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2002 Ford Escape Engine Problems and Repair Histories

70 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Ford Escape. 21 of these members (30%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 27 engine repairs to 2002 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Ford Escape problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

43% of the 2002 Ford Escape repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 17% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 10% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 63 repairs.

2002 Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Ford Escape engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 24 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 111000    
116000 250 new coil 
123000  

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 45000    
60000 256 Replaced Engine Oil Gasket 
69000  
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 140000    
142000 0 Oil pan gasket - persistent, minor leak not severe enough to warrant repair. Catalytic converter performing outside specifications. Would have repaired before next emissions inspection. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 50000    
54000 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 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. 
77000  
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 162000    
165500 135 changed 2 aftermarket accel coils back to original equipment because computer does not read them causing engine to misfire. 
176000 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. 
196000  

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 118420    
125240 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 160 Failure in one of the ignition coils, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
140720 60 Failure in another ignition coil, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
143200 80 Ignition coil died 
 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 118000    
114000 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. 
 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 64480    
64880 0 Replaced fuel pump. 
74400  
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 84000    
93000 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. 
 
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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