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2006 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (6%)

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2006 Ford Escape electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (46%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

64000 mi

US $700
Batt lamp came on and alternator failed and was replaced 
106000 mi

US $103
Changed Battery. Battery would not hold Charge. 
17000 mi Warranty Work. Defective Turn Signal Sensor Replacement. High Beams switched on when using right turn signal with lights on. Ford Dealer Repair Manager friendly but took twice to correct the problem. Now repaired. 
21000 mi Right turn signal caused high beams to turn on. Warranty repair replaced faulty turn sensor. 
59000 mi The driver side socket for the low beam head lights shorted, which required replacement of socket connector. Used aftermarket part and 30 minutes time to splice now socket in place. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

89000 mi

US $10
Had a light out in the dash. Removed and replaced all lights in the dash. 
45260 mi

C $740
Battery not charging, replaced charging system 
60760 mi

C $1350
Cruise control switching off after 2, 5, 10, minutes running time (intermittent) 
68800 mi

US $1008
While driving to Arizona my AC compressor failed in Kansas.  
81000 mi Realized cruise control didn't work, dealer ordered a relay. 
82000 mi The dealership replaced the relay for the cruise and that didn't fix the issue... now they say it's some kind of switch so they ordered that part... I'm on my 4th time back to the dealership for them to fix this... NOT HAPPY WITH THEM! 
83000 mi Problem is not the switch. Now saying it's the wiring..just now offering me a loaner however I need to pick the loaner up during the week since the loaner people aren't there on sat 
84000 mi Finally fixed cruise...only prob is the amber light when you 1st turn the cruise on isn't working but the green light when the cruse is engaged does work...guess will live with it since it does work just not as it should. 
162000 mi

US $600
Cruise control stopped working. Dash light would come on, it thought it engaged cruise control, but it wouldn't maintain speed. 
68000 mi

US $50
Loose radio wire. 
56420 mi

C $650
Alternator failed. needed to be replaced. it killed the battery in the process 
41000 mi

US $810
Alternator failed, required replacement. High cost is attributable to labor. Drivetrain requires removal for access to alternator. Alternator replaced. Required 4+ hours of labor, as the front axle needed to be removed to get access to the alternator. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

25100 mi Warranty dead battery replacement. 
111000 mi

US $33
When gear selector in Reverse, back-up lights flicker, operation is intermittent. This is regardless of vehicle position or motion. Troubleshot & found Reversing Lamp Switch faulty, resistance check out of limits. New switch ops check good. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi Air conditioner was intermittant and often did not blow cold. 
156000 mi

US $90
Needed to replace battery 
156200 mi

US $460
voltage regulator in alternator failed, sent to shop to remove/replace alternator. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

198000 mi Alternator Replaced in July. New alternator went bad so was replaced under warranty in October. 
81000 mi

US $200
no working air conditioning...checked system, replaced freon 
119000 mi

US $315
related to previous problem where car failed to restart after shutoff only when warm; mechanic said it could be starter 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

142000 mi Car died with "Pull Over Soon" message. High voltage coolant pump failed. Car died with "Pull Over Soon" message again. High voltage coolant pump was already replaced. Not sure what happened this time. Dealer thoroughly checked system, reset. 
76000 mi

US $446
Ford is currently replacing a 12 pin,12" long cable in vehicle. Based solely on diagnostic error code and manual to reference repair. No effort to truly troubleshoot the possible root cause. If this does not fix the problem, they will guess. 
101000 mi

US $240
Rear passenger door ajar intermittenly/frequently occuring. Diagnostic cost $240 (1 hr). Sensor + new cable cost estimate ~$720. Have not repaired yet. Problem getting more frequent. 
121000 mi

US $30
Replaced the blend door actuator for the HV battery HVAC system 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

75000 mi

US $150
Replaced battery. Dead. 
82300 mi

US $912
Bad O-ring near A/C condenser. Had to remove entire front bumper to access. Also replaced front sway bar links. Machined all rotors. 
141800 mi

US $395
Service manager said engine battery failed test. It was replaced. 
42000 mi

US $640
New codes, same failure as previous, replaced primary battery cable 
48000 mi

US $350
CD player jammed. No way to unjam it. Purchased a refurb CD player to replace it. 
49000 mi

US $81
Navigation system tracked auto behind true location. TSB issued on nav, and recalibration resolved problem. 
72200 mi

C $250
Cabin heater electrical pump failed 

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2006 Ford Escape Electrical Problems

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