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2012 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 41 repairs.
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2012 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

4340 mi
Poor shifting in the auto trans Rear lift gate latch 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2014
Jun 2012

4000 mi
Faulty paint on lift gate, chipped off exposing the primer underneath. small spot in the corner. 
Mar 2013

16000 mi
replaced the cam positioning sensor on the left side 
Jul 2013

22000 mi
replaced the cam positioning sensor on the right side 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

20000 mi
TPMS sensor replaced. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2015
Sep 2013

26000 mi
Remove / replace left front radio speaker Right rain gutter adhesive failure allowed trim to curl away from body. 
Dec 2013

27000 mi
License plate lamp holder broken during mfg, replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2014

32000 mi
RF radio speaker distorting like LF speaker did earlier. R2 the RF speaker. 
Jul 2014

36000 mi
Right front speaker blown--this is the third speaker. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2013
Apr 2013

14000 mi
Have had a highway speed vibration since 4000 miles. Nobody can figure it out. It is only felt through the steering wheel at highway speed. Very irritating. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
May 2012 - Mar 2014
Oct 2012

12380 mi

C $90
Resurface front rotors 
Jan 2013

14240 mi
Battery needed to be boosted several time over the last month. 
Apr 2013

15500 mi
Hard and/or delayed transmission shifts. Software updated to correct problem 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2014
May 2012

2700 mi
Passenger vanity mirror light didn't work. New visor with mirror ordered and replaced per warranty. 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2012

7300 mi
Suspension noise. Repair required 
Ford Escape in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2013
Jan 2012

1700 mi
Sunroof was not flush with roof when closed. Glass panel realigned by dealer. 
Aug 2012

9500 mi
Paint defect - left C-pillar. Dealer had to sublet to body shop for repair. Vehicle vibrates excessively at idle when in gear with A/C engaged. Ford has issued Special Service Message 22065 but as of October 2011 has not released a fix other than checking engine mounts. Technician says problem is in PCM programming. 
Apr 2013

19000 mi
While inspecting transmission during a routine service visit, technician discovered the A/T valve-body was "cooked" and needed to be rebuilt. 
Oct 2013

21687 mi
Routine LOF and tire rotation. Also check harsh shifting from recently-rebuilt transmission. Dealer could not replicate problem. 
Ford Escape in Nunavit Territory, Canada
Oct 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2012

6820 mi

C $425
Automatic arming. Shuts engine system down. Keys lost their programming.Had to take it to an authorized service centre for Ford but not a dealer since my location dictated such 

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2012 Ford Escape Repair Histories

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