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2010 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 175 repairs.

2010 Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (38%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

83000 mi

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

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

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 
47000 mi

US $200
Crankcase oil leak, labor and replace seal. 
45300 mi

US $500
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 
108000 mi New PCM flash for throttle body recall. 
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. 

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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. 
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. 
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. 
62000 mi replaced throttle body 
38700 mi warranty recall, CEL, replaced throttle body 
42000 mi

US $50
Light on 
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. 
19000 mi Ignition key could not be removed due to shorted-out moonroof motor. Replaced motor and key is removable again. 
106300 mi

US $400
Gasline vapor canister replaced 
12560 mi electronic stability, 4X4 doesn't work. Light on dash. Dealer reset sensor for electronic stability and 4X4 
29760 mi Had to change a sensor fr the pollution system.My engine light was on, car ran perfect. 
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 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi

US $100
Noise in eng. comp. Best described by my daughter as a mini helicopter. noise came from "evap purge valve" 
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 
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. 
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. 
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 
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. 
46000 mi bad shifts between 2 and 3 gears. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

124000 mi

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

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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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2010 Ford Escape Engine Problems

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