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2016 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 31 repairs.
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2016 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (11%)

< $100 (89%)

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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.

2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

13700 mi
Bad module affecting the Sync3 voice recognition system. 
Ford Escape in Nevada, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

1000 mi
Pax side outside mirror molding/trim warped. Mirror assembly replaced as it is one piece. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

6820 mi
Driver's side heated seat failed Entirely at approximately 6,000 Km. The element was replaced under warranty. The nav system has 2 display screens showing distance to the next way point. The smallest one is beside the speedometer and appears to be limited to 25 km. it cannot be explained by the technician and has been reported to Ford. 
Nov 2016

14040 mi
Heated driver's failed to throw ANY heat. The dealership found a defective connection and replaced parts. 
May 2017

16740 mi
The USB ports and 12 V power outlet failed. Diagnosis determined that the USB ports were not functioning and were causing The entire system to fail. 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

15000 mi
System crashed, navigation had wrong location and direction. Also booted off the paired phones. 

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

15000 mi
Rear end rattle. Replace both defective shock absorbers. 2-3 shift delay mainly when cold. Work order said the transmission computer learned shift points were erased. The problem improved slightly but still occurs especially when cold or at first startup of the day. My other lower milage escape same build has no problems. 
Nov 2017

30000 mi
since last reprogramming by dealer 2-3, 3-4 shift delay worsened noticeably. shift solenoid B replaced which fixed the issue. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

22320 mi
Replaced rear shocks, were squeaking 
Mar 2018

47120 mi

C $156
Replaced battery 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

9000 mi
Rear end rattling noise. Replace one defective shock absorber. 
Ford Escape in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

59000 mi
Plastic undercarriage cover was hanging free on the front passenger side. Dealership checked and replaced 3 missing bolts. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

29000 mi
Purchased certified used. GPS inoperable. Selling FORD dealer stated this was software issue, no new update from Ford to fix. Took to another dealer, GPS cable cut, not warranty but replaced under warranty. Snowstorm caused parts delay. 
Ford Escape in Kansas, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

22000 mi
Rattle from right rear wheel well when car is driving in wet. Sounds like something is about to fall off. Could not duplicate at dealer because was not raining. 
Apr 2018

26000 mi

US $120
Battery died way too early. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

2000 mi
Body and roof seam right above the windshield was leaking. Repaired under warranty 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2018
Aug 2016

18900 mi
Plugging a phone, iPod, or USB into the USB port in the car caused the Sync system to crash and voice commands to become nonfunctional. 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

9500 mi
Drivers seat squeak. Seat was removed and tape was applied to the part causing the squeak. Drivers seat squeak. Squeak reappeared a couple days after initial repair but dealer was unable to diagnose on return trip, and the problem has not resurfaced since. 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

6000 mi
Drivers side rear shock has failed. 

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

16000 mi
Airbag warning symbol came on intermittently. Replaced driver side seatbelt buckle. 

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

9000 mi
Sirius travelink provides incorrect fuel prices. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Jan 2016 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

36000 mi
Replaced drive front door speaker. Due to distorted sounds. 

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

18400 mi
Took 7-10 seconds to catch once put into gear, 1st gear not working, car would start from a stop in 2nd gear. Car awaiting repair, and covered by warranty. Update: traded it instead. Took 7-10 seconds to catch once put into gear, 1st gear not working, car would start from a stop in 2nd gear. Car awaiting repair, and covered by warranty. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

10000 mi
Replaced throttle body actuator 
Dec 2017

27000 mi
Oil leaking from timing cover. Gasket replaced under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

14000 mi
Replaced throttle body actuator. The day after I had it repaired in one of my 2016 Escapes it also failed in the other. 
Nov 2017

37000 mi
Complete transmission failure requiring a new transmission to be installed 

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