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2009 Ford Escape Problems and Repair Histories

113 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Ford Escape. 51 of these members (45.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 123 repairs to 2009 Ford Escapes--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Ford Escape problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 Ford Escape problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

24% of the 2009 Ford Escape repairs were to the engine, 20% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 123 repairs.

2009 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Ford Escape repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 22% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, 33% between $500 and $999, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2009 Ford Escape problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 0    
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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 0    
10000 0 creaking in passenger side suspension 
13000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 6000    
7000 0 rattle in headliner left center air duct very low airflow acceleration surge when cold - fixed with TSB Heater / ac fan motor making noise 
8700 0 Replaced fan motor Vibration over 50 mph. Tech verified problem, Ford acknowledges problem but no fix at this time 
18000 450 Ball joints replaced - Ford blamed this on towing, though I believe the problem existed prior to. 
27000 0 Faulty window belt moldings caused scratch in window glass Transmission - erratic shifting, hunting for gears Faulty tire pressure sensor 
54500 532 Intermittent loss of throttle response. Replaced electronic throttle body 
75000  
Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 0    
3100 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
5000 0 CD player will not eject disc. 
8000 0 CD player would not eject 
17000 0 Transmission fluid leak 
20000 0 Transmission fluid leak, took 27 business days to repair. 
 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 7000    
7000 0 The trans had a leak and there was a service bulletin on the left trans case. Per my request they replaced the whole transmission. 
19000  

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 0    
5000 0 Transmission Vent line re-routed. 
39000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 0    
9000 0 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. 
14000 0 passenger side window regulator failed with window in open position. 
29700 480 power door lock on front passenger door sticks, does not always unlock 
31000 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. 
32000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 0    
17000 0 Rear wiper motor. 
37000 0 Drivers seat bracket rusting. 
39300 50 Hybrid. Actuator problem. Ventilation and cooling for the batteries. 
46000  

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 0    
11000 0 Check engine light on for fuel system evap leak. 
72000  

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