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2001 Ford Escape Problems and Repair Histories

57 TrueDelta members own a 2001 Ford Escape. 14 of these members (24.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 36 repairs to 2001 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2001 Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2001 Ford Escape problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2001 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 2001 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

42% of the 2001 Ford Escape repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 22% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 6% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 36 repairs.

2001 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Ford Escape repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 42% between $500 and $999, 4% 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.
Non-members can see only ten 2001 Ford Escape problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2001 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 103000    
112500 0 Catalytic Converter Clogged. Had to replace. 
120000  

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 106000    
113000 500 Driving down interstate...bang...vehicle stalled briefly...kept going...bang again...vehicle lost power...forced to pull to side of interstate...tranny fluid everywhere...hole in tranny...shop said tranny exploded. 
119000 10 The shifter cable "keeper" that attaches to the gear select shaft at the top of the transmission, broke, leaving the Escape in neutral. Sunday, so I made do with some keepers bought at Ace Hardware and some ingenuity. Still need to buy actual part. 
127000 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. 
132000 243 Alternator failed, ruined 2 yr old battery. Was a B*tch to replace, also replaced serpentine belt as it was showing wear. 
 

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 128960    
128960 3500 transmission rebuild - then i sold car 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 96000    
97000 0 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. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 106000    
114000 164 ABS repair 
 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 89000    
96000 700 Ring on half shafts read by the ABS sensor cracked on both shafts. ABS would kick in at random braking events. Could have rings replace only but the cost differential was such that made more sense to replace the half-shafts. Close to normal wear and tear 
100000 290 replace rear shaft gasket 
103000 600 muffler and exhaust were leaking  
 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 110000    
124000 0 oil pressure sender was acting up. Still not absolutely sure if it's fixed. Payment was bartered. 
141000  
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 35000    
36000 1450 Transmission repair required parts replaced. 
39000 300 car wandered and the problem was worn front stabilizers. 
39000 700 Car continues to wander at speed. Both lower A arms replaced, problem persists. 
40000 400 everything after the catalytic converter needed replacement 
42300 677 Front brakes including calipers needed full replacement (pads, rotors and calipers) tie rod replaced, car still wanders 
43000 950 second tie-rod replaced, steering now seems safe. 
50000 550 Brake vacuum booster had to be replaced. Had to return car to dealer and replacement resulted in engine light showing, additional repair costs to owner. Total costs to owner =$550.00 
 

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2001 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Ford 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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2001 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 85000    
86000 300 Squeaky brakes, rattling steering wheel, anti-lock light. 
91000 400 leaking cylinder 
91000 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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