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2020 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (6%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (44%)

Other (6%)

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2020 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

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Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2020 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2021 - Sep 2022
Feb 2021

5000 mi

US $40
Twice parts have left from “Tommy’s Express” franchise chain car wash. The first time a trim piece that covers the hatch trim was missing. I returned to the car wash and the unbroken part was recovered. It appears to snap on then have industrial hook & loop to secure. The second time the entire rear wiper was removed. The car wash associates said that is typically Toyota or Honda issue. (?) purchased parts under company account and saved approximately 30%. 

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2020 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 181hp 1.5L I3 8-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Oct 2020 - Jun 2022
Jun 2022

24500 mi
Auto stop/start not working. Replaced battery and recalibrated ABS. From the repair order: Verified customer concern. Stop-start inop. Monitored auto stop-start status in IPC and upon coming to a complete stop message "Vehicle on due to vehicle charging" present. Tested battery and battery failed. Replaced battery and reset BMS. Retested and stop-start still inop. Same message present. Test drove vehicle so that vehicle could learn new BMS values. Retested again and stop-start still inop. Performed scan tool tests and found code U0100 fault. Diagnosed code to rule out the possibility that the fault was inhibiting the stop-start system from functioning. Found SSM 49157 for code U0100. Followed SSM 49157 producer and reprogrammed GSM to latest calibration and clear DTC. Test drove vehicle and monitored stop-start pids and found stop-start vehicle status changed and showed SS_INHIB_EC11 stop-start inhibited due to steep grade/hill. Also noticed that the message status changed in the IPC to the same "Vehicle on due to steep grade". Test drove vehicle and even on a flat surface this message appeared in the IPC in the event of a complete stop. Performed anti-lock brake system calibration on a flat surface and retested once again. Auto stop-start is operating normally at this time. 

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2020 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

163-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2021 - Jun 2022
Feb 2022

3720 mi
Front heating on driver’s side failed. 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Oct 2020 - Jun 2022
Mar 2021

9000 mi
Active Park Assist failure - dealer reset was necessary 
Mar 2022

18000 mi
Warranty replacement of rear quarter window (passenger side) due to chrome edging coming loose 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2020 - Jun 2022
Sep 2020

1240 mi
Body trim fell off, specifically one of the plastichrome letters 
Oct 2021

4464 mi
Recall regarding engine sensor icing in cold weather 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Jun 2020 - Jan 2022
Apr 2020

1809 mi
Rattle from rear over bumps and rough pavement; dealer found loose bolts holding subwoofer to frame; tightened and rattle went away. SYNC infotainment system lagging; dealer flashed update in accordance with Special Service Message (SSM) and issue was resolved. 
May 2020

2179 mi
Wind noise from moonroof at >30 MPH; gasket reseated and noise disappeared. Backup camera fuzzy and distorted; rear camera replaced per TSB. 
Jun 2020

2469 mi
Moonroof wind noise returned; roof panel replaced with updated design/part number per TSB; problem fully resolved. 
Jan 2021

7449 mi
A-pillar moldings warped; replaced driver and passenger side A-pillar moldings per SSM. Heater seat mat in driver and passenger seat replaced per SSM. 
Jun 2021

15000 mi

US $10
Rear rattle returned; bolts tightened and insulator patches placed behind subwoofer enclosure. At startup in cold temperatures, sounds like marbles in the transmission. PCM reflash per Ford SSM. Temperatures have not been low enough to confirm issue is resolved. Chrome trim around driver's side rear window came loose; applied two-part epoxy to glue back down. 
Dec 2021

27000 mi
Error messages during long road trip; trouble codes pointed to rear differential. New part ordered; on backorder. 

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