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2001 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 49 repairs.
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2001 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (35%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 34 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 North Carolina, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

202000 mi

US $206
muffler catalytic converter 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

US $2500
The frame of the car cracked. 
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 Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

150000 mi

US $340
Feb 2013

15000 mi

US $300
Front flex pipe fix and next day left brake hose needed to be fix? 
Ford Escape in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
Apr 2013

172700 mi

US $52
COP 5 due to misfire 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2016
Mar 2015

71000 mi

US $40
Door handle mechanism on driver's door broke. Unable to open the door from the outside. 
Dec 2015

81000 mi

US $585
Bad coil pack. Replaced 6 spark plugs, 1 coil pack, intake manifold gasket. 
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 tranny...shop 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. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2014
May 2012

121500 mi

US $60
Electric window regulator failed 
Dec 2012

124000 mi

US $1100
Stumbling / bucking especially with cold engine. I replaced COPS/Plugs/Lower&Upper intake gaskets/TPS/EGR/vac mod/DPFE/vacuum lines/PCV/Fuel Filter Clunking noise in front end. I replaced strut assembly and sway bar end links 
Jan 2013

126000 mi

US $100
Replaced crankshaft position sensor and plug for this sensor 
Apr 2014

139000 mi

US $800
Had to replace AC hoses due to degradation and leaks. Replaced oil pan gasket 
Jun 2014

141000 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel pump 
Sep 2014

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

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 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 
Ford Escape in Utah, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2015
Sep 2008

69000 mi

US $79
Replaced compressor seals and recharged. Lasted less than 5 days, stay away from Johnson's in Clovis, CA. Replaced Schrader Valve 
Nov 2008

71383 mi

US $415
Replaced upper & lower intake gaskets 
Feb 2009

74422 mi

US $118
Added freon & dye, no leaks found. 
Mar 2009

76000 mi

US $167
Replaced o-rings & recharged 
May 2009

77718 mi

US $1051
replaced compressor $ accumulator 
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 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 Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2010 - May 2010
May 2010

128960 mi

C $3500
transmission rebuild - then i sold car 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

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. 

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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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