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2005 Ford Escape Repair Histories

146 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Ford Escape. 68 of these members (46.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 188 repairs to 2005 Ford Escapes--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 188 repairs.

2005 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

Chart based on 93 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 Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
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 2014
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. 
81000   The torque converter was bad and had to be replaced. 
92000   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 
98000   replaced brakes Replaced tie rod 

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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
27900 mi   ABS and AWD light coming in. Replace right front axle due to abs pick up ring broken off 
42780 C $170 Left front axle broke at c.v. joint. $170 for the axle, 1.5 hrs labour 
44640   replace broken left front axle $170 for the axle, $130 for labour 
47740   Replaced seized left rear caliper. 
53320   Replaced left front wheel bearing, $40. Replaced both front rotors and pads. 
56420   Factory stereo stopped working. Replaced with a stereo I had lying around. $55 for the mounting plate and wiring harness. 
60760   a/c compressor seal leaking 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2005 - Mar 2014
14000 mi   purchased 
60000 US $750 replaced rear shocks, front brakes and rotors. flushed and replaced brake fluid and transmission fluid 
87000   replaced #4 cylinder coil 
94000   Replaced center driveshaft U-Joint 
116000   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. 
129700   replaced alternator 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
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 - Jun 2014
80000 mi US $200 New rear drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads. 
86000   Front drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads. Flushed brake fluid entire system. 
101000   Idle Air Control Valve cleaned and no different - then ordered/replaced with new part 
109000   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. 
115000   Vibration from U-joints on rear drive shaft. 
133000   Front right wheel bearing replaced 
145700   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. 
154000   Replaced lower control arm and ball joint at same time, along with sway link and front brake pads. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2013
47000 mi US $650 Replaced right front wheel bearing. 
85000   Vehicle wouldn't drive, replaced transmission. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2012
94000 mi US $350 Carrier Bearing in Front Differential 
101000   Electrical ground loose 
102000   Two coil packs cylinders 4 and 5 
113300   Low/leak Freon. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2004 - Jun 2014
400 mi   To dealer 4 times for poor performance 
20000 US $65 Noise in left rear-shocks bad-replaced myself 
30700   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. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2009
105000 mi US $375 Brakes, pads and drums for rear axle 
132000   Rear brake work. 
164000   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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