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Ford Escape Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Escape transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 178 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

6000 mi There is slack or play between the transmission and the drive wheels. The dealership mechanic felt it when it was on the lift but it was not corrected when I took the escape back. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

18000 mi Car was not shifting properly. Sometimes there would be a "bang" when Shifting 
20000 mi car had not been running properly since 7500 miles . Each time the car was brought in (2x) I was told it was not broken or needed software updates. Finally the transmission was found to have broken parts and was rebuilt. 
12000 mi

US $180
TSB on rear-end whine 
13000 mi TSB on rear-end humming. 
13000 mi Clutch/Wave Plates, Control Assy, Solenoid Assy, Gaskets. 
5000 mi Transfer case intermediate shaft seal leaking. Dealer replaced intermediate shaft seal under warranty. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

3000 mi One way clutch replaced and gasket for clutch. Also had a recall for computer reset taken care of. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

10000 mi Took a long trip. During the trip during stop and go traffic I experienced a loud clunky noise several times. The car actually shook from the vibration. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

6000 mi Transmission was shifting roughly for a few days. Access port seal was determined to be missing on trans causing fluid leak. Cleaned and refilled with new trans fluid. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

13000 mi Transmission failed. Had to replace whole transmission. 
9000 mi PV seal replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

57000 mi Replace Half shaft Seal, Leaking Trans Axle Seal. 
32000 mi Driveshaft started tearing away from transmission. Repaired under warranty. 
28000 mi Jerks while driving 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

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 
20820 mi leak ATF from transfer case 
28700 mi Transmission Failure due to faulty part. Transmission Rebuilt. 
11160 mi Right front wheel axle seal replaced under waranty 
21700 mi Replace rt front axle seal 
36820 mi axle seal on driver's side was leaking and needed replacement 
34720 mi Hard shifting. 
26500 mi Axle seal leaking on transmission to driver front wheel. Repaired under warranty. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

29000 mi Needed new transmission 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

15500 mi Transmission shuttering 2nd and third gear 
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. 

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2012 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

4340 mi Poor shifting in the auto trans 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

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. 
15500 mi Hard and/or delayed transmission shifts. Software updated to correct problem 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

18700 mi Shifter would lock up and unable to get car into gear. Shifter mechanism completely replaced under the extended warranty I had purchased previously. 
19000 mi While inspecting transmission during a routine service visit, technician discovered the A/T valve-body was "cooked" and needed to be rebuilt. 
21687 mi Routine LOF and tire rotation. Also check harsh shifting from recently-rebuilt transmission. Dealer could not replicate problem. 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

26000 mi Transmission was slipping, turned out to be a computer issue. The dealer took care of it. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

10000 mi Car was shifting irregularly. Hard shifts in morning, felt like it would almost be stuck in gear then shift very hard to next gear. After reflash it's bad as it used to be. However it still does not feel right.  

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

5000 mi Transmission was leaking with only 4,000 miles on it. 
8000 mi Transmission leaking yet again. 
20260 mi seal leaking. removed transfer case, split it, replaced the left seal and the RT trans seal. 
53940 mi

C $60
ECU reprogrammed with new shift strategy to correct shift shift flare from 3rd to 4th gear when cold. 
59360 mi Transmission. Burnt out. They repaired it on guarantee. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi Intermittent harsh 1-2 or harsh 5-6 shift. TSB 12-6-12 applied (reprogramed the PCM). 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

73000 mi Left rear driver side axle seal replaced 
54000 mi

US $50
Transmission shifting rough; tech reprogramed computer 
22000 mi Hard first one/two shift during cold weather. Kept overnight to duplicate. Transmission reset and programing re-flashed. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

36000 mi The transmission was shifting very hard and very noisily, almost scary. The dealer said it reprogrammed the transmission and repaired a small fluid leak. 
58000 mi A reprogram of the PCM to fix an intermittent shift quality problem when vehicle was cold. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

22620 mi Transfer case leak. Replaced gasket 2nd trip to get leaking transfer case fixed. Asked for another tech to work on my car. We'll see if it is actually fixed this time. 
22940 mi Tranny not shifting properly between 2-3 also not going into 6th gear on the highway at times. 
26040 mi Tranny shifting funny. Tranny "overhauled" (at 40,000kms) 
31000 mi Tranny getting stuck between gears again. Second rebuild. 
33900 mi Tranny getting stuck between 1st and 2nd gear. PCM 
82300 mi

US $250
Right front transmission shaft output oil seal leaking. Dealer states around $250 to fix it. Added fluid and will monitor for a week or so. Update: later fixed itself. 
31000 mi Just purchased car! While leaving one interstate and merging onto another, car suddenly felt as though driving over a washboard, but the pavement was smooth. Let up on gas, gradually sped up, and problem was gone. Don't think it's fixed. 
32000 mi Re previous "washboard" sensation - happened again on hwy interchange. Then car would not accelerate. Frightening. Dealer overhauled transmission. Won't know if this really eliminated the problem until it's on another road trip. 
67580 mi

C $160
Had to change a universal joint on front drive train. 
21380 mi The transmission had to be rebuilt. The overdrive component came apart. 
3000 mi Severe driveline vibration at highway speeds (60-65 mph).rnDealer 'rephased' driveshaft but problem is not as severe but persists.rnReturned to dealer on Jan 3. 
4000 mi Severe driveline vibration at highway speeds (60-65 mph). Noted that it was most severe when starting out in cold, below 15F, temps. Located TSB on-line and took copy in with vehicle. Dealer ordered parts and installed one week later. Parts including driveshaft installed to fix vibration, per TSB. 
54400 mi

US $307
Rear axle passenger-side seal leaking. Replaced seal. Previous owner likely put a lot of wear on the AWD system in winter driving conditions. 
14880 mi Transmission upshift from gear 2 to 3 is sometimes so harsh it snaps heads back, and could make me loose control of the vehicle if slippery, under hard accelleration. Under normal accelleration, the transmission shift hunts 2-3-2-3-2-3 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

29000 mi Transmission fluid leak found on left axle seal. Seal was replaced under powertrain warranty. 
55000 mi

US $100
Hard shifting in lower gears. Also, when using cruise control to resume to an approx speed of 45-50 mph, once speed hits target, RPM's stay high and engine whines for a longer than expected duration. At least 5-8 seconds 
98000 mi

US $279
I noticed a small puddle of fluid in the garage. The vehicle had never leaked before. It appeared to be steering related until we realized it has electric steering. Finally researched drivers side cv leak is common. Appeared to be first time 
17000 mi This is a fleet car. Many of our 2010 Escapes (all have 4 cylinder engines) are having transmission problems. This one had to be rebuilt and have a couple of clutches replaced. Of 5 employees I've talked to all have noticed problems. 
13640 mi DRIVER SIDE TRANSMISSION LEAK. SHAFT, BUSHING AND SEAL REPLACED 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

56420 mi Stalled during acceleration from a stop. Replaced Solenoid Body and Solenoid Body Strategy and overhaulled transmission. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

7316 mi New Transmission 
18600 mi Transmission is toast. From the net this a common problem in 09 Escape. Short of completely replacing transmission and waiting for parts etc. the problem of crappy shifts (and I mean crappy) will remain. Don't want to be without it for the time needed. 
39345 mi axle seals were replaced 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

36880 mi POWERTRAIN LIGHT GO ON, DEALER CHECKED THE CAR FOUND ATF BURNED AND GOT CODE. REPAIRED UNDER WARRANTY BUT CAUSE ATF LEAKING AFTER SERVICE.BACK SHOP SEVERAL TIME 
49600 mi shift mess, ATF burnt, metal found in ATF. 
26040 mi Rear axle seal was leaking differential fluid. 
27900 mi Rear axle seal on 4WD system was still leaking (weeping) slightly. 
52080 mi

C $112
Leaking rear axle seal (2nd time!)repaired under warranty. Advised that the front sway bar links need replacing at the same time. We had to pay for this repair. 
38000 mi Transmission fluid leak from the gasket/seal where the drive axel leaves the transmission 
44640 mi Replaced right rear axle seal 
28700 mi Transmission fluid leak. Front driver side axle seal and cv boot replaced. 
35000 mi Fluid leak seen on garage floor. Seal replaced. 
12400 mi Replaced drivers side half-shaft. Replace wheel bearing 
14300 mi Transmission leak: Replaced drivers side half shaft, bushing and seal. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

24000 mi Shift issues going from 2nd to 3rd and going from 4th to 5th gears. Very high revs in between shifts. 
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. 
17000 mi Transmission fluid leak 
20000 mi Transmission fluid leak, took 27 business days to repair. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

5000 mi Transmission Vent line re-routed. 
39000 mi 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. 
56420 mi leaking differential 
19840 mi TSB 10-10-1 6F35 Transmission - New dipstick and filler tube kit. Transmission fluid was leaking from dipstick tube area. 
21080 mi TSB 10-1-5 Transmission Fluid leak - Replace left side half shaft, half shaft seal and bushing 
21700 mi Leaking transmission oil from dip stick vent. Replaced transmission case half and pan filter. 
48980 mi Wrench light came on while on the highway. Took it to the dealer, said codes indicated overheating. They removed the trans., disassembled, o/hauled solenoid body, o'hauled transmission, replaced converter assembly and control valve body 
70000 mi This was a recall where they flashed the computer for the transmission. 
6000 mi leaking trans. oil, parts were on backorder dealer gave me a loner car, they had my car for 3 weeks. 

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2009 Ford Escape

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

19000 mi Transmission skipping gears. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

3100 mi The connection from transmission cooler to transmission became loose and all the transmission fluid leak out making the vehicle undriveable. 
64480 mi

C $1500
Transmission cooler hose leaking 
59000 mi

US $360
Leaking Transmission fluid from Integrated AC condenser / transmission cooler. NOT covered under powertrain warranty 
74400 mi trans cooler leaking, replaced under warranty 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

21000 mi Transmission fluid leaking from transmission cooler. 
114000 mi

US $2900
transmission overhaul. Transmission slipping. 
13020 mi Replaced transmission fluid cooler under warranty. TSB exists. Fuel economy magically improved from 12 to 21 mpg with no explanation given. 
15500 mi Had transmission fluid puddles under car. The transmission cooler developed a leak. TSB issued for this. The service rep told me the bolt attaching the fluid hose to the cooler corrodes and and everything must be replaced. After only one year of service? 
47000 mi

US $50
Transmission fluid leak from transmission cooler line. 
93000 mi

US $50
Right front axle and 4wd unit (TCU) failure 
31000 mi Transmission started to slip and was returned to have transmission repaired. There was a recall for hose leaking to transmission cooler. Hose was replaced (warranty) and trans flushed (30k miles)  
35000 mi Transmission cooler leaking and replaced. 
35960 mi Transmission oil leaking from Transmission cooler / Airconditioning condensor. Ford had issued a TSB for this problem, and the dealer installed a new cooler and condensor then washed the engine bay. No cost. Back on the road in 4 hours. 
28300 mi

US $4000
Transfer Case 
23000 mi transmission oil cooler leak 
26025 mi Transmission leak involving the trans cooler and vent tube. Small leak found during regular oil change,become steadily worse quickly after. Ford replacing with new and larger unit under warranty. 
29760 mi R rear axle seal replaced, warranty 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

37820 mi seems tranny keeps leaking after a recall. dealer says is not under warranty any longer. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

95300 mi

US $2600
Won't shift into 2nd. Goes to third. Band broken. Rebuild transmission. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

138260 mi

C $50
OD servo cover leaking oil. Replaced by new one in 40 minutes. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

124000 mi

C $500
Also some work on transmission 

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2008 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

32000 mi Transmission cooler leaking. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

63360 mi

C $2338
auto trans diagnosis/repair: 7000F: replace gasket, hub asy, plate asy-drive/clutch/clutch press, seal, screen asy, trans asy; 7000A2: trans asy overhaul 7000A13:main control valve overhaul 7000A4: converter asy contamination inspection 
84940 mi

C $4181
veh. stalled w/o indication. DTC's passed, oasis no SSM found.Swapped in new IAC,concern still present. installed old IAC monitored PIDs found torque convertor(TC)staying on. TC found sealed so replaced transmission with used one 108Kkm 2008 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

100440 mi

C $4600
Slipping tranny. Had to be rebuilt. Twice. 
100000 mi

US $300
The CV shaft was going bad and setoff the antilock brake and 4wd warning lights. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

76000 mi

US $250
Front axle, passenger side. Other side already replaced recently. 
129700 mi

US $2500
No second gear. Complete rebuild of transmission. 

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2006 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

195000 mi

US $15000
the transmission went out now I havemore things messed up 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

78000 mi

US $2400
Torque converter died, caused overpressure which killed the transmission. Had to totally rebuild transmission. 
63000 mi

US $3700
Transmission replacement. Shift into drive still feels like neutral 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

45260 mi

C $1200
drive shaft U joint, rear axle seals and gasket 
40000 mi

US $200
Transfer case was replaced 
56000 mi

US $700
Differential seals replaced 
78000 mi Worn bushing and bad seal on driver side front axle / transmission interface. 
136000 mi

US $3100
2nd gear stopped working. Needed to have transmission rebuilt. 
157300 mi

US $2500
Gears two and four became unusable. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

143000 mi

US $180
Transmission to axel seal leaking. Replaced with generic brand and it leaked again. Then replaced with Ford product and no leaks currently. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

133000 mi

US $1000
transfer case leaking and noisy, needed replacement 
83300 mi

US $2250
Transmission failure 
176000 mi

US $1200
TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

42000 mi

US $640
Through code replaced transmission cooler pump. 
42000 mi

US $400
metal ring on drive boot had crack in it that was sending sensor bad read. Replaced ring. 
89000 mi

US $687
Replaced bearings on either end of front right axle: transmission to wheel. 
142000 mi

US $395
My RPM's were nearly 3000 in subzero weather for the first 15 minutes of driving. I wanted to know if this was weather related, or was my transmission telling me it was about to have problems. Service manager told me we needed to "reprogram PCM." It was a software update. It cost me $150. I was not happy. Free on computers. It led to my digital display being inaccurate for the next 1000 miles. 
73000 mi

US $500
Replaced U-joints. 

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2005 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

163000 mi bad piston. caused by revving engine to high due to transmission failure. 
53940 mi

C $250
the rear end differential needs to be replaced as the bearings are wearing out. Ford says that the replacement part costs $2200.00 / $3600 installed. None of the Escape forums list this kind of problem. 
54560 mi

C $1400
CLUTCH OF REAREND ASSEMBLY PREMATURELY WORN OUT. METAL FILINGS FOUND IN REAREND OIL. HAD TO REPLACE ENTIRE ASSEMBLY WITH USED PART AS NEW PART TOO EXPENSIVE TO REPLACE. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

184140 mi

C $2800
replaced transmission, radiator, added transmission cooler 
63860 mi

$120
gasket in rear differential (oil leak), $40 
68200 mi

$2000
failed automatic transmission 
81000 mi

US $1000
The torque converter was bad and had to be replaced. 
121000 mi

US $200
CV axles. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

27900 mi ABS and AWD light coming in. Replace right front axle due to abs pick up ring broken off 
42780 mi

C $170
Left front axle broke at c.v. joint. $170 for the axle, 1.5 hrs labour 
44640 mi

C $300
replace broken left front axle $170 for the axle, $130 for labour 
90520 mi

C $600
Both rear u joints had to be replaced. 
63240 mi

C $112
Pinion seal/gasket reported 'seeping' during former repair, but was not critical. Repaired along with other warranty item. 
94000 mi

US $350
Carrier Bearing in Front Differential 
184000 mi

US $140
Failed u joint on driveshaft to rear differential. 
151000 mi

US $1368
Replaced flexplate/flywheel and replaced starter as well while had apart. 
75020 mi

C $333
The pinion seal and both axle seals on the rear dif. were leaking; told this is somewhat common for the age of the vehicle / driving in Canada. 
85000 mi

US $4400
Vehicle wouldn't drive, replaced transmission. 
80280 mi

C $700
rear pinion seal was leaking. 
102000 mi

US $650
The "traction rings" in the 4WD system broke and had to be replaced. It's a common problem; ABS light stays on and 4WD light blinks 8 times. Not Built Ford Tough at all. 
149420 mi

C $1000
Rear diff seals  
90300 mi

US $2100
Replaced transmission with remanufactured unit 
109000 mi

US $360
Front drivers side wheel bearing noise for several weeks. Developed a stronger vibration and found inner CV joint play. Replaced half shaft, wheel bearing, and while there, both struts/bearings, and rear shocks. 
115000 mi

US $35
Vibration from U-joints on rear drive shaft. 
94000 mi

US $361
Replaced center driveshaft U-Joint 
50344 mi

US $1295
First new vehicle I opted NOT to buy the extended warranty for, well it bit me! Transfer Case failure, I noticed noise in the front end, took it in to get looked at, the transfer case was totally destroyed, on the inside. Was told this was the only one 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

111000 mi

US $650
Repair/replace Right Front CV Axle Shaft Assembly. 
118000 mi

US $100
A component in the rear differential failed, mechanic noted new parts would be $2500, used replacement parts would cost over $1200; mechanic recommended not performing work and trading car in. 
74000 mi

US $264
Worn out rear U joint 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi transmission replaced 
111000 mi

US $475
CV Boot began letting grease out. CV boot replaced. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

120000 mi

US $200
Sealed rear differential was leaking, req'd differential service 
98000 mi Rear differential replaced. 

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2004 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

101000 mi

US $150
Shudder at 40-45 mph, it was a torque converter shudder, performed a clean and flush. Shudder was 90% gone. Added Dr. Tranny, shudder 100% gone. After 20,000 miles, still no problems 

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2004 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

70680 mi

C $203
transmission had a shudder, and the lockup would engage and disengage, while cruising. had to get a flush and fill from the dealer, seems to be working fine so far. 
52000 mi

US $3200
transmission replaced. started slipping intermittantly. fluid was in good shape. vehicle not abused. I was not happy. 
75000 mi

US $700
Rear differential leaking where driveshaft enters. Very labor intensive to fix but only $50 of parts. 
90000 mi

US $200
Had to replace u-joints as car was shaking when driving. 
178000 mi

US $3000
At 178,000 miles transmission went while doing 70mph on highway. no early warning. just felt it shift as if neutral and coasted until it stopped. 
99000 mi

US $50
U-Joints were replaced - causing noise/vibration 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

161000 mi

US $20
Transmission fluid leaking. Seal needed replaced and more transmission fluid added. 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

156860 mi

C $250
Had a transmission service (flush), same day service, approx $150 cdn. Done by dealer. Did not fix problem (transmission shudder, and miss). Then developed a transmission leak, paid approx $100, did not fix the leak. Was told it was a different problem, estimate $300 to fix, thatís when I traded it in.  
114000 mi

US $250
Rear pinion gasket leaking, was replaced. 
110360 mi U-joints needed to be replaced. 
188700 mi

US $4000
Transmission failure 
163000 mi Transmission blown. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

42000 mi

US $50
Replaced both half shafts due to wear. Covered by extended warranty, so I only paid $50 deductible. Ordinarily a more costly repair. Vehicle was in the shop for 3 days. 
144500 mi

US $1700
We had the transmission replaced, and sensors also. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

110000 mi Replace transmission 
115940 mi

C $1400
Torque converter lockup. Needed replacement. 
85000 mi

US $45
Engine codes pulled; EGR flow insufficent or overflow; DPFE suspected to have failed; DPFE replaced and codes cleared; symptom resolved. 
110000 mi leaking transmission gasket 
118000 mi

US $119
Transmission started shifting roughly into overdrive. After about two weeks there was also noticeable slippage when shifting all gears. Sold car. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

113000 mi

US $500
Driving down interstate...bang...vehicle stalled briefly...kept going...bang again...vehicle lost power...forced to pull to side of interstate...tranny fluid everywhere...hole in tranny...shop said tranny exploded. 
119000 mi

US $10
The shifter cable "keeper" that attaches to the gear select shaft at the top of the transmission, broke, leaving the Escape in neutral. Sunday, so I made do with some keepers bought at Ace Hardware and some ingenuity. Still need to buy actual part. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

100000 mi

US $290
replace rear shaft gasket 
36000 mi

US $1450
Transmission repair required parts replaced. 
130200 mi

C $3500
transmission rebuild - then i sold car 

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