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2013 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

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

Other (9%)

Chart based on 195 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

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Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

12000 mi
Hatch strut actuator failed causing body damage 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Mar 2013 - Feb 2015
Apr 2013

14700 mi
Air conditioner compressor froze and broke the rubber belt 
Dec 2013

19000 mi
Worn front right tie rod 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
May 2015

21500 mi
Noticed slight bubbling of paint on inside of lower front doors along bottom seam above the caulk line. Dealer sandblasted and repainted doors under warranty. Not sure why corroded. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

28000 mi
Jerks while driving 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2014
May 2013

3000 mi
Front end creaking noise when braking, turning, and over bumps 
Oct 2014

16000 mi
Recall 14s17, correct driveability issues due to splices in wiring harness 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

2000 mi
Rear seatbelt locking mechanism stopped working. The seatbelt would not latch. 
Mar 2016

30000 mi
Driveshaft started tearing away from transmission. Repaired under warranty. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2016
Jun 2013

2000 mi
MyFordTouch GPS voice commands would not find POI destinations. Dealer replaced GPS antenna but didn't fix. Did master radio reset at my request and that fixed the issue. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2014
Jun 2013

10000 mi
car displayed a left front sensor failure warning 
Aug 2013

13000 mi
recirculation mode failed to engage. I am not convinced that it was NOT caused by removal and replacement of the dash done last month for removal of a mouse nest but I can't prove such. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

23700 mi
The rack was not allowing the steering to naturally return to neutral. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Nov 2012

5960 mi
Rear door weather strips came off when wiping down after washing. Ford Sync upgraded 
Jun 2013

18600 mi
The Sync touch screen went black with no display. The APIM and Touch Screen were replaced. 
May 2015

72540 mi
Splash shield is removed for engine oil changes, fastener threads stripped after 14 oil changes, inadequate design. Mechanic installed new fasters, not a permanent repair. Chrome plating peeling on the interior drivers door handle, caused the driver to cut his finger. Ford and the dealer would not cover the cost of replacement of the door handle so I taped it to prevent further injury. 
Sep 2015

81840 mi

C $287
There was a clunk when a wheel ran over a pot hole or off a low curb etc. I replaced both Front and Rear stabilizer bar links. There is a distinctive clunk from the rear suspension when driving in parking lots and changing direction the suspension is working, thus is on turns and uneven surfaces.Original Rear shocks were replaced with KYB 553392. Problem not solved 
Oct 2015

83440 mi

C $15
The engine splash shield was falling apart, the plastic duct was separating from the shield and the fastening holes along the rear edge were tearing. I riveted a galvanised steel strip along the rear edge and riveted the duct onto the shield 
Nov 2015

84940 mi

C $53
There is a clunk from the front suspension when turning at low speed when either front wheel moves up or down. The test drive diagnosed the front struts are the cause of the clunk. but could not tell if the top strut bearing is the source. 
Dec 2015

86800 mi

C $340
A clunk from the front suspesion/steering when turning a low speeds and going ove bumps. The front strut bearings were replaced, also the stabiliser bar support busings were replaced. No improvement in the condition after these repairs. 
Mar 2016

86800 mi
When I jacked the car under the floor on one side it would clunk and when I let the jack down it clunked again, seemed like a body or subframe twisting and popping. 
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 Kentucky, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

9000 mi
MyFord Touch Navigation has never worked properly. It would show you off in the middle of a field when you were on an Interstate. Dealer was no help. I spent weekend finding a TSR to correct the problem. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

55000 mi
The bottom of the Tailgate has started to rust out. I took it to the dealer for Warranty but the denied the claim because it had not rusted through. 
Dec 2015

62000 mi

US $95
The left side passenger door (4 door car) the interior panel popped off again. The mechanic put screws into the door to replace it. 
Mar 2016

57000 mi
Replace Half shaft Seal, Leaking Trans Axle Seal. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
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. 
Ford Escape in Alabama, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

46000 mi

US $845
Had to replace the alternator. Wonderful experience. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2016
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. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

8680 mi
GPS for navigation became inaccurate. Location shown on myfordtouch would be 2 blocks or so from actual location. Techs performed a TSB and replaced a GPS module mounting bracket free of charge. Works great now. They even washed my car. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

37700 mi
initial road trip with car, on the freeway, intermittent odd noise coming from rear of vehicle. After 10 minutes, attempted to pull over and check, vehicle died on exit ramp and would not start for several minutes. Same problem as previous. Strange sound, Stall, no start. Started engine using process to start a flooded engine. Shop could not duplicate. Same symptoms as above. I diagnosed the issue based on knowledge of recall on Mazda vehicles. (Spider egg sac in gas tank purge line.) Noise car was making was vacuum in gas tank caused by faulty purge control valve. 
Aug 2015

51000 mi

US $140
Replaced battery. Afterwards brought to dealer due to electrical gremlins. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

11160 mi
Right front wheel axle seal replaced under waranty 
Dec 2014

21700 mi
replace back up camera Replace rt front axle seal 
Oct 2015

35940 mi
blis sensor fell off and needed to be replaced 
Ford Escape in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
Jan 2014

12380 mi
when starting with remote control the engine would stall after 15 seconds. The BCM was replaced along with a wiring harness. 
Jul 2014

15500 mi
rear hatch door does not close straight. it scratches the rubber bumper below the hatch. the alarm that sounds when the rear hatch is opened is barely audible 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Rattle/clunk in rear, dealer replaced rear shock assemblies per TSB 13-07-02. Problem gone. 
Nov 2015

50300 mi

US $400
Tie rod end replaced 
Ford Escape in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

36820 mi
axle seal on driver's side was leaking and needed replacement 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

5300 mi
Burning smell from first day the car was picked up with 14 miles on it Clunk in rear we are told normal but there is a t.s.b for it Dash keeps freezing. Will not turn off or on at times. Shut down with error messages 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

16500 mi
Squeak in sunroof area in cold weather. Better, but not quite fixed. Hard to find, since seems to be temp related. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2015
Sep 2014

57000 mi

US $300
Not blowing hot 
Ford Escape in West Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

44000 mi

US $1590
front brakes including rotors  plus both rear shocks 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2016
Oct 2014

70000 mi
Check engine light on, loud thumping/flatulence sound from the rear of the car. Gas filler tube assembly gasket released gas tank pressure, dealer re-seated the gasket and couldn't reproduce the noise. 
May 2015

84000 mi

US $351
Check engine light was on, car had difficulty starting after refueling. Expected symptom after previous problem could not be reproduced- dealer said vent valve failure was likely with time, but driving was safe. Should wait until repeatable. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

60000 mi

US $525
Under carriage near front. A clip was broken and a screw missing. I think it's a poor design. 
Ford Escape in North Dakota, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2016
May 2016

24693 mi
TPMS LIGHT came on, check tires, no leaks or low pressure. Took vehicle to tire shop, they claim it was nothing wrong with tires or pressure, but were unable reset TPMS light. Took to dealer, they reset light/sensor in 30 mins. No charge 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

37000 mi
Turbo cooler hose failed 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jan 2016
May 2014

16080 mi
oil leaking from turbo engine stalling on highway, throttle assembly replaced 
Nov 2014

20820 mi
leak ATF from transfer case 
Dec 2015

34720 mi
A/C compressor was leaking. Replaced by a new one. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

18000 mi
The air bag warning light came on and would not go off. 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

24300 mi
Rear wheel bearing made noise at high speed. Replaced bearing under warranty. 
Oct 2014

26500 mi
Axle seal leaking on transmission to driver front wheel. Repaired under warranty. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2014

10000 mi
The brakes kept squeeling. Shepard checked it twice, drove it is all. Third time we took in they took wheels off and fixed it. No longer making noise. Just disgusted it took 3 trips. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

7000 mi
Perform TSB 13-2-1 and diagnose problem with remote start failing after battery saver mode is engaged (~3 min after engine is shut off) 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2016
Jan 2014

8500 mi
Headliner delaminated from attachment hardware, new headliner on order by dealer 
Feb 2014

9000 mi
Completed headliner repair. Needed second headliner, first was damaged by dealer during install. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

17540 mi
Ecoboost badge was replaced due to colour disintegration 
Sep 2013

21700 mi
Wind Noise from Driver's door MyFord Touch system - no volume, no voice commands. Intermittent rough idle 
Jun 2014

34720 mi
Hard shifting. 
Dec 2015

74400 mi
Wheel hub was the problem. Took several visits and several other parts replaced before problem solved. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2013

4000 mi
Undefined noise. Ford is aware of it and has no solution to date 
Dec 2013

10000 mi
Noise in control arm, responded to TSB 
Aug 2014

16000 mi

US $50
Repair navigation system Realign rear hatch 
Jun 2015

25000 mi
Sync failed 
Sep 2015

26000 mi

US $60
Sync failure 
Nov 2015

29000 mi

US $35
Problems with My Touch. System stops operation but dealer has been unable to replicate 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

3000 mi
Three times the lift gate has not latched down all the way. Push the button and it comes down. Get in the car and a message comes up that the gate is ajar. Will not go up or down - have to push it the rest of the way in. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Jul 2013

10300 mi
Engine light came on, dealer could not fine a problem, it happened again. After restart engine light went out both times. Car ran fine after 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Jan 2013

4000 mi
The car stalled and would not restart 
Mar 2013

5000 mi
Applied TSB to address the stall no start issues that occurred last month 
May 2013

6300 mi
Squeaky brakes when warm, TSB applied Navigation could not find GPS. TSB applied 
Dec 2014

20000 mi
Battery kept dying. Replaced passenger passive entry door handle that wasn't working properly. 
Aug 2015

26500 mi
Replace broken Key Fob / Smart Key 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2013

4320 mi
All 4 door handles would stick open when cold and humid outside. Rear passenger door would not close after opening it in cold weather (latch frozen open). They undid all 4 doors and lubricated all the parts properly. They replaced the rear door "Ecoboost/4WD" logo that was erased completely blank. 
Sep 2013

11160 mi
rear liftgate was misaligned and was rubbing on the bumper. Re-painted the bottom of the door , re-aligned it and changed the bumper. proximity sensors were going off for no reason. Problem confirmed. Faulty sensor.On order. 
Dec 2013

14260 mi
changed the muffler according to Ford's SSM concerning the "ping sound" at cold start. Squeaky front brakes. changed both front calipers 
May 2014

18600 mi
The escape kept stalling all of a sudden with message : engine problem. service now. . Then after re-ingnition it would be fine for a couple of days. Took it to Ford where they performed TSB 13-12-12, changing wires. 
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 Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

9000 mi
Update to fix bugs in the MyFord Touch system. 
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 Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2016
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. 
Apr 2016

52000 mi
Hose to the rear windshield was nozzle broke near the firewall. Will need to get replaced soon. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

11000 mi
Instrument Panel software update to resolve early "low fuel" warnings. 
Sep 2014

26000 mi
Paint coming off "Ecoboost" badge. 1st replacement arrived in worse shape and dealer had to reorder part. 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015
Aug 2012

3500 mi
Windshield Wipers needed adjustment. 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2013

3000 mi
trim: the "I" in "Titanium" fell off 
Ford Escape in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2013

3000 mi
The heat shield over the muffler and catalytic converter tore loose due to poor design and had to be replaced. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

4700 mi
The wiper motor failed, but I think it was at least partly my own fault, due to my use of the windshield wipers in the automatic car wash 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Sep 2013

5000 mi
Navigation would show me off road occasionally. A GPSM bracket was replaced at my insistence due to a TSB I found in a forum TSB 13-4-20. This solved the problem. 
May 2014

12000 mi
Rattle coming from sunroof area above passenger side. They found wiring that was not secured correctly at the factory. Caused the headliner area to rattle when sunroof was closed. 
Aug 2014

13000 mi
Car began hesitating, clunking into gears and felt like it was going to die. Caused by a wiring harness that is part of a new recall. Parts for the recall are not available for another month so dealer made repairs to the harness instead. 
Feb 2016

29000 mi
Gas smell in car and in garage. PCV hose replaced per TSB Rattle from crossbar on sunroof 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Oct 2013

20700 mi
Ecoboost badge- surface / color peeled off. Dealership replaced. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Aug 2013

11000 mi
Wiper stop working in rain. 
Sep 2013

13000 mi
wiper blades stop working 
Oct 2013

14700 mi
Over heat 
Dec 2013

18000 mi
Overheated 
Jan 2014

20000 mi
Overheated 
Feb 2014

20500 mi
Would not start, wire issue 
Apr 2014

21500 mi
Overheated yet again 
Jun 2014

28000 mi
check eng. light on 
Sep 2014

29000 mi
Needed new transmission 
Jan 2015

32300 mi
body control cpu went out. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2014
Oct 2012

4000 mi
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 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

15000 mi
hose was leaking antifreeze 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Aug 2015
Sep 2013

10000 mi
TSB 13-7-5ISSUE: Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6L or 2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines may exhibit difficult to start, runs rough at start up, crank no start, lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation concerns with 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

31000 mi

US $85
Slow to crank in the morning, took it to dealer and it would not start without a jump. Bad battery confirmed and replaced same day. 
Aug 2014

22000 mi
Battery failure - car would not start, had to be towed to dealer. They checked battery and charging system, replaced battery. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
May 2015

18000 mi
Service engine light came on day after purchase and wouldn't clear thy checked codes and replaced the coolent bypass solenoid , checked the system and cleared the codes repair done under warranty 
Feb 2016

24000 mi
Took it in for oil change and tire rotation, and had a pulsating brake pedal dealer had to resurface the rear rotors 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Aug 2015
Oct 2014

6780 mi
Replaced front and rear rotors under warranty due to heavy rust on face of rotors,dealer advised defect in some 2013's and Ford said to replace. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2014
Nov 2013

10000 mi
liftgate trim piece was loose. Dealer fixed the issue under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Jan 2016

84000 mi

US $750
Leaking hose. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Aug 2015

27700 mi
Initially the computer had to reset itself on short trips. Then, finally the car would not start and had to be jump started. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

46880 mi
coolant was low. they found a loose hose clamp. pressure held for 1 hr afterwards replaced worn rear brakes 
Mar 2016

48980 mi
The radio had multiple problems. Sometimes would not turn on. Sometimes would not turn off when vehicle turned off. could not get control of the quick channels 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - May 2015
Nov 2014

24000 mi
Low coolant warning. Replace water pump. Engine hesitation and raving. Rear internal door pull separated from body. 
May 2015

29000 mi
Check engine light with service engine warning. Engine goes into limp mode. Reset on restart. 8 times in month. Wire harness splices repaired. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2015

65000 mi
Vehicle was shifting rough into 2nd. Took to dealer and they said that is normal. Sent home without any repair. Still not comfortable with how rough the shift is. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

20000 mi

US $92
Battery dead -- Replaced Battery & reset battery control module(BCM) 
Mar 2016

22000 mi
Rear center LED brake light not working. Dealer replaced same. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

11160 mi
Car vibrates incredibly when at a standstill when in Drive, or Reverse. When in neutral or park it doesn't vibrate at all. Ford says they can't do anything about it. Seems like a drivetrain issue but Ford is ignoring. Only present on 1.6L. 
Sep 2014

15500 mi
Transmission shuttering 2nd and third gear 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2016
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 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2012

4300 mi
Passenger rear door scrapped against front door near bottom. Rear lift gate misaligned causing the electric gate to not always latch without manually closing. 
Jan 2013

8000 mi
Auto rear lift gate not closing without manual intervention. Not properly repaired on earlier visits. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Mar 2013 - Feb 2015
Oct 2014

35000 mi
Low coolant warning light appeared. Dealer replaced leaking water pump. The vehicle claimed it was overheating and would not move. Towed to dealer, and they couldn't find a problem. They topped off the coolant and returned the car to me. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

33000 mi
Sync system kept rebooting randomly. System reset and all is well. Power liftgate stopped working. Never repaired. 
Ford Escape in Utah, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
May 2013

6300 mi
Sync phone connection no longer worked. 
Dec 2013

27000 mi
rear pull handle on liftgate, used to close the liftgate, would pull the entire back cover away from the liftgate. simple fix of tightening everything. 
May 2014

38000 mi
replaced leaking water pump, along with recall for overheating. replaced right front grease seal Broken sway bar connection, the day after I got it back from the grease seal repair. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

168-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2013

2300 mi
Hood bumpers fell off hood when I was opening the hood. 
Dec 2013

10000 mi
right rear passenger door. The inside pulls loose from the outside, then you are unable to open the door. Dealer said the way the vehicle is built nothing can be done. Said to "shut door easier". 
Apr 2014

14000 mi
Right Rear door interior panel pulls away from door. They said they fixed it, but still have same problem Right front window would not go up in the winter time. Was advised Ford has a tech. bulletin for this. 
Jun 2014

16000 mi
Right rear passenger door. The inside pulls loose from the outside, then you are unable to open the door. Dealer finally found a technical bulletin that was issued in February, 2014. They put in larger fasteners. Fixed right front window, though will have to wait for winter to be sure. Interior trim on rear hatch pulls away when the handle is pulled to close hatch. 
Jul 2015

32300 mi
3rd time. Ford has a technical bulletin about this. Interior panel comes loose. Last time put in a new pin. Same for this time. 
Jan 2016

39000 mi
Right rear door. See previous attempts to fix this. Interior molding pulls away. 
Ford Escape in Jalisco, Mexico
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

3100 mi
Suddenly the main screen displayed "Engine failure" and the engine became extremely weak. They ran some diagnostics but couldn't find a cause, it fixed itself. It looked like overheating to me. Rescheduled for a software reset next Tuesday. Engine failure warning, no acceleration, diagnosed as acceleration body failure, sensors not reporting back to main computer. Repair delay due to replacement part shipping and testing. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

50000 mi
Bad airbag sensor 

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