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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 (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 245 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

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Ford Escape in Arkansas, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014 bad piston. caused by revving engine to high due to transmission failure. 
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 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2009 - Oct 2011
Dec 2009

53940 mi

C $250
the rear end differential needs to be replaced as the bearings are wearing out. Ford says that the replacement part costs $2200.00 / $3600 installed. None of the Escape forums list this kind of problem. Front torsion bar linkage worn out. Needs to be replaced 
Feb 2010

54560 mi

C $1400
CLUTCH OF REAREND ASSEMBLY PREMATURELY WORN OUT. METAL FILINGS FOUND IN REAREND OIL. HAD TO REPLACE ENTIRE ASSEMBLY WITH USED PART AS NEW PART TOO EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2014
Nov 2012

135000 mi

US $2477
The car was missing. Couldn't go faster than 25mph if at all. All 6 coils and the PCM needed to be replaced. Very costly. Maybe not even worth repairing although the bluebook value is fairly high. 
Jun 2014

154000 mi

US $1907
Rotors and pads, and calipers needed to be replaced. Brakes failed completely including the emergency brake. Tie Rod end was broken Stabilizer bar needed replacement 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

83000 mi

US $340
Rear shocks needed to be replaced due to low fluid. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2014

156000 mi

US $289
Broken brake line required tow to shop for brake line replacement, fluid purge. 
Feb 2016

174000 mi

US $700
PCM failed, evidently due to old coil-on-plug/sparkplugs. Dealer quoted just over $3000 for plugs, CoPs, PCM and programming. Sent PCM to circuit board medics for $300, installed CoPs/Plugs for $360. Repair worked great! 
Apr 2016

174500 mi

US $6
Rear glass hinge failed. $85 each at Ford Dealer, found a pair at the wrecking yard for $5. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2013
Dec 2009

70000 mi

US $500
Replace brake fluid and rear brakes 
Ford Escape in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

209000 mi

US $400
Coils need replacing every 100k miles. But mine lasted almost 140k. Basic maintenance also preformed. Very cheap fix and vehicle has been very reliable. 
Ford Escape in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

179000 mi

US $500
Alternator went out. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Jun 2015

130000 mi

US $600
Replaced Tie-rod end, lower control arms, Left front half shaft, right front tone ring, struts, rotors, all four wheel sensors. Prompted by display showing ABS light and Service 4x4.Inspected front suspension and found multiple problems 
Feb 2016

142300 mi

US $800
Replaced Injectors, COPS, Plugs and breaks. 
Ford Escape in Penza Oblast, Russia
Apr 2009 - Apr 2011
Sep 2010

60140 mi

$3
headlamp - melted H11 socket, just bought a new one 
Dec 2010

63860 mi

$120
gasket in rear differential (oil leak), $40 wire/socket in PRNDL circuit - cost me much of nerves, coz it was hard to find the problem - the car was not able to ignite in hot weather conditions, $80 
Apr 2011

67580 mi

$2000
failed automatic transmission 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Mar 2012

86000 mi
Motorcraft battery died after less than 4 years. Prorate is worthless, AdvanceAuto battery cheaper, installed myself. 
Sep 2012

92000 mi

US $500
Replaced both L+R inner and outer tie rods, one side worn bad other not terrible but replaced both sides Both L+R sway bar links were worn out Replaced both front struts Noticed scoring on L brake disc (probably caused my myself when I changed the pads 30k miles ago) and decided to changed both front rotors and install new pads. The rear control arms have ball joints which were worn out on both sides. I replaced both control arms (comes as an assembly with ball joint installed) Both L+R front ball joints had torn boots and were out of grease and full of dirt. Replaced with new ball joints. 
Jun 2015

121000 mi

US $200
CV axles. Tie rods were bad. Needed 2 new tires. Bought 4 new tires. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
Jun 2014

184140 mi

C $2800
replaced transmission, radiator, added transmission cooler 
Jun 2015

188480 mi

C $40
Replaced outer tie rod ends 
Sep 2015

188480 mi

C $3000
Rear pass side wheel well rotted out. Then tested driver side, pencil pushed right through. Would have cost about $3,000 to fix. A shame, as fine mechanically. Even the A/C. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

60000 mi

US $1200
Rear shocks, front strut bushings, spark plugs 10000ths over gap, replaced with new plugs and had 60k miles maintenance performed. 
Ford Escape in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2016
Oct 2014

125000 mi

US $200
Fuel pressure sensor and fuel pump replaced after very rough idling and eventual stall out. Towed to repair shop and diagnosed. 
May 2015

148000 mi

US $135
Front brake line deteriorated and began leaking. As a precaution I had both front lines replaced. Towed to local shop due to losing too much fluid. Oil changed as well. 
Apr 2016

164000 mi
timing chain/valve cover leaks A/C inoperable 
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 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

36264 mi

US $208
Replaced right rear shock -- failed possibly due to severe weather conditions (heat stress) per dealer 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

232000 mi

US $1500
ECU went bad short after I bought. Typical problem, look up coil pack spark plug and ECU failures. Dime a dozen. massively expensive even on the cheap. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

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. 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2016
Oct 2013

76000 mi

US $100
Bad Battery Cells 
Mar 2014

80000 mi

US $150
Oil pan oil leak 
Jul 2014

84000 mi

US $195
Radiator leak, Radiator replaced 
Jan 2015

90300 mi

US $2100
Replaced transmission with remanufactured unit 
Ford Escape in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

89900 mi

C $600
Both rear u joints had to be replaced. Fuel system issue. Gas cap and evap. system would not vent properly. The result was that during re-fueling the system would refuse to vent and thereby cause the fuel pump at the gas station to shut off. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

88000 mi

US $1419
Broken bolt on the lower control arm, complete sud frame with both lower control arms replaced. Parts were bought at a junk yard. 
Jun 2014

92000 mi

US $300
Tie rod ends needed changing to pass state inspection 
May 2015

102000 mi

US $1500
Broken ring in axle, axle was replaced. Front brakes and rotors installed. Spark Plugs and Air Filter replaced. Also right lower ball joint replaced. 
Sep 2015

106000 mi

US $1600
Left side Wheel bearing and left side ball joint replaced. Also alternator replaced. 
May 2016

113300 mi

US $1000
Faulty fuel pressure sensor 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

62000 mi

US $672
BAD WHEEL BEARINGS FRONT DRIVERS SIDE AND PASSENGER SIDE. DRIVERS SIDE REAR WHEEL SENSOR-RING FAILED. NEEDED REPLACEMENT. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Nov 2015
Aug 2012

85700 mi

US $150
Front passenger window wouldn't go down. Styrofoam in door had came loose. Shop re-glued Styrofoam put door panel back in place. Paid for labor/glue/disposal fees, etc. 
Feb 2014

102000 mi

US $2500
Electronic power steering went out. Ouch! 
Mar 2014

102000 mi

US $650
The "traction rings" in the 4WD system broke and had to be replaced. It's a common problem; ABS light stays on and 4WD light blinks 8 times. Not Built Ford Tough at all. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Jan 2013

79140 mi

C $1000
alternator died, car dies while driving. replaced alternator. Apparently, PCM lost its stored settings when alternator died and battery ran out. Transmission and idling became rough. 
Apr 2013

80280 mi

C $700
normal wear. a brake wire needed replacement. rear pinion seal was leaking. 
Apr 2014

88020 mi

C $500
Many exhaust system components worn out. Needed replacement. 
Dec 2015

102300 mi

C $500
Replaced front pads and rotors 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

161000 mi
Water leaking from passenger-side windshield pillar when rear washer activated. Remove pillar cover, discover hose disconnected (not broken or split). Press-fit hose together, sealed with silicon caulk, reassembled. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

41700 mi

US $85
Cigarette light plug stopped working...needed to be replaced. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

125000 mi

US $750
Abs light on, 4wd light blinking Brake rotors and brake pads replaced Failing alternator 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

92000 mi
Loose and/or broken stabilizer links 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
- Mar 2008
Apr 2007

35416 mi
Coil Pak #1 Went Bad 
Sep 2007

41875 mi

US $17
Front Passenger Stud Broke off 
Oct 2007

42244 mi

US $48
When removing the Exhaust manifold for above repair found ABS ring on the Drive Axle was broken, they want 540.00 for a new Axle, I had them JB Weld the ring and all is good so far. Cost on JB weld was 48 Dollars 
Mar 2008

50344 mi

US $1295
First new vehicle I opted NOT to buy the extended warranty for, well it bit me! Transfer Case failure, I noticed noise in the front end, took it in to get looked at, the transfer case was totally destroyed, on the inside. Was told this was the only one 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2010 - Apr 2015
Nov 2010

53320 mi
Rear Suspension reported leaking and will need a repair soon. Delaying a bit. Battery also reported as weak, but no starting problems. 
Jun 2011

58900 mi

C $350
Rear suspension reported as leaking a few months ago, but no driving symptoms apparent. Repaired at convenient time. 
Sep 2011

63240 mi

C $112
Exhaust Manifold reported as leaking during oil change at non-dealer service. Replaced by dealer under extended warranty. Pinion seal/gasket reported 'seeping' during former repair, but was not critical. Repaired along with other warranty item. 
Feb 2015

89120 mi
Timing belt gasket seeping, eventually will be a leak 
Apr 2015

89900 mi

C $600
Warped rotors 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2016
Oct 2007

40000 mi
Failed COP unit cyl # 4 
Nov 2008

85000 mi

US $50
Failed COP unit cyl #6 
Aug 2009

107000 mi

US $850
Faulty computer burns out COP units. Problem first manifested at low mileage, again last year and most recently four of six COP units failed. Dealer fried four more units verifying my complaint. PCM backordered till mid September 
Oct 2009

108000 mi

US $240
Replaced front pads and rotors 
Aug 2011

144000 mi

US $521
New front and back rotors and pads [Motorcraft, from dealer] 
Aug 2014

177000 mi

US $70
used recharge kit - will need a leak check, possible professional repair before next summer 
Oct 2014

177500 mi

US $60
ABS Tone Ring failed on front left axle. Decided to replace axle instead of trying to force new ring onto old axle. 
Nov 2014

178000 mi

US $270
ABS tone rings failed on both Te right drive shaft. Original shafts replaced instead of fitting new rings. Concurrently, front rotors and pads were also replaced when the left shaft was replaced. Alternator failed - could not charge battery [dropped to 10.5 volts with headlights on]. Replaced alternator. Outstanding issue is replacing the alternator air intake snorkel not depicted in the Haynes shop manual. 
Sep 2015

184000 mi

US $140
Failed u joint on driveshaft to rear differential. 
Apr 2016

189000 mi

US $450
New struts, rear shocks, lower control arms New pads & rotors, flushed brake fluid 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2016
Nov 2009

85000 mi

US $59
hose from windshield wiper fluid tank to pump became unconnected and was reconnected and fastened. 
Apr 2012

151000 mi

US $1368
Replaced flexplate/flywheel and replaced starter as well while had apart. drilled out broken manifold and replaced since car was apart for another problem 
Sep 2014

187000 mi

US $25
Replace hose under fender skirt which had become loose and leaked window washer fluid. 
May 2015

201000 mi

US $141
Worn sway bars noticed by mechanic. Replaced. 
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 Connecticut, United States
Oct 2005 - Mar 2014
Oct 2005

14000 mi
purchased 
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
REPLACED 6 COIL PACKS, ENGINE CONTROL MODULE AND SPARK PLUGS APPARENTLY THERE WAS A SERVICE BULLITEN ABOUT THIS, BUT NEVER A RECALL. SUPPOSEDLY, THE SPARK PLUGS WENT BAD AND FRIED THE CONTROL MODULE AND COIL PACKS. 
Nov 2011

129700 mi

US $786
replaced alternator 
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 Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2016
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. 
Jun 2016

167000 mi

US $90
Rear brake pads and parking brake cable. One old pad had fallen off. 
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 Iowa, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

129000 mi

US $1500
Heard squeaking when car was in motion, the rear rotors were going out which created the squeaking noise. Clicking noise was coming from the drive shaft bearing going out, had to replace the drive shaft. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Feb 2012
Jan 2010

66960 mi

C $200
Outer passenger tie-rod ball joint seized. 
Nov 2010

75020 mi

C $333
The pinion seal and both axle seals on the rear dif. were leaking; told this is somewhat common for the age of the vehicle / driving in Canada. 
Apr 2011

78120 mi

C $330
Driver side wheelbearing replaced 
Feb 2012

84940 mi

C $400
Sway bar bushing on the drivers side required replacing.  Also, the ABS tone ring on the same side needed replacing. When I went to get the vehicle certified for the buyer, both brake (flex) lines required replacing (apparently a common repair on that vehicle).  
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2013
Jul 2011

61380 mi
Gas cap loose/missing light came on dash. Fixed gas cap seal by removing, cleaning and reinstalling rubber seal. No problem since. 
Oct 2011

63550 mi

C $70
Replaced faulty switch on moonroof. Problem solved. Switch is extremely expensive ($70). 
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
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 Connecticut, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2012
Jul 2010

59000 mi

US $50
AC compressor failed. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
- Jan 2011
May 2010

65000 mi

US $250
Replaced left front wheel bearing because it was noisy. Sounded like I was running snow tires. 
Jan 2011

68000 mi

US $400
Replaced one coil over a spark plug and all plugs. Engine was missing badly. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Dec 2015
May 2010

89280 mi

C $1200
replace 3 wheel bearings and lower control arm and tone ring. 
Oct 2012

116560 mi

C $250
Flex pipe replace 
Jul 2013

127100 mi

C $700
Compressor bearing failure Tie Rod and Ball Joints replaced 
Sep 2015

149420 mi

C $1000
Rear diff seals  ball joints and wheel bearings 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2013
Sep 2010

75000 mi
Poor gas mileage 20 MPG instead of the usual 24 MPG. 
Nov 2010

77000 mi

US $25
The cam cover had a minor oil leak. The gasket was replaced. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Feb 2014
Apr 2013

111000 mi

US $650
Repair/replace Right Front CV Axle Shaft Assembly. Right Lower Ball Joint,and Right Outer Tie Rod End. 
Jun 2013

113000 mi

US $145
A/C service - dye test for leaks, recharge system with R134A 
Jul 2013

113500 mi

US $307
Replaced right front wheel bearings. All front rotors and brake pads replaced - cost $242. 
Aug 2013

114000 mi

US $5
Flat tire caused by rim corrosion; rim repaired. 
Oct 2013

115700 mi

US $210
Engine Body Throttle cable needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2014

117000 mi

US $100
A component in the rear differential failed, mechanic noted new parts would be $2500, used replacement parts would cost over $1200; mechanic recommended not performing work and trading car in. On ventilation floor setting, blower motor was delivering hot and cold ambient air due to failure/leak in heating control unit. Mechanic noted repair would take 7-8 hours of labor to replace defective component, recommended trading in SUV. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2014
Jul 2011

70000 mi

US $15
Replaced the right from ABS Ring $14.99. 
Feb 2012

74000 mi

US $264
Worn out rear U joint 
Aug 2012

79000 mi
Checked the system for leaks. Repairs were estimated at $1200. 
Jul 2013

87500 mi

US $314
Replaced right font wheel bearing and then required an alignment. Replaced the AC compressor. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

169000 mi

US $250
Belt replacement Water was getting into driver headlight. Replaced. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

120000 mi

US $1200
On-board computer senses something wrong and it shuts sown vehicle. 
Ford Escape in Philippines
Oct 2009 - Dec 2015
Dec 2009

35960 mi

$370
replaced alternator 
Jun 2010

40920 mi

$25
lost cooling capability of ACU. Had encounter low idle RPM and one instance of engine stalling (engine died ). Found Freon pressure to be low. Fixed by charging freon 
Jul 2010

40920 mi

$160
freon leak on Evaporater/condenser thus loss of freon pressure as time goes by - took 1 month before total loss of freon since last freon recharge 
Sep 2010

42160 mi
actuator lock not functioning on the tail-lift window and rear door thus unable to lock it even though all the other doors are locked already. Searched the net for similar problems and found out it is common for ford escape.  
Apr 2012

49360 mi

$160
Faulty fan module that controls radiator fan speed. Fan speed goes high all throughout when engine is up and running. Replacing fan module, radiator fan speed respond back to engine temperature ( does not turn on when engine is cold ) 
Dec 2012

58280 mi

$530
Crankshaft pulley defective causing sound when aircon is engaged.  All four engine supports busted causing engine vibration when drive is engage but pressing the brake pedal. Got fixed when replaced. 
Jun 2014

63860 mi

$595
a/c Compressor noisy and A/C vent not cold anymore. Replaced Accumulator, expansion valve, compressor and left-side a/c-radiator fan. 
Jul 2014

64660 mi

$114
replaced radiator fan module ( controls speed of dual-radiator fan ) 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

94000 mi

US $50
Removed intake, replaced intake and EGR gaskets. Replaced PCV hose which was cracked and collapsed, replaced PCV valve. Replaced fuel injector O-rings 
Jan 2014

96500 mi

US $200
Engine had a shake at idle even after new spark plugs, boots, etc. I replaced all four engine/trans axle mounts. The old mounts did have some minor cracks. After changing the mounts engine idle is smoother. 
Nov 2015

105300 mi

US $75
PCV HOSE split. Had to remove intake. Changed intake gaskets, PCV HOSE, PCV valve 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2014
Jul 2010

90000 mi

US $180
Front ABS Tone ring cracked which activates ABS system at incorrect times. 
May 2011

106000 mi

US $625
Bearing in electric radiator fan went out causing a grinding sound when it ran. Replaced entire fan assembly and problem resolved. 
Aug 2011

111000 mi

US $475
CV Boot began letting grease out. CV boot replaced. 
Jan 2012

124300 mi

US $210
Replaces ABS system tone ring due to a ABS light on and system working during wrong times 
Oct 2012

147000 mi

US $400
Gas pedal sticks in cold weather. Throttle body replaced due to excessive carbon build-up. 
Jun 2013

163000 mi

US $400
Alternator went out causing car to lose power. Replaced alternator and problem resolved. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
- Jul 2009
Jun 2009

45000 mi
transmission replaced 
Jul 2009

45500 mi
replace leaking oil seal 
Ford Escape in Indonesia
- Jul 2006
Jul 2006

4960 mi
rattling from rear left door. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Oct 2010

82000 mi

US $450
Passenger side rear wheel bearing failed and needed to be replaced. Difficult job. 
Jul 2011

89300 mi

US $780
Passenger side rear wheel-bearing failed again, excessive play, greater than 1" play. Front passenger side wheel-bearing bad, noisy. 
Nov 2011

94500 mi

US $140
Battery light came on. Output of alternator was less than 11 volts. Replaced alternator. 
Dec 2011

96000 mi

US $350
Pulsating brake pedal and fade. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
- Jul 2007
Jul 2007

19000 mi
Front brakes, pads and rotors and two shorted coil packs replaced under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2012

87700 mi

US $100
Replaced Battery. 
Ford Escape in Alabama, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2015
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $900
Front sway bar needed to be replaced Tune ring on left hand side failed 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2011
Nov 2009

44000 mi
Occasional sustained high-pitched noise in or near radio/nav unit. I was told that it occurred in many of the 2005-model year Ford Escape Hybrids, and nothing could really be done. Vehicle would occasionally shudder when coming to complete stop (right at the point of stopping) or just as starting again after complete stop. Was told that the shudder was from the shift between gas and hybrid engine - not really repairable. 
Jul 2010

49000 mi

US $100
Water pump needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2010

52000 mi
Thermostat was stuck open and had to be replaced. I took it to a local dealer, where they fixed it in 1/2 day. All costs were covered under the manufacturer's emission warranty, so there was no charge to me. 
Mar 2011

53000 mi

US $440
A/C compressor went out, and was blowing warm air (since it was warm out). Replaced and it works fine. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
Feb 2012

99000 mi

US $731
replace throttle body and spark plugs 
Ford Escape in Nebraska, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

128000 mi
Cooling pump for hybrid battery pack failed. Was subject to recall and fixed the next day free of charge. 
Dec 2015

140000 mi

US $360
Rotors and pads shot. Opted to have shop fix it since it's a hybrid. 
Mar 2016

143000 mi
Vehicle was filling very slowing when pumping gas. Found TSB about rerouting fuel vent relief line and fixed myself. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2015
Sep 2007

7700 mi
Ford recall for wiring harness of HV battery. 
Jul 2012

78000 mi

US $525
new rotors, brake pads, brake cables and an oil seal leak was repaired. These were the orginal brakes and equipment on a 2005 vehicle. 
May 2015

124700 mi

US $175
Tie -rod also replaced. 
Sep 2015

131000 mi

US $195
Rear shock replacement, sway bar 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
May 2010

98000 mi
Rear differential replaced. 
Sep 2012

126000 mi

US $1300
Cooling fans for hybrid battery pack - signaled by error message 
Jun 2013

132000 mi

US $1000
Hybrid cooling pump 
May 2014

142700 mi

US $700
Hybrid control component, not drivetrain 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

120000 mi

US $200
Sealed rear differential was leaking, req'd differential service 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

100500 mi

US $280
MCES pump failed, had to be replaced 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

80300 mi
Leaking HVAC 
Jun 2015

83000 mi

US $135
Low charge in system. Will re-check for leaks in a couple weeks 
Jul 2015

83000 mi

US $450
Nav function stopped working. Removed head unit and had it rebuilt 

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