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2009 Ford Escape Repair Histories

116 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Ford Escape. 52 of these members (44.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 146 repairs to 2009 Ford Escapes--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 146 repairs.

2009 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 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
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
10000 mi   creaking in passenger side suspension 
13000   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 - Sep 2014
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 
8700   Replaced fan motor Vibration over 50 mph. Tech verified problem, Ford acknowledges problem but no fix at this time 
18000 US $450 Ball joints replaced - Ford blamed this on towing, though I believe the problem existed prior to. 
27000   Faulty window belt moldings caused scratch in window glass Transmission - erratic shifting, hunting for gears Faulty tire pressure sensor 
54500   Intermittent loss of throttle response. Replaced electronic throttle body 
Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
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
5000 mi   CD player will not eject disc. 
8000   CD player would not eject 
17000   Transmission fluid leak 
20000   Transmission fluid leak, took 27 business days to repair. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
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
5000 mi   Transmission Vent line re-routed. 
39000   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
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. 
14000   passenger side window regulator failed with window in open position. 
29700 US $480 power door lock on front passenger door sticks, does not always unlock 
31000   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   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 - Sep 2014
17000 mi   Rear wiper motor. 
37000   Drivers seat bracket rusting. 
39300 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 - Oct 2014
11000 mi   Check engine light on for fuel system evap leak. 

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