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2005 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 233 repairs.

2005 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 107 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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2005 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

123000 mi

US $2899
Car not start. Burn up computer and spark plug. Replaced all spark plugs, coils and computer. 2900 cost 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2015
Jul 2009

68000 mi

US $98
High pitched whine which went away with stepping on Brake. Mechanic thought it needed new brakes, but on inspection saw there was 50% of pad life left. He lubed and put back together. No more whine. 
Dec 2010

81000 mi

US $1000
The torque converter was bad and had to be replaced. 
Dec 2011

92000 mi

US $429
Small leak in the brakes vacuum assist was causing a high pitched whine until brakes were depressed. Turn out it was not being sealed when letting off the brakes 
Jun 2012

98000 mi

US $350
replaced brakes Replaced tie rod 
Mar 2015

130000 mi

US $2000
Ignition coils replaced PCM replaced 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2007 - Oct 2010
Jul 2007

27900 mi
ABS and AWD light coming in. Replace right front axle due to abs pick up ring broken off 
Feb 2009

42780 mi

C $170
Left front axle broke at c.v. joint. $170 for the axle, 1.5 hrs labour 
Mar 2009

44640 mi

C $300
replace broken left front axle $170 for the axle, $130 for labour 
Apr 2009

47740 mi

C $100
Replaced seized left rear caliper. 
Nov 2009

53320 mi

C $200
Replaced left front wheel bearing, $40. Replaced both front rotors and pads. 
Mar 2010

56420 mi

C $55
Factory stereo stopped working. Replaced with a stereo I had lying around. $55 for the mounting plate and wiring harness. 
Oct 2010

60760 mi
a/c compressor seal leaking 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2005 - Mar 2014
Oct 2005

14000 mi
Feb 2008

60000 mi

US $750
replaced rear shocks, front brakes and rotors. flushed and replaced brake fluid and transmission fluid 
Jun 2009

87000 mi

US $354
replaced #4 cylinder coil 
Dec 2009

94000 mi

US $361
Replaced center driveshaft U-Joint 
Jan 2011

116000 mi

US $2600
Nov 2011

129700 mi

US $786
replaced alternator 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

28000 mi

US $800
Customer complained that car was pulling to the left. After inspection, both left and right control arms were replaced and a 4 wheel alignment was performed.  
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2015
Oct 2008

80000 mi

US $200
New rear drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads. 
Mar 2009

86000 mi

US $160
Front drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads. Flushed brake fluid entire system. 
Nov 2009

101000 mi

US $60
Idle Air Control Valve cleaned and no different - then ordered/replaced with new part 
Apr 2010

109000 mi

US $360
Front drivers side wheel bearing noise for several weeks. Developed a stronger vibration and found inner CV joint play. Replaced half shaft, wheel bearing, and while there, both struts/bearings, and rear shocks. 
Aug 2010

115000 mi

US $35
Vibration from U-joints on rear drive shaft. 
Jan 2012

133000 mi

US $160
Front right wheel bearing replaced 
Nov 2013

145700 mi

US $50
Right Rear Shock mount was completely rotted from the body. Shock was not connected at all at the top. Very thin metal in fender well was completely gone. Replacement part was not available and repaired by purchasing flat sheet and welding. 
Jun 2014

154000 mi

US $400
Replaced lower control arm and ball joint at same time, along with sway link and front brake pads. 
Oct 2015

162000 mi

US $200
Replaced both front wheel bearings and drivers side ball joint/lower control arm assy and outer tie rod end due to orig. rubber cracking. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2013
Jul 2008

47000 mi

US $650
Replaced right front wheel bearing. 
Nov 2010

85000 mi

US $4400
Vehicle wouldn't drive, replaced transmission. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2012
Nov 2008

94000 mi

US $350
Carrier Bearing in Front Differential 
Sep 2009

101000 mi

US $35
Electrical ground loose 
Dec 2009

102000 mi

US $90
Two coil packs cylinders 4 and 5 
Jul 2011

113300 mi

US $125
Low/leak Freon. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2004 - Jun 2015
May 2004

400 mi
To dealer 4 times for poor performance 
Sep 2008

20000 mi

US $65
Noise in left rear-shocks bad-replaced myself 
Feb 2011

30700 mi
Noise was now identified as tire noise. Replaced tires with third set in 35K miles. Noise much less but still when braking. Tire dealer showed me that two of the wheels were warped and thought that they and the brake pads were the problem. 
Feb 2015

50000 mi

US $150
Front engine mount squeak. Mount replaced. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2009
Oct 2007

105000 mi

US $375
Brakes, pads and drums for rear axle 
Jun 2008

132000 mi
Rear brake work. 
Dec 2009

164000 mi
There was a leak from the lower radiator hose. Not sure if it was related to the waterpump, did not diagnose before trading it in. 

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2005 Ford Escape Repair Histories

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