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2001 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (19%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 48 repairs.

2001 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (33%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 33 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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2001 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

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

Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2012
Feb 2009

113000 mi

US $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 said tranny exploded. 
Oct 2009

119000 mi

US $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. 
Sep 2010

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. 
Apr 2011

132000 mi

US $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
Apr 2010 - May 2010
May 2010

128960 mi

C $3500
transmission rebuild - then i sold car 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2009
Feb 2009

97000 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. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2013
Oct 2011

114000 mi

US $164
ABS repair 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

96000 mi

US $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 
May 2009

100000 mi

US $290
replace rear shaft gasket 
May 2010

103000 mi

US $600
muffler and exhaust were leaking  
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2012
Oct 2009

124000 mi
oil pressure sender was acting up. Still not absolutely sure if it's fixed. Payment was bartered. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2011
Jan 2009

36000 mi

US $1450
Transmission repair required parts replaced. 
May 2009

39000 mi

US $300
car wandered and the problem was worn front stabilizers. 
Jun 2009

39000 mi

US $700
Car continues to wander at speed. Both lower A arms replaced, problem persists. 
Nov 2009

40000 mi

US $400
everything after the catalytic converter needed replacement 
Apr 2010

42300 mi

US $677
Front brakes including calipers needed full replacement (pads, rotors and calipers) tie rod replaced, car still wanders 
Jun 2010

43000 mi

US $950
second tie-rod replaced, steering now seems safe. 
Oct 2011

50000 mi

US $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
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

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

Ford in Texas, United States
Jul 2008 - May 2011
Aug 2008

86000 mi

US $300
Squeaky brakes, rattling steering wheel, anti-lock light. 
Jun 2009

91000 mi

US $400
leaking cylinder 
May 2011

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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2001 Ford Escape Repair Histories

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