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2009 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Chart based on 159 repairs.

2009 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

Chart based on 28 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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2009 Ford Escape

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Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

C $150
The heater plug front end broke. Was not covered under warranty. Ford should not sell vehicles with poor quality heater cords in northern Alberta. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

10000 mi
creaking in passenger side suspension 
Jun 2009

13000 mi
bushings 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2015
Dec 2009

7000 mi
rattle in headliner left center air duct very low airflow acceleration surge when cold - fixed with TSB Heater / ac fan motor making noise 
Jan 2010

8700 mi
Replaced fan motor Vibration over 50 mph. Tech verified problem, Ford acknowledges problem but no fix at this time 
Aug 2010

18000 mi

US $450
Ball joints replaced - Ford blamed this on towing, though I believe the problem existed prior to. 
Feb 2011

27000 mi
Faulty window belt moldings caused scratch in window glass Transmission - erratic shifting, hunting for gears Faulty tire pressure sensor 
Aug 2012

54500 mi

US $532
Intermittent loss of throttle response. Replaced electronic throttle body 
Jul 2015

89000 mi
Passenger side fender at the wheel lip starting to rust out. At the spot welds failed, water had gotten in between the sheet metal. Bubbling and rusting occurring at the edge of the wheel well. 
Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

3100 mi
Cord for block heater replaced, as the extreme cold weather gave it a beating 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2012
Dec 2009

5000 mi
CD player will not eject disc. 
Mar 2010

8000 mi
CD player would not eject 
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Transmission fluid leak 
Mar 2011

20000 mi
Transmission fluid leak, took 27 business days to repair. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Dec 2009

7000 mi
The trans had a leak and there was a service bulletin on the left trans case. Per my request they replaced the whole transmission. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Nevada, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2010
Jan 2009

5000 mi
Transmission Vent line re-routed. 
Jun 2010

39000 mi
Replace axle bushing and seal, replace worn axle. Clunky transmission action, especially in lower gears. About to take car in for this when received recall notice. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2013
Dec 2009

9000 mi
Cruise control problem - after using cruise control, applied brake to turn it off, then accelerator became "stiff" and could not maintain speed. Coasted to shoulder, turned car off and restarted, problem went away. Dealer could not replicate. 
Jun 2010

14000 mi
passenger side window regulator failed with window in open position. 
Nov 2012

29700 mi

US $480
power door lock on front passenger door sticks, does not always unlock 
Jan 2013

31000 mi

US $267
Wrench light came on, car hesitated on acceleration and ran roughly. After car turned off and restarted, problem did not reappear. Did not set codes, after diagnosis no repair done. Light showing "passenger airbag off" stays on even when adult passenger is in seat. Set low battery code, so battery replaced. Light continues to come on. 
Apr 2013

32000 mi
Passenger airbag off light did not come on correctly - sometimes on when occupied, sometime off when not occupied. Repair required replacement of seat sensor - "kit" supposedly cost $1500. Covered under airbag warranty, which is 5 years 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Rear wiper motor. 
Jul 2012

37000 mi
Drivers seat bracket rusting. 
Oct 2012

39300 mi

US $50
Hybrid. Actuator problem. Ventilation and cooling for the batteries. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2015
Oct 2009

11000 mi
Check engine light on for fuel system evap leak. 

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2009 Ford Escape Repair Histories

121 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Ford Escape. 54 of these members (44.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 159 repairs to 2009 Ford Escapes--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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