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2015 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (12%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (12%)

Chart based on 60 repairs.
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2015 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (71%)

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Chart based on 38 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

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Battery failed after 12 months since purchase new. 
Dec 2016

8000 mi
Windshield wipers became misaligned. They were going all the way over the A pillar on the driver side.Fixed under warranty. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

5000 mi
The left front wheel bearing went out. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

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. The accelerator is VERY touchy. For example, at 1-2 MPH in a parking lot looking for a spot, you just think about touching the accelerator and the Escape lurches slightly & there is a pronounced KLUNK from drivetrain slack. After 1K miles. The heat sent only to the floor is feeble. When the fan ispeed s brought to 50%, there is lots of noise in the dashboard. The noise makes me think that a piece of ductwork has become dislodged. Air directed to dash and windshield is fine. The AM HD audio changes tone and seems to loose HD lock. In the NY metro area that is not acceptable. The audio quality changes and I find myself listening to the quality of the audio and not the content. The dealer disabled AM HD for me. 
Aug 2017

44000 mi
They performed the NHTSB side door latch recall #16S30 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

56000 mi

US $540
Engine light went on and stayed on. Unable to bleed up fuel tank vacuumed smoke Tested found leak from evap purge valve evap line line. 
Ford Escape in New Brunswick, Canada
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

77500 mi

C $100
Unknown. Noise heard by shop but could not be located. Currently only at highway speeds. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Sep 2016

14000 mi
rear automatic lift nofunctional, loud rattle in dash, radio/gps/bluetooth system does not always work. also fuel econ is worse than my genisis 3.8 coupe. otherwise vehicle is built rather well, isvery comfortable and fun to drive. 
Jan 2017 same problems as before. had loner. dealer cannot fix problems 1560miles on vehicle. now has more rattles, lift gate still does not work uses more fuel than my Genesis Coupe. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

13000 mi
Clutch/Wave Plates, Control Assy, Solenoid Assy, Gaskets. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

5000 mi
Critical engine failure and shuddering on startup. Dealer unable to reproduce after several days and returned. Dealer did update code. Weird random noise like thumping. Occurs randomly not able to reproduce 
Jun 2018

18000 mi
Need upgrade to myFord Touch. Only availabe 3.10 from dealer. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

42000 mi

US $500
Electric motor in Power Exterior Mirror failed 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

34000 mi
Remote entry sensor 
Jun 2018

35124 mi

US $100
Strut mounts 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - May 2018
Nov 2017

19220 mi
Engine light on. Replace fuel vapour emission system. This is a known problem for Ford Escapes with capless fuelling. 
Ford Escape in Alabama, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
Nov 2015

10100 mi
Body control module...Safety restraint software update. also sync update. Replaced seat belt on drivers side because it would not retract correctly. 
Jun 2016

28000 mi
Driver front seat belt not retracting. 
Ford Escape in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Apr 2016 - Feb 2018
Jan 2017

13020 mi
FOB did not work every time used to open doors. Module in driver's door replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2018

31620 mi
Dealer wanted to replace all 4 brake pads and rotors at my expense at 39,000 km. Other dealer replaced the front pads and rotors under warranty. Nothing wrong with back brakes. Traded it in for a 2017 Buick Encore Essence. 13000 km now. No problems yet. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2018
Feb 2016

3900 mi
Power hatch wasn't closing correctly. 
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Creaking sound from right rear suspension 
Sep 2016

7000 mi
Car continued to make creaking/rattling sound. Determined it was tie-rod end. Took 2 days. 
Dec 2016

10000 mi
Power hatch was not closing properly. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

3000 mi
The rh lower control arm ball joint boot was installed incorrectly on the ball joint and, as the ball joint wasn't removable, they replaced the control arm/ball joint assy. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

14300 mi
Touch screen bug fix. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2016

9800 mi
Tire pressure light stayed on even though all tires had correct pressure. 
Jun 2016

11160 mi
Some buttons causing no response, audio responses weak in volume, nav screen freezing. Took three visits over two months to resolve 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

3600 mi
Transfer case intermediate shaft seal leaking. Dealer replaced intermediate shaft seal under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2018
Feb 2016

18000 mi
Car was not shifting properly. Sometimes there would be a "bang" when Shifting 
Apr 2016

20800 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. 
Jul 2017

45000 mi

US $100
Mounts loose from previous work. 
Aug 2018

69000 mi

US $351
Car stalling 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
Jan 2016

12200 mi

US $180
TSB on rear-end whine 
Feb 2016

13000 mi
TSB on rear-end humming. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2016
Nov 2015

12000 mi
Rear suspension produces noise when driven at low speeds and suspension actuates. Condition is especially pronounced at low speeds when conditions are wet or when it is raining. 
Jan 2016

14500 mi
Replacing rear shocks solved suspension noise problem. Upper shock bushings failed according to the tech. Strange for a car less than a year old. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015 Keyless entry pad was inoperative since new. Replaced and everything is working fine. 
Sep 2015

1240 mi
Keyless entry keypad on door pillar malfunctioned. Keypad replaced under warranty, all is good. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2016

156000 mi

US $600
Replaced tie rod ends and maintenance items 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

1240 mi
above average noise at highway speeds from passenger door. also hissing sound from front approxmately front dash 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
Feb 2017

29760 mi

C $100
No repair - dealer unable to diagnose. Car 'clicks' when turning - will have to return car to dealer to re-evaluate as cars do not click when you turn. 
Jun 2017

32240 mi
At startup - engaging the AC caused a loud noise. After about 30 seconds it went away and the fan picked up speed. Inspected at dealership - discovered that a filter or guard was missing so presumably something had gotten into the system and was clogging the fan. When reversing the vehicle at slow speeds and turning (such as backing and turning out of a parking space), the car made a clicking noise as you turned the wheel. First inspection - dealership said the floor mat was hitting the steering column, making the noise. Second time in, they could not replicate it. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

3000 mi
One way clutch replaced and gasket for clutch. Also had a recall for computer reset taken care of. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

51000 mi

US $100
recall - side door lock check engine light intermittent 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Nov 2015

21500 mi
Engine lost coolant and temperature needle went to hot right as I parked. Towed to dealer. Dealer found loose hose connection near thermostat. Replaced thermostat & added coolant. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

3300 mi
Fuse F38 (5 amp) blew due to an improperly routed wiring harness that got pinched against transmission mount. F38 is to an "engine/transmission control module". Wiring harness repaired and re-routed. No problems since. 
Jan 2018

21000 mi
Hard shifting from 2nd to 3rd and into reverse. Valve body issues. 
Ford Escape in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

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. 
Oct 2016

24500 mi
Water began leaking in to the rear right side of the vehicle. The vehicle has been back three times, but I think the problem has been resolved. 
Jun 2017

33000 mi
Water is leaking in over the rear tailgate. Resealed. 
Sep 2017

35500 mi
Leak over rear door. Parts resealed. Update: Problem has persisted and has moved from one side to another. Left side seems to be resolved. Right side still leaks. Being worked on. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

31000 mi
rear left shock is bad. 

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