaks 
174000 mi

US $700
PCM failed, evidently due to old coil-on-plug/sparkplugs. Dealer quoted just over $3000 for plugs, CoPs, PCM and programming. Sent PCM to circuit board medics for $300, installed CoPs/Plugs for $360. Repair worked great! 
142300 mi

US $800
Replaced Injectors, COPS, Plugs and breaks. 
209000 mi

US $400
Coils need replacing every 100k miles. But mine lasted almost 140k. Basic maintenance also preformed. Very cheap fix and vehicle has been very reliable. 
130000 mi

US $2000
Ignition coils replaced PCM replaced 
135000 mi

US $2477
The car was missing. Couldn't go faster than 25mph if at all. All 6 coils and the PCM needed to be replaced. Very costly. Maybe not even worth repairing although the bluebook value is fairly high. 
232000 mi

US $1500
ECU went bad short after I bought. Typical problem, look up coil pack spark plug and ECU failures. Dime a dozen. massively expensive even on the cheap. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

400 mi To dealer 4 times for poor performance 
50000 mi

US $150
Front engine mount squeak. Mount replaced. 
90520 mi

C $600
Fuel system issue. Gas cap and evap. system would not vent properly. The result was that during re-fueling the system would refuse to vent and thereby cause the fuel pump at the gas station to shut off. 
116560 mi

C $250
Flex pipe replace 
102000 mi

US $90
Two coil packs cylinders 4 and 5 
61380 mi Gas cap loose/missing light came on dash. Fixed gas cap seal by removing, cleaning and reinstalling rubber seal. No problem since. 
79140 mi

C $1000
Apparently, PCM lost its stored settings when alternator died and battery ran out. Transmission and idling became rough. 
88020 mi

C $500
Many exhaust system components worn out. Needed replacement. 
151000 mi

US $1368
drilled out broken manifold and replaced since car was apart for another problem 
63240 mi

C $112
Exhaust Manifold reported as leaking during oil change at non-dealer service. Replaced by dealer under extended warranty. 
89120 mi Timing belt gasket seeping, eventually will be a leak 
35416 mi Coil Pak #1 Went Bad 
167000 mi There was a leak from the lower radiator hose. Not sure if it was related to the waterpump, did not diagnose before trading it in. 
68000 mi

US $400
Replaced one coil over a spark plug and all plugs. Engine was missing badly. 
40000 mi Failed COP unit cyl # 4 
85000 mi

US $50
Failed COP unit cyl #6 
107000 mi

US $850
Faulty computer burns out COP units. Problem first manifested at low mileage, again last year and most recently four of six COP units failed. Dealer fried four more units verifying my complaint. PCM backordered till mid September 
87000 mi

US $354
replaced #4 cylinder coil 
116000 mi

US $2600
REPLACED 6 COIL PACKS, ENGINE CONTROL MODULE AND SPARK PLUGS APPARENTLY THERE WAS A SERVICE BULLITEN ABOUT THIS, BUT NEVER A RECALL. SUPPOSEDLY, THE SPARK PLUGS WENT BAD AND FRIED THE CONTROL MODULE AND COIL PACKS. 
101000 mi

US $60
Idle Air Control Valve cleaned and no different - then ordered/replaced with new part 
80000 mi

US $150
Oil pan oil leak 
84000 mi

US $195
Radiator leak, Radiator replaced 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

75000 mi Poor gas mileage 20 MPG instead of the usual 24 MPG. 
77000 mi

US $25
The cam cover had a minor oil leak. The gasket was replaced. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

5300 mi Burning smell from first day the car was picked up with 14 miles on it 
115700 mi

US $210
Engine Body Throttle cable needed to be replaced. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi

US $1200
On-board computer senses something wrong and it shuts sown vehicle. 
169000 mi

US $250
Belt replacement 
94000 mi

US $50
Removed intake, replaced intake and EGR gaskets. Replaced PCV hose which was cracked and collapsed, replaced PCV valve. Replaced fuel injector O-rings 
96500 mi

US $200
Engine had a shake at idle even after new spark plugs, boots, etc. I replaced all four engine/trans axle mounts. The old mounts did have some minor cracks. After changing the mounts engine idle is smoother. 
105300 mi

US $75
PCV HOSE split. Had to remove intake. Changed intake gaskets, PCV HOSE, PCV valve 
37200 mi

$300
1. rattling auto belt tensioner assembly - replaced whole assembly. 
49360 mi

$160
Faulty fan module that controls radiator fan speed. Fan speed goes high all throughout when engine is up and running. Replacing fan module, radiator fan speed respond back to engine temperature ( does not turn on when engine is cold ) 
58280 mi

$530
Crankshaft pulley defective causing sound when aircon is engaged.  All four engine supports busted causing engine vibration when drive is engage but pressing the brake pedal. Got fixed when replaced. 
64660 mi

$114
replaced radiator fan module ( controls speed of dual-radiator fan ) 
106000 mi

US $625
Bearing in electric radiator fan went out causing a grinding sound when it ran. Replaced entire fan assembly and problem resolved. 
147000 mi

US $400
Gas pedal sticks in cold weather. Throttle body replaced due to excessive carbon build-up. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

19000 mi Front brakes, pads and rotors and two shorted coil packs replaced under warranty. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

99000 mi

US $731
replace throttle body and spark plugs 
128000 mi Cooling pump for hybrid battery pack failed. Was subject to recall and fixed the next day free of charge. 
143000 mi Vehicle was filling very slowing when pumping gas. Found TSB about rerouting fuel vent relief line and fixed myself. 
44000 mi Vehicle would occasionally shudder when coming to complete stop (right at the point of stopping) or just as starting again after complete stop. Was told that the shudder was from the shift between gas and hybrid engine - not really repairable. 
49000 mi

US $100
Water pump needed to be replaced. 
52000 mi Thermostat was stuck open and had to be replaced. I took it to a local dealer, where they fixed it in 1/2 day. All costs were covered under the manufacturer's emission warranty, so there was no charge to me. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

126000 mi

US $1300
Cooling fans for hybrid battery pack - signaled by error message 
132000 mi

US $1000
Hybrid cooling pump 
142700 mi

US $700
Hybrid control component, not drivetrain 
100500 mi

US $280
MCES pump failed, had to be replaced 
89400 mi

US $525
new rotors, brake pads, brake cables and an oil seal leak was repaired. These were the orginal brakes and equipment on a 2005 vehicle. 

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2004 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

299000 mi

US $250
Wires on oxygen sensors cut/ frayed. Tech cut and re spliced affected wires and applied waterproof heat shrink tubing. 
98000 mi

US $175
Replaced valve cover gaskets. 
107000 mi

US $180
Replaced rear valve cover gasket 
125000 mi

US $279
Oil leaks more oil leaks 
125700 mi More oil leaks 
69000 mi

US $270
Starting car the engine would race at high RPM. Would not come down and increased when given gas and would not come down. Towed because would go 30 mph with foot off gas, not safe. Replaced intake manifold gaskets--they were sucking air. 
146700 mi

US $100
Experienced a Misfire in cylinder #4 (Code p0304), Replaced coil pack. For maintenance purposes, I will go back and replace all coils when I have time 

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2004 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

148000 mi

US $548
Rusted bolt holding ignition coil sheared in half during self repair. Unable to remove from mounting hole. Valve cover had to be replaced. 
103540 mi PVC failed, and the throttle stuck wide open on a 100km/hr highway. causing the crank case to over pressurize blowing a bunch of gaskets and seals 
134000 mi

US $67
Replaced coil pack on #6 cylinder 
60000 mi

US $1100
Fuel pump died and left me stranded.  
114000 mi

US $50
Engine misfire. Replaced the spark plugs and two ignition coils. Still not working how it should. 
102000 mi

US $180
EVAP purge valve not working. showing P0451 engine code. 
104000 mi

US $80
IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE CAUSED INTERMITTENT IDLE FLUXUATING. REPLACED IAC VALVE AND RELEARNED PCM AND NOW FIXED. 
107000 mi

US $50
EVAP Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Performance problem. Seems intermittent so haven't replaced sensor yet, still testing. P0451 code. Update: Code comes and goes so I haven't put any more money in it. Spent too much trying to diagnose so I'm taking a break. 
114000 mi Intermittent no start 
82000 mi

US $250
PVC Value plugged, filling crank case with condensation build up. Froze PVC system and thottle body with ice. Blew out front seal and valve cover seals from pressure. 
44000 mi

US $50
Replace Idle Air Control Valve 
82000 mi

US $543
Replacing spark plugs resulted in replacement of a number of intake gaskets.This was deemed preventive maintenance so nothing was covered under the Ford ESP. While I was there had recall 14S02 service performed. 
82000 mi

US $230
Replace leaking coolant temperature sensor at own expense. Replace leaking engine oil seals and gaskets using Ford Basic Care ESP ($200 ded.) 
83000 mi Engine skipping. Diagnosed as Cyl. #6. Coil pack replaced. 
86000 mi

US $200
Persistent oil leak required many new engine gaskets and dismounting of engine. Fortunately I had a Ford protection plan and was responsible for the $200 deductible only.This was the second trip to the shop for this leak. Hopefully all is ww 

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2003 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

65100 mi

C $100
Fuel pump,fuel meter sensor. 
143300 mi

US $900
valve cover gaskets leaked, oil pooled in the spark plug wells. This cause the engine to misfire and dump fuel into the catalytic converter. The front cats basically melted dumping into the rear cat which clogged causing sever lack of power 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

113000 mi

US $600
replaced 3 rear hard to reach ignition coils, belts while motor was apart, 6 spark plugs,etc. 
117000 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel pump.Mechanic wanted 350 for parts & labor. Bought fuel pump from Amazon for 150 less. Did replacement myself.Saved 200 on parts & labor 
60760 mi

C $40
Radiator drain cock snapped in half while hand-loosening; common problem with Fords as the drain cock is hollow. A 5/16" hex key was used to remove the stem, but parts counter did not have a direct replacement. Reused broken bit, will fix in 2 yrs. 
99000 mi

US $260
The timing cover leaking. Also had a bad oil pan drain pug, threads were bad. Replaced oil pan & gasket, valve cover gaskets, timing cover gaskets, flushed anti-freeze and changed the oil. 
163000 mi

US $12
SUV was chugging or hesitating while driving. Replaced fuel filter and added a fuel system cleaner. SUV is still hesitating/chugging once in awhile. 
164000 mi

US $773
Failed fuel injector. Also changing original spark plugs. Oil leaking on to back spark plug as well. All new rubber seals will be put on as applicable. 
89000 mi

US $175
Replaced exhaust gasket and other parts to repair exhaust leak. 
95000 mi

US $2092
Two cylinders misfiring. Replaced the ignition coils and boots on the two misfiring cylinders, and replaced all six spark plugs. Due to Problem 1, the front catalytic converter became clogged and blew apart, damaging the rear catalytic converter. Replaced the front and rear catalytic converters. 
106000 mi

US $174
Misfire in wet conditions (reappeared after 2 previous repair attempts). Replaced #4 ignition coil and spark plug. 
167500 mi

US $200
Oil Leaking from Timing Cover onto exhaust after driving. Replaced Timing cover gasket. Oil pan gasket and valve cover gaskets must be replaced when the timing cover gasket is replaced. 
192000 mi

US $150
Spark plug and ignition coil on cylinder 6 needed to be replaced 
99200 mi

C $200
Muffler and tailpipe 
138000 mi

US $40
replaced spark plugs 
141300 mi

US $350
Fast light off catalyst & two way catalyst replaced  plus #4 & #5 ignition coil replaced 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

181300 mi

US $2800
Remanufactured 3.0 DOHC Engine was installed 
82000 mi

US $30
Oil pan gasket 
115000 mi Broken wire in EGR solenoid circuit 
105000 mi

US $2275
Clogged (front/left) Catalytic Convertor. Clogged (front/left) Catalytic Convertor replaced with new part. Took approximately 10 days to get part. After replacement of clogged (front/left) catalytic convertor, the vehicle was still not running properly. It was determined that the main catalytic convertor was also clogged. A local exhaust shop replaced the cat and fixed the problem. Broken stud in rear/right exhaust manifold was causing an exhaust leak. Had to drill and use an EZ-Out to remove broken stud. Installed Heli-Coil insert and new stud and exhaust manifold gasket. 
139000 mi

US $175
Problem: Leaking exhaust manifold (front) caused by broken exhaust manifold stud. Repair: 1) Drilled out broken stud. 2) Removed and replaced all studs/nuts. (Ford parts) 3) Replaced exhaust manifold gasket. (Ford part) 
155500 mi

US $283
Ignition cylinder locked-up (lock tumbler stuck). Ignition cylinder replaced and key reprogrammed. 
188000 mi

US $700
PCV Valve replacement, Throttle valve adjustment, replace belts 
190700 mi

US $500
Vehicle had a very high idle with a low whine. Replaced two hoses. They also went ahead and replaced all belts. 
205000 mi

US $350
Car would stall immediately after start or super low RPMs. They gave it a tune up and cleaned the throttle plate. I still experience the low RPMs on occasion, but it does not stall. 
206000 mi Stalling - cleaned throttle plate 
115940 mi Engine oil leak 
127000 mi

US $450
Car started to run very rough, as though it were 'missing'. Check engine light flashing. OBD II indicated coil #3 was shot. That coil and all spark plugs replaced. 
140500 mi

US $300
Engine began knocking - check engine light turned on. Replaced faulty coil on one cylinder. 
US $100 Gas line leak 
125000 mi

US $450
Pan gasket leaking. Removed and replaced. 
97700 mi

US $100
Rough Idle, Cylinder #5 misfire 
110700 mi

US $250
Replaced serpentine belt 
86000 mi

US $650
New fuel pump and filter. 
96000 mi

US $350
Ignition coils 4 & 5 were bad and were replaced. 
101500 mi

US $530
Broken radiator hose plus flush and fill. 
120700 mi

US $612
Serpentine belt and tensioner. 
132500 mi

US $500
New oil pan gasket. 
160300 mi

US $680
New radiator and hoses 
176000 mi

US $18
radiator hose blew out and needed replacing 
76300 mi

US $718
Had fuel pump replaced. 
130000 mi

US $940
Clogged cat converter. car ran very poor, especially at high speeds. 
109120 mi

C $1800
o2 sensors kept blowing....tests showed it was main computer..main computer was changed out. On way home from shop check engine light went on, turned around and then it was discovered it was probable the main electrical harness, changed it out. 
73700 mi

US $225
Coils 4,5,6 failed. Replaced all 6 coils and spark plugs. 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

127-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

103300 mi

C $2900
fuel idle module and another module 

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2002 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

116000 mi

US $250
new coil 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

60000 mi

US $256
Replaced Engine Oil Gasket 
54000 mi

US $640
Car would crank normally but wouldn't start. My mechanic diagnosed it as a faulty fuel pump. He replaced it with a part from the dealer in about 2 hours. Car seems to be fine now. We'll see. He was shocked the pump failed w/51000 miles. Oil leak from pan noticed during oil change. Replaced the gasket + new oil & filter. Also replaced air filter, rotated tires, & drained & filled the transmission with Mercon 5 + bottle of Lubegard Silver. Torque Converter shudder is gone. 
70000 mi

US $80
Misfire on Coil #5 due to hairline crack. Replaced with Standard Motor part. Decided to check all coils and repaired them with high-temp silicone to prevent moisture seepage. Also replaced spark plugs, intake gaskets and PCV valve. 
160002 mi

US $135
changed 2 aftermarket accel coils back to original equipment because computer does not read them causing engine to misfire. 
176000 mi

US $17
radiator had pin-hole leaks from small stones being thrown from cars in front on hwy driving. Purchased BG's coolant sealer no problems since. 
142000 mi Oil pan gasket - persistent, minor leak not severe enough to warrant repair. Catalytic converter performing outside specifications. Would have repaired before next emissions inspection. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

198400 mi

C $20
Exhaust flex pipe required replacement . 
201500 mi

C $10
Ignition coils on cylinders 2 and 4 failed and required replacement. 
223200 mi Exhaust flex pipe never repaired. 
93000 mi

US $500
Cylinder 6 ignition coil failed, causing rough running and blinking CEL due to misfiring. Also had all 6 spark plugs and spark plug boots replaced. 
125240 mi

C $250
Engine mount, located at the rear side of the engine cracked. Drove 150 km before localized the source of unusual sound. Seems no subsequent damage occurred. Dealer ordered replacement and delivered it in 24 hours. Installed by myself at home. 
138260 mi

C $160
Failure in one of the ignition coils, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
140720 mi

C $60
Failure in another ignition coil, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
143200 mi

C $80
Ignition coil died 
114000 mi

US $550
The fuel pump started to make a noise coming from the back seat. It was determined that the fuel pump was the cause and should be replaced. 
80000 mi

US $500
cylinder misfire; engine code P0301 (i think) Injectors tested; coil packs tested; cylinder 3 plug and coil pack replaced; misfires subsequently cause clogged catalytic converter; converter replaced; clear codes;PCM Recalibrated 
64790 mi Replaced fuel pump. 
115940 mi

C $534
2 engine oil seals 
70000 mi

US $600
Could not keep it running. Replaced valve in air mix..2nd time for problem. 
124000 mi Replaced Coil #5 Replacing seals and gaskets in the front and rear that were causing exhaust fumes into the cabin 
109000 mi

US $2000
Slow coolant leak from leaking hose 
71200 mi

US $330
Replace EGR Valve and Gasket. Emission control valve causing rough engine idle. 
85800 mi

US $1480
Running rough and loud. Replace manifold and gasket. Replace catalytic converter and mass airflow sensor. 
188700 mi

US $238
Replace throttle position sensor. Replace idle air control valve. Clean mass flow air sensor. 
196300 mi

US $769
Overheated and running very rough. Oil mixing with coolant. Replaced engine oil cooler, main radiator hose, coolant and radiator fluid flush. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

105400 mi

C $340
Flex Line between manifold and catalytic converter on underside at front broke and needed replaced 

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2001 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

112500 mi Catalytic Converter Clogged. Had to replace. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

151300 mi

US $200
Front flex pipe fix 
127000 mi

US $90
Replaced a bad coil on cylinder 3, had issues with same cylinder months before took it to a friend to repair ant hey put replacement coil on cylinder 2..miss returned after a couple days...check engine light came back on few weeks later. 
172700 mi

US $52
COP 5 due to misfire 
81000 mi

US $585
Bad coil pack. Replaced 6 spark plugs, 1 coil pack, intake manifold gasket. 
124000 mi

US $800
Stumbling / bucking especially with cold engine. I replaced COPS/Plugs/Lower&Upper intake gaskets/TPS/EGR/vac mod/DPFE/vacuum lines/PCV/Fuel Filter 
126000 mi

US $100
Replaced crankshaft position sensor and plug for this sensor 
139000 mi

US $800
Replaced oil pan gasket 
141000 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel pump 
146000 mi

US $20
Oil Pressure Switch replaced. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

183000 mi

US $700
return port for cooling system is a pipe attached to block. This pipe had a crack. Normal "repair" is a new engine. However, my mechanic had come across this before and was able to repair with a series of epoxies, welding, etc. 
71383 mi

US $415
Replaced upper & lower intake gaskets 
124000 mi oil pressure sender was acting up. Still not absolutely sure if it's fixed. Payment was bartered. 
103000 mi

US $600
muffler and exhaust were leaking  
40000 mi

US $400
everything after the catalytic converter needed replacement 

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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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2001 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

98000 mi Engine imploded for some unknown reason with just 98k miles. I decided rather to spend the 6000.00 to replace the engine that I would buy another Ford Escape. Very upset, would have bought something else, but Ford offered incentives to stay with them. 
91000 mi

US $400
Vehicle would fail to start. After several previous attempts to identify the problem by the shop but unable to replicate the failure, shop finally was able to hook up while the problem was exhibited. Replaced crankshaft pos sensor. 

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Ford Escape Engine Problems

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