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2007 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (20%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 89 repairs.

2007 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (11%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 44 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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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2015
May 2010

61500 mi

US $45500
engine needed -replaced due to timing belt tensioner broke and went inside the engine 
Dec 2011

69000 mi

US $400
window regulator another window regulator failed a couple weeks later, replaced at same time 
Mar 2014

126000 mi

US $70
Water pump started leaking and needed replaced 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2013
Jan 2011

28000 mi

US $32
Jul 2012

37000 mi

US $130
Right rear passenger window wouldn't work. Motor was replaced. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2013
May 2008

54000 mi

US $65
Idler pulley bearing starting making noise and had to be replaced 
Jan 2011

125000 mi

US $1
Back up light switch stopped working, removed and repaired. 
Sep 2011

176000 mi

US $5
Tone ring broke, brazed it in place. 
Jun 2012

195000 mi

US $5
Had to replace repaired tone ring, but the vehicle has 195,000 miles at this time 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
Mar 2010

33000 mi

US $804
Car had a jerk forward around 12mph when decelerating 10% of time. Ford hotline said normal when hybrid battery overcharged. Second repair trip found cracked ABS ring on rt front wheel that sent erroneous signal confusing system, causing jerk. Rattle in front end was worn/damaged bushings and extensions of stabilizer bar links Despite reputation that hybrids have long brake pad life due to regenerative braking, my pads were completely worn and rotors also had to be replaced at 33k 
Jun 2010

37000 mi

US $1100
Lost all freon due to leak/hole in condenser 
May 2013

75000 mi

US $275
Ring on axle broke (second time also happened earlier on the front). This makes the antilock sense differently and more often operate erratically 
Jun 2014

95000 mi

US $2500
Rusted rotors. Other work maintenance such as pads..... All 4 tie rod ends replaced. Too much play 
May 2015

109700 mi

US $1300
Replaced control arm and all joint due to a worn socket 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2015
Feb 2011

58500 mi

US $35
Service Soon beep and warning light. DTC B1239 (a special Ford code). Replaced blend door actuator, a part of the traction battery cooling system. Has been OK for 2 weeks now. 
May 2011

61000 mi

US $220
Replaced rear shocks to prepare for a long trip. Were starting to show signs of wear. 
Mar 2012

78000 mi

US $310
Replaced the motor electronics cooling system (MECS) pump because it was overheating. Fairly common w early Escape hybrids. Labor $100. Parts $210. 
Apr 2012

79300 mi

US $593
"Stop safely now" warning. Replaced a second (different) cooling pump in the hybrid system. The previous repair, the most common cause of such overheating, didn't fix the problem. This one did. 
Nov 2013

103700 mi

US $450
replace worn tie rod ends, plus 4-wheel alignment 
Apr 2015

125500 mi

US $460
Replace thermostat, flush and refill cooling system, flush and refill hybrid cooling system. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Aug 2013
Mar 2009

47000 mi

US $17
Minor slow emissions leak - replaced after-market locking gas cap. 
Apr 2011

84000 mi

US $470
Hybrid battery ventillation door actuator intermittent - replaced and reflashed module. Part cost $44, $405 labor and diagnostic fees. 
Jun 2011

89000 mi

US $74
A/C weak performance in urban setting; okay during hwy driving. Dealer recommended compressor replacement. Another shop reported high refrigerant pressures, suggested restriction/blockage. Hybrid service info unavail; not released by Ford. 
Apr 2012

102000 mi

US $115
AC system problems: leak in system, incorrect pressures. Fill system and charge with dye. Return visit to understand leak. More repairs pending. 
Jun 2012

104000 mi

US $260
Hybrid battery evaporator and comfort cooling evaporator had obstructions. Clean and repl orifice tube. Repl dryer/filter and recharge. System better but not 100%. 
Mar 2013

119000 mi

US $278
Replace blower fan switch Replaced dash lights. 
Jun 2013

122000 mi

US $70
Diagnosis only, no repairs. 
Aug 2013

123000 mi

US $750
Prior trip to dealer recommended compressor, accumulator, thermal control valve replacement for $2200 estimated repairs,Found evidence of refrigerant leak.I replaced those parts plus the serpentine belt for about $700. Paid a friend to help 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2015
Jul 2009

43800 mi

US $600
Engine system coolant pump replaced. Not under warranty. Service soon light coming on occasionally for a month with increasing frequency. Light continued to come on 3x weekly after repair. 
Aug 2009

44500 mi
Navigation system not working intermittently. Screen dimming, flipping through pages randomly, turning on and off on own,sound not loud enough. Via phone dealer says it sounds like the control head, entire unit needs replaced. We did not fix. Est $500. 
Dec 2009

48000 mi
Ongoing problem with check engine light. Replaced engine system coolant pump x2 and light still coming on. System reset as well. Found out that the door to the hybrid battery in this system was not working properly. Not urgent, delaying repair $$$ 
Apr 2010

58100 mi

US $250
Door to hybrid battery compartment replaced. Service soon light kept coming on 3x/week. Had previously replaced pump twice only to find out it was this door instead. 
Aug 2010

67300 mi
12v battery going dead when ignition turned on but car not running for 30min, happened mulitiple times. Dealer said battery fine, replaced anyway and problem stopped. Believe damage to battery is due to Nav CD player malfunction. Nav system on fritz, going on and off on own, trying to eject cd continuiously but unsuccessfully, did not fix due to cost, repaired on own quite successfully by hitting the dashboard just above the Nav system with fist. Works great!! 
Sep 2012

105000 mi

US $150
Windsheild wipers detached from the frame and needed to be welded into place. 
Mar 2015

169000 mi

US $200
Steering wheel loose. Steering wheel was loose and bolts were tightened. 
Sep 2015

180000 mi

US $60
The power steering quit working. The repair costs more than the car. Opted not to repair. Driving is now a good upper body workout. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jun 2008 - Apr 2012
Feb 2011

55000 mi

US $280
Problem: ABS light and 4x4 light intermittently went on (could feel it activate). Dealer diagnosed replaced LF tone ring. 
Jul 2011

58500 mi

US $220
tone ring replacement. This is the "other side" from the repair 6 months ago. They took ~$100 off the bill as the two repairs were so close. 
Apr 2012

62000 mi

US $330
blend door replacement? $34 part with lots of labor to access (removal of dash) 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Oct 2012
Sep 2011

39680 mi

C $1000
Front rotors were shot, cratered- cheap steel. Hybrid problem since brakes not used much 
Mar 2012

45260 mi
Weak battery, after sitting for weekend would be dead- replaced brakes grab after sitting for couple days ...starting to grind again....was told thats because its a hybrid so most braking is on generator & brakes get rusty- 'normal' :-/- maybe for a Ford? 
Jun 2012

46500 mi

C $700
Condensor failed, had to be replaced 
Oct 2012

52700 mi

C $2000
3rd time in for brakes. rusted rotors, pads shot. Was told because hybrid doesnt use brakes as much lol. what a POC 

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2007 Ford Escape Repair Histories

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