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2008 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (8%)

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2008 Ford Escape brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (33%)

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Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

50220 mi

C $500
ABS and TCS warning lights are on 
72540 mi

C $200
Tone Ring was broken 
78740 mi

C $800
Replace Brakes, pads and Rotor 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

124000 mi

C $250
Steering position sensor replaced. 
97300 mi

US $75
Sporatic problem when applying brakes. Makes a noise similar to antilock brake system, pedal goes down further and then stops. Both dealer and personal mechanic have not been able to find problem to fix it. Rotor replacement didn't fix this 
36000 mi Brake pulsation, right front wheel, causing vibration in steering. Mostly occurs when braking on highway in traffic at speed greater than 30mph. Right caliper and rotor replaced, Caliper frozen, caused premature wear of rotor, pads replaced. 
46000 mi

US $50
ABS sensor failure. Activated ABS when vehicle placed in drive. Unable to driv vehicle, needed tow. 
31620 mi A gear on the front axle that monitors the Electronic Stability Control system (and thus the antilock brakes) was cracked, sending false signals to the ESC, causing the anitlock brakes to activate when driving. 
38440 mi Noticed ABS kicking in slightly. Replaced front brakes. Front Stability Control ring cracked (twice now) and replaced.  
78060 mi

The brake pedal was soft and could hear "air leakage" sound, brake action could not kick-in before the pedal almost hitting bottom. Quite scary as it took longer to stop the vehicle. Needed master cylinder and HCU unit (for solenoid valve). 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

119660 mi

C $30
High pitched squeal while driving. Pads and rotors 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

41000 mi

US $100
Replaced ABS tone rings both front axle. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

105638 mi

US $6500
ABS/brake lights - codes C1478/1480 - dealer diag HCU bad $6500 repair 
85000 mi

US $1900
Braking was spongy. Had an alert light that there was brake problem, and that brakes were not contributing to hybrid power. 
108300 mi

US $400
One of the ABS tone rings needed replacement. It was a $15 part but took 4 hours of labor to diagnose and fix. 
110300 mi

US $150
There was a problem with the vacuum plate rubbing against the wheel. 
52500 mi

US $250
ABS light, emergency brake light, and HUD reported brake problem. Diagnosed as ABS module shorted out. Module replaced, reprogrammed at Ford dealer (originally taken to CarMax). 
132680 mi

C $900
Rear break calipers, rotor and pads 

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2008 Ford Escape Brake Problems

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