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2013 Ford Escape Problems and Repair Histories

117 TrueDelta members own a 2013 Ford Escape. 48 of these members (41%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 88 repairs to 2013 Ford Escapes--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2013 Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2013 Ford Escape problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2013 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 2013 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

23% of the 2013 Ford Escape repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 19% to the body and trim, and 14% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 88 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2013 Ford Escape problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 620    
1240 0 Front passenger window one-touch up and down not working. 
10320 57 Replaced defective tire 
11160  
Ford Escape in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 0    
1000 0 Defects in the clear coat from the factory on the hood and left rear door necessitating a repaint of these areas. (They first tried to buff it out and that was not successful...) 
2000 0 Problems with MFT and Navigation System requiring software update and Nav SD card replacement. 
12000  

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 9000    
9000 0 Update to fix bugs in the MyFord Touch system. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 2000    
4000 0 Rear liftgate/hatch was misaligned from my factory ordered Escape. have sent it to dealer TWICE. They got it a little better, but is still not as good as the ones I see on the lot. Brakes made very loud high-pitched sounds when coming to a stop. This is after they have heated up. 
6000  
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 0    
0 Front passenger side door needed to be adjusted so it aligned with the body better. Not a big issue, took about 15 minutes to adjust. 
20000  
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 0    
3500 0 Windshield Wipers needed adjustment. 
44000  
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 0    
2480 0 Sticky Door Handle. 
4960 0 squiky brake pedal. loose trim piece. 
8680 0 Fuel Gauge error requiring firmware update (TSB) 
15500 0 Pop sound in exhaust. Repaired as per TSB. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
1000 0 Myford touch started glitching. Menus became blank and options disappeared including the master reset option. Dealer tech pulled battery connector to hard reset system. Nav stopped accepting commands. 
2000 0 GPS takes too long to acquire signal; dealer upgraded myford touch to 3.5.1 with no change in the issue 
4000 0 GPS took a long time to lock and would lose location sometimes, dealer applied TSB 13-4-20 (replaced GPS module and vracket), and location acquisition is now much quicker. 
6000  

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
4000 0 Power liftgate not latching. GATE MECHANICLY NOT LATCHING CORRECTLY- REMOVED LOWER TRIM PANELS TO ACCESS AND ADJUST STRIKER AND ADJ FOR CORRECT GATE CLOSE FIT-REASSEMBLED reprogrammed module 
29000  

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 0    
2000 0 Tilt wheel would not tilt. Ford had to replace entire steering column at 1,500 miles. Works fine now but came that way from factory. Quality first? 
7000 0 Odor of coolant after driving. Had to replace degas tank to correct. SYNC system went out. Said entertainment system is unavailable. POOR MPG's. Advertised as 30mpg highway. Never better than 23. Ford knows of issue and will come out with a re-flash for the engine software this summer. That is what I was told by dealer. 
15000  

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