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2001 Ford Escape Repair Histories

63 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Ford Escape. 17 of these members (27%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 47 repairs to 2001 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2001 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Chart based on 47 repairs.

2001 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

Chart based on 31 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
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
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. 
119000   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   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   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
128960 mi C $3500 transmission rebuild - then i sold car 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - 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
114000 mi US $164 ABS repair 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
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 
100000   replace rear shaft gasket 
103000   muffler and exhaust were leaking  
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2012
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
36000 mi US $1450 Transmission repair required parts replaced. 
39000   car wandered and the problem was worn front stabilizers. 
39000   Car continues to wander at speed. Both lower A arms replaced, problem persists. 
40000   everything after the catalytic converter needed replacement 
42300   Front brakes including calipers needed full replacement (pads, rotors and calipers) tie rod replaced, car still wanders 
43000   second tie-rod replaced, steering now seems safe. 
50000   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
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
86000 mi US $300 Squeaky brakes, rattling steering wheel, anti-lock light. 
91000   leaking cylinder 
91000   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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