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2013 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 183 repairs.

2013 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (60%)

Chart based on 5 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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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Apr 2015
Dec 2012

1240 mi
Front passenger window one-touch up and down not working. 
Jan 2014

9565 mi

C $57
Replaced defective tire 
Jun 2014

13020 mi
Replaced right front exterior door handle due to problem with automatic locking security system 
Sep 2014

17980 mi
Nav system frequently showing wrong location Remote door locks not always working properly 
Nov 2014

19220 mi
Nav screen frequently jumped to home screen. Switch was replaced One touch power window switch not working. Replaced switch. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Sep 2012

1000 mi
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...) 
Nov 2012

2000 mi
Problems with MFT and Navigation System requiring software update and Nav SD card replacement. 
Jul 2015

21700 mi
Battery failed to hold a charge and was diagnosed as defective. Replaced under warranty. Replaced in two hours at dealer. 

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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
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

9000 mi
Update to fix bugs in the MyFord Touch system. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

4000 mi
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. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012 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. 
Nov 2014

31000 mi
Needed ball joint replaced. 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015
Aug 2012

3500 mi
Windshield Wipers needed adjustment. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2012

2480 mi
Sticky Door Handle. 
Mar 2013

4960 mi
squiky brake pedal. loose trim piece. 
Aug 2013

8680 mi
Fuel Gauge error requiring firmware update (TSB) 
Mar 2014

15500 mi
Pop sound in exhaust. Repaired as per TSB. 
Nov 2015

28700 mi
Transmission Failure due to faulty part. Transmission Rebuilt. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2015
Aug 2012

1000 mi
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. 
Dec 2012

2000 mi
GPS takes too long to acquire signal; dealer upgraded myford touch to 3.5.1 with no change in the issue 
Jun 2013

4000 mi
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. 

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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
May 2012 - Apr 2014
Oct 2012

4000 mi

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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
Jul 2012 - Dec 2015
Sep 2012

2000 mi
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? 
Mar 2013

7000 mi
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. 
May 2014

15000 mi
Coolant odor. 3rd trip into shop they decided water pump defective. Dealer performed recall for cooling system also. Dealer also replaced exhaust system due to popping noise when starting engine cold in morning. They also flashed computer 

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2013 Ford Escape Repair Histories

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