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2010 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

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2010 Ford Escape engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

3720 mi Clip missing from dash top, did not fit with other trim pieces. No affect to operation, just cosmetic. Didn't want to be blamed at end of lease so asked for fix. 
5580 mi CEL on for bad evap sensor. Took one day to repair in conjunction with scheduled maintenance. Rear passenger door handle would not retract, leaving door latch open and bouncing off the post when attempted to close. 

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
10000 mi Replaced throttle body actuator 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

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 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

22000 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. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

36000 mi Defective turbo (replaced. Defective door latch (recall item from Ford, no parts available will require 2nd trip). 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

4000 mi Park assist was going off in traffic when cars were two car length or less with a solid tone that normally means you have less than 6 inches. Fix was to put the transmission into S and back to D a couple of times with no obstacles around. 
7700 mi Right front wheel bearing failed. Mechanic said it was bad from the factory. I just noticed at 5k miles it was making grumbling noises which kept getting worse. 
13500 mi Fuel pump failed while driving 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

3500 mi Turbo got very loud, dealer replaced "entire system" but wasn't forthcoming with better info, still not happy. Gas mileage is suffering is since noise developed. 
14300 mi Seat bolt trim cover rear seat broke off, rattle in front pass seat belt height adjuster, rattle in front pass seat 
15000 mi P26B7 CEL, + little heat + poor fuel mileage of 16mpg. Coolant bypass solenoid failed, which from what I can gather, seems to be a modern day interpretation of a thermostat. 
19000 mi Passenger seat, passenger b pillar rattles "unable to reproduce" of course 
29000 mi All sorts of squeaks, rattles, and wind noise. Dealer never able to find the cause. At least 4 distinct rattles. 
13700 mi Burning odor from engine compartment that enters the vehicle while at a stand still 
54500 mi Check engine light illuminated. A sensor on the emissions system had gone bad. 
68000 mi

US $515
AC went out. No cold air at all. A cooling line was replaced, that had gone bad. 
75000 mi

US $200
Rear passenger power window switch failed. Part replaced 
16740 mi TSB 13-02-15 – 2013 Escape – 1.6L GTDI – Service Engine Soon Light – DTC P26B7 – Built On Or Before 2/13/2013 Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.6L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine built on or before 2/13/2013 may 
53000 mi No crank, light, radio, and everything else worked. Jumped battery to no avail. 
24000 mi AC stopped blowing cold air 
26000 mi CEL on with rough idle 
30000 mi Passenger side window slow going up 
34000 mi No heat caused by radiator cap not being secured previous trip. 
50000 mi

US $400
Stuck wastegate Led third brake light assembly failed 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

12020 mi Airbag and ABS module burnt 
14880 mi Check engine light on and off. code p26b7, replace bypass valve 

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2013 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

5300 mi Burning smell from first day the car was picked up with 14 miles on it Clunk in rear we are told normal but there is a t.s.b for it Dash keeps freezing. Will not turn off or on at times. Shut down with error messages 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

3000 mi Front end creaking noise when braking, turning, and over bumps 
16000 mi Recall 14s17, correct driveability issues due to splices in wiring harness 
5960 mi Rear door weather strips came off when wiping down after washing. Ford Sync upgraded 
18600 mi The Sync touch screen went black with no display. The APIM and Touch Screen were replaced. 
72540 mi Splash shield is removed for engine oil changes, fastener threads stripped after 14 oil changes, inadequate design. Mechanic installed new fasters, not a permanent repair. Chrome plating peeling on the interior drivers door handle, caused the driver to cut his finger. Ford and the dealer would not cover the cost of replacement of the door handle so I taped it to prevent further injury. 
81840 mi

C $132
There was a clunk when a wheel ran over a pot hole or off a low curb etc. I replaced both Front and Rear stabilizer bar links. There is a distinctive clunk from the rear suspension when driving in parking lots and changing direction the suspension is working, thus is on turns and uneven surfaces.Original Rear shocks were replaced with KYB 553392. Problem not solved 
83440 mi

C $15
The engine splash shield was falling apart, the plastic duct was separating from the shield and the fastening holes along the rear edge were tearing. I riveted a galvanised steel strip along the rear edge and riveted the duct onto the shield 
84940 mi

C $53
There is a clunk from the front suspension when turning at low speed when either front wheel moves up or down. The test drive diagnosed the front struts are the cause of the clunk. but could not tell if the top strut bearing is the source. 
86800 mi

C $340
A clunk from the front suspesion/steering when turning a low speeds and going ove bumps. The front strut bearings were replaced, also the stabiliser bar support busings were replaced. No improvement in the condition after these repairs. 
86800 mi When I jacked the car under the floor on one side it would clunk and when I let the jack down it clunked again, seemed like a body or subframe twisting and popping. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

4320 mi All 4 door handles would stick open when cold and humid outside. Rear passenger door would not close after opening it in cold weather (latch frozen open). They undid all 4 doors and lubricated all the parts properly. They replaced the rear door "Ecoboost/4WD" logo that was erased completely blank. 
11160 mi rear liftgate was misaligned and was rubbing on the bumper. Re-painted the bottom of the door , re-aligned it and changed the bumper. proximity sensors were going off for no reason. Problem confirmed. Faulty sensor.On order. 
14260 mi changed the muffler according to Ford's SSM concerning the "ping sound" at cold start. Squeaky front brakes. changed both front calipers 
18600 mi The escape kept stalling all of a sudden with message : engine problem. service now. . Then after re-ingnition it would be fine for a couple of days. Took it to Ford where they performed TSB 13-12-12, changing wires. 
10300 mi Engine light came on, dealer could not fine a problem, it happened again. After restart engine light went out both times. Car ran fine after 
37700 mi initial road trip with car, on the freeway, intermittent odd noise coming from rear of vehicle. After 10 minutes, attempted to pull over and check, vehicle died on exit ramp and would not start for several minutes. Same problem as previous. Strange sound, Stall, no start. Started engine using process to start a flooded engine. Shop could not duplicate. Same symptoms as above. I diagnosed the issue based on knowledge of recall on Mazda vehicles. (Spider egg sac in gas tank purge line.) Noise car was making was vacuum in gas tank caused by faulty purge control valve. 
51000 mi

US $140
Replaced battery. Afterwards brought to dealer due to electrical gremlins. 
3000 mi The heat shield over the muffler and catalytic converter tore loose due to poor design and had to be replaced. 
70000 mi Check engine light on, loud thumping/flatulence sound from the rear of the car. Gas filler tube assembly gasket released gas tank pressure, dealer re-seated the gasket and couldn't reproduce the noise. 
84000 mi

US $351
Check engine light was on, car had difficulty starting after refueling. Expected symptom after previous problem could not be reproduced- dealer said vent valve failure was likely with time, but driving was safe. Should wait until repeatable. 
2480 mi Sticky Door Handle. 
4960 mi squiky brake pedal. loose trim piece. 
8680 mi Fuel Gauge error requiring firmware update (TSB) 
15500 mi Pop sound in exhaust. Repaired as per TSB. 
28700 mi Transmission Failure due to faulty part. Transmission Rebuilt. 
5000 mi Navigation would show me off road occasionally. A GPSM bracket was replaced at my insistence due to a TSB I found in a forum TSB 13-4-20. This solved the problem. 
12000 mi Rattle coming from sunroof area above passenger side. They found wiring that was not secured correctly at the factory. Caused the headliner area to rattle when sunroof was closed. 
13000 mi Car began hesitating, clunking into gears and felt like it was going to die. Caused by a wiring harness that is part of a new recall. Parts for the recall are not available for another month so dealer made repairs to the harness instead. 
29000 mi Gas smell in car and in garage. PCV hose replaced per TSB Rattle from crossbar on sunroof 
4000 mi The car stalled and would not restart 
5000 mi Applied TSB to address the stall no start issues that occurred last month 
6300 mi Navigation could not find GPS. TSB applied 
20000 mi Battery kept dying. Replaced passenger passive entry door handle that wasn't working properly. 
26500 mi Replace broken Key Fob / Smart Key 
35000 mi

US $600
No function or display on the system. APIM changed and display replaced 
37000 mi Turbo cooler hose failed 
16080 mi oil leaking from turbo engine stalling on highway, throttle assembly replaced 
20820 mi leak ATF from transfer case 
34720 mi A/C compressor was leaking. Replaced by a new one. 
40140 mi RH drive shaft leaking ATF 
50220 mi Turbo Charge Air Cooler Replaced 
17540 mi Ecoboost badge was replaced due to colour disintegration 
21700 mi Wind Noise from Driver's door MyFord Touch system - no volume, no voice commands. Intermittent rough idle 
34720 mi Hard shifting. 
74400 mi Wheel hub was the problem. Took several visits and several other parts replaced before problem solved. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

15000 mi hose was leaking antifreeze 
24000 mi Low coolant warning. Replace water pump. Engine hesitation and raving. Rear internal door pull separated from body. 
29000 mi Check engine light with service engine warning. Engine goes into limp mode. Reset on restart. 8 times in month. Wire harness splices repaired. 
11000 mi Wiper stop working in rain. 
13000 mi wiper blades stop working 
14700 mi Over heat 
18000 mi Overheated 
20000 mi Overheated 
20500 mi Would not start, wire issue 
21500 mi Overheated yet again 
28000 mi check eng. light on 
28000 mi *d Tranny is out and dealership waiting on ford to approve new one. Got approval but still in shop. 
29000 mi Needed new transmission 
32300 mi body control cpu went out. 
84000 mi

US $750
Leaking hose. 
46880 mi coolant was low. they found a loose hose clamp. pressure held for 1 hr afterwards 
48980 mi The radio had multiple problems. Sometimes would not turn on. Sometimes would not turn off when vehicle turned off. could not get control of the quick channels 
18000 mi Service engine light came on day after purchase and wouldn't clear thy checked codes and replaced the coolent bypass solenoid , checked the system and cleared the codes repair done under warranty 
10000 mi TSB 13-7-5ISSUE: Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6L or 2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines may exhibit difficult to start, runs rough at start up, crank no start, lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation concerns with 
14880 mi check engine light Low coolant light displayed,may have air lock from recall done 4 months ago,only happened when -25 celcius or colder 
36580 mi check engine light going on and off,replaced coolant bypass valve. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

3100 mi Suddenly the main screen displayed "Engine failure" and the engine became extremely weak. They ran some diagnostics but couldn't find a cause, it fixed itself. It looked like overheating to me. Rescheduled for a software reset next Tuesday. Engine failure warning, no acceleration, diagnosed as acceleration body failure, sensors not reporting back to main computer. Repair delay due to replacement part shipping and testing. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

11160 mi Car vibrates incredibly when at a standstill when in Drive, or Reverse. When in neutral or park it doesn't vibrate at all. Ford says they can't do anything about it. Seems like a drivetrain issue but Ford is ignoring. Only present on 1.6L. 
15500 mi Transmission shuttering 2nd and third gear 
6300 mi Sync phone connection no longer worked. 
27000 mi rear pull handle on liftgate, used to close the liftgate, would pull the entire back cover away from the liftgate. simple fix of tightening everything. 
38000 mi replaced leaking water pump, along with recall for overheating. replaced right front grease seal Broken sway bar connection, the day after I got it back from the grease seal repair. 
35000 mi Low coolant warning light appeared. Dealer replaced leaking water pump. The vehicle claimed it was overheating and would not move. Towed to dealer, and they couldn't find a problem. They topped off the coolant and returned the car to me. 
2000 mi Tilt wheel would not tilt. Ford had to replace entire steering column at 1,500 miles. Works fine now but came that way from factory. Quality first? 
7000 mi Odor of coolant after driving. Had to replace degas tank to correct. SYNC system went out. Said entertainment system is unavailable. POOR MPG's. Advertised as 30mpg highway. Never better than 23. Ford knows of issue and will come out with a re-flash for the engine software this summer. That is what I was told by dealer. 
15000 mi Coolant odor. 3rd trip into shop they decided water pump defective. Dealer performed recall for cooling system also. Dealer also replaced exhaust system due to popping noise when starting engine cold in morning. They also flashed computer 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

4000 mi Faulty paint on lift gate, chipped off exposing the primer underneath. small spot in the corner. 
16000 mi replaced the cam positioning sensor on the left side 
22000 mi replaced the cam positioning sensor on the right side 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD w/low range

51000 mi throttle body replacement 
58000 mi

US $45
Evaporative Emissions valve (vapor vent) 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

34000 mi

US $54
Fuel pump relay and Fuel Inertia cutoff switch replaced 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

1700 mi Sunroof was not flush with roof when closed. Glass panel realigned by dealer. 
9500 mi Paint defect - left C-pillar. Dealer had to sublet to body shop for repair. Vehicle vibrates excessively at idle when in gear with A/C engaged. Ford has issued Special Service Message 22065 but as of October 2011 has not released a fix other than checking engine mounts. Technician says problem is in PCM programming. 
19000 mi While inspecting transmission during a routine service visit, technician discovered the A/T valve-body was "cooked" and needed to be rebuilt. When reassembling transmission following A/T valve-body replacement, technician failed to remove positioning tab from half-shaft gasket, resulting in transmission fluid leak. 
22000 mi Harsh shifting from recently-rebuilt transmission. Dealer could not replicate problem. 
47000 mi Grinding noise under acceleration. Dealer said it was a pulley and replaced. 
61300 mi Still sounds like a diesel. It's a "company" vehicle so we gave up, as it is going out of commission late this year. Escape 2012 is a nice vehicle, but cheap materials and poor dealer troubleshooting would be a showstopper if private owned 
67500 mi Pulley noise 
74000 mi Pulley noise 
6820 mi

C $425
Automatic arming. Shuts engine system down. Keys lost their programming.Had to take it to an authorized service centre for Ford but not a dealer since my location dictated such 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

34000 mi Heater Core leak. Heater Core replaced with clamps. 
31000 mi Throttle body went bad and needed to be replaced 
54600 mi

C $50
Replaced sway bars links with after market parts, Heater core leaked, needed to remove entire dash, steering column, and centre console. Needed to remove wiper assy. Needed to recharge the A/C post core replacement. Took seats out to add room. 
58900 mi

C $1000
replaced steering column due to traction control going off, found a broken harness connector on the printed circuit board prior the brake control value was replaced but not effective. 
87800 mi

C $100
replace throttle body 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

37780 mi Replaced all 4 sway bar end links, 2 front and 2 rear. Fuel tank sending unit replaced due to incorrect fuel level reporting. 
53940 mi

C $60
ECU reprogrammed with new shift strategy to correct shift shift flare from 3rd to 4th gear when cold. 
57660 mi

C $150
Throttle body replaced due to faulty position sensor. Evaporative vacuum solenoid faulty. 
70060 mi

C $45
Fan speed resistor faulty. 
97960 mi

C $20
Sanded, cleaned and repainted seams on the rear hatch, both rear doors and both rear wheel arches due to faulty manufacturing causing premature deterioration of the metal. Escape has been Krown treated every fall since purchase. 
119220 mi

C $10
Cleaned solenoid and cleared codes. Was showing fuel filler leak as well, but this cleared that error as well. No new codes, approx 500kms driven since then. 
127100 mi

C $200
Coolant leak under pressure coming from lower left corner of rad. Presumed a leaking end tank. Replaced radiator. While replacing, clamp on lower left hose was rotted and came apart. Could have been a faulty clamp. Water pump making sounds indicating failure, replaced water pump with Gates brand. New pump, not remanufactured. 
48700 mi

US $100
Heater core leak 
55800 mi REPLACE THROTTLE BODY-WAITED 7 DAYS FOR PARTS 
42000 mi

US $107
Bad AC compressor Mis-wired welcome light 
47000 mi

US $900
Spark plugs and ignition coils 
18760 mi seal leaking 
20260 mi seal leaking. removed transfer case, split it, replaced the left seal and the RT trans seal. 
22320 mi Heater Core leaking 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

29000 mi Thermostat stuck partially open. This caused the engine to take longer than normal to come up to temperature; due to the cold winter weather, temp stayed low, impacting fuel economy significantly. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

59100 mi

C $950
Motor mount gave out, causing engine to shift and damage timing cover. Much oil leaked in engine compartment. Needed new engine mount on passenger side, bracket, timing cover, belt. I got lucky -- took it in for an oil change and cught the 
59300 mi Mechanic says the a/c compressor is on the way out, very hard to turn. Causing rough idle when it engages. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

25000 mi Check engine light came on. The oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. Covered by manufacturer. 
31000 mi

US $200
Rubber seal of hatchback window was not wiring properly, allowing leaks. 
15000 mi Intermittent harsh 1-2 or harsh 5-6 shift. TSB 12-6-12 applied (reprogramed the PCM). Rattle noise at 28-38 MPH and 1300-1400 RPM. Replaced the Alternator pulley Part# AL8Z-10344-A 
30000 mi

US $541
What I replaced was Fuel Vapor Canister and had value purged. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

35340 mi Steering system seal replaced. The fault was noticed by the dealer during routine, scheduled maintenance. There was no symptoms noticeable by me. 
49600 mi

C $300
No symptoms noticed by me. This repair was recommended during regular service. 
58900 mi

C $200
Check engine light. After THREE visits diagnosed as a valve. 
58900 mi

C $1500
The stealer decided that something was 'stuck' in the refrigerant line. The entire A/C system was replaced. 
35300 mi Engine misfiring, coil for cylinder #2 was replaced. Engine still misfiring, returned to shop and PCM power control module computer was determined to be defective. Engine continued to misfire, shop replaced the remaining three cylinder coils and spark plug #3. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

29700 mi Water collecting in front passenger floorboard. Repair made under warranty; unknown parts required. An earlier water leak was repaired in July 2010, soon after we bought the vehicle. 
30000 mi *dup Water collecting in front passenger floorboard 
36000 mi The transmission was shifting very hard and very noisily, almost scary. The dealer said it reprogrammed the transmission and repaired a small fluid leak. 
45300 mi

US $500
Canister 
52500 mi In heavy rain water collects in the passenger floorboard. Dealer was unable to locate the cause of the leak; appointment made with a body specialist. 
54000 mi

US $50
Follow up with body specialist from previous unsuccessful repair attempt. Hopefully this was successful; no water penetration from hose or car wash, but have yet to be in a hard rain. 
55000 mi Throttle body had to be replaced; covered under Ford's extended warranty for this part. 
35000 mi

US $516
Rear hatch no longer opened 
47000 mi

US $200
Crankcase oil leak, labor and replace seal. 
58000 mi A reprogram of the PCM to fix an intermittent shift quality problem when vehicle was cold. 
108000 mi New PCM flash for throttle body recall. 
120000 mi

US $100
Condenser coil had a leak. Believe a rock or something caused the leak. 
39000 mi

US $650
Loss of acceleration randomly. Vehicle would shudder, then not able to accept any gas from throttle. Had to replace throttle body and PCM with on 39,000 miles on the vehicle. Of course, not covered under warranty! Only owned vehicle 3 mos. 
72000 mi

US $240
front end lower control arms and bushings 
83000 mi

US $120
Boyfriend replaced water pump had it towed to his garage 
12000 mi Oil leak at base pan engine and transmission taken out. all bolts replaced in bottom of motor. Three EVAP parts replaced. 
14000 mi Oil leak again this time they are saying rear main seal last time they said it was the base plate. 
16000 mi oil leak again now they are going to put short block in to try to fix leak 
17000 mi crank was said to be out of round from factory 
18000 mi Oil leak again oil leak 
18000 mi oil leak, got rid of car 
41000 mi

US $328
rear shocks were leaking slightly and I had them repaired with a lifetime warantee 
43000 mi

US $50
body throttle sensor was replaced 
60000 mi

US $85
found gas vapor leak around inlet tube which they cleaned and sealed 
69300 mi

US $500
vapor leak 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

31300 mi Rattle comming from the roof area, dealership determined it was a loose roof rack, issue wasn't resolved after the trip to dealership. Sway bar on the rear suspension wore prematurely and became loose. Its a known problem with these models, brought to dealer to be replaced under warrenty 
46000 mi

US $247
The fuel vapor recovery valve asscociated with the fuel filler neck was sticking causing the check engine light to iluminate. Dealer replaced but car was out of warranty. 
49000 mi The AC no longer was producing cold air, we assumed it was in need of a recharge, but the charge of the system was normal. Upon further investigation, we found that the AC compressor isnt engaging when the AC button is engaged. No fix yet. 
50300 mi The AC was fixed, I believe the dealership found some kind of electrical connection that had become disconnected due to earlier work, possibly when it was brought in for a recall service to be performed. 
54300 mi

US $25
The blower motor stopped operating on any setting other then maximum speed. The blower motor resistor was faulty. Repaired ourselves, took about 10 minutes 
70000 mi

US $450
Vehicle had substantial oil leak for quite sometime, it was determined to be a faulty oil pan gasket as well as a leaking crank seal. Replaced at the dealer, leaking has seemed to stopped. 
75000 mi

US $300
Continual oil leak determined to be a "warped oil pan", dealer claims it was a manufacturing defect. After much debate with Ford, they agreed to cover the labor but we had to cover the cost of the oil pan. Leak finally stopped. 
77000 mi After the last trip to the dealership for the oil leak, an exhaust leak has been present. The crossover pipe wasn't correctly fitted back together after disconnecting it to repair the oil pan. Dealer to cover repairs. 
86000 mi The oil leak returned, this time the dealership has determined that there is some kind of internal defect in the machining of the engine block that is causing the oil leak, only solution is to replace the engine according to them. 
5000 mi Driver Side rearview mirror. Mirror started to separate between the rearview and blind spot mirror. 
43000 mi The check engine light came on. Took vehicle to Auto Zone for free system check. Turned out to be the fuel system door was not making a good seal. Cleaned the fuel door with starter fluid and unhooked the battery to reset light. OK now. 
49000 mi

US $140
Replaced the sway bar links. 
50000 mi

US $50
Rust on passenger side rear wheel well. Numerous rust spots and 1 small hole. Less than 5 years, should of been covered by the vehicle warranty. Ford refused to fix the area but dealer where I purchased the vehicle repaired the body. 
54000 mi Continue to have problem with the checked engine light coming on because of the fuel system door not making a good seal. Cleaned flapper door with WD40, reset check engine light. 
12560 mi electronic stability, 4X4 doesn't work. Light on dash. Dealer reset sensor for electronic stability and 4X4 
13200 mi change link kit (front) 
37500 mi the drivers door window was scratched. they replace the window and the outer rubber gasket 
62000 mi replaced throttle body 
64000 mi

US $25
replaced the front sway bar links, usual problem for ford. 
68700 mi

US $45
I replaced the rear stabilizer links 
103700 mi replaced engine mount bolts that pulled out of front timing chain cover 
32000 mi Sync voice recognition malfunctoned - no longer identified the names in my phone book. Unable to make outgoing calls unless memorized number - I live in a hands-free State. A module was replaced to rectify the problem. 
43300 mi

US $85
Fan not working on speed 1 or 2. Blower Motor Resistor was replaced, fixing the problem. 
44700 mi

US $500
AC was not working. Standard AC check by dealer revealed that an internal part had disinigrated and spread plastic chunks throughout the system rendering it inoperable and only repairable through replacement of entire system. 
62000 mi Throttle body assembly gave out and car needed to be towed. The part was under TSB and that if it could not be reprogrammed it was to be replaced - it was reprogrammed. 
77300 mi Rear windshield wiper motor died. Replaced motor. 
81000 mi

US $250
Had a front end rattle when hitting a small bump in the road (i.e. manhole cover or storm grate). Dealer id'ed passenger side "float bearing", a nylon bearing that had broken and required replacing. It fixed the rattle. 
92000 mi

US $550
Detected gasoline smell, thought it was related to recall on fuel module. Dealer determined the fuel pump is cracked. Need to await parts (1 week). Estimated $800 repair but dealer will negotiate with Ford due to relation to recall part. Fuel pump on top of gas tank was cracked. Part replaced. Dealer attempted to get Ford to assist but they did not. Was told to keep invoice due to recall on a part connected to the fuel pump. When replaced the pump may be covered. 
29760 mi Had to change a sensor fr the pollution system.My engine light was on, car ran perfect. 
29960 mi Dash lights and radio would blink on and off. Dealer changed a part and car was fixed in approx. one hour after also doing the regular maintenance. 
59520 mi

C $1131
Front Struts Rear shocks Wheel aligniment 
67580 mi

C $160
Had to change a universal joint on front drive train. 
12000 mi visor loose, comes down while driving 
38700 mi warranty recall, CEL, replaced throttle body 
42000 mi

US $50
Light on 
87000 mi

US $300
fuel pump failed. Tank, fuel filter and pump replaced. 
88500 mi Sensor needed to be replaced. AC did not work. throttle body replaced. 
91000 mi Car had trouble starting. Transponder problem. 
110000 mi

US $500
Air conditioning compressor needed replacing 
126000 mi

US $500
the starter need to be replaced. Very difficult to start car with key. 
12000 mi vapor leak in emissions system - replaced cannister vapor leak in emissions system - replaced cannister again and purge valve vapor leak in emissions system - more extensive check of system done - replaced filler neck of gas tank due small leak found 
47000 mi

US $75
Replaced blower resister because fan did not work on lowest 2 speeds. 
52000 mi

US $1000
engine oil pan and timing cover leaked and gaskets replaced 
79980 mi

C $200
muffler 
Rear hatch not closing properly due to misalignment.  
58900 mi

C $900
Exhaust leak 
81000 mi

US $125
I replace a faulty rear wiper motor 
82000 mi

US $190
Had normal maintenance brake pads replaced, discovered Sway Bar Links needed replacement 
88000 mi Ford recall 14S05 Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist reprogram 
106300 mi

US $400
Gasline vapor canister replaced 
19000 mi Ignition key could not be removed due to shorted-out moonroof motor. Replaced motor and key is removable again. 
23000 mi

US $165
Replaced OEM battery. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD w/low range

122000 mi

US $218
Rattling noise turned out to be sway bar links. Replaced by dealership. Vehicle also checked over for anything else and came up clean. 
122000 mi

US $466
Infamous throttle body stuck open. Towed to dealer. Known defect, but HYBRID not incl. in extended warranty so I'm out $442.68. Called FoMoCo..won't help. So 2.5 engine covered in Escape models except in hybrid... what a crock! 
123000 mi

US $229
Check engine light on again...oxygen sensor this time. Replaced by dealership. 
1000 mi Truck wouldn't start on July 17th. They ordered a new PCM, but it was backordered. After clearing the PCM, they gave the truck back to me. It died roadside. Had it towed - still waiting on the PCM - has been at the dealer now since July 23. 
1000 mi The PCM was replace after 74 days in the shop. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

64000 mi CEL illuminated for the EVAP leak in the fuel filler neck. WTF.... this shouldn't even NEED replacing. $300 fix at the dealer!?! I'm going to try and get rid of this thing. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

44000 mi

US $190
Replace right rear door window regulator and motor 
47000 mi

US $361
O2 sensor failed and was replaced 
17000 mi This is a fleet car. Many of our 2010 Escapes (all have 4 cylinder engines) are having transmission problems. This one had to be rebuilt and have a couple of clutches replaced. Of 5 employees I've talked to all have noticed problems. the fuel filler cover / flap isn't getting a good seal (doesn't have a cap) and the vacuum sensor is setting off the check engine light. They lubed / adjusted once before. they removed the gas tank and replaced the filler / neck assy. 
55000 mi

US $100
Noise in eng. comp. Best described by my daughter as a mini helicopter. noise came from "evap purge valve" Clunking noise from front end. R&R LF worn stabilizer link. 5486a kit - stabilizer bar link - front Hard shifting in lower gears. Also, when using cruise control to resume to an approx speed of 45-50 mph, once speed hits target, RPM's stay high and engine whines for a longer than expected duration. At least 5-8 seconds 
98000 mi

US $279
I noticed a small puddle of fluid in the garage. The vehicle had never leaked before. It appeared to be steering related until we realized it has electric steering. Finally researched drivers side cv leak is common. Appeared to be first time 
123000 mi The "Check Fuel Filler" light has come on several times in the past few months. One of the forums suggested pushing the fuel fill tool in and out about 30 times and spray with WD40. This works for about 3 fillups before repeating. 
70000 mi

US $50
HVAC blower motor not working on speeds 1 and 2. Blower motor resistor replaced by CarMax service. Only charge was $50.00 deductible on CarMax MaxCare extended service agreement. MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light/Check Engine Light) on, failed Georgia Emissions Inspection. Evap. Solenoid valve replaced. Only paid $50.00 deductible. W/o MaxCare, cost would have been about $500.00 for both repairs. 
5000 mi Customer Satisfaction Program 10B15 (PCM reflash). Experienced no transmission problems since purchase but performed program as preventative maintainence.  
29000 mi Transmission fluid leak found on left axle seal. Seal was replaced under powertrain warranty. 
65000 mi

US $150
TPMS sensor went bad and needed to be replaced 
70300 mi

US $600
Evaporative Emissions purge valve failed, causing car to stall while driving. After stall check engine light came on and stayed on As a result of emissions purge valve failure, O2 sensor failed and required replacement 
46000 mi bad shifts between 2 and 3 gears. 
54000 mi

US $50
CEL p144a for Emissions system purge valve and decreased MPG Replaced with Motorcraft part from dealer CEL reset after a week 
46280 mi Fuel canister and PCv failure Erratic 1-2 2-3 shift when cold 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

124000 mi

US $250
Replaced muffler. Baffles in muffler had broken, very loud. 
135000 mi

US $300
Replaced alternator.  Air condition needs to be replaced asap. 
32240 mi "Wrench Light" activated. Powertrain issue. Vacumm needed replacement. 
37200 mi

C $200
Paint in lower left wheel well pealing because of stone/rock damage. Sanded and painted. 
55460 mi

C $100
Replaced the broken wheel bearing. 
56420 mi Stalled during acceleration from a stop. Replaced Solenoid Body and Solenoid Body Strategy and overhaulled transmission. 
90520 mi

C $450
Check engine light on; replaced evaporative emission purge valve. 
103740 mi

C $900
Replaced exhaust system from Catalytic Converter to Muffler. 
113460 mi

C $348
Repair Rear Wiper Motor, Arm, and Blade. The wiper motor failed. It appeared that water had been rusting out the motor. The dealership indicated that this is rare, but it looks like there is a better cover over the mechanism with the new one. 
125260 mi

C $825
Replace lift gate latch Replace rear sway bar links, Replace bushings 
25000 mi

US $26
Battery failure 
36000 mi Making a noise on the front pulley system similar to a bearing going out. Changed out idler, water pump and finally the pulley on the alternator. Alternator pulley was source of noise. 
39000 mi Found out they did not change water pump during previous service. Bearing in old water pump failed ane threw the belt. Requiring them to tow the vehicle in. 
77000 mi

US $350
Fuel inlet light came on, 1st time - filler neck dirty, light back on filler neck changed $305 light came back on ended up being a purge valve $56 - should have checked that first 
91000 mi

US $348
Had a horrible noise coming form front end - kinda like something dragging but wasn't brakes. Front passenger side wheel loose. Took into dealer, found that both wheel bearings needed to be changed. 
95000 mi

US $50
Car would not start. Turns over but did not start. Took to dealer they can't find anything wrong - does not register on computer. Had car back 2 has had problem twice. Took 2 hours to get it started. Took back to another dealer today. 
105000 mi Car would not start at all. Previous dealer unable to diagnose as it did not show on computer. Had towed to another dealer. Problem still did not show up on computer, they hunted and found the problem. Ended up being a loose relay wire to the fuel pump. 
127000 mi

US $1200
check engine light - PO316 and PO301 dealer changed coil cyl. 1 and all sparkplugs - check engine light still on. Unsure if cracked head but not willing to put more money into project. Runs pretty rough on idle and misfire noted at 2000RPM 
127000 mi engine had cracked head. Decided wasn't worth the fix - no longer have vehicle 
24800 mi

C $136
Car started to run bad, service advisor said was under warranty, and at the end I was charged. dealer Service lousy, they just care to get money from customers and forget about good quality service. I paid for something that should be warr. 
50840 mi tailgate severe corrosion @ bottom when hatch opened you could see the corrosion, I cannot believe that a car 4 years old got that much corrosion with no accidents or body repairs. severe wear on driver seat, scratched widnows (TSB, dealer unaware) when sold 

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2009 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

51460 mi

¤1200
Open wrench shown on my dshboard. When it's shown the engine is still running but no power even when I tried to apply power on the accelerator. 
30000 mi Engine light came on found codes - P0022, P0012, P0341. Due to excessive wear to cylinder head it was replaced on left side, VCT's and gaskets. Replaced thermostat and gasket. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

46500 mi Self diagnosed engine light as P0012, No drivabilty problems. Cleared and it came back, twice in three weeks. Now light is still on, will take to dealer for repairs, Doesn't seem right to have problems this early with a near new car. Dealer ran a ebd scan, found 3 codes, ordered parts said they were on major backorder will call when parts arrive. Don't have a clue as to when we see them. 
52000 mi engine light came on, dealer ordered and replaced parts so far no reoccurring light. time will tell. 
60000 mi

US $280
Back-up alarm system errored, replaced one of 4 sensors(LR) 
75000 mi

US $75
back-up sensor Failure, replaced 2 sensors. 
22000 mi Check engine light, dealer replaced VCT solenoid. TSB. 
59000 mi

US $6
Read door latch failed. I replaced the motor. 
83000 mi

US $115
TPS sensor issue, replaced throttle body with updated unit. 
24800 mi

C $450
Cam phaser codes. Replaced solenoids per TSB. 
34100 mi

C $130
crankshaft position sensor - replacement or adjustment 
48760 mi

C $20
Liftgate lock actuator failed. Opened actuator, diagnosed as small Mabuchi electrical motor, bought on ebay ($20) and replaced successfully. Junkyard actuator assemblies were $75. New - $200. 
97000 mi

US $250
Spark plugs & head gasket. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

7000 mi rattle in headliner left center air duct very low airflow acceleration surge when cold - fixed with TSB Heater / ac fan motor making noise 
8700 mi Replaced fan motor 
17000 mi Found that tech adjusted trans fluid level incorrectly (2nd time) - and now was too high. Had them re-adjust the fluid level (3rd time)to the Ford recommended level for flat towing as per the TSB released.  
18000 mi

US $450
Vehicle is towed behind a motorhome. Brake calipers, rotors and pads replaced - caused by misadjustment on supplemental braking system. Ball joints replaced - Ford blamed this on towing, though I believe the problem existed prior to. 
27000 mi Faulty window belt moldings caused scratch in window glass Transmission - erratic shifting, hunting for gears Faulty tire pressure sensor 
36000 mi After getting window glass replaced under recall previously, rear pass. door handle not opening door from inside. Previous dealer had not re-connected correctly. 
54500 mi

US $532
Intermittent loss of throttle response. Replaced electronic throttle body 
89000 mi Passenger side fender at the wheel lip starting to rust out. At the spot welds failed, water had gotten in between the sheet metal. Bubbling and rusting occurring at the edge of the wheel well. 
108000 mi

US $50
Engine light indicated excessive camshaft bearing wear requiring new camshaft cones. Found 1 qt low and filled lub oil. Light went out next day. 
16000 mi Transmission re-flash per bulletin. 
62000 mi

US $750
Electronic Throttle Body failure. Caused car to go from 60mph to coasting. Towed vehicle.  
36880 mi POWERTRAIN LIGHT GO ON, DEALER CHECKED THE CAR FOUND ATF BURNED AND GOT CODE. REPAIRED UNDER WARRANTY BUT CAUSE ATF LEAKING AFTER SERVICE.BACK SHOP SEVERAL TIME 
49600 mi shift mess, ATF burnt, metal found in ATF. 
60140 mi

C $130
water pump leaking, replaced a new one. 
63240 mi

C $200
engine loud noise, replaced three engine mounts 
65280 mi

C $185
*d Engine mounts were broken. Bought parts online and replaced by myself. 
67000 mi

US $400
Wrench light came on (not the engine light) and the dealer said it was the 4x4 control module losing communication with the vehicle and needed to be replaced, even though the 4x4 and traction control worked just fine. But replaced anyway. 
88000 mi

US $40
Injector on cylinder 2 died. Replaced with new Injector. 
99000 mi Getting check engine light referring to cylinder 4 misfire upon startup. Replaced injector, no luck. Replaced spark plug, no luck. Replaced ignition coil, no luck. Sold it with the problem remaining. 
21000 mi TSB 9-12-6 for blend door actuator replacement. Symptom was inconsistent and erratic temperature control on dual climate control system. 
36000 mi Both cam position sensors on 6 cylinder engine replaced after check engine light and code indicated need for repair. 
59000 mi

US $300
Fuel filler mechanism replaced 
17360 mi Recall for the automatic transmission. The transmission was clunking when put into reverse gear after shifting from forward to reverse several times in a row at slow speed, as in maneuvering into a parking space. Had me worried. Software update fixed it. 
29540 mi

C $180
The outside pad holder seized close to the rotor, causing rotar damage on the drivers front. The Passenger side pads and rotors still had plenty of wear left. I felt this was way to soon to have to change pads and rotors. 
40580 mi

C $108
Front sway bars rattling. Both needed changing. 
41540 mi

C $170
Lots of front end noise and similar noise from rear. Clunking, hollow rattling type noise going slow or fast over small bumps. Replaced rear sway bar links and tightened up front link. Sill hear a noise from front end. 
44640 mi Replaced right rear axle seal 
47740 mi

C $1340
My gas tank rusted out and leaked badly. Vehicle is just over 5 years old with 77K on odometer. I replaced the fuel tank. The tank was 900.00 and the installation costs were 250.00. The entire cost was 1340.00 CAD. 
56080 mi

C $35
Replaced the outside Temperature probe, th eone that shows current temperature on the dash. 
61380 mi

C $353
Engine light on. Cam shaft position sensor. Needed two position solonoids, $80 plus tax CAD each plus several hours shop labor to install. 
15460 mi Transmission leak: Replaced drivers side half shaft, bushing and seal. Drivers Side wheel bearing replaced. Mechanic found problem during test drive after fixing the halfshaft. 
17980 mi Perform PRG 10B15 /PCM Update and Flow Test Update PCM-FLOW TEST - Passed 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

35000 mi

US $650
Replaced hybrid battery. Also replaced 12v battery. Replaced blend door activator Replaced water pump and flushed coolant 
37000 mi Engine didn't have a lot of power and ran rough. Replaced canister purge valve. 
54000 mi

US $150
Noise from the back when going over bumps. Diagnosed as rear hatch door. 
2000 mi *Got rear ended. Body work. 
17000 mi Rear wiper motor. 
37000 mi Drivers seat bracket rusting. 
39300 mi

US $50
Hybrid. Actuator problem. Ventilation and cooling for the batteries. 
59300 mi Tire air pressure sensor. 
65500 mi

US $450
Rear suspension parts. Drivers side tire senson and leak 
10540 mi check engine light on for 2nd time. This time code was for "evap". Dealer guesses it is caused by the capless fuel filler system. He reset engine light. It came back on 3 days later. rear hatch lock actuator does not work anymore. Therefore cannot open hatch. Can still open rear glass. 
21080 mi wire harness to electric water pump was frayed, had corroded, and only supplied intermitent power to the inline water pump. caused electric motor overheat warning. limped car across town, stopping for it to cool. dealer replaced wire. 
132000 mi

US $112
Replaced throttle body with Genuine Ford part: DS7Z-9E926-D. This was done to correct issue where the wrench and check engine lights came on and the car went into "Limp Mode". This was a known issue to ford but not under warranty for my car. 
145000 mi

US $82
Rear hatch would no longer open. When you push the open button you could hear it making noise but the latch would not release. The "Tailgate Lock Actuator Motor" had worn out. I replaced it with a "Dorman" brand part from Amazon. Fixed. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD w/low range

11000 mi Check engine light on for fuel system evap leak. 
67580 mi As a condition of the purchase, the dealership selling the car repaired leaky satellite aerial "puck" on front right of roof and cleaned water stains from headliner. 
68180 mi

C $60
Replaced faulty ambient temperature sensor in front bumper. Replaced one defective (chirping) temperature blend door actuator. 
76260 mi

C $650
Electric power steering boost failed completely, no warning. Known problem with Ford Escape Hybrids, but no recall yet. The repair requires replacing the entire steering column assembly. Update: later recalled and I was reimbursed $2233. Water pump leaking. $500. One Tire Pressure Monitor System sensor failed. $150. 
83700 mi

C $100
Replaced rear glass hatch weatherstripping using abundant additional sealant over flange. Fixed many leaks through license plate, high mount brake light and logo trim panel fittings by disassembling, cleaning and installing new gaskets. 
97960 mi

C $280
Coupler-to-steering shaft bolt came loose. Very dangerous, I reported this to Transport Canada, should be recalled. 
98580 mi

C $50
A/C lines under body to traction battery hvac unit in cargo area corroded through and lost refigerant. Had to replace both lines. At least one backup sensor failed in rear bumper. 
109120 mi

C $780
Replaced both sway bar links, and one tie rod end. 
110020 mi

C $610
Replaced one failing front wheel bearing. 
112840 mi

C $854
replaced left lower control arm with ball joint, $354 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

9000 mi Cruise control problem - after using cruise control, applied brake to turn it off, then accelerator became "stiff" and could not maintain speed. Coasted to shoulder, turned car off and restarted, problem went away. Dealer could not replicate. 
14000 mi passenger side window regulator failed with window in open position. 
29700 mi

US $480
power door lock on front passenger door sticks, does not always unlock 
31000 mi

US $267
Wrench light came on, car hesitated on acceleration and ran roughly. After car turned off and restarted, problem did not reappear. Did not set codes, after diagnosis no repair done. Light showing "passenger airbag off" stays on even when adult passenger is in seat. Set low battery code, so battery replaced. Light continues to come on. 
32000 mi Passenger airbag off light did not come on correctly - sometimes on when occupied, sometime off when not occupied. Repair required replacement of seat sensor - "kit" supposedly cost $1500. Covered under airbag warranty, which is 5 years 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

24000 mi Shift issues going from 2nd to 3rd and going from 4th to 5th gears. Very high revs in between shifts. 
56000 mi

US $500
Vehicle would not start, key would not turn all the way to engage the starter. Ignition replaced. 
60000 mi Check engine light came on. OBD code P1633. Dealer replaced PCM (computer) 
84320 mi

$150
The a/c comes on and off within a short time making the condition in the car very uncomfortable. The A/c resistant and relay was replaced and it a bit okay now 
84940 mi

$150
the muffler was broken making fuel consumption go high and the car very noisy. 
81000 mi Replace Electronic Throttle Body. 
46000 mi

US $150
serpentine belt tensioner making loud noise 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

6000 mi leaking trans. oil, parts were on backorder dealer gave me a loner car, they had my car for 3 weeks. 
17000 mi check engine light problem 
18600 mi Reprogramed the powertrain control module to the latest calibration, to avoid future solenoid regulator valve bore to wear which could result in transmission slips and/or harsh shifts and premature clutch wear and loss of 4th to 6th gear. 
23940 mi The filler neck on the gas tank filler tube came apart, bad glue joint(factory defect). Replaced filler tube assembly. Lost the 1st and 2nd speed on the heater fan, changed the resistance module that controls heater fan speeds. 
38000 mi

US $260
Drivers side seat belt would not unbuckle. Had to use force to get it to unbuckle, then drove around with it dinging for a damn week until I could get it into the dealers. They fixed and did not charge me for the seat belt. Discount Tire damaged the tire pressure sensor when they were fixing a flat. The Ford Dealer replaced the sensor and gave me a discount on the part as Discount Tire would not accept responsibility for the repair. My dealership is good. 
70000 mi This was a recall where they flashed the computer for the transmission. 
99700 mi

US $500
Throttle died supposed to be part of an extended warranty 
100300 mi With the replacement of the throttle gear box the mechanic had to set some codes that smoothed out the automatic gear shifting with the transmission 
58000 mi

US $80
replaced heating fan speed selector motor. 
60000 mi

US $89
*d heater fan did not work in first two positions. 
74700 mi

US $80
Chirp from belts and/or tensioners 
118000 mi

US $166
The traction control sensor was replaced 
19840 mi TSB 10-10-1 6F35 Transmission - New dipstick and filler tube kit. Transmission fluid was leaking from dipstick tube area. 
21080 mi TSB 10-1-5 Transmission Fluid leak - Replace left side half shaft, half shaft seal and bushing 
21700 mi Leaking transmission oil from dip stick vent. Replaced transmission case half and pan filter. 
24020 mi Clicking noise behind dash - Replaced right and left blend door actuators TSB 10-8-6 Chrome wheels were all corroding on lip. Replaced all 4 chrome wheels. 
27900 mi Squeaks and rattles from rear hatch. Lubed and repositioned rubber hatch seal and adjusted rear hatch striker. 
34720 mi "Check Fuel Fill Inlet" warning was going on after every third or fourth fillup. As per TSB 11-11-28, caused by a leaking / stuck evaporative emission purge valve. They replaced evaporative emission cannister and purge solenoid. 
48980 mi Wrench light came on while on the highway. Took it to the dealer, said codes indicated overheating. They removed the trans., disassembled, o/hauled solenoid body, o'hauled transmission, replaced converter assembly and control valve body 
56420 mi leaking differential change driver side front wheel bearing, 2 rear trailing arm links and bushings 
77940 mi ecu dead again , replaced 2 months ago so under warrranty 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

72000 mi

US $126
Engine stumbled and hybrid system said there was a fault. Upon checking though, no fault or problem. Has not reoccurred. 
78000 mi AC would not blow cold. Shop took it in and recharged with dye to find leak. 
18600 mi

C $100
Check engine light appeared. Codes were read and a new oxygen sensor was fitted. No driveability issues were noticed, just the warning light. Problem is fixed. 
36580 mi Passenger seat bottom wrinkled on outside bolster. Seems to be a separation of the leather and the foam support material. Dealer replaced seat bottom with new assembly. 
58280 mi Developed clunk at low speeds on left side. Both left and right end links were replaced under factory extended warranty 
60120 mi Heater actuators were replaced. Blew hot one side, cold other, or with a/c, the opposite. Still fighting about bill-have Ford extended warranty. 
16000 mi Warning light came on about a transmission problem, but nothing was apparent in the operation of the vehicle. Happened initally when operating on battery, but became more frequent, happening when running gas or electric engine. 
21000 mi Display indicated "Stop Safely Now" as vehicle came to a complete stop. Had to power off, unlock doors, and restart vehicle. 
47000 mi Fixed a temperature difference between driver and passenger side vents. Covered by a TSB and under warranty as it was originally reported while still under warranty. 
63000 mi

US $100
Two codes were reported, repaired under a combination of extended warranty and a technical service bulletin. The water pump needed to be repaired/replaced. 
72700 mi

US $500
Hybrid battery a/c system at the rear of the car has to have the blend door actuator replaced. $25 part but you have to take apart the inside of the car to get to it... 
92000 mi

US $800
MECS pump replaced, it is the cooling pump for the electric motor (Hybrid component) - of course Ford says it is not covered under the Hybrid extended warranty. 
124000 mi

C $500
check engine light was coming on. Replaced oxygen sensor.  Also some work on transmission 
130820 mi

C $100
Rear pass side liftgate glass hinge broke and had to be replaced. 
132680 mi

C $900
Rear break calipers, rotor and pads 
31500 mi Engine down on power at start of day. Could not get above 30 MPH/3000 RPM. Dealer could not duplicate problem. No check engine light. Not had problem since. 
99000 mi

US $2400
Needed to have AC condenser and compressor replaced. Also had Hybris system looked at (seemed to be related to AC Issue, Hybrid is working correctly. 
107000 mi

US $149
Replace boot cover on tie-rod 
118000 mi

US $75
Replacing Center dome light group. Switch broken, light no longer works when doors are opened. 
60000 mi

US $70
I noticed air-con not working. Took to specialized mechanic who diagnosed hole in condensor. His price for new condensor too steep, so I promised to come back after purchasing elsewhere. Fee was for gas refill and labor. I became overdue for oil change, to my peril. Eventually computer told me 5% oil life left, so I planned to take it in. Then it suddenly showed "less than 5% oil life left. Pull over immediately." Never seen before. Able to be pushed to s/ 
60000 mi

US $60
Due to diagnosis 3 weeks earlier, I purchased a condensor for mechanic to instal (his were too expensive). He had told me there was a hole in condensor, so not retaining freon/gas. 
62000 mi (problem, not a repair) Again and again, "STOP SAFELY NOW." I have determined - from web - that it is the water pump for hybrid motor, but damn annoying. No dealer near. 
63300 mi

US $300
It was the classic water pump for the electric motor. It was a recall, but I have the car out of the country, so I had to purchase the replacement part and have it installed. It sure solved the problem. Car was undriveable prior to repair. 
64700 mi

US $350
Had to replace dead compressor. Due to specific circumstances and high ambient temperatures, I accepted a second-hand compressor with a 6-mth warranty. It seemed to blow some cold air at first, but it never worked to capacity. 
70000 mi Replaced 12-volt (starter) battery. (Vehicle had been sitting for 2 months, with battery connected.) The 330-volt (NiMH, "hybrid") battery was de-charged almost entirely. (Vehicle had not been used for 2 months and for at least part of the time, hybrid battery was engaged. Removed the pack from the car, fully discharged, then recharged. Motor electronics cooling pump (for hybrid system) needed replacement, as per recall. Replaced with new style (brushless) pump. Hybrid battery filter needed replacement. Replaced. Gas low. Evac and recharged coolant. Checked for leaks. Throttle body: performed castle decarbon service by chemically cleaning carbon deposits from throttle body. Check engine light came on. Diagnosis pointed to some valves not operating fully. Attributed to fact of car sitting for 2 months 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD w/low range

72000 mi

US $1000
Water pump for hybrid battery system failed and the car shut down to protect the battery. Ford claims 100K warranty on hybrid unique parts but wouldn't honor it. Same problem happened to 3 of my co-workers (fleet cars) between 60-70k mi. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

44300 mi

US $185
idler pulley repaced 
28520 mi AC fan would only operate on MAX setting, Resistor was replaced. 
36580 mi Replace worn lower control arms 
38620 mi Oil leak which dealer couln't isolate, so put blue coloring in oil, on next oil change will try to find problem 
96920 mi

C $300
Replaced drivers side front wheel hub 
38000 mi

US $100
Ignition cylinder replaced. 
45000 mi Malfunction of satellite radio 
59000 mi Speaker distorted. Speaker replaced 
3100 mi The connection from transmission cooler to transmission became loose and all the transmission fluid leak out making the vehicle undriveable. 
42120 mi

C $400
The Air Conditioner / Heat Blower ceased operating the dealer indicated the resistors had failed ? 
45220 mi The rear hatch lock does not operate and the hatch cannot be opened 
46500 mi

C $400
The repaired rear hatched ceased operating a couple days after initial repair and has now been back to the dealer twice 
50220 mi

C $500
ABS and TCS warning lights are on 
64480 mi

C $1500
Replaced U link and tie rod Gas line leak Transmission cooler hose leaking 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

44000 mi

US $168
Replaced the charcoal filter on the vent line. The light still comes on and indicates a leak but they could not find one. 
12400 mi Gas tank was slow filling. The dealer told me that almost all of their 2007 and 2008 Escapes have a problem where the gas tank vent gets clogged with ice and dirt. There is apparantly a TSB on it. They fixed and cleaned the fuel tank vent as per the TSB. 
15500 mi Had transmission fluid puddles under car. The transmission cooler developed a leak. TSB issued for this. The service rep told me the bolt attaching the fluid hose to the cooler corrodes and and everything must be replaced. After only one year of service? 
20460 mi During visit for oil change and brake job, mechanic noticed front left sway bar linkage needed to be replaced. 
26660 mi Bushing on sway bar linkage. 
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.  Got car back and noticeable knocking sound in front. Stabilizer bar links cracked... again. Very weak metal. 
66300 mi

US $80
Idler Pulley on Drive Belt. 
93000 mi

US $370
The universal joint in the steering shaft had broken. Shop replaced the steering shaft, as the joint alone is not replaceable. 
93000 mi Noticed significant rust in rear wheel arches, some of it through the sheet metal. 
I picked up new vehicle with 16.9 miles. Discovered the left turn indicator did not clear after completing the turn. 
Also discovered 2 leaks of water on pass. floor within 50 additional miles. I returned the Escape to the dealer with ~85 miles. Repaired turn signal. 
2000 mi The dealer said that the leak was caused by an air conditioning condensate drain that was plugged. That is odd because the previous month the reason for the same leak was a body seam that was not sealed correctly. They undercoated both front wheel wells 
19000 mi

US $240
Automatic transmission fluid leak. They claimed that it was a condensor but it really seemed to be the tank on the radiator or the threaded connecton to it became loose and leaked ATF on the driveway. 
113000 mi

US $56
Engine miss, remained after I replaced 3 of the 6 spark plugs. Could have been an ignition coil, another spark plug, maybe even the fuel filter. 
29760 mi R rear axle seal replaced, warranty Front strut top stabilizers loose/worn; replaced under warranty 
50220 mi

C $550
rear shock absorbers worn & leaking, replaced with non-OEM parts 
67200 mi

C $200
LF Swaybar End Link replaced 
81880 mi

C $40
Two bolts broken in exhaust,allowed tail pipe to be out of poition. Replaced only the bolts. 
85560 mi

C $300
Universal joint in steering column failed, replaced 
88040 mi

C $21
Blower speed resistor 
90480 mi

C $375
cabin air blender motor replaced 
6000 mi Gas cap light came on. After several attempts to correct with no luck the problem cleared itself after several hours. 
8000 mi Check engine light. Gas cap seal found crimped. Straighten, code cleared. 
38500 mi Rear seat will not stay secure as the seat latch will not stay engaged. The seat is rarely folded down so there was little use on the latch itself. Latch was disassembled, lubed and reassembled. *d Rear seat back would not latch securely. Latch was disassembled, lubed and reassembled. 
54700 mi

US $250
Sway bar links replaced 
25000 mi dealer detected idler arm problem during test drive at a scheduled maintenance visit- was repaired under warranty at no cost 
30000 mi accelerator cable broke while car was being driven, car was towed, part was replaced 
27700 mi Crimped vent in fuel fill line. Rerouted the vent, problem solved. Steering link discovered loose during regular oil change. Parts ordered by dealer and repaired successfully. 
29000 mi Idler pulley bearing going bad (had gotten noisy). 
21080 mi Leaking coming from front end. Fixed under the warranty free of charge. Well known problem - TSB 08-16-12 
30380 mi Oil leak from the front cover gasket and crank shaft seal. Front cover gaskets have been replaced by dealership under warranty 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

20000 mi

US $50
throttle linkage required lubrication 
31000 mi Defective pulley wheel ( belt wheel ) 
120000 mi Upper idler pulley needed to be replaced. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

125000 mi

C $100
Faulty ignition coil (Cylinder 4). Read codes using ODB and replaced faulty coil by new one. 
138260 mi

C $50
OD servo cover leaking oil. Replaced by new one in 40 minutes. 
151900 mi

C $180
Sway bar links worn out. Replaced them and everythink good now. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

45000 mi Engine system coolant pump was replaced. The Service Engine Soon light continued to come on randomly approximately 3x weekly since this time. We had it looked at when it was time for scheduled maintainence. Computer needed reset. 
48000 mi Ongoing problem with check engine light. Replaced engine system coolant pump x2 and light still coming on. System reset as well. Found out that the door to the hybrid battery in this system was not working properly. Not urgent, delaying repair $$$ 
58700 mi Door to hybrid battery compartment replaced. Service soon light kept coming on 3x/week. Had previously replaced pump twice only to find out it was this door instead. 
67300 mi 12v battery going dead when ignition turned on but car not running for 30min, happened mulitiple times. Dealer said battery fine, replaced anyway and problem stopped. Believe damage to battery is due to Nav CD player malfunction. Nav system on fritz, going on and off on own, trying to eject cd continuiously but unsuccessfully, did not fix due to cost, repaired on own quite successfully by hitting the dashboard just above the Nav system with fist. Works great!! 
109000 mi

US $150
Windshield wipers detached from the frame and needed to be welded into place. 
169000 mi

US $200
Steering wheel loose. Steering wheel was loose and bolts were tightened. 
180000 mi

US $60
The power steering quit working. The repair costs more than the car. Opted not to repair. Driving is now a good upper body workout. 
58500 mi

US $35
Service Soon beep and warning light. DTC B1239 (a special Ford code). Replaced blend door actuator, a part of the traction battery cooling system. Has been OK for 2 weeks now. 
61000 mi

US $220
Replaced rear shocks to prepare for a long trip. Were starting to show signs of wear. 
78000 mi

US $310
Replaced the motor electronics cooling system (MECS) pump because it was overheating. Fairly common w early Escape hybrids. Labor $100. Parts $210. 
79300 mi

US $593
"Stop safely now" warning. Replaced a second (different) cooling pump in the hybrid system. The previous repair, the most common cause of such overheating, didn't fix the problem. This one did. 
103700 mi

US $450
replace worn tie rod ends, plus 4-wheel alignment 
125500 mi

US $460
Replace thermostat, flush and refill cooling system, flush and refill hybrid cooling system. 
140000 mi

US $260
Replaced 4 tire-pressure monitoring units (at a tire shop) because warning light, "Tire Pressure Sensor Fault" was coming on every day or two. Sadly the warnings still come on, and the shop agrees to a refund. Now have ordered OEM sensors. 
47000 mi

US $17
Minor slow emissions leak - replaced after-market locking gas cap. 
84000 mi

US $470
Hybrid battery ventillation door actuator intermittent - replaced and reflashed module. Part cost $44, $405 labor and diagnostic fees. 
89000 mi

US $74
A/C weak performance in urban setting; okay during hwy driving. Dealer recommended compressor replacement. Another shop reported high refrigerant pressures, suggested restriction/blockage. Hybrid service info unavail; not released by Ford. 
102000 mi

US $115
AC system problems: leak in system, incorrect pressures. Fill system and charge with dye. Return visit to understand leak. More repairs pending. 
104000 mi

US $260
Hybrid battery evaporator and comfort cooling evaporator had obstructions. Clean and repl orifice tube. Repl dryer/filter and recharge. System better but not 100%. 
119000 mi

US $278
Replace blower fan switch Replaced dash lights. 
122000 mi

US $70
Diagnosis only, no repairs. 
123000 mi

US $750
Prior trip to dealer recommended compressor, accumulator, thermal control valve replacement for $2200 estimated repairs,Found evidence of refrigerant leak.I replaced those parts plus the serpentine belt for about $700. Paid a friend to help 
125000 mi

US $850
Thermostat broken. Emission system light came on. Inner and outer tie rods replaced. 
71700 mi

US $32
Previously, yellow wrench light came on and off. Found out it's the blend door for hybrid battery cooling. Dealer wants $500. Bought the part $32 and replaced it myself based on a Youtube video. FORD should have a recall since so many Hybrids have this. 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

37820 mi

C $349
Check emissions system. Check engine light on scan PO303, PO316. Test system cyl no. 3 coil - no good. Replace cylinder no. 3 coil. *d Check emissions system light came on. Check engine light on scan PO303, PO316. Test system cyl no. 3 coil - no good. Replace cylinder no. 3 coil. 
144000 mi

US $1602
Replaced Pcm module 
61500 mi

US $45500
engine needed -replaced due to timing belt tensioner broke and went inside the engine 
69000 mi

US $400
window regulator another window regulator failed a couple weeks later, replaced at same time 
126000 mi

US $70
Water pump started leaking and needed replaced 
145700 mi

US $150
I HAD TO HAVE SENSORS AND FUEL PARTS REPLACED 

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2007 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

96300 mi Belt Tensioner seemed to make unusual noise for a long time when running ac, until acceleration Dealer reported to a different customer on a thread that I researched that it was a characteristic of this car, so it was let go for a long time. 
161000 mi Battery light came on. Immediately got a new battery, light came on again went right to a shop. Alternator failure, replaced. Noise when engine fan running,Replace tensioner and belt. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

76000 mi

US $50
I was getting wrench light, Replaced blend door actuator that allows cooling air to get to battery, apperently a common issue, I hope this fixed it - was an intermintant light 
63000 mi

US $400
Wrench light on the dash was diagnosed as problem with the hybrid battery cooling system blend door motor. 
87000 mi

US $300
Broken ABS on the left front wheel. Cracked brake hoses on both front wheels 
106000 mi

US $375
The ABS light came on. A sensor "ring" was cracked. Dealer replaced. 
142000 mi *d Car died with "Stop Safely Now" message. High Voltage battery coolant pump failed. 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. 
175000 mi

US $1700
The gas tank and fuel filler tube assembly were corroded and leaking fuel. New tank ($750) and tube assembly ($300) required. Plus labor. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD w/low range

93000 mi

US $1100
*in March? Replaced bad Master Cylinder. It was calling for ABS randomly. Wore down battery. Technicians were baffled. "Never seen this before." In touch with Detroit. *in March? Wearing down the battery blew out the "smart junction box" too. Remote keyless entry didn't work as a result. 
94000 mi

US $362
Left front bearing replaced. 
99000 mi

US $300
All four valve stems were replaced. Slow leaks all around. Dealer resealed tires and balanced. I paid for valves. 
131000 mi

US $1929
ABS engaged while decelerating. The ABS ring was cracked. Replaced. Lots of rattling up front. I knew this was coming but had not attended to it yet. Right side lower control arm and left side inner tie rod. 
142000 mi

US $395
My RPM's were nearly 3000 in subzero weather for the first 15 minutes of driving. I wanted to know if this was weather related, or was my transmission telling me it was about to have problems. RPM's remained high for twenty minutes during the subzero weather. Dealer said had to clean the "throttle body".  Service manager told me we needed to "reprogram PCM." It was a software update. It cost me $150. I was not happy. Free on computers. It led to my digital display being inaccurate for the next 1000 miles. Service manager said engine battery failed test. It was replaced. 
143500 mi

US $216
Two brake lines started leaking at the same time. Did not know I had no brakes at all until I was exiting the Interstate. Very interesting. 
146000 mi

US $625
Front right pads, rotors, and calipers replaced. Unique to hybrid. Dealer said the Ford needed a new throttle box. Was willing to deduct the cleaning of the box from a previous fix from the replacement. 
77700 mi

US $320
tire pressure sender inside of tire came loose and ruined the sensor. 
80300 mi

US $850
diagnose and replace electric motor coolant pump 
88300 mi

US $295
tonner ring cracked 
89000 mi

US $980
new front wheel bearings  and new struts and shocks. Also had new brake pads on front wheels. 
65000 mi

US $850
inner tie rods both sides, also had another problem included in price above - check engine light was coming on - it was a problem with the fan for the battery (hybrid). check engine light was coming on - it was a problem with the fan for the battery (hybrid). 
148300 mi

US $600
Check Engine light returned codes. Dealer replaced cooling pump for hybrid drive 
149500 mi

US $350
Check engine light on. Dealer ran codes. Engine was not heating to operating temp soon enough. Replaced thermostat. 
182000 mi Had a bad egr valve and/or sensor. Also had brake line issue, tie rods, rust on body. 

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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 
67700 mi

US $1100
exhaust leak noise under hood oil leak at front of engine 
190300 mi

US $35
Replaced ignition coil 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

149000 mi

US $160
Bad ignition coil 
157300 mi

US $2500
Gears two and four became unusable. 
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. 
195000 mi

US $160
Bad coil pack 
20000 mi Window mechanism was loose, needed new parts. Replaced rear wiper arm. 
20000 mi

US $30
Rear hatch noise. Hatch removed and reinstalled. 
40000 mi

US $200
Transfer case was replaced 
56000 mi

US $700
Differential seals replaced 
56700 mi

US $700
Bad wheel bearing and tie rod ends also replaced control arms Expansion bottle on radiator split 
63000 mi

US $300
A ring ABS sensing ring replaced 
94000 mi

US $100
DPFE sensor replaced. 
96000 mi

US $17
Engine missing at around 45 mph but check engine light not turning on. Changed Coil On Plug on #5 cylinder. Problem fixed. 
136000 mi

US $3100
2nd gear stopped working. Needed to have transmission rebuilt. 
158720 mi

C $15
ABS Tone ring rusted open. Bought a new ring and replaced. Cost of new ring under $12. 
158720 mi

C $20
IAC clogged resulting in rough idle. Cleaned and replaced gasket. 
159920 mi

C $20
Other ABS Tone ring in the front cracked from rust. Had to repair 
162440 mi

C $50
Front brake hoses cracked on both sides. Replaced both hoses in the front. Back hoses look fine. 
169100 mi

C $200
Ball joint worn on passenger side. Heard clunking noise anytime there was rough pavement. Replaced entire control arm with ball joints on both sides as this was cheaper than just the ball joints. Also replaced both stabilizer links. 
175460 mi

C $30
Oil sending unit faulty, engine oil light would come on sporadically. Replaced. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

35700 mi

US $80
Replaced both outer tie rod ends.The dust boots were deteriorated/crumbly.Ford rubber,it seems,to me,is of inferior quality.Hope the new rubber holds up. Overall the rubber I've replaced include tie rod ends,motor mount&windshield cowl. 
78000 mi

US $970
Thermostat stuck open PCV hose leak 
90000 mi

US $5
Gas pedal sticks sometimes causing undesired operation. Pedal hinge points inside cabin were lubricated, no help. Later found Throttle Body valve coked up with grime, causing valve to bind within T/B bore. Cleaned T/B & valve, Ops normal. 
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. 
161000 mi 161,487 MILES. CYL#3 BLEW SPARK PLUG. CHT SENSOR CONNECTOR RIPPED OFF AT BOTH WIRES. SPARK PLUG & IGNITION COIL PACK BOTH DESTROYED. CYL#3 SPARK PLUG BORE THREADS COMPLETELY STRIPPED. REQ'S NEW CYL HEAD OR ENGINE. NHTSA ODI NUMBER 10484858. 
162000 mi

US $550
Repaired spark plug bore with insert, ignition coil pack, sensor, wires. 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

143000 mi

US $180
Transmission to axel seal leaking. Replaced with generic brand and it leaked again. Then replaced with Ford product and no leaks currently. 
145000 mi

US $172
Oil leak from main seal. And Excessive oil burn. Oil leak was slowed using a synthetic oil with "Restore" oil added in. That helped slow oil burn, but not enough.  
156300 mi

US $460
voltage regulator in alternator failed, sent to shop to remove/replace alternator. 
160000 mi

US $20
Valve cover leaking oil into spark plug wells and onto exhaust. Replaced gaskets. 
12000 mi *Grunting noise from the back. TSB had rear shocks removed and a hole enlarged to remove a clearance issue. MK: See email 010908 *Gas pump would shut off immediately at some stations. TSB replaced the fuel filler tube between the gas cap and the gas tank. 
15000 mi Air conditioner was intermittant and often did not blow cold. Driver side rear door making knocking noises. Latches now appear greased. 
23000 mi Gas pedal felt 'sticky'. Throttle body assembly replaced. 
52000 mi

US $248
Seat belt stuck in receptacle. When removed, could not be re-inserted. Had to special order the part, so used passenger receptacle in meantime. 
99000 mi

US $1600
Would not upshift, and then would not engage and act like it was in neutral. Test showed low pressure. A part broke inside and damaged the transmission. Now it shifts better than new - no more 20mph 'kick' if the gas is let off. 
132000 mi

US $380
Wire harness had rubbed on cylinder head causing a short, throwing multiple system errors. Hard to diagnose! 
156000 mi

US $90
Needed to replace battery 

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2006 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

81000 mi

US $200
no working air conditioning...checked system, replaced freon 
102500 mi Catastrophic engine failure! One day engine started knocking-no warning lights/no low oil light. 2 mechanics assessed it, both said it was a bearing/rod failure. Waiting on price quote to replace engine, but mechanic can't find a used one! 
103000 mi

US $5300
replaced engine that failed in May with a Jasper engine with a warranty 
117000 mi car will not turn over to start when warm; must wait 10-15 minutes after shutting off engine before it will start again. 
119000 mi

US $315
related to previous problem where car failed to restart after shutoff only when warm; mechanic said it could be starter 
133000 mi

US $1000
transfer case leaking and noisy, needed replacement 
145000 mi

US $2100
ABS sensor light was intermittently on, was replaced wheel bearings worn, replaced 

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2005 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

123000 mi

US $2899
Car not start. Burn up computer and spark plug. Replaced all spark plugs, coils and computer. 2900 cost 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

128000 mi Cooling pump for hybrid battery pack failed. Was subject to recall and fixed the next day free of charge. 
143000 mi Vehicle was filling very slowing when pumping gas. Found TSB about rerouting fuel vent relief line and fixed myself. 
99000 mi

US $731
replace throttle body and spark plugs 
44000 mi Occasional sustained high-pitched noise in or near radio/nav unit. I was told that it occurred in many of the 2005-model year Ford Escape Hybrids, and nothing could really be done. Vehicle would occasionally shudder when coming to complete stop (right at the point of stopping) or just as starting again after complete stop. Was told that the shudder was from the shift between gas and hybrid engine - not really repairable. 
49000 mi

US $100
Water pump needed to be replaced. 
52000 mi Thermostat was stuck open and had to be replaced. I took it to a local dealer, where they fixed it in 1/2 day. All costs were covered under the manufacturer's emission warranty, so there was no charge to me. 
53000 mi

US $440
A/C compressor went out, and was blowing warm air (since it was warm out). Replaced and it works fine. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD w/low range

98000 mi Rear differential replaced. 
126000 mi

US $1300
Cooling fans for hybrid battery pack - signaled by error message 
132000 mi

US $1000
Hybrid cooling pump 
142700 mi

US $700
Hybrid control component, not drivetrain 
100500 mi

US $280
MCES pump failed, had to be replaced 
89400 mi

US $525
new rotors, brake pads, brake cables and an oil seal leak was repaired. These were the orginal brakes and equipment on a 2005 vehicle. 
124700 mi

US $175
Tie -rod also replaced. 
131000 mi

US $195
Rear shock replacement, sway bar 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi

US $98
High pitched whine which went away with stepping on Brake. Mechanic thought it needed new brakes, but on inspection saw there was 50% of pad life left. He lubed and put back together. No more whine. 
81000 mi

US $1000
The torque converter was bad and had to be replaced. 
92000 mi

US $429
Small leak in the brakes vacuum assist was causing a high pitched whine until brakes were depressed. Turn out it was not being sealed when letting off the brakes 
98000 mi

US $350
Replaced tie rod 
130000 mi

US $2000
Ignition coils replaced PCM replaced 
232000 mi

US $1500
ECU went bad short after I bought. Typical problem, look up coil pack spark plug and ECU failures. Dime a dozen. massively expensive even on the cheap. 
209000 mi

US $400
Coils need replacing every 100k miles. But mine lasted almost 140k. Basic maintenance also preformed. Very cheap fix and vehicle has been very reliable. 
130000 mi

US $600
Replaced Tie-rod end, lower control arms, Left front half shaft, right front tone ring, struts, rotors, all four wheel sensors. Prompted by display showing ABS light and Service 4x4.Inspected front suspension and found multiple problems 
142300 mi

US $800
Replaced Injectors, COPS, Plugs and breaks. 
148000 mi

US $135
Front brake line deteriorated and began leaking. As a precaution I had both front lines replaced. Towed to local shop due to losing too much fluid. Oil changed as well. 
150500 mi

US $10
Low oil pressure light and very slight oil leak. diagnosis: previous shop failed to tighten drain plug and did not put full oil capacity in. Also found a Monster Energy can on top of engine. 
164000 mi timing chain/valve cover leaks A/C inoperable 
135000 mi

US $2477
The car was missing. Couldn't go faster than 25mph if at all. All 6 coils and the PCM needed to be replaced. Very costly. Maybe not even worth repairing although the bluebook value is fairly high. 
154000 mi

US $1907
Rotors and pads, and calipers needed to be replaced. Brakes failed completely including the emergency brake. Tie Rod end was broken Stabilizer bar needed replacement 
156000 mi

US $289
Broken brake line required tow to shop for brake line replacement, fluid purge. 
174000 mi

US $700
PCM failed, evidently due to old coil-on-plug/sparkplugs. Dealer quoted just over $3000 for plugs, CoPs, PCM and programming. Sent PCM to circuit board medics for $300, installed CoPs/Plugs for $360. Repair worked great! 
174500 mi

US $6
Rear glass hinge failed. $85 each at Ford Dealer, found a pair at the wrecking yard for $5. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

107000 mi

US $850
Faulty computer burns out COP units. Problem first manifested at low mileage, again last year and most recently four of six COP units failed. Dealer fried four more units verifying my complaint. PCM backordered till mid September 
177000 mi

US $70
used recharge kit - will need a leak check, possible professional repair before next summer 
177500 mi

US $60
ABS Tone Ring failed on front left axle. Decided to replace axle instead of trying to force new ring onto old axle. 
178000 mi

US $270
ABS tone rings failed on both Te right drive shaft. Original shafts replaced instead of fitting new rings. Concurrently, front rotors and pads were also replaced when the left shaft was replaced. Alternator failed - could not charge battery [dropped to 10.5 volts with headlights on]. Replaced alternator. Outstanding issue is replacing the alternator air intake snorkel not depicted in the Haynes shop manual. 
184000 mi

US $140
Failed u joint on driveshaft to rear differential. 
189300 mi

US $450
New struts, rear shocks, lower control arms 
191000 mi

US $800
Both front control arms, 
87000 mi

US $354
replaced #4 cylinder coil 
94000 mi

US $361
Replaced center driveshaft U-Joint 
116000 mi

US $2600
REPLACED 6 COIL PACKS, ENGINE CONTROL MODULE AND SPARK PLUGS APPARENTLY THERE WAS A SERVICE BULLITEN ABOUT THIS, BUT NEVER A RECALL. SUPPOSEDLY, THE SPARK PLUGS WENT BAD AND FRIED THE CONTROL MODULE AND COIL PACKS. 
129700 mi

US $786
replaced alternator 
85000 mi

US $59
hose from windshield wiper fluid tank to pump became unconnected and was reconnected and fastened. 
151000 mi

US $1368
Replaced flexplate/flywheel and replaced starter as well while had apart. drilled out broken manifold and replaced since car was apart for another problem 
187000 mi

US $25
Replace hose under fender skirt which had become loose and leaked window washer fluid. 
201000 mi

US $141
Worn sway bars noticed by mechanic. Replaced. 
214000 mi

US $221
Replace broken door lock 
89900 mi

C $600
Both rear u joints had to be replaced. Fuel system issue. Gas cap and evap. system would not vent properly. The result was that during re-fueling the system would refuse to vent and thereby cause the fuel pump at the gas station to shut off. 
20000 mi

US $65
"Clunk" noise from Driver side rear. Both rear shocks were leaking hydraulic fluid. Was told by dealer that Struts were covered under extended warranty but, not shocks. 
50000 mi

US $150
Front engine mount squeak. Mount replaced. 
85000 mi *Battery died 
94000 mi

US $350
Carrier Bearing in Front Differential 
101000 mi

US $35
Electrical ground loose 
102000 mi

US $90
Two coil packs cylinders 4 and 5 
113300 mi

US $125
Low/leak Freon. 
101000 mi

US $60
Idle Air Control Valve cleaned and no different - then ordered/replaced with new part 
109000 mi

US $360
Front drivers side wheel bearing noise for several weeks. Developed a stronger vibration and found inner CV joint play. Replaced half shaft, wheel bearing, and while there, both struts/bearings, and rear shocks. 
115000 mi

US $35
Vibration from U-joints on rear drive shaft. 
133000 mi

US $160
Front right wheel bearing replaced 
145700 mi

US $50
Right Rear Shock mount was completely rotted from the body. Shock was not connected at all at the top. Very thin metal in fender well was completely gone. Replacement part was not available and repaired by purchasing flat sheet and welding. 
154000 mi

US $400
Replaced lower control arm and ball joint at same time, along with sway link and front brake pads. 
162000 mi

US $200
Replaced both front wheel bearings and drivers side ball joint/lower control arm assy and outer tie rod end due to orig. rubber cracking. 
167000 mi

US $90
Rear brake pads and parking brake cable. One old pad had fallen off. 
79140 mi

C $1000
alternator died, car dies while driving. replaced alternator. Apparently, PCM lost its stored settings when alternator died and battery ran out. Transmission and idling became rough. 
80280 mi

C $700
normal wear. a brake wire needed replacement. rear pinion seal was leaking. 
88020 mi

C $500
Many exhaust system components worn out. Needed replacement. 
53320 mi Rear Suspension reported leaking and will need a repair soon. Delaying a bit. Battery also reported as weak, but no starting problems. 
58900 mi

C $350
Rear suspension reported as leaking a few months ago, but no driving symptoms apparent. Repaired at convenient time. 
63240 mi

C $112
Exhaust Manifold reported as leaking during oil change at non-dealer service. Replaced by dealer under extended warranty. Pinion seal/gasket reported 'seeping' during former repair, but was not critical. Repaired along with other warranty item. 
89120 mi Timing belt gasket seeping, eventually will be a leak 
61380 mi Gas cap loose/missing light came on dash. Fixed gas cap seal by removing, cleaning and reinstalling rubber seal. No problem since. 
63840 mi

C $70
Replaced faulty switch on moonroof. Problem solved. Switch is extremely expensive ($70). 
88000 mi

US $1419
Broken bolt on the lower control arm, complete sud frame with both lower control arms replaced. Parts were bought at a junk yard. 
92000 mi

US $300
Tie rod ends needed changing to pass state inspection 
102000 mi

US $1500
Broken ring in axle, axle was replaced. Front brakes and rotors installed. Spark Plugs and Air Filter replaced. Also right lower ball joint replaced. 
106000 mi

US $1600
Left side Wheel bearing and left side ball joint replaced. Also alternator replaced. 
113300 mi

US $1000
Faulty fuel pressure sensor 
119000 mi

US $500
Replaced both tie rod ends and both stabalizer links 
76000 mi

US $100
Bad Battery Cells 
80000 mi

US $150
Oil pan oil leak 
84000 mi

US $195
Radiator leak, Radiator replaced 
90300 mi

US $2100
Replaced transmission with remanufactured unit *d Transmission replaced 
89280 mi

C $1200
replace 3 wheel bearings and lower control arm and tone ring. 
116560 mi

C $250
Flex pipe replace 
127100 mi

C $700
Compressor bearing failure Tie Rod and Ball Joints replaced 
149420 mi

C $1000
Rear diff seals  ball joints and wheel bearings 
164000 mi There was a leak from the lower radiator hose. Not sure if it was related to the waterpump, did not diagnose before trading it in. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

75000 mi Poor gas mileage 20 MPG instead of the usual 24 MPG. 
77000 mi

US $25
The cam cover had a minor oil leak. The gasket was replaced. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual AWD

111000 mi

US $650
Repair/replace Right Front CV Axle Shaft Assembly. Right Lower Ball Joint,and Right Outer Tie Rod End. 
113000 mi

US $145
A/C service - dye test for leaks, recharge system with R134A 
113500 mi

US $307
Replaced right front wheel bearings. 
114000 mi

US $5
Flat tire caused by rim corrosion; rim repaired. 
115700 mi

US $210
Engine Body Throttle cable needed to be replaced. 
117000 mi

US $100
A component in the rear differential failed, mechanic noted new parts would be $2500, used replacement parts would cost over $1200; mechanic recommended not performing work and trading car in. On ventilation floor setting, blower motor was delivering hot and cold ambient air due to failure/leak in heating control unit. Mechanic noted repair would take 7-8 hours of labor to replace defective component, recommended trading in SUV. 

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2005 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $180
Front ABS Tone ring cracked which activates ABS system at incorrect times. 
106000 mi

US $625
Bearing in electric radiator fan went out causing a grinding sound when it ran. Replaced entire fan assembly and problem resolved. 
112000 mi

US $475
CV Boot began letting grease out. CV boot replaced. 
124300 mi

US $210
Replaces ABS system tone ring due to a ABS light on and system working during wrong times 
147000 mi

US $400
Gas pedal sticks in cold weather. Throttle body replaced due to excessive carbon build-up. 
163000 mi

US $400
Alternator went out causing car to lose power. Replaced alternator and problem resolved. 
120000 mi

US $1200
On-board computer senses something wrong and it shuts sown vehicle. 
94000 mi

US $50
Removed intake, replaced intake and EGR gaskets. Replaced PCV hose which was cracked and collapsed, replaced PCV valve. Replaced fuel injector O-rings 
96500 mi

US $200
Engine had a shake at idle even after new spark plugs, boots, etc. I replaced all four engine/trans axle mounts. The old mounts did have some minor cracks. After changing the mounts engine idle is smoother. 
105300 mi

US $75
PCV HOSE split. Had to remove intake. Changed intake gaskets, PCV HOSE, PCV valve 
37200 mi 1. rattling auto belt tensioner assembly - replaced whole assembly. 2. replaced leaking power steering high-pressure hose (upper) rattling underneath the chassis - isolated not to be anti-sway bar bushing/anti-sway bar link, not tie-rods 
40920 mi

$25
lost cooling capability of ACU. Had encounter low idle RPM and one instance of engine stalling (engine died ). Found Freon pressure to be low. Fixed by charging freon 
40920 mi

$160
freon leak on Evaporater/condenser thus loss of freon pressure as time goes by - took 1 month before total loss of freon since last freon recharge 
42160 mi actuator lock not functioning on the tail-lift window and rear door thus unable to lock it even though all the other doors are locked already. Searched the net for similar problems and found out it is common for ford escape.  
49360 mi

$160
Faulty fan module that controls radiator fan speed. Fan speed goes high all throughout when engine is up and running. Replacing fan module, radiator fan speed respond back to engine temperature ( does not turn on when engine is cold ) 
58280 mi

$530
Crankshaft pulley defective causing sound when aircon is engaged.  All four engine supports busted causing engine vibration when drive is engage but pressing the brake pedal. Got fixed when replaced. 
63860 mi

$595
a/c Compressor noisy and A/C vent not cold anymore. Replaced Accumulator, expansion valve, compressor and left-side a/c-radiator fan. 
64660 mi

$114
replaced radiator fan module ( controls speed of dual-radiator fan ) 
169000 mi

US $250
Belt replacement Water was getting into driver headlight. Replaced. 

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2004 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

69000 mi

US $270
Starting car the engine would race at high RPM. Would not come down and increased when given gas and would not come down. Towed because would go 30 mph with foot off gas, not safe. Replaced intake manifold gaskets--they were sucking air. 
92000 mi Bought this vehicle on June 14, 2011. Drove it 3 days and power steering fluid pump went out. Has a 2 month warranty for anything that goes wrong. 
98000 mi

US $175
Replaced valve cover gaskets. 
107000 mi

US $180
Replaced rear valve cover gasket 
123000 mi Airbag light came on. Ford dealer is going to replace part needed for repair at no charge. Was suppose to repair airbag problem, then decided they weren't going to. 
125000 mi Oil leaks more oil leaks 
125700 mi More oil leaks 
133000 mi

US $175
Replaced axle on front 
137000 mi

US $39
Replaced vacuum hose, replaced battery cables. Still having issues after repair. 
299000 mi

US $250
Wires on oxygen sensors cut/ frayed. Tech cut and re spliced affected wires and applied waterproof heat shrink tubing. 
300000 mi

US $50
Passenger side rear brake line blew. Replaced brake hose and bled rear drum. Checked for proper operation unit ok.  
101000 mi

US $150
Shudder at 40-45 mph, it was a torque converter shudder, performed a clean and flush. Shudder was 90% gone. Added Dr. Tranny, shudder 100% gone. After 20,000 miles, still no problems 
123300 mi NOT REPAIRED! Battery light flickers on/off. Must be battery or alternator, right? Wrong, both check out fine. Many 2001 -04 owners facing same issue. I believe its a bad connection somewhere 
134000 mi

US $50
Had the famous Clunk Clunk when driving, replaced the sway bar link with moog K80104 parts, here.s a how to: http://www.escape-central.com/1forum/showthread.php?threadid=34182 
136000 mi

US $496
After 8 mos with the battery light flickering on and off, the alternator died. Also had the pigtail rlaced and extended because it had melted Ford runs the wire too close to exhaust. 
146700 mi

US $100
Experienced a Misfire in cylinder #4 (Code p0304), Replaced coil pack. For maintenance purposes, I will go back and replace all coils when I have time 
118000 mi

US $985
Vacuum hoses, Erratic idling and hesitation. 
120000 mi

US $258
Driving belts slipped due to pulleys giving up. 

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2004 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

134000 mi

US $67
Replaced coil pack on #6 cylinder 
69000 mi

US $32
replaced sway bar links 
74000 mi

US $100
Replace rear shocks 
82000 mi

US $250
PVC Value plugged, filling crank case with condensation build up. Froze PVC system and thottle body with ice. Blew out front seal and valve cover seals from pressure. 
99000 mi

US $50
Front wheel bearings where replaced - causing noise U-Joints were replaced - causing noise/vibration 
93620 mi

C $50
Ball joints and stabilizer links 
103540 mi PVC failed, and the throttle stuck wide open on a 100km/hr highway. causing the crank case to over pressurize blowing a bunch of gaskets and seals 
114000 mi

US $50
Engine misfire. Replaced the spark plugs and two ignition coils. Still not working how it should. 
114000 mi The passenger rear shock mount rusted out and was not fixed as it required new sheet metal. During the winter I went to open the hatch glass and the bracket sheared off. 
60000 mi

US $1100
Fuel pump died and left me stranded.  Fixed tie rod, end links. 
90000 mi

US $200
Had to replace u-joints as car was shaking when driving. 
111000 mi

US $160
Caliper problem, brakes failed with no warning. had car towed for repairs. 
79000 mi Driver's seat belt light came on again after seat belt was fastened 
82000 mi

US $543
Replacing spark plugs resulted in replacement of a number of intake gaskets.This was deemed preventive maintenance so nothing was covered under the Ford ESP. While I was there had recall 14S02 service performed. 
82000 mi

US $230
Replace leaking coolant temperature sensor at own expense. Replace leaking engine oil seals and gaskets using Ford Basic Care ESP ($200 ded.) 
83000 mi Engine skipping. Diagnosed as Cyl. #6. Coil pack replaced. 
86000 mi

US $200
Persistent oil leak required many new engine gaskets and dismounting of engine. Fortunately I had a Ford protection plan and was responsible for the $200 deductible only.This was the second trip to the shop for this leak. Hopefully all is ww 
92000 mi

US $200
pcv valve tube corroded 
102000 mi

US $180
EVAP purge valve not working. showing P0451 engine code. 
104000 mi

US $80
IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE CAUSED INTERMITTENT IDLE FLUXUATING. REPLACED IAC VALVE AND RELEARNED PCM AND NOW FIXED. 
107000 mi

US $50
EVAP Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Performance problem. Seems intermittent so haven't replaced sensor yet, still testing. P0451 code. Update: Code comes and goes so I haven't put any more money in it. Spent too much trying to diagnose so I'm taking a break. 
113000 mi

US $200
Passenger strut spring broke. Replaced with Monroe quick strut since it comes with spring on it. 
113000 mi Intermittent no start 
148000 mi

US $175
Rusted bolt holding ignition coil sheared in half during self repair. Unable to remove from mounting hole. Valve cover had to be replaced. #4,5,6 cylinder ignition coils failed. Were replaced with new OEM parts. During replacement, a rusted bolt sheared resulting in a different, more expensive repair. 

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2003 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

47000 mi Coil and spark plug replaced. Codes indicated misfiring cylinder #5. Claim this was due to the engine detailing and cleaning resulted in chemical getting into coil and ruining it. Rplaced and works fine.  
64480 mi

C $400
2nd alternator in 1 year  
65100 mi

C $100
Fuel pump,fuel meter sensor. 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

123300 mi ball joint 
125700 mi

US $150
front right bearing, left & right lower control arm 
138000 mi

US $40
replaced spark plugs 
141300 mi

US $350
Fast light off catalyst & two way catalyst replaced  plus #4 & #5 ignition coil replaced 
150000 mi

US $100
Replaced right front bearing & tie rod 
167300 mi

US $150
replaced rear wheel bearings 
195000 mi

US $40
Replaced a/c compressor 
136000 mi

US $20
Replaced worn sway bar links. 
167500 mi

US $200
Oil Leaking from Timing Cover onto exhaust after driving. Replaced Timing cover gasket. Oil pan gasket and valve cover gaskets must be replaced when the timing cover gasket is replaced. ABS tone ring on the front passenger side cracked and would cause the ABS to engage randomly when braking in a slow turn. 
60760 mi

C $40
Outer tie rod end was loose; replaced with $30 in parts. Radiator drain cock snapped in half while hand-loosening; common problem with Fords as the drain cock is hollow. A 5/16" hex key was used to remove the stem, but parts counter did not have a direct replacement. Reused broken bit, will fix in 2 yrs. Both front ABS tone rings cracked, a common problem leading to premature ABS activation. Epoxied them back into place with JB weld; real cost to me was $0 as I already had a tube on hand. Factory fix is a new axle, as these are press-fitted. 
89000 mi

US $175
Replaced exhaust gasket and other parts to repair exhaust leak. 
95000 mi

US $2092
Two cylinders misfiring. Replaced the ignition coils and boots on the two misfiring cylinders, and replaced all six spark plugs. Due to Problem 1, the front catalytic converter became clogged and blew apart, damaging the rear catalytic converter. Replaced the front and rear catalytic converters. 
95000 mi

US $30
Front left brake sticks. Caliper needs to be replaced. Decided to wait until other brake work needs to be done (e.g. pads/rotors) and have all work done simultaneously. 
106000 mi

US $174
Headlight not working due to wiring corrosion. Replaced pigtail connector and bulb. Misfire in wet conditions (reappeared after 2 previous repair attempts). Replaced #4 ignition coil and spark plug. 
134000 mi

US $450
Alternator went out on interstate. Previously replaced in December 2006 and again in November 2007. Cost for 2006 was $700. Alternator was under warranty so cost was $525 for labor. *d Alternator replaced in December 2006 and again in November 2007. Cost for 2006 was $700. Alternator was under warranty so cost was $525 for labor. 
150000 mi

US $283
Front driver brake line failed due to corrosion. Replacing all four brake lines. Also replacing nonworking 12 volt car power outlet. 
155000 mi

US $336
Tone ring broken on front left axle. At least once daily when I would brake it would almost pulsate the brakes acting like I was on ice or something. Made me feel like I was not going to be able to stop. Replaced left front axle. 
161000 mi

US $20
Transmission fluid leaking. Seal needed replaced and more transmission fluid added. 
163000 mi

US $12
SUV was chugging or hesitating while driving. Replaced fuel filter and added a fuel system cleaner. SUV is still hesitating/chugging once in awhile. 
164000 mi

US $773
Failed fuel injector. Also changing original spark plugs. Oil leaking on to back spark plug as well. All new rubber seals will be put on as applicable. 
164000 mi Small transmission fluid leak, needs a new seal. 
99000 mi

US $260
The timing cover leaking. Also had a bad oil pan drain pug, threads were bad. Replaced oil pan & gasket, valve cover gaskets, timing cover gaskets, flushed anti-freeze and changed the oil. 
105000 mi

US $20
Interior fabric on passenger side door panel cam loose, removed & reapplied the adhesive then stuck the fabric back in place. 
106000 mi Reattached the drivers side door trim fabric. 
99200 mi

C $200
Muffler and tailpipe 
120900 mi

C $200
DS rear wheel bearing 
192000 mi

US $150
Spark plug and ignition coil on cylinder 6 needed to be replaced 
113000 mi

US $600
put in new bearings, new stabilizers,tie rods replaced 3 rear hard to reach ignition coils, belts while motor was apart, 6 spark plugs,etc. 
117000 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel pump.Mechanic wanted 350 for parts & labor. Bought fuel pump from Amazon for 150 less. Did replacement myself.Saved 200 on parts & labor 
121000 mi

US $116
Needed a new battery. Not a big deal. 
125000 mi

US $60
Brake line ruptured. Replaced both front brake lines myself. Repair shop wanted 290.00. Cost of parts was 60.00. Saved 230.00. Total time was about 75 mins. 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

145000 mi

US $1265
Evaporator tube was clogged with shavings from pistons in condenser 
155500 mi

US $283
Ignition cylinder locked-up (lock tumbler stuck). Ignition cylinder replaced and key reprogrammed. 
160000 mi

US $800
Alternator went out - replaced 
188000 mi

US $700
PCV Valve replacement, Throttle valve adjustment, replace belts 
190700 mi

US $500
Vehicle had a very high idle with a low whine. Replaced two hoses. They also went ahead and replaced all belts. 
199000 mi

US $100
Connection leaking freon after recharge. Did not require them to drain in order to fix. 
205000 mi

US $350
Car would stall immediately after start or super low RPMs. They gave it a tune up and cleaned the throttle plate. I still experience the low RPMs on occasion, but it does not stall. 
206000 mi Stalling - cleaned throttle plate 
105000 mi

US $500
Clogged (front/left) Catalytic Convertor. Clogged (front/left) Catalytic Convertor replaced with new part. Took approximately 10 days to get part. After replacement of clogged (front/left) catalytic convertor, the vehicle was still not running properly. It was determined that the main catalytic convertor was also clogged. A local exhaust shop replaced the cat and fixed the problem. Broken stud in rear/right exhaust manifold was causing an exhaust leak. Had to drill and use an EZ-Out to remove broken stud. Installed Heli-Coil insert and new stud and exhaust manifold gasket. 
125000 mi

US $900
Cruise Control Inoperative: 1) Replaced Clock Spring in steering wheel. 2) Replaced Cruise Control Servo/Module 
139000 mi

US $175
Problem: Leaking exhaust manifold (front) caused by broken exhaust manifold stud. Repair: 1) Drilled out broken stud. 2) Removed and replaced all studs/nuts. (Ford parts) 3) Replaced exhaust manifold gasket. (Ford part) 
125000 mi

US $450
Pan gasket leaking. Removed and replaced. 
21080 mi

$2900
Intermittent loss of power during accelerating/overtaking at high gear somewhat like water contamination in fuel or worn out spark plug Drive belt noise during cold start but gone after engine start . Probably, tensioner bearing start to corrode or drive belt problem. The intermittent loss of power as previously reported was diagnosed as loss of current supply to the spark plug, thus high voltage coil plate has been replaced. Operation has returned to its normal status. 
101000 mi Airbag indicator began blinking. Eventually diagnosed the code as the restraint connector underneath passenger seat. Made sure connection was secure; light went off, and has remained so. 
114000 mi

US $250
Rear pinion gasket leaking, was replaced. 
118000 mi

US $275
Tie rod ends worn out, needed replacement. Were making a 'knocking' or 'fluttering' sound when going over uneven pavement or bumps. 
127000 mi

US $450
Car started to run very rough, as though it were 'missing'. Check engine light flashing. OBD II indicated coil #3 was shot. That coil and all spark plugs replaced. 
130000 mi

US $450
*d Car started to run very rough, as though it were 'missing'. Check engine light flashing. OBD II indicated coil #3 was shot. That coil and all spark plugs replaced. 
140500 mi

US $300
Engine began knocking - check engine light turned on. Replaced faulty coil on one cylinder. 
141000 mi

US $400
ABS ring on axle began activating at random braking intervals. Axle required replacement; cv boots were replaced at the same time. 
157000 mi

US $190
Vehicle is making a loud clunking noise (again) when travelling over lightly rutted/bumpy roads. Mechanic advised undercarriage so rusted that suspension repair would not make financial sense. Driving vehicle into ground and will replace. 
161000 mi Brake lines rusted out and failed on the road. Immediately replaced vehicle. Overall, it was a great car, but was ultimately overly susceptible to corrosion. 
86000 mi

US $650
New fuel pump and filter. 
96000 mi

US $350
Ignition coils 4 & 5 were bad and were replaced. 
101500 mi

US $530
Broken radiator hose plus flush and fill. 
106000 mi

US $700
New left front wheel bearing and control arm. 
120700 mi

US $612
Replaced right front control arm Serpentine belt and tensioner. 
122000 mi

US $450
Front left control arm replaced. 
132500 mi

US $500
New oil pan gasket. 
139000 mi

US $520
New alternator installed. 
147000 mi

US $300
Right front ball joint 
152000 mi

US $370
Right inner tie rod replacement 
154700 mi

US $1200
New shocks and struts. New stabilizer bar and tie rods . 
159000 mi

US $150
New battery 
159000 mi

US $680
New radiator and hoses 
159000 mi Transmission blown. 
109120 mi

C $1800
o2 sensors kept blowing....tests showed it was main computer..main computer was changed out. On way home from shop check engine light went on, turned around and then it was discovered it was probable the main electrical harness, changed it out. 
109120 mi

C $653
cd kept sticking in 6cd changer U-joints needed to be replaced. Ball joints needed to be replaced. Overall deducted $653 in reconditioning costs when traded. 
107260 mi

C $200
Sunroof not working. Plastic bracket attached to the driving cable broken. Replaced with after market aluminum ones. 
115940 mi Engine oil leak 
176000 mi

US $18
radiator hose blew out and needed replacing 
210000 mi

US $300
Valve cover gaskets, coil over packs, main catalytic ,spark plugs, intake plenum upper lower gaskets, pcv valve and pcv valve hose 3 sections, all these parts replaced cause of systematic failure of oil seeping to spark plug well . 
76300 mi

US $718
Had fuel pump replaced. 
82000 mi

US $30
Oil pan gasket 
84000 mi

US $200
Alternator 
95000 mi

US $700
Replaced ABS control module 
115000 mi Broken wire in EGR solenoid circuit 
131000 mi

US $60
Self-adjusters on rear brakes not working. Replaced adjuster hardware. 
155000 mi Alternator failure Power steering pump leaking ABS sensor failure 
187000 mi

US $30
Replaced ABS sensor 
188700 mi

US $4000
Transmission failure 
189700 mi

US $150
Replaced failed alternator 
191300 mi

US $200
Replaced worn inner tie rods 
130000 mi

US $940
Clogged cat converter. car ran very poor, especially at high speeds. 
158300 mi

US $200
Replaced rear bank ignition coil (on plug) under intake manifold. 
73700 mi

US $225
Coils 4,5,6 failed. Replaced all 6 coils and spark plugs. 
84300 mi

US $325
Tone ring for ABS cracked and caused ABS failure. New tone ring was installed which called for partial disassembly of left side wheel/suspension/axel. 
85000 mi

US $95
Backup assist system failure 
85700 mi

US $100
Brake cables to both rear wheels seized. Both were replaced 
97700 mi

US $100
Rough Idle, Cylinder #5 misfire 
110000 mi

US $577
No brakes, lost hydraulic fluid pressure. Replaced one failed brake line. Tie rod or other suspension part replaced 
110700 mi

US $250
Replaced Front pads and rotors, rear wheel cylinder, front left brake line, both rear brake line. Replaced serpentine belt Rear wheel hubs 
115000 mi

US $135
Stabilizer rattled 
140000 mi

US $1200
Subframe rusted out. 
181300 mi

US $2800
Remanufactured 3.0 DOHC Engine was installed 
143300 mi

US $900
valve cover gaskets leaked, oil pooled in the spark plug wells. This cause the engine to misfire and dump fuel into the catalytic converter. The front cats basically melted dumping into the rear cat which clogged causing sever lack of power 

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2003 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

127-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

103300 mi

C $2900
fuel idle module and another module 

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2002 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

116000 mi

US $250
new coil 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

142000 mi Oil pan gasket - persistent, minor leak not severe enough to warrant repair. Catalytic converter performing outside specifications. Would have repaired before next emissions inspection. 
47000 mi

US $550
Sun roof motor replaced. 
48000 mi

US $100
Leaking master cylinder was replaced in just a few hours. Part cost $129, labor was $190. Car is still fine two weeks later.  
60000 mi

US $256
Replaced Engine Oil Gasket 
65700 mi

US $720
Replaced shock absorbers. 
54000 mi

US $140
Car would crank normally but wouldn't start. My mechanic diagnosed it as a faulty fuel pump. He replaced it with a part from the dealer in about 2 hours. Car seems to be fine now. We'll see. He was shocked the pump failed w/51000 miles. Oil leak from pan noticed during oil change. Replaced the gasket + new oil & filter. Also replaced air filter, rotated tires, & drained & filled the transmission with Mercon 5 + bottle of Lubegard Silver. Torque Converter shudder is gone. 
64000 mi

US $25
Experienced a clunking when going over bumps. Self diagnosed as the Stabilizer links. Replaced them with Moog links with a zerks for greasing. Eliminated the issue. Also 60,000 mile maintenance, i.e. fuel filter, radiator flush, etc. 
70000 mi

US $80
Misfire on Coil #5 due to hairline crack. Replaced with Standard Motor part. Decided to check all coils and repaired them with high-temp silicone to prevent moisture seepage. Also replaced spark plugs, intake gaskets and PCV valve. 
165000 mi

US $71
cylinders 3 and 5 misfire, changed coils and plugs no change. attempted update reflash, no change. found out you can not use accel coils on this vehicle, ordered new motorcraft coils. low coolant sensor on the bottom of the coolant reservoir bottle went bad, making one think that the radiator is low on coolant. 
176000 mi

US $17
radiator had pin-hole leaks from small stones being thrown from cars in front on hwy driving. Purchased BG's coolant sealer no problems since. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

125240 mi

C $250
Engine mount, located at the rear side of the engine cracked. Drove 150 km before localized the source of unusual sound. Seems no subsequent damage occurred. Dealer ordered replacement and delivered it in 24 hours. Installed by myself at home. 
138260 mi

C $160
Failure in one of the ignition coils, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
140720 mi

C $60
Failure in another ignition coil, with CE light blinking (misfire in one cylinder). Ignition coil replaced. 
143200 mi

C $80
Ignition coil died 
148000 mi

US $293
Replaced noisy RF wheel bearing 
170000 mi

US $320
System test and replace alternator 
188700 mi

US $238
Replace throttle position sensor. Replace idle air control valve. Clean mass flow air sensor. 
196300 mi

US $769
Overheated and running very rough. Oil mixing with coolant. Replaced engine oil cooler, main radiator hose, coolant and radiator fluid flush. 
197700 mi

US $240
Replaced LF wheel bearing 
70000 mi

US $600
Could not keep it running. Replaced valve in air mix..2nd time for problem. 
74000 mi Squeaking and crunching noise from right front. Replaced tie rod ends and struts. 
198400 mi

C $20
J263 in right side drivers panel shorted out burning no only the connector but much of the wiring as well.. this could have ignited the entire vehicle. removed and re soldered all wires individually Exhaust flex pipe required replacement . 
201500 mi

C $10
Ignition coils on cylinders 2 and 4 failed and required replacement. 
214520 mi Exhaust flex pipe never repaired. 
89000 mi

US $450
Rattle/clunking from front end. Control arm bushings and ball joint sockets worn. Both front lower control arms replaced. 
93000 mi

US $260
ABS tone rings cracked, causing pedal shudder when first driving and loss of ABS. ABS tone rings were replaced and seems to have fixed the problem. 
93000 mi

US $500
Cylinder 6 ignition coil failed, causing rough running and blinking CEL due to misfiring. Also had all 6 spark plugs and spark plug boots replaced. 
95000 mi

US $950
Front struts replaced because top coil of passenger spring broke off. 
114000 mi

US $550
The fuel pump started to make a noise coming from the back seat. It was determined that the fuel pump was the cause and should be replaced. 
114000 mi

US $119
Transmission started shifting roughly into overdrive. After about two weeks there was also noticeable slippage when shifting all gears. Sold car. 
124000 mi Replaced Coil #5 Replacing seals and gaskets in the front and rear that were causing exhaust fumes into the cabin 
109000 mi

US $300
Slow coolant leak from leaking hose Replaced both bar ends. Passenger front power window off track 
109000 mi leaking transmission gasket 
115940 mi

C $1400
Torque converter lockup. Needed replacement. 
115940 mi

C $534
2 engine oil seals Replace lower control arm right front 
122740 mi

C $1800
Misfire- needed plugs and coils replaced 
65100 mi Replaced fuel pump. 

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2002 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

105400 mi

C $340
Flex Line between manifold and catalytic converter on underside at front broke and needed replaced 

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2001 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

112500 mi Catalytic Converter Clogged. Had to replace. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

113000 mi

US $500
Driving down interstate...bang...vehicle stalled briefly...kept going...bang again...vehicle lost power...forced to pull to side of interstate...tranny fluid everywhere...hole in tranny...shop said tranny exploded. 
119000 mi

US $10
The shifter cable "keeper" that attaches to the gear select shaft at the top of the transmission, broke, leaving the Escape in neutral. Sunday, so I made do with some keepers bought at Ace Hardware and some ingenuity. Still need to buy actual part. 
127000 mi

US $90
Replaced a bad coil on cylinder 3, had issues with same cylinder months before took it to a friend to repair ant hey put replacement coil on cylinder 2..miss returned after a couple days...check engine light came back on few weeks later. 
132000 mi

US $243
Alternator failed, ruined 2 yr old battery. Was a B*tch to replace, also replaced serpentine belt as it was showing wear. 
121500 mi

US $60
Electric window regulator failed 
124000 mi

US $300
Stumbling / bucking especially with cold engine. I replaced COPS/Plugs/Lower&Upper intake gaskets/TPS/EGR/vac mod/DPFE/vacuum lines/PCV/Fuel Filter *d Stumbling / bucking especially with cold engine. I replaced COPS/Plugs/Lower&Upper intake gaskets/TPS/EGR/vac mod/DPFE/vacuum lines/PCV/Fuel Filter Clunking noise in front end. I replaced strut assembly and sway bar end links 
126000 mi

US $100
Replaced crankshaft position sensor and plug for this sensor 
139000 mi

US $800
Had to replace AC hoses due to degradation and leaks. Replaced oil pan gasket 
141000 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel pump 
146000 mi

US $20
Oil Pressure Switch replaced. 
151300 mi

US $100
Front flex pipe fix Brake hose replaced. Front flex pipe fixed and next day left brake hose needed to be fixed? 
202000 mi

US $206
muffler catalytic converter 
172700 mi

US $52
COP 5 due to misfire 
71000 mi

US $40
Door handle mechanism on driver's door broke. Unable to open the door from the outside. 
81000 mi

US $585
Bad coil pack. Replaced 6 spark plugs, 1 coil pack, intake manifold gasket. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

36000 mi

US $1450
Transmission repair required parts replaced. 
39000 mi

US $300
car wandered and the problem was worn front stabilizers. 
39000 mi

US $700
Car continues to wander at speed. Both lower A arms replaced, problem persists. 
40000 mi

US $400
everything after the catalytic converter needed replacement 
42300 mi

US $677
Front brakes including calipers needed full replacement (pads, rotors and calipers) tie rod replaced, car still wanders 
43000 mi

US $950
second tie-rod replaced, steering now seems safe. 
50000 mi

US $550
Brake vacuum booster had to be replaced. Had to return car to dealer and replacement resulted in engine light showing, additional repair costs to owner. Total costs to owner =$550.00 
183000 mi

US $700
return port for cooling system is a pipe attached to block. This pipe had a crack. Normal "repair" is a new engine. However, my mechanic had come across this before and was able to repair with a series of epoxies, welding, etc. 
96000 mi

US $700
Ring on half shafts read by the ABS sensor cracked on both shafts. ABS would kick in at random braking events. Could have rings replace only but the cost differential was such that made more sense to replace the half-shafts. Close to normal wear and tear 
100000 mi

US $290
replace rear shaft gasket 
100000 mi Shop installed incorrect half shafts the first time, had to reinstall correct half shafts, shop covered entire cost including towing. 
103000 mi

US $600
muffler and exhaust were leaking  
124000 mi oil pressure sender was acting up. Still not absolutely sure if it's fixed. Payment was bartered. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

143000 mi

US $540
2 bad coils, 1 bad coil connector, and bad EVAP Canister solenoid. All replaced. 

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2001 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

97000 mi Engine imploded for some unknown reason with just 98k miles. I decided rather to spend the 6000.00 to replace the engine that I would buy another Ford Escape. Very upset, would have bought something else, but Ford offered incentives to stay with them. 
91000 mi

US $400
leaking cylinder 
91000 mi

US $400
Vehicle would fail to start. After several previous attempts to identify the problem by the shop but unable to replicate the failure, shop finally was able to hook up while the problem was exhibited. Replaced crankshaft pos sensor. 

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