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2012 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 82 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2012 Ford Escape.

2012 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (64%)

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Chart based on 64 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

31000 mi
Rear hatch handle was inoperable. Dealer replaced the handle assembly under factory warranty. 
Aug 2016

57000 mi
Rust on the inside bottom seam on rear hatch. The paint is blistered along this entire seam. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - May 2017
Jan 2015

C $120
a/c failure , dryer pack exploded and according to ford rendered the ac system total useless and everything needed to be replaced at my cost $4000. case opened with Ford canada got them down to half $2000 but unacceptable still waiting 
Dec 2016

96100 mi

C $400
Rear window hinges crumbled and broke off common issue with escape 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Dec 2017
Jul 2016

95480 mi

C $2500
Left front Strut leaking and making knocking sound and vibration on rough pavement 
Apr 2017

103540 mi

C $600
needed A/C parts replaced. can't remember which ones 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2014
Jun 2012

4000 mi
Faulty paint on lift gate, chipped off exposing the primer underneath. small spot in the corner. 
Mar 2013

16000 mi
replaced the cam positioning sensor on the left side 
Jul 2013

22000 mi
replaced the cam positioning sensor on the right side 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

76000 mi

US $100
Exhaust muffler rusted out around weld on muffler side. This was the small one after the CAT that was only a straight tube with a perforated tube inside with acoustic pack(no bends to create back pressure). Not very useful to begin with, and we replaced it with a straight pipe and can't notice a difference. 
Jun 2018

94000 mi

US $50
Liftgate glass hinge exploded apart. It had been showing signs of corrosion, and I had expected this to happen for awhile. This is something that we don't use at all, but when shutting the whole trunk door the hinge for the glass broke. Bought 2 replacement pieces and took all of 10 minutes to replace. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

38440 mi
rusted area inside one fender; touched up manually 
Sep 2015

44640 mi

C $40
Fan speed resistor failed; replaced with new. 
May 2016

57340 mi

C $1500
Replaced front struts and rear shock absorbers with non-OEM components (original parts were worn, to the extent the vehicle could not be aligned). Alignment completed. 
Dec 2016

69440 mi

C $400
Hinges corroded at rear lift-glass; replaced hinges 
Mar 2017

73160 mi

C $85
Blower motor resistor failed (max speed available only) Replaced resistor Rear liftgate struts replaced Rear lift glass struts replaced 
Jun 2017

76260 mi
Rust at rear wheel wells, sanded & painted. 
Aug 2017

80414 mi

C $180
Noticed increased oil consumption; PCV valve examined and replaced 
Dec 2017

81840 mi

C $50
Fan speed resistor; replaced, but problem returned after ten days 
Mar 2018

88040 mi

C $50
Front pads and rotors worn; replaced Blower motor resistor failed, replaced 
May 2018

93000 mi

C $700
Rattle noises; shop identified worn links and replaced 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2017
May 2017

93000 mi

US $200
Spark plugs 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Feb 2015
Sep 2013

26000 mi
Remove / replace left front radio speaker Right rain gutter adhesive failure allowed trim to curl away from body. 
Dec 2013

27000 mi
License plate lamp holder broken during mfg, replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2014

32000 mi
RF radio speaker distorting like LF speaker did earlier. R2 the RF speaker. 
Jul 2014

36000 mi
Right front speaker blown--this is the third speaker. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2013
Apr 2013

14000 mi
Have had a highway speed vibration since 4000 miles. Nobody can figure it out. It is only felt through the steering wheel at highway speed. Very irritating. 
Ford Escape in Nebraska, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2018
Aug 2017

48000 mi

US $100
Replaced throttle body 
Mar 2018

55000 mi

US $200
Fuel leak recall. We could smell fuel outside the vehicle, not when inside, and it took a few days to realize it was our car and then we got the recall notice - it was kind of funny timing. Installed new front break pads 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

13480 mi
Battery needed to be boosted several time over the last month. 
Apr 2013

15500 mi
Hard and/or delayed transmission shifts. Software updated to correct problem 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Apr 2018 - May 2018
May 2018

37000 mi

US $200
It has hard shifting first to second and second and third gears first to second delays and then finally shifts 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2012

2900 mi
Passenger vanity mirror light didn't work. New visor with mirror ordered and replaced per warranty. 
Oct 2015

19200 mi
replaced battery under warranty, 36 months bumper to bumper coverage 
Oct 2017

33000 mi
Left rear and Right rear shock absorbers, the Left leaked. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

32700 mi

US $268
Replace Blower Motor Control unit. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

20000 mi
TPMS sensor replaced. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Oct 2017
Jun 2014

26040 mi
Replaced engine under warranty. # 1 rod bearing, cam caps scored 
Sep 2016

46500 mi

C $1700
Second rust repair around rear wheel openings, September 26, 2016. First on April 15, 2015. Third will be on May 15, 2017. 
Mar 2017

50840 mi

C $113
Number 4 piston and wall scored bad. Had a knocking noise and sounded like a diesel. Installed new engine. Seems that once the engine has approximately 40,000 km; piston problems occur. 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2013
Jan 2012

12200 mi
Sunroof was not flush with roof when closed. Glass panel realigned by dealer. 
Aug 2012

9000 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. 
Apr 2013

18300 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. 
Oct 2013

21687 mi
Harsh shifting from recently-rebuilt transmission. Dealer could not replicate problem. Routine LOF and tire rotation. Also check harsh shifting from recently-rebuilt transmission. Dealer could not replicate problem. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2012

6700 mi
Suspension noise. Repair required 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2014
Aug 2013

46700 mi
Grinding noise under acceleration. Dealer said it was a pulley and replaced. 
Feb 2014

59700 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 
May 2014

67300 mi
Pulley noise 
Oct 2014

74000 mi
Pulley noise 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015
Sep 2014

35000 mi
Front passenger seat belt failing to properly retract. Seat belt replaced under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

18000 mi
Shifter would lock up and unable to get car into gear. Shifter mechanism completely replaced under the extended warranty I had purchased previously. 
Jun 2016

23000 mi

US $40
Water getting inside door but not draining out, holes at bottom were clogged. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jul 2018
May 2014

22320 mi
Remote key fob stopped working. The dealer replaced the remote with a new fob. 
Sep 2014

24800 mi
Heater and air conditioning blower stopped working on level 1 and 2. The dealer replaced the control reostat under warranty. 
Nov 2017

57040 mi

C $2700
Severe rust around the rear wheel wells. Rear quarter panel kit was installed. This is a common design defect with the 2009-2012 Escape 
Jul 2018

60140 mi

C $40
Air conditioning was blowing cold on the highway and then warm when in traffic and at traffic lights. All fuses were checked. Air conditioning was replaced and fixed the problem. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2013 - Sep 2016
May 2014

15520 mi
Navigation antenna did not acquire signal. 
Sep 2015

22320 mi

C $150
Blower Motor Resistor Replaced 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2015

25080 mi
Rust developed on the inner lip of the tailgate. Ford fixed it under warranty, loaner car provided free of charge. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Poor shifting in the auto trans Rear lift gate latch 
Ford Escape in Nunavit Territory, Canada
Oct 2012 - Apr 2017
Nov 2012

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 
Mar 2017

13020 mi

C $325
battery 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Jul 2014

36240 mi
Driver side vanity mirror would not close completely. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

26000 mi
Transmission was slipping, turned out to be a computer issue. The dealer took care of it. 
May 2017

43000 mi

US $1200
Rear quarter panel began rusting out, despite having been Ziebarted. Ziebart paid some, but not all for the repair. The dealer confirmed it's a serious problem on these Escapes. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

49000 mi
replaced parts including evaporator, fan component, etc. Fan would only work at full and low speed. 
Sep 2016

54000 mi

US $150
clicking sound on rear brake shoe. cleaned and adjusted. sound mostly resolved. 

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2013

8197 mi

US $82
4 wheel alignment 
Oct 2014

22019 mi

US $113
starting battery had started to get weak replaced before total failure. 
Oct 2015

30095 mi

US $150
4 wheel alignment 3/year program 
Feb 2016

34000 mi

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

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2012 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in California, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

58000 mi

US $45
Evaporative Emissions valve (vapor vent) 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

51000 mi
throttle body replacement 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Nov 2016 - May 2017
Mar 2017

57000 mi

US $2000
Brake system was locking up 

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2011 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2013
Mar 2012

17000 mi
rear turn signal light burned out. 
Oct 2013

30000 mi
rust on tailgate 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2016
Jun 2012

31000 mi
Throttle body went bad and needed to be replaced 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jan 2015 - Oct 2017
Feb 2015

34000 mi
Heater Core leak. Heater Core replaced with clamps. 
Oct 2017

54641 mi
On fourth repair trip the finally fixed the hard starting problem caused by the recall. They replaced the fuel pump. Replace fuel delivery module flange. Per recall. There was nothing wrong with the car. Now it is hard to start! Sounds like engine isn’t getting primed to start effectively! It cranks and cranks before it finally starts! They can’t check it out until October 10th. I’m driving a car that’s very hard to start! It’s wearing my battery and starter down! They tried replacing the fuel valve body with no results. I was there at Fairway Ford for many hours while they attempted to get my car fixed! I’m very worried they don’t know how to fix it! What should I do? 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014

53700 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. 
Sep 2014

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. 
Oct 2016

87300 mi

C $100
replace throttle body 
Aug 2017

101680 mi

C $100
Leak at drivers drive axel Replaced sway bar links 
Jun 2018

124000 mi

C $500
front struts and rear shocks 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
Apr 2012

6820 mi
The drivers side heated mirror broke in a semi circle (directly over the heating element) while the vehicle was warming up. Outside temp approx. -20C 3 months ago. The dealer is still deciding if it is covered under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2013
Mar 2011

2000 mi
The chrome on the roof rails and around the rear Ford emblem was wrinkled and bubbling. The dealership repaired with no further issue. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2013
Nov 2011

6400 mi
Coolant was leaking into the heater core and then blowing smoke into the car. Smelt like burnt syrup 
Mar 2012

10000 mi
Car was shifting irregularly. Hard shifts in morning, felt like it would almost be stuck in gear then shift very hard to next gear. After reflash it's bad as it used to be. However it still does not feel right.  
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2017
Jun 2012

13020 mi
While turning left or right corners clunking sound from front end heard/felt. Dealer replaced both front stabilizer links at no charge. Better, but not gone, shop says to bring it back. 
Dec 2012

19840 mi
Clunking fixed by replacing another front-end component. 
Mar 2014

35960 mi

C $400
rear pasenger seat belt cover required replacing under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

220100 mi

C $200
two wheel bearings and two ball joints needed for safety certification. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

54560 mi

C $85
Canister purge valve replaced 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

86000 mi

US $481
Replaced accessory drive belt Replaced engine air filter and cabin filter. 
Feb 2018

97000 mi

US $150
Replaced brake pads and rotors 
Mar 2018

98000 mi

US $470
Water pump & Pump drive belt replaced 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
Apr 2012

15500 mi
link ends were lose and needed to be changed. 
May 2013

34040 mi
they replaced almost all the a.c componets 
Jun 2014

51460 mi
the ac system had to be replaced 
Feb 2015

58360 mi
Transmission. Burnt out. They repaired it on guarantee. 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2011

4700 mi
Transmission was leaking with only 4,000 miles on it. 
Feb 2012

7700 mi
Transmission leaking yet again. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

38280 mi
Replaced all 4 sway bar end links, 2 front and 2 rear. Fuel tank sending unit replaced due to incorrect fuel level reporting. 
May 2013

53940 mi

C $60
ECU reprogrammed with new shift strategy to correct shift shift flare from 3rd to 4th gear when cold. 
Sep 2013

57660 mi

C $150
Throttle body replaced due to faulty position sensor. Evaporative vacuum solenoid faulty. 
Jun 2014

70060 mi

C $45
Fan speed resistor faulty. 
Sep 2015

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. 
Aug 2016

116120 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. 
Feb 2017

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. 
Apr 2017

129518 mi

C $40
Replaced rear windshield wiper arm. Original cast aluminum arm disintegrated at wiper motor shaft mounting point. Replaced with updated glass fibre reinforced plastic wiper arm from dealer. 
Mar 2018

143220 mi

C $30
Replaced evap solenoid for 3rd time since new with OEM Ford part, same as last two times. Evap solenoid lasts about 80000kms before failing with emissions/fuel filler leak codes. 
Jun 2018

148800 mi

C $100
Replaced passenger side lower front control arm due to end-of-life ball joint. Rubber boot on ball joint failed causing ball joint failure. Replaced with aftermarket part. 
Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

18160 mi
seal leaking 
Nov 2012

18760 mi
seal leaking. removed transfer case, split it, replaced the left seal and the RT trans seal. 
Feb 2013

22320 mi
Heater Core leaking 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - May 2018
Feb 2012

14880 mi
Defective passenger door radio speaker. Replaced. 
Aug 2012

21140 mi
Failure of latching sensor for passenger airbag system. Latching system replaced. 
Jul 2013

34800 mi
Sway bar replaced. 
Jan 2015

33200 mi

C $400
Replace joint and stub shaft because of leading seal. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

C $400
Mild, but annoying, binding and releasing of steering at on-centre position makes it difficult to drive in a normal manner at highway speeds. Dealer acknowledged problem, replaced steering shaft, problem not solved. Still annoyed. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

64000 mi

US $800
Exhaust piping (excludes catalytic converter and muffler) 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2015 - Mar 2018
Aug 2016

55800 mi
REPLACE THROTTLE BODY-WAITED 7 DAYS FOR PARTS 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
Aug 2016

83000 mi
The latch holding the rear window had dissolved into sand and had to be replaced. The map light switch was not functional. Would have been repaired during the same trip as the window latch, but the wrong parts were ordered. 
Sep 2016

85000 mi

US $110
Transmission was shifting hard when cold. Maybe the fluid was old? Went to a quick oil change place to get the transmission fluid changed with my oil, they said the fluid was two quarts low. Drove much better for about one day. 
Oct 2016

88000 mi
The Bluetooth stopped working, resets didn't help. When trying to find my phone, it would fail right away. Dealer removed the battery for ten minutes, Bluetooth is fixed. Transmission was shifting hard when cold. Changed fluid at quick oil change place last month, they said I was two quarts low. Dealer again said I'm two quarts low, but couldn't find a leak. Filled it with dye, told me to come back next week. 
Nov 2016

92000 mi
They had to use a black light to find the leak; replaced the PTU (transfer case) and the seal between it and the transmission. 
Dec 2016

95000 mi
The Bluetooth stopped working again. Brought it back to the dealer, they again removed the battery for ten minutes, Bluetooth is fixed. 
Feb 2017

101000 mi
Since the last trip to the dealer, the truck has started to make some rattling noises under the hood. Thought it was a loose part, the dealer quickly said it was the front stabilizer links. I guess it's a common problem. The struts for the rear tailgate are getting weak; the tailgate sags when opening. Replaced struts. 
Mar 2017

103000 mi
The Bluetooth stopped working again. This time, I Googled how to disconnect the battery on my own. The rear wiper arm had somehow gotten damaged in the last ice storm, and wasn't wiping the rear window properly. Had to be replaced. My wife complains the passenger side seat belt grabs at her far too easily. They checked, no trouble found. 
Apr 2017

104115 mi
The car died without warning on the side of the highway. Had to get towed to the dealership. The dealership took most of the week to fix it, eventually replacing the fuel pump. I must have drained the battery when sitting on the side of the highway; they replaced the battery. I asked them to check the passenger seat belt again, they checked and again said no problems found. The AC stopped working, the dealer quickly identified it as a compressor, and replaced it that day! 
Jul 2017

113154 mi
The front end of the car began to make a howling noise at highway speeds. Started suddenly, not gradually, as I'd expect a part like this to fail. Employer got the estimate to replace the wheel bearing, but they declined to fix, they ordered a new car for me instead. The car was hunting for gear when cold again, similar problem to before, but not slipping, just hunting. The dealer said that they identified some "internal noises" from the transmission, and major work would be needed. Employer got the estimate, but they declined to fix, they ordered a new car for me instead. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2017
Aug 2014

41700 mi

US $107
Bad AC compressor Mis-wired welcome light 
Feb 2015

46100 mi

US $900
Spark plugs and ignition coils 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
Oct 2013

47700 mi

US $100
Heater core leak 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2011

1000 mi
Front seat cover replaced (damaged at delivery). 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Aug 2018
Jan 2011

66960 mi

C $174
Tie rod replaced on left side. 
Feb 2011

66960 mi

C $154
Place left sway bars end 
Aug 2016

56420 mi

C $300
Replaced front drive seat cushion as it has crushed. 
Sep 2016

57040 mi

C $402
Hinges on the glass to back opening have rusted and need to be replaced. Dealer report this is a common problem. No warranty or other coverage. 
Mar 2017

61380 mi

C $1400
replaced stay arm on the back door Joints,boots repaired 
Nov 2017

66340 mi

C $100
Right side stabilizer link repaired 
Jul 2018

71 mi

C $1000
Compressor failed installed new part 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2018
Dec 2015

88000 mi

US $100
Battery went bad 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2016
Jun 2014

30000 mi
Door holds water. Just needed to unplug drain hole at bottom of door. I didn't realize car doors were designed to let some water pass through them. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2015
Aug 2013

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 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

32400 mi
Air conditioner failed. Required overnight stay at dealership before part was delivered the next day. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $30
Muffler came loose and needed to be welded back into place. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

13640 mi
front end clunking caused by worn stabilizer bushings and worn front struts only a few weeks since last repair and front end clunking over bumps and significant front end body roll present again 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

7440 mi

C $65
Silencer squeaking 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

30000 mi

US $541
What I replaced was Fuel Vapor Canister and had value purged. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

99200 mi
Rear Window, defroster needed replacing, as well as rear window wiper moter. 
Feb 2016

125000 mi

C $1000
stabilizer replacement 
Apr 2017

130820 mi

C $800
Exhaust system cracked and falling off - needed replacement with 3rd party parts 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

49700 mi
Seatbelts not retractable both front replaced 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
May 2016

87200 mi

US $130
AC did not blow cold air if outside temp above 78. Had a problem with blower Jan 2016 and had a board replaced for about $400. Ford told me that the desiccant bag broke and the entire AC system will need replacement est $2900. Then started working again. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

25000 mi
Check engine light came on. The oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. Covered by manufacturer. 
Nov 2014

27900 mi

US $200
Rubber seal of hatchback window was not wiring properly, allowing leaks. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Nov 2016
Mar 2014

35340 mi
Steering system seal replaced. The fault was noticed by the dealer during routine, scheduled maintenance. There was no symptoms noticeable by me. 
Dec 2014

49600 mi

C $300
No symptoms noticed by me. This repair was recommended during regular service. 
Dec 2015

58900 mi

C $200
Check engine light. After THREE visits diagnosed as a valve. 
Jun 2016

58900 mi

C $1500
The stealer decided that something was 'stuck' in the refrigerant line. The entire A/C system was replaced. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2011 - Oct 2013
Aug 2013

54000 mi

US $50
Transmission shifting rough; tech reprogramed computer 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
May 2015 - Feb 2018
May 2015

73000 mi
Left rear driver side axle seal replaced 
Sep 2017

110000 mi

US $516
Muffler & center assembly Serpentine Belt Tensioner & serpentine belt 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

127000 mi

US $2500
Struts & shocked needed to be replaced. Normal wear and tear, as the original had over 120K miles on them. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2018
Oct 2012

34700 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. 
Ford Escape in Idaho, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2013
Apr 2013

21500 mi
Hard first one/two shift during cold weather. Kept overnight to duplicate. Transmission reset and programing re-flashed. 
Ford Escape in New Brunswick, Canada
Jun 2011 - Aug 2015
Jul 2014

18800 mi
stabilizer links 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

59520 mi

C $1030
motor mount failed, damaging timing belt cover and serpentine belt. 
Dec 2017

68200 mi

C $460
muffler replaced 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Jul 2016

59000 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 
Aug 2016

59600 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

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

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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2010 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

9000 mi
Purchased 9/17/09 taken into Service 12/09 due to excessive white flakes coming from A/C vents told they received TSB bulletin 09-21-6 these are toxic flakes. The car has been into service 6 times and is in service Would like contact others Escape is currently in Service Ford Service reps have seen the toxic flakes and continue to ignore the seriousness and my health related problems. Would love to hear from another Escape owner with similar problem. 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2013 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

32240 mi

C $339
Rear hatch would not open at all. They replaced the latch and solinoid 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2018
Mar 2013

72000 mi

US $240
front end lower control arms and bushings 
Sep 2013

83000 mi

US $120
Boyfriend replaced water pump had it towed to his garage 
Jun 2018

125000 mi

US $425
front caliper needed replaced along with pads 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

60000 mi

US $30
Replace AC blower motor resistor 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

41000 mi

US $328
rear shocks were leaking slightly and I had them repaired with a lifetime warantee 
Jul 2014

54329 mi

US $245
body throttle sensor was replaced. This was a recall item and paid for by Ford Rear liftgate won't open. Tailgate latch replaced. Cost $244.64. 
Oct 2014

59000 mi

US $539
found gas vapor leak around inlet tube which they cleaned and sealed cost 539.39 
Apr 2017

85000 mi

US $100
I had regular maintenance items done at this visit such as the trans flush and battery replaced however the dealer also noticed and replaced two leaking valve cover gaskets. The dealer also noticed a left front transmission seal leaking and replaced two joints, a seal, and a bushing. Covered under an extended warranty with a $100 deductible. Total cost with maintenance was $433.04. 
May 2017

86152 mi

US $100
Air was blowing very warm air out of system. New blower motor and accumulator installed. A/C charged The repair was covered under extended premium warrantee except for 100.00 deductible 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

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. 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

58000 mi
A reprogram of the PCM to fix an intermittent shift quality problem when vehicle was cold. 
Dec 2014

108000 mi
New PCM flash for throttle body recall. 
Jun 2016

120000 mi

US $100
Condenser coil had a leak. Believe a rock or something caused the leak. 
Ford Escape in Kansas, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

35200 mi

US $516
Rear hatch no longer opened 
Jun 2015

47000 mi

US $200
Crankcase oil leak, labor and replace seal. 
Dec 2017

58000 mi

US $45
Rear hatch won't open, replaced latching mechanism. Repair was cold and inconvenient, but no difficult. Works fine now! 
Feb 2018

57000 mi

US $120
Leaking rear shock absorber, replaced both rear shocks 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2013

30100 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. 
Dec 2013

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. 
Jan 2015

30200 mi

US $500
Canister 
Jan 2016

46500 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. 
Feb 2016

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. 
Jun 2016

55000 mi
Throttle body had to be replaced; covered under Ford's extended warranty for this part. 
May 2018

71000 mi
Ford recall, repaired under warranty 
Ford Escape in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
Aug 2011

12000 mi
Oil leak at base pan engine and transmission taken out. all bolts replaced in bottom of motor. Three EVAP parts replaced. 
Nov 2011

13800 mi
Oil leak again this time they are saying rear main seal last time they said it was the base plate. 
Jan 2012

16000 mi
oil leak again now they are going to put short block in to try to fix leak 
Feb 2012

16300 mi
crank was said to be out of round from factory 
May 2012

18000 mi
Oil leak again oil leak 
Jun 2012

18000 mi
oil leak, got rid of car 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Oct 2012
Aug 2010

8060 mi
SYNC USB stopped working. Dealer removed fuse and re-set the system 
Oct 2011

22920 mi
Transfer case leak. Replaced gasket Rear window leaking. Replaced gasket rust was foming under weather strip around drivers door. Replaced weather strip. New weather strip was damaged during install. New one ordered. 2nd trip to get leaking transfer case fixed. Asked for another tech to work on my car. We'll see if it is actually fixed this time. New door seal installed after the last one was damaged by tech during install. rear defrost not working after rear window seal replaced. 
Nov 2011

22940 mi
Leaking rear window and hatch Water leaking through A-pillar. Turned out to be Sirius antenna gasket was not installed @factory. 3 Trips to the dealer to resolve Tranny not shifting properly between 2-3 also not going into 6th gear on the highway at times. Rear cabin soaked again Rear cabin soaked again (In total 12 trips to this dealer for this problem) Sirius antenna leak 
Jan 2012

26040 mi
Tranny shifting funny. Tranny "overhauled" (at 40,000kms) Rear window leaking again 
Jun 2012

31000 mi
Tranny getting stuck between gears again. Second rebuild. 
Aug 2012

32200 mi
Tranny getting stuck between 1st and 2nd gear. PCM 
Oct 2012

35340 mi
I noticed the rear hatch was badly rusting at the bottom seams.. I was supposed to return to the dealer this coming week but I got hit yesterday. May be a total loss. 
Ford Escape in Korea, South
Feb 2010 - Mar 2013
Feb 2011

9300 mi
Horizontal scratches on right front window. Dealer replaced glass and outside window seal. Windshield washer nozzles leaked onto hood after spraying windows. Per TSB, dealer installed a kit which solved problem. 
Jul 2011

11360 mi
Clanking, knocking noise going over speed bumps or over pot holes. Dealer replaced sway bar. Dealer noticed steering wheel was squeaking when turned left or right. Replaced power steering motor. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

5000 mi
Driver Side rearview mirror. Mirror started to separate between the rearview and blind spot mirror. 
Sep 2014

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. 
May 2015

48400 mi

US $140
Replaced the sway bar links. 
Jun 2015

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. 
Dec 2015

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. 
Jun 2018

85000 mi

US $185
Pads, rotors 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Apr 2013
May 2010

2000 mi
The rubber trim that attaches to the top of the driver's door gets sucked up when the window goes up. New moulding ordered. 
Jan 2013

63700 mi

US $250
Right front transmission shaft output oil seal leaking. Dealer states around $250 to fix it. Added fluid and will monitor for a week or so. Update: later fixed itself. 
Apr 2013

87000 mi

US $200
Stabilizer bar. Informed dealer of issue prior to trade. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

31000 mi
Just purchased car! While leaving one interstate and merging onto another, car suddenly felt as though driving over a washboard, but the pavement was smooth. Let up on gas, gradually sped up, and problem was gone. Don't think it's fixed. 
Jun 2013

32000 mi
Re previous "washboard" sensation - happened again on hwy interchange. Then car would not accelerate. Frightening. Dealer overhauled transmission. Won't know if this really eliminated the problem until it's on another road trip. 
Mar 2015

51000 mi

US $250
Worn sway bar bolts and bushings. Parts replaced. 
Nov 2016

67700 mi

US $150
Blower motor resistor had shorted out. Resistor was replaced. 
Mar 2018

80000 mi
Safety recall 16S41, fuel delivery module. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

12000 mi
visor loose, comes down while driving 
Aug 2014

39100 mi
warranty recall, CEL, replaced throttle body 
Apr 2015

42000 mi

US $50
Light on 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2010 - May 2017
Nov 2012

37000 mi
the drivers door window was scratched. they replace the window and the outer rubber gasket 
Jul 2014

61000 mi
replaced throttle body 
Aug 2014

62900 mi

US $25
replaced the front sway bar links, usual problem for ford. 
Nov 2014

68600 mi

US $45
I replaced the rear stabilizer links 
Oct 2016

103300 mi
replaced engine mount bolts that pulled out of front timing chain cover 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2016
Feb 2014

81000 mi

US $125
I replace a faulty rear wiper motor 
Mar 2014

82000 mi

US $190
Had normal maintenance brake pads replaced, discovered Sway Bar Links needed replacement 
Aug 2014

88000 mi
Ford recall 14S05 Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist reprogram 
Jan 2016

83200 mi

US $400
Gasline vapor canister replaced 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

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 
Aug 2015

46500 mi

US $75
Replaced blower resister because fan did not work on lowest 2 speeds. 
Apr 2016

51500 mi

US $1000
engine oil pan and timing cover leaked and gaskets replaced 
Nov 2017

62000 mi

US $185
Both sway bars replaced on front. 
Jun 2018

66000 mi

US $80
Replaced blower motor resistor for the second time. First one replaced about 3 years ago and part is not under warranty any longer. 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jan 2017
Nov 2012

21280 mi
The transmission had to be rebuilt. The overdrive component came apart. 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Apr 2015

87000 mi

US $300
fuel pump failed. Tank, fuel filter and pump replaced. 
May 2015

88000 mi
Sensor needed to be replaced. AC did not work. throttle body replaced. 
Jul 2015

90500 mi
Car had trouble starting. Transponder problem. 
Jul 2016

110000 mi

US $500
Air conditioning compressor needed replacing 
Dec 2016

126000 mi

US $500
the starter need to be replaced. Very difficult to start car with key. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2012
Feb 2011

9920 mi
electronic stability, 4X4 doesn't work. Light on dash. Dealer reset sensor for electronic stability and 4X4 electronic stability, 4X4 doesn't work. Light on dash. Dealer reset sensor for electronic stability and 4X4 
Jul 2011

12800 mi
change link kit (front) 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2010 - Oct 2011
Aug 2010

8120 mi
Ford "CODE" Alarm system and remote starter keeps false alarming at all hours for no reason. Ford dealership says all Escape vehicles have this problem with the Ford alarm system (installed at the dealership). Replacing at my cost. 
Dec 2010

14880 mi
Transmission upshift from gear 2 to 3 is sometimes so harsh it snaps heads back, and could make me loose control of the vehicle if slippery, under hard accelleration. Under normal accelleration, the transmission shift hunts 2-3-2-3-2-3 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

59520 mi

C $500
replaced worn out stabalizer joints 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2016
Jan 2010

62 mi
Rear hatch not closing properly due to misalignment.  Rear hatch not closing properly due to misalignment. 
Jun 2016

58900 mi

C $900
Exhaust leak 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2012
Dec 2010

1000 mi
Severe driveline vibration at highway speeds (60-65 mph). Dealer 'rephased' driveshaft but problem is not as severe but persists. Returned to dealer on Jan 3. 
Feb 2011

3800 mi
Severe driveline vibration at highway speeds (60-65 mph). Noted that it was most severe when starting out in cold, below 15F, temps. Located TSB on-line and took copy in with vehicle. Dealer ordered parts and installed one week later. Built-in microphone for SYNC system not picking up voice commands, voice could barely be heard on SYNC connected phone calls. Found TSB on-line related to this and provided copy. Dealer ordered parts. Parts including driveshaft installed to fix vibration, per TSB. Parts installed to fix SYNC microphone. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

79980 mi

C $200
muffler 
Apr 2017

83700 mi

C $650
Wrong windshield was installed before i bought the car and it developed a severe leak , I was told that if we had had a accident that the airbags would have exploded the glass, 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2018
Feb 2013

32000 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 
Mar 2014

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. 
Jun 2014

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. 
Jul 2014

49700 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. 
Oct 2014

53700 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 
Sep 2015

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. 
Mar 2016

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. 
May 2016

78100 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. 
Sep 2016

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. 
Apr 2017

94000 mi

US $90
White metal tabs holding rear window glass in place corroded and cracked and left white metal streak stains down the entire window. Replaced the tabs with genuine Motorcraft parts ourselves, about 45 minutes taking our time. 
Jul 2018

113000 mi

US $300
Vehicle began to show a "wrench light" icon on dash and then go into a "limp mode" where power is significantly restricted to the point where the vehicle will only slightly move. After research and contact with the dealership, most likely culprit is a defective throttle body. This is a known problem and Ford has begun to warranty these throttle bodys up to 10 yrs/150,000 miles. Vehicle is being towed to dealership to have the throttle body replaced on 7/20/2018. Dealer advised that a front end alignment wasn't possible due to warn ball joints. Replaced ourselves, an whole aftermarket lower suspension arm was purchased and installed. Despite what the dealership said, the original components didn't appear to show excessive wear, but based on milage, they were going to have to be replaced fairly soon anyway. Check engine light and message board were indicating a "Gross leak" in the fuel vapor recovery system. Dealer advised as well as research on the internet indicated that a defective fuel filler neck is most likely culprit, we replaced original filler neck with new, aftermarket piece (which did not fit as well as original). Did not resolve check engine light issue. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Oct 2016
Sep 2012

29760 mi
Had to change a sensor fr the pollution system.My engine light was on, car ran perfect. 
Oct 2012

29860 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. 
May 2015

59520 mi

C $1131
Front Struts Rear shocks Wheel aligniment 
Dec 2015

67580 mi

C $160
Had to change a universal joint on front drive train. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2015

54400 mi

US $307
Rear axle passenger-side seal leaking. Replaced seal. Previous owner likely put a lot of wear on the AWD system in winter driving conditions. 
Jun 2015

54700 mi

US $1076
AC system, blowing warm air. Dealer replaced Receiever/Drier and flushed system. Did not fix problem so 2 weeks later dealer flushed again with new machine and now operating properly. Otherwise would replace at least condenser too. 
May 2016

59100 mi

US $280
AC leak 1 year after fixing. Replaced a few seals and refilled. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2017
Mar 2012

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. 
Apr 2013

42700 mi

US $85
Fan not working on speed 1 or 2. Blower Motor Resistor was replaced, fixing the problem. 
May 2013

44900 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. 
Jun 2014

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. 
Oct 2015

76800 mi
Rear windshield wiper motor died. Replaced motor. 
Jan 2016

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. 
Jan 2017

83000 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. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

19000 mi
Ignition key could not be removed due to shorted-out moonroof motor. Replaced motor and key is removable again. 
Dec 2013

23000 mi

US $165
Replaced OEM battery. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Jan 2013

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 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

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. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

5000 mi
Customer Satisfaction Program 10B15 (PCM reflash). Experienced no transmission problems since purchase but performed program as preventative maintainence.  
Mar 2013

29000 mi
Transmission fluid leak found on left axle seal. Seal was replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Nov 2014

64100 mi

US $150
TPMS sensor went bad and needed to be replaced 
Feb 2015

70100 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 
Jan 2017

109000 mi

US $40
Emissions purge valve (under hood) failed again. Replaced part 
Sep 2017

118000 mi
Wrench light would illuminate along with reduced throttle response. Would clear after cycling the engine off and back on. Dealer replaced throttle body assembly under CSP #13N03, no charge 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

5580 mi
WATER LEAKING IN WINDOW OF LIFTGATE 
Feb 2011

13640 mi
DRIVER SIDE TRANSMISSION LEAK. SHAFT, BUSHING AND SEAL REPLACED 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2018
Jun 2015

76880 mi

C $160
broken link 
Jul 2016

91020 mi

C $135
broken link 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

9500 mi

US $250
The car was damaged by falling acorns in my driveway. Dent-less removal was used to remove dents on hood, roof, and on front quarter panels. 
Sep 2015

34000 mi

US $700
AC condenser replaced. 
Jun 2018

61000 mi

US $600
Replace rotors and brake pads, old parts were rusted out. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2014
Aug 2011

46000 mi
bad shifts between 2 and 3 gears. 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

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 
Sep 2015

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. 
Mar 2018

153000 mi

US $18
Genuine Ford 9U5Z-9C915-H Vapor Canister Purge Valve Assembly was replaced by me. 
Ford Escape in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2017
Mar 2015

44000 mi

US $190
Replace right rear door window regulator and motor 
Jan 2016

27300 mi

US $361
O2 sensor failed and was replaced 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Aug 2015

85400 mi

US $300
The car no longer put out cold air. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Jul 2016

80600 mi

C $2200
PCM and transmission sensor replaced. Car refused to start. 
Oct 2016

93000 mi

C $160
The back window shattered. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

30000 mi
Leak from washer nozzles. Replaced per TSB 
Ford Escape in Alabama, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Oct 2010

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. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

46080 mi
Fuel canister and PCv failure Erratic 1-2 2-3 shift when cold 
Jan 2017

53320 mi

C $60
Drain and fill transmission fluid with Ford Mercon LV. Erratic shift no longer present 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2017

53000 mi

US $20
passenger tie rod had some play in it. Changed it out with a Moog. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

54000 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 
Jul 2017

89000 mi

US $900
exhaust crack by converter 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

75000 mi

US $6000
Replaced entire AC system - Dessicant container broke and spread powder throughtout system causing AC to shut down and not work properly 
Sep 2015

134000 mi

US $500
Air conditioner hose replaced 
May 2016

151100 mi

US $500
Several parts of the suspension were replaced 
Jun 2016

155000 mi

US $1000
Hoses replaced 
Aug 2016

157300 mi
Air conditioner was NOT repaired but will require approx $1400 to repair. Water in the air conditioner freezes and causes AC to stop working until it thaws out 
Oct 2017

189000 mi

US $600
Tie rods worn and bent 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

99200 mi

C $100
Air conditioning failed causing the main cooling fans to run continuously.. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2012 - Oct 2016
Nov 2013

63240 mi

C $550
Gradually lost cooling and drying ability. 
May 2016

112540 mi

C $700
Alleged A/C leak. System would not recharge with kit. Brought the car in, "leak" detected at joint by radiator using dye. 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

29585 mi

US $531
Both passenger side window regulators replaced 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - May 2014
Mar 2012

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. 
May 2014

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 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2015
Dec 2011

25000 mi

US $26
Battery failure 
Sep 2012

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. 
Jan 2013

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. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

25000 mi
Dashboard vibrates on passenger side near windshield...Although claiming to fix it, noise was noticeable shortly after picking up 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Oct 2017
May 2011

32240 mi
"Wrench Light" activated. Powertrain issue. Vacumm needed replacement. 
Sep 2011

37200 mi

C $200
Paint in lower left wheel well pealing because of stone/rock damage. Sanded and painted. 
May 2012

55860 mi

C $100
Replaced the broken wheel bearing. 
Jun 2012

56420 mi
Stalled during acceleration from a stop. Replaced Solenoid Body and Solenoid Body Strategy and overhaulled transmission. 
Dec 2013

90520 mi

C $450
Check engine light on; replaced evaporative emission purge valve. 
Aug 2014

104140 mi

C $900
Replaced exhaust system from Catalytic Converter to Muffler. 
Dec 2014

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. 
Jul 2015

123960 mi

C $825
Replace lift gate latch Replace rear sway bar links, Replace bushings 
Oct 2017

168020 mi

C $600
Replaced starter 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

86600 mi

US $58
Rear window hatch seal had to be replaced because water came pouring in at the car wash. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

75900 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 
Apr 2014

90000 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. 
Jun 2014

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. 
Sep 2014

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. 
Nov 2015

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 
Dec 2015

127000 mi
engine had cracked head. Decided wasn't worth the fix - no longer have vehicle 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

124000 mi

US $250
Replaced muffler. Baffles in muffler had broken, very loud. 
Sep 2016

130000 mi

US $300
Replaced alternator.  Air condition needs to be replaced asap. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in Oaxaca, Mexico
Nov 2017 - May 2018
Jan 2018

46500 mi

$100
Supposedly rear latch failure caused by faulty hatch seal leaking water in. Could not open hatch. Replaced rear latch to solve. 
May 2018

48360 mi

$1000
Idler pulley mount broke off engine, threw serpentine belt, engine overheated towed in. Design defect, new pulley bracket has improved mounting. Had to replace serpentine belt, pulley, timing cover. Learned of known problem where faulty desiccator bag in A/C system explodes corrupting entire system and require complete replacement of all A/C parts including compressor, condenser etc, etc. Ford's fault but like all factory problems owner must repair. Due to advance notice from Ford mechanic, changed part as preventative measure with new improved part. Known failure of Throttle body leaves you stranded. Replaced Throttle body as preventative. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Aug 2015 - Oct 2016
Aug 2015

47000 mi

US $1200
Idler pulley bracket BROKE OFF from timing cover destroying the timing cover. Apparently I had the old style bracket with only two attachment points, where the updated bracket has 3. Thanks Ford... not covered under warranty of course. 
Apr 2016

61000 mi

US $40
EVAP solenoid on front of the engine went bad 
Sep 2016

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

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

75000 mi

US $640
Bushing replace (front left) 
Jan 2017

98000 mi

US $1300
Brake system 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

79000 mi

US $120
Needed a new 12 V battery 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
Jun 2014

58000 mi
a/c went out after four years almost to the week. Dealer did fine job and replaced needed parts. Only expense of this kind in four years. 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2012
Aug 2010

1300 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. 
Oct 2010

1000 mi
The PCM was replace after 74 days in the shop. 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2018
May 2016

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. 
Jun 2016

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! 
Jul 2016

122700 mi

US $229
Check engine light on again...oxygen sensor this time. Replaced by dealership. 

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2009 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

C $150
The heater plug front end broke. Was not covered under warranty. Ford should not sell vehicles with poor quality heater cords in northern Alberta. 
Ford Escape in United Arab Emirates
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

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. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

22000 mi
Check engine light, dealer replaced VCT solenoid. TSB. 
Oct 2014

58700 mi

US $6
Rear electric door latch failed. I replaced the actuator motor. 
Jun 2016

83000 mi

US $115
TPS sensor issue, replaced throttle body with updated unit. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

17000 mi
Window washing system problem. Fixed by replace parts second time. 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2010
Jun 2010

21000 mi
Air conditioner freezes up after 2 hours 
Sep 2010

31000 mi
Air Conditioning Sensor Problem 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

24000 mi
Fluctuation in air temp from driver to passenger side. Dealer replaced two actuators and I was told that a 15 degree difference in temp was normal from side to side with dual auto climate control The problem remained. They did reprogram the computer after I told them I would not accept this answer from their rep. Then the system seemed to function normally. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
Feb 2011

47000 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. 
Jun 2011

52000 mi
engine light came on, dealer ordered and replaced parts so far no reoccurring light. time will tell. 
Jun 2012

60000 mi

US $280
Back-up alarm system errored, replaced one of 4 sensors(LR) 
Aug 2013

75000 mi

US $75
back-up sensor Failure, replaced 2 sensors. 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

24180 mi
windshield washer jet on hood leaking dual climate control not working. not deliverng the level of heat requested to each side 
Sep 2010

25420 mi
dual control heat not working. one control flap was replaced 
Ford Escape in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2013
Nov 2012

39345 mi
axle seals were replaced 
Apr 2013

43000 mi

US $600
"frozen" caliper on front passenger side. Replaced caliper, brake pads and had rotors turned. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Aug 2010

18600 mi
Transmission is toast. From the net this a common problem in 09 Escape. Short of completely replacing transmission and waiting for parts etc. the problem of crappy shifts (and I mean crappy) will remain. Don't want to be without it for the time needed. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2017
Feb 2016

97900 mi

US $250
Spark plugs & head gasket. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

10000 mi
creaking in passenger side suspension 
Jun 2009

13000 mi
bushings 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Sep 2016

40000 mi

US $450
Rear hatch latch would not open. 
Aug 2017

46000 mi

US $100
Cleaned throttle 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
Nov 2009

7316 mi
New Transmission 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Mar 2018
Dec 2012

24800 mi

C $450
Cam phaser codes. Replaced solenoids per TSB. 
Jun 2014

34100 mi

C $130
crankshaft position sensor - replacement or adjustment 
Jul 2016

48660 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. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

60800 mi
Transmission fluid leak. Front driver side axle seal and cv boot replaced. Noise over bumps 
Aug 2012

34700 mi
Fluid leak seen on garage floor. Seal replaced. 
Sep 2012

36000 mi
Rear hatch electronic latch failed. Glass latch still worked. 
Jan 2013

30200 mi

US $108
Lower two speeds of interior heating/cooling system fan didn't work. Fan resistor pack replaced. Transmission leak fixed. Paid deductible for extended warranty. 
Mar 2018

89000 mi

US $2800
Transmission leaked and fluid level went low enough to cause damage. The transmission was rebuilt. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

6200 mi
a pair of deep short scratches in the driver side interior door panel. replaced with new trim panel 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Apr 2009 - Aug 2012
Dec 2010

16000 mi
Transmission re-flash per bulletin. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2013
Mar 2010

21000 mi
TSB 9-12-6 for blend door actuator replacement. Symptom was inconsistent and erratic temperature control on dual climate control system. Under warranty, the temperature blend door actuator assembly was replaced on both sides. Car has dual climate control and temperature varied erratically from side to side. There is a TSB for this (9-12-6). 
Dec 2010

36000 mi
Both cam position sensors on 6 cylinder engine replaced after check engine light and code indicated need for repair. 
Dec 2011

59000 mi

US $300
Fuel filler mechanism replaced 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2012
Mar 2010

12400 mi
Replaced drivers side half-shaft. Replace wheel bearing 
Apr 2010

13300 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. 
Jun 2010

17980 mi
Perform PRG 10B15 /PCM Update and Flow Test Update PCM-FLOW TEST - Passed 
Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

3100 mi
Cord for block heater replaced, as the extreme cold weather gave it a beating 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

38000 mi
Transmission fluid leak from the gasket/seal where the drive axel leaves the transmission 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Aug 2016
Dec 2010

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. 
Jul 2012

29340 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. 
Oct 2013

39980 mi

C $108
Front sway bars rattling. Both needed changing. 
Nov 2013

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. 
May 2014

44640 mi
Replaced right rear axle seal 
Sep 2014

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. 
Aug 2015

55580 mi

C $35
Replaced the outside Temperature probe, th eone that shows current temperature on the dash. 
Aug 2016

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. 
Ford Escape in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

101000 mi

US $60
Replaced right front tie-rod end Replaced both rear sway bar tie-rod ends. 
Sep 2017

140000 mi

US $850
Front ball joints, with attached control arms replaced. One fuel injector (cylinder 4) replaced 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Apr 2018
Aug 2012

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 
Jan 2014

49600 mi
shift mess, ATF burnt, metal found in ATF. 
Oct 2014

60140 mi

C $130
water pump leaking, replaced a new one. 
Apr 2015

63240 mi

C $200
engine loud noise, replaced three engine mounts 
Jul 2017

93000 mi

C $100
Rear wiper motor got stuck and hinge on rear tail glass was corroded. 
Ford Escape in Idaho, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2016
Dec 2013

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. 
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $40
Injector on cylinder 2 died. Replaced with new Injector. 
Sep 2016

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. 
Ford Escape in Maine, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

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. 
May 2018

140000 mi

US $45
Engine hesitation...take it to Dealer as bulletin describes bearing problem/timing issue. Check/ estimate repair to timing solenoid or cam bearing. Plan to have Blue Hill Garage replace timing solenoid on both sides. Estimate $600 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Apr 2014
Apr 2012

26040 mi
Drivers side window was rattling & rubber trim needed replacement. Rear axle seal was leaking differential fluid. 
Jun 2012

27900 mi
Rear axle seal on 4WD system was still leaking (weeping) slightly. 
Apr 2014

52080 mi
Leaking rear axle seal (2nd time!)repaired under warranty. Advised that the front sway bar links need replacing at the same time. We had to pay for this repair. Been advised that the front control arm bushings were failing & that the entire control arms have to be replaced on both sides (Ford does not allow you to just replace the bushings!). This is very disappointing. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2012
Sep 2011

62000 mi

US $750
Electronic Throttle Body failure. Caused car to go from 60mph to coasting. Towed vehicle.  
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2015
Dec 2009

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 
Jan 2010

62000 mi
Replaced fan motor 
Jul 2010

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.  
Aug 2010

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. 
Feb 2011

27000 mi
Faulty window belt moldings caused scratch in window glass Transmission - erratic shifting, hunting for gears Faulty tire pressure sensor 
Jun 2011

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. 
Aug 2012

54000 mi

US $532
Intermittent loss of throttle response. Replaced electronic throttle body 
Jul 2015

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. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

105400 mi

C $200
Front wheel bearing 
Ford Escape in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

17500 mi
squeaking in rear of vehicle, sounds like coming from back seat latch. dealer advised coming from back glass. told me because I drive on dirt road (2mi/day) dust is getting on the glass under the rubber seal, they applied grease.  rear back glass greased by dealer, but started squeaking again on way home from dealer on paved road.  
Dec 2010

30000 mi

US $40
heard noise in transmission area then in right front area, dealer claims it was dirt & rocks wedged underneath. Also they were saying I must have high centered it, not true. I drive 2 miles/day on a dirt road with minimial gravel. Phoned Ford to inquire/complain that must be manufacturing flaw if dirt/rocks cause excessive noise on AWD off road vehicle. Really didn't care, also mentioned back glass issue. Advised will tell engineers, but didn't really seem to car Mentioned that unacceptable that back glass should require greasing, who ever heard of such. Also didn't realize I would have to crawl under my vehicle everyday to remove rocks & dirt that may have gotten under it.  Would not recommend this Ford Escape to anyone buying it for use other than paved road. Apparently isn't capable of going on any other surface without issues with dirt/gravel build up. Local Dealership service worker lied to Ford rep about what I advised the issue was. Totally unacceptable. Do not recommend local service department. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Sep 2018
Mar 2012

39680 mi
I was informed by dealer 
Sep 2015

88660 mi

C $50
Clunk in front end over bumps, changed the stabilizer links, all good now! 
Aug 2016

107200 mi

C $108
Replaced balljoint on passenger side. The transmission had a recall for leaking seals when the Escape was new, the tech damaged the ball joint boot when taking off the control arm. So over time water and dirt got in and caused it to fail prematurely. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2018
Jan 2010

10000 mi

US $800
Replaced ignition key 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2012
Dec 2009

5000 mi
CD player will not eject disc. 
Mar 2010

8000 mi
CD player would not eject 
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Transmission fluid leak 
Mar 2011

20000 mi
Transmission fluid leak, took 27 business days to repair. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Nov 2017
Jan 2017

C $56
Replaced electric door latch on tail gate Replaced blower resistor 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

106640 mi
Rear window hinges are oxidizing at an alarming rate, They're losing all structural integrity. Window will eventualy fall off or shatter. Ford has no comment on this issue. 
Mar 2016

96100 mi
Rear window hinges never fixed. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Dec 2009

7000 mi
The trans had a leak and there was a service bulletin on the left trans case. Per my request they replaced the whole transmission. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2017
Jan 2013

52000 mi
Powertrain light (wrench) displayed. Engine in limp mode. Turned off ignition, restarted; ran ok. Dealer replaced electronic throttle body under warranty. No cost to me. 
Oct 2016

81300 mi
Replace Electronic Throttle Body. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Aug 2010

16000 mi
Checked for rain-caused leak at top of hatch window. No cure provided-"couldn't duplicate" was reason given. Still occurs. Have not returned to dealer. 
Ford Escape in Ghana
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
Apr 2016

84420 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 
Aug 2016

84940 mi

$150
the muffler was broken making fuel consumption go high and the car very noisy. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

45700 mi

US $150
serpentine belt tensioner making loud noise 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Aug 2010

24000 mi
Shift issues going from 2nd to 3rd and going from 4th to 5th gears. Very high revs in between shifts. 
Mar 2012

56000 mi

US $500
Vehicle would not start, key would not turn all the way to engage the starter. Ignition replaced. 
Jun 2012

60000 mi
Check engine light came on. OBD code P1633. Dealer replaced PCM (computer) 
Sep 2017

157000 mi

US $380
Cylinder 1 misfire code, replaced plugs and coils, did fix it.  Then replaced a bad fuel injector, didn't fix it. Sold the car for parts. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2009 - Oct 2011
Jul 2010

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. 
Oct 2010

23440 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. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2018
Nov 2011

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. 
Sep 2014

70000 mi
This was a recall where they flashed the computer for the transmission. 
Jul 2016

99300 mi

US $500
Throttle died supposed to be part of an extended warranty 
Aug 2016

99900 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 
Jun 2017

109000 mi

US $1850
Had to replace a/c evap. Don't know all the parts. 
Jan 2018

118000 mi

US $200
Too oil gasket had to be replaced due to leaking oil 
Aug 2018

121000 mi

US $950
Check engine light came on, autozone said it was a purge valve that needed to be replaced. Took to mechanic, Kinneys Automotive in Hurst. They said they had to replace everything from the gas cap to the engine, cost 950.00 and took three days. The check engine light came on, I took it to Kwik Kar in Hurst, TX. They ran the code and said it was the purge valve. Said it might be gas, so they reset the code, I drove it for two weeks, check engine light came back on, error was the purge valve. they changed it for 99.00. also flushed out the gas area as there was an error code about it. the gas cap error light has been coming on and going off for over a year now. hopefully its all fixed now, and I will never go back to Kinneys Automotive. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2011
Jan 2010

6000 mi
leaking trans. oil, parts were on backorder dealer gave me a loner car, they had my car for 3 weeks. 
Jul 2011

17000 mi
check engine light problem 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2015
Apr 2010

11000 mi
When the electric windows were lowered or raised, they would squeal The parts were replaced and the squeals stopped 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Aug 2014
Sep 2010

19840 mi
TSB 10-10-1 6F35 Transmission - New dipstick and filler tube kit. Transmission fluid was leaking from dipstick tube area. 
Oct 2010

21080 mi
TSB 10-1-5 Transmission Fluid leak - Replace left side half shaft, half shaft seal and bushing 
Nov 2010

21700 mi
Leaking transmission oil from dip stick vent. Replaced transmission case half and pan filter. 
Feb 2011

23920 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. 
Jun 2011

27900 mi
Squeaks and rattles from rear hatch. Lubed and repositioned rubber hatch seal and adjusted rear hatch striker. 
Jan 2012

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. 
May 2013

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 
Ford Escape in Maine, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2015
Sep 2011

58000 mi

US $80
replaced heating fan speed selector motor. 
Feb 2012

72900 mi

US $80
Chirp from belts and/or tensioners 
Oct 2014

117700 mi

US $166
The traction control sensor was replaced 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2009 - Dec 2016
Dec 2012

56420 mi
leaking differential change driver side front wheel bearing, 2 rear trailing arm links and bushings 
Oct 2014

76740 mi
ecu dead again , replaced 2 months ago so under warrranty 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

19220 mi
grinding noise easy free repair dealer awesome 
Ford Escape in Nevada, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2010
Jan 2009

5000 mi
Transmission Vent line re-routed. 
Jun 2010

39000 mi
Replace axle bushing and seal, replace worn axle. Clunky transmission action, especially in lower gears. About to take car in for this when received recall notice. 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Dec 2017 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

165000 mi

US $500
Blower motor resistor went out (low fan speeds did not work) which caused desiccant to become contaminated. Required replacing the desiccant canister and recharging the system. 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
Aug 2017

235000 mi

US $2100
Both the master cylinder and the hydraulic control unit went out and had to be replaced. Car was in the shop for nearly 17 days due to the difficulty in finding parts. My mechanic said he is hearing an increasing number reports of this issue with the ford escape 
Mar 2018

260435 mi

US $6160
at 260435 miles the transmission failed. Initial cause was a loose front left axel. This caused a transmission fluid leak which resulted in the transmission running out of fluid and overheating which effectively destroyed the transmission. cost to replace was 1958.00 in labor and 3796.00 in parts. Only reason this was done was because vehicle would have to be scrapped which would have negated past repairs. Plan now is to keep car as a 2nd vehicle intermediate shaft, transaxel oil cooler, transaxel assembly, left front constant velocity driveshaft also replaced. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2013
Dec 2009

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. 
Jun 2010

14000 mi
passenger side window regulator failed with window in open position. 
Nov 2012

29900 mi

US $480
power door lock on front passenger door sticks, does not always unlock 
Jan 2013

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. 
Apr 2013

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

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2018
Dec 2010

17000 mi
Rear wiper motor. 
Jul 2012

37000 mi
Drivers seat bracket rusting. 
Oct 2012

39200 mi

US $50
Hybrid. Actuator problem. Ventilation and cooling for the batteries. 
Nov 2015

58600 mi
Tire air pressure sensor. 
Jan 2017

61000 mi

US $450
Rear suspension parts. Drivers side tire sensor and leak 
Mar 2017

66000 mi

US $400
Sway bar Another tire sensor. 
Jul 2017

67000 mi

US $650
The car would not drive over 20 MPH. Throttle Body was shot. Also replaced engine battery. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

62000 mi

US $149
Tire pressure monitors had to be replaced 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Apr 2018
Nov 2014

80400 mi

US $442
Back seat bottom cushion floor attachment brackets pulled out of cushion 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

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. 
Jul 2011

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. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

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. 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

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. 
Dec 2016

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. 
Nov 2017

145000 mi

US $150
Replaced thermostat and water pump.  Discovered a small A/C leak that I did not repair. 
Apr 2018

156000 mi

US $372
The A/C main gasket was leaking R-134A refrigerant slowly which made the A/C not blow cold. I had valvoline drain the existing refrigerant out of the system, then I replaced the A/C compressor myself and had Valvoline recharge the system. Cumulative time at Valvoline was about an hour. The replacement of the A/C compressor took me about 5 hours. The car was making a wub wub wub wub noise that got louder at higher speeds. Les Schwab diagnosed it was a worn-out wheel hub and bearing and repaired it. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2014
Nov 2011

34000 mi

US $650
Replaced hybrid battery. Also replaced 12v battery. Replaced blend door activator Replaced water pump and flushed coolant Replaced 12V battery Replaced hibrid battery blend door activator Replaced water pump and flushed coolant 
Jan 2012 Engine didn't have a lot of power and ran rough. Replaced canister purge valve. 
Sep 2013

54000 mi

US $150
Noise from the back when going over bumps. Diagnosed as rear hatch door. 

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2009 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

55000 mi
TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATION BETWEEN DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDE OF VEHICLE 
Aug 2011

68000 mi

US $100
AC wasn't working properly - Freon was recharged 
Jan 2012

79000 mi

US $250
Front Suspension was making clunking noise - upon inspection front sway bar links were worn and needed replacement 
Jul 2015

141000 mi

US $150
Front Sway bar link's were worn and loose and replaced. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

76000 mi

US $250
Alarm for Tire Pressure Sensor. Replaced. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2017
Oct 2009

11000 mi
Check engine light on for fuel system evap leak. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

145800 mi

US $5
Rear hatch lock motor failed. Hatch would not open. $5 part, about an hour labor. 
Oct 2017

182000 mi

US $90
Check engine light for upstream oxygen sensor. New O2 sensor did the trick. Simple fix and expected at this mileage. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

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. 
Feb 2013

68080 mi

C $60
Replaced faulty ambient temperature sensor in front bumper. Replaced one defective (chirping) temperature blend door actuator. 
Nov 2013

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. 
Jun 2014

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. 
May 2015

97960 mi

C $280
Coupler-to-steering shaft bolt came loose. Very dangerous, I reported this to Transport Canada, should be recalled. 
Jun 2015

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. 
Jun 2016

109120 mi

C $780
Replaced both sway bar links, and one tie rod end. 
Jul 2016

109720 mi

C $610
Replaced one failing front wheel bearing. 
Sep 2016

112840 mi

C $854
replaced left lower control arm with ball joint, $354 
Jun 2017

120900 mi

C $1000
Replaced condenser. 
Nov 2017

124620 mi

C $150
Replaced tailgate latch assembly Replaced blend door actuator motor assembly 
Mar 2018

126480 mi

C $80
Deteriorated rear hatch weatherstripping was allowing water to get sucked around pinchweld seam around rear hatch opening, adjacent to latch. Repaired rust on flange, replaced weatherstripping. 
Apr 2018

126480 mi

C $550
Replaced right outer tie rod and probably a sway bar link 
May 2018

128960 mi

C $30
Corroded steel connector between two aluminum refrigerant lines to rear hybrid battery hvac system resulted in bimetal corrosion and required replacement of all associated parts. These lines are extremely expensive and have to be shipped from afar. How stupid can Ford be to use steel couplings for costly aluminum pipes? Entry keypad on driver's door, illumination burned out 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

26000 mi

US $100
Display screen stopped working. The fault in display blew fuses so the entire display unit had to be replaced. Common. It is $500 part. I used one from an auto recycling source for $100. 
Jun 2017

29500 mi

US $30
a/c could not handle 112 degree heat in Bakersfield. added R134a. checked operation of system with manifold gauges 
Nov 2017

38000 mi

US $30
windshield washer pump leaking 

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2009 Ford Escape

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2010 Transmission skipping gears. 

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2008 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

14000 mi

US $20
Rear signal bulb was replaced 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

122600 mi

US $300
Windshield stress crack. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
Oct 2014

75500 mi

US $250
Front axle, passenger side. Other side already replaced recently. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

81000 mi
Replaced struts. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jan 2016
Sep 2010

28520 mi
AC fan would only operate on MAX setting, Resistor was replaced. 
Jan 2011

36580 mi
Replace worn lower control arms 
Apr 2011

38220 mi
Oil leak which dealer couln't isolate, so put blue coloring in oil, on next oil change will try to find problem 
Apr 2015

96820 mi

C $300
Replaced drivers side front wheel hub 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2016 - Oct 2017
Feb 2016

175800 mi

US $50
Blower resistor replaced Blown passenger front speaker 
Jun 2016

180000 mi

US $23
Outer tie rod worn. 
Aug 2016

182600 mi

US $25
Replaced worn tie rod end (other side) 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2011

39000 mi

US $100
Rattle near front passanger air bar. Bracket was lose and resecured.  Compass does not hold calibration. Recalibrated, still having issues. 
Apr 2011

43000 mi
OEM wiring harness with tow package did not work. discovered parts were missing. dealership refused to cover under warranty, issue will be addressed with Ford corporate office. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

48000 mi
I was having problems with loose steering as well as clicking when turning my steering wheel. On my way to the airport I was making a corner on a cloverleaf and my steering wheel locked up not allowing me to turn my truck. Had to slam brake. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Mar 2008

3100 mi
The connection from transmission cooler to transmission became loose and all the transmission fluid leak out making the vehicle undriveable. 
Nov 2009

17841 mi
Condensor Assembly replaced as transmission fluid was leaking into airconditioning condensor ?? Also the ignition coil assembly was replaced as several fault codes were being produced. No charge due to extended repair contract. 
Aug 2012

41820 mi

C $400
The Air Conditioner / Heat Blower ceased operating the dealer indicated the resistors had failed ? 
Nov 2012

44420 mi
The rear hatch lock does not operate and the hatch cannot be opened 
Dec 2012

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 
Feb 2014

50220 mi

C $500
ABS and TCS warning lights are on 
Feb 2016

64480 mi

C $1500
Replaced U link and tie rod Gas line leak Transmission cooler hose leaking 
Aug 2017

72540 mi

C $200
Tone Ring was broken 
Apr 2018

78740 mi

C $800
Replaced driver side CV joint and boot Replace Brakes, pads and Rotor 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
Nov 2012

49300 mi
Car sits for 1 day, battery is completely dead. Had it to 2 different dealerships and one independent mechanic. No on can find problem. Have to keep portable jumper in car to start it every time. Ford offers no help! 
Jul 2014

107000 mi

US $1400
Tons of repairs. Over $1400.00 and car still would not start without being jump started every day. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2008

2000 mi
Intermittent noise when braking in back wheel. Service Manager told me that there was a bulletin problem, solution was to remove wheels and lube. Also, they reset the oil life sensor, light had come on during previous week. 
Jan 2012

16000 mi

US $190
The hydraulic system which helps raise back door and keep it up failed on both sides. 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

44300 mi

US $185
idler pulley repaced 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jan 2018
May 2017

122140 mi

C $581
water pump replaced 
Dec 2017

127720 mi

C $250
exhaust was repaired 
Ford Escape in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2012
Dec 2011

59000 mi

US $360
Leaking Transmission fluid from Integrated AC condenser / transmission cooler. NOT covered under powertrain warranty 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2012
Jul 2010

38000 mi

US $100
Ignition cylinder replaced. 
Feb 2011

45000 mi
Malfunction of satellite radio 
Nov 2011

59000 mi
Speaker distorted. Speaker replaced 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009 trans cooler leaking, replaced under warranty 
Ford Escape in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2012
Aug 2010

20500 mi
Brought in for A/C problem ... blowing hot air on driver, cold air on passenger ... parts were ordered.  While there they fixed a rattle in the rear hatch. TSB#10-8-6. AC blowing hot air on driver, cold air on passenger. 
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Returned for same rear hatch rattle. Rear hatch latch was replaced which seems to have done the trick. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

49000 mi

US $500
Replaced transmission cooler, leaking bolt- known TSB. Ford refused to cover under warranty due to mileage even though this is an engineering defective bolt in their assembly. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Northwest Territory, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2008

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. 
May 2008

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? 
Sep 2008

20460 mi
During visit for oil change and brake job, mechanic noticed front left sway bar linkage needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2009

26660 mi
Bushing on sway bar linkage. 
Aug 2009

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. 
May 2010

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. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

17000 mi
rear hatch rattle during drive on bumpy terrain 
Jul 2009

20000 mi
Hatch rattle and dash rattle repaired. Did repair myself removed center console and center dash trim and applied electrical tape on 6 clips on center console trim that was rubbing on dash frame. Rear latch was fixed with electrical tape as well. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
May 2009

21080 mi
Leaking coming from front end. Fixed under the warranty free of charge. Well known problem - TSB 08-16-12 
Mar 2010

30380 mi
Oil leak from the front cover gasket and crank shaft seal. Front cover gaskets have been replaced by dealership under warranty 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2018
Nov 2014

88000 mi
Rear hatch window's striker plate fell off window,leaving window flopping open. Glue holding it to the glass failed. No mechanical fasteners secured it to the glass! 
Dec 2014

90000 mi

US $550
Front wheel bearing wobbled and was replaced and car aligned. 
Jan 2015

US $250
Rear wheel bearing noisy and replaced. 
Oct 2015

94200 mi

US $40
The incredibly poorly designed liftgate window gasket leaked on the hatch switch causing it to corrode & fail. Cleaned the seal surface & forced a bead of silicon gasket and forced it onto the liftgate making sure the silicone sealed it. 
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $5
One rust spot on left rear fender at rear bumper fascia joint and a second one of deep rust on the inside crimp joint of the rear hatch's lower edge. Wire brushed the spots and repainted them to reduce likelihood of a repeat problem. 
Sep 2017

111000 mi

US $10
In Dec 2016, I wire brushed and painted several body rust spots, that repair was UNSUCCESSFUL! Now the crimp at the bottom of the liftgate has sloughed off a 3" long piece of rusted sheet metal and the surfaces on the fenders are showing tiny rust spots through the repaint of Dec. 2016. This time, I rebrushed the rusty surfaces again with the wire brush and repainted the areas again. 
May 2018

119000 mi

US $600
Replaced entire exhaust system from catalytic converters to the tail pipe extension plus one oxygen sensor. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2008 - Feb 2013
Jan 2009

36000 mi
Brake pulsation, right front wheel, causing vibration in steering. Mostly occurs when braking on highway in traffic at speed greater than 30mph. Right caliper and rotor replaced, Caliper frozen, caused premature wear of rotor, pads replaced. 
Jun 2009

46000 mi

US $50
ABS sensor failure. Activated ABS when vehicle placed in drive. Unable to driv vehicle, needed tow. 
Aug 2009

47000 mi

US $50
Transmission fluid leak from transmission cooler line. 
Oct 2011

88000 mi

US $50
Right front axle and 4wd unit (TCU) failure 
Feb 2013

110000 mi
control arms, axle, front struts, rear shocks, front caliper 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2008 - May 2010
Jan 2009

8060 mi

C $8
Loss of bolt cap on rear wiper. 
Oct 2009

20460 mi
A/C heat fan would not function except at high speed position. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2017
Feb 2011

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. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Nov 2014
Sep 2010

29760 mi
R rear axle seal replaced, warranty Front strut top stabilizers loose/worn; replaced under warranty 
Dec 2011

50220 mi

C $550
rear shock absorbers worn & leaking, replaced with non-OEM parts 
Oct 2012

66100 mi

C $200
LF Swaybar End Link replaced 
Jul 2013

81280 mi

C $40
Two bolts broken in exhaust,allowed tail pipe to be out of poition. Replaced only the bolts. 
Sep 2013

85560 mi

C $300
Universal joint in steering column failed, replaced 
Nov 2013

88040 mi

C $21
Blower speed resistor 
Jan 2014

74900 mi

C $375
cabin air blender motor replaced 
Ford Escape in Wyoming, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

164000 mi

US $1500
power steering chip went out replaced full steering colum 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2010
Aug 2009

25000 mi
dealer detected idler arm problem during test drive at a scheduled maintenance visit- was repaired under warranty at no cost 
Sep 2009

30000 mi
accelerator cable broke while car was being driven, car was towed, part was replaced 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Apr 2008 - Nov 2014
Apr 2008 I picked up new vehicle with 16.9 miles. Discovered the left turn indicator did not clear after completing the turn. 
May 2008 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. 
Jun 2008

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 
Jun 2009

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. 
Nov 2014

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. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Sep 2009

26025 mi
Transmission leak involving the trans cooler and vent tube. Small leak found during regular oil change,become steadily worse quickly after. Ford replacing with new and larger unit under warranty. 
Feb 2010

27600 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. 
Aug 2010

29000 mi
Idler pulley bearing going bad (had gotten noisy). 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

24000 mi

US $35
Replaced blower motor resistor 
Sep 2015

49000 mi
Fixed jammed overhead light switch 
Mar 2016

51000 mi

US $500
Replaced center rear seatbelt. It stretched excessively while securing a car seat. Replaced sway bar links 
Nov 2016

56500 mi

US $80
Replaced dome lamp fixture 
May 2017

60000 mi

US $30
Replaced fan resistor 
Nov 2017

63000 mi

US $200
Replace exhaust bracket 
Apr 2018

66000 mi

US $300
Replace oil pan gasket Engine running rough at cold start. Cleaned MAF sensor. 
May 2018

66000 mi
Check transfer case to confirm it is still leaking. 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2017
Mar 2011

10000 mi
Car in for oil change, mechanic discovered leaking rear shock 
Jan 2016

30700 mi

US $4000
Transfer Case 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

9000 mi
Problem with dealer-installed remote start. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

13020 mi
Replaced transmission fluid cooler under warranty. TSB exists. Fuel economy magically improved from 12 to 21 mpg with no explanation given. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

51286 mi

US $427
Dome light was not working properly. Electrical short repaired 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

23000 mi
transmission oil cooler leak 
Jun 2017

145000 mi

US $250
Engine light came on. Replaced oxygen sensor 
Jun 2018

156000 mi

US $550
Engine warning light came on. Replaced 2 oxygen sensors . 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
- Dec 2008
Nov 2008

25659 mi
Ok, this is the third time I've tried to enter this, not going to retype everything again. Two front sway bar (or stabilizer bar) links replaced in Dec 2008 at the same time the fluid leak was fixed. Covered under warranty. 
Dec 2008

25659 mi
Noticed fluid leak in on my garage floor. Brought vehicle in for service. Diagnosis: Transmission Cooler leak. Warranty repair: Transmission cooler - core assembly in a/c. Also noticed improved fuel economy from 19.2 to 23mpg!!! 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2007 - Jul 2015
Oct 2007

5000 mi
mini overhead console door would fly open every time i hit a bump, or i would not be able to keep it to stay closed at all. new console installed, and it's working properly. hard ridge formed in drivers seat under left thigh. ford shop sent it to an upholstery shop to repair. 
Dec 2008

21000 mi
Transmission fluid leaking from transmission cooler. 
Jan 2009

21500 mi
check engine light on. There was a TSB for moving the vent hole in the gas tank. The original position got plugged with ice. Also there was a loose hose under the hood. Possibly from previous repair? 
Jun 2009

27000 mi
Air conditioner barely cooling. weather strips on both front doors loose at bottom. doors not sealing completely. new ones ordered by dealer's shop. 
Oct 2013

97300 mi

US $75
Sporatic problem when applying brakes. Makes a noise similar to antilock brake system, pedal goes down further and then stops. Both dealer and personal mechanic have not been able to find problem to fix it. Rotor replacement didn't fix this 
Jul 2015

114000 mi

US $2900
transmission overhaul. Transmission slipping. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Aug 2018
Apr 2017

92380 mi

C $3093
Replace O-rings on 4WD mechanism...AGAIN!  My transmission fluid was leaking & the tranny was sometimes slipping from 1st to 2nd gear. I believed the pan needed to be replaced, which was logical after the winter & driving in/out of my driveway as there is quite a difference between the road/driveway in the winter snow - it would be easy enough to bash the pan underneath. I took the vehicle to Mr. Transmission where the mechanic proceeded to add tranny fluid, which came GUSHING out the bottom of the vehicle as fast as he put it in. I thought this was rather odd as I'd only ever seen a small leak in my driveway and nothing like he showed me. $1600 and almost a week later, I picked up my vehicle and immediately noticed the same issues with transmission as when I'd taken the car there. The mechanic shrugged his shoulders & said he'd made a "special part" for the transmission & I just needed to drive the car around. To this day, I think he was full of it & charged me for some mystery repair I didn't need or really get. From what I understand, the vehicle had slippage issues (usually only on wet/snowy roads) because of the broken o-rings/censors and the tires were not functioning in an AWD capacity, causing it to feel like it was the transmission. As I recall, the slippage rarely (if ever) occurred on dry pavement. Once I got the o-rings repaired, I've had no issues with slippage whatsoever. So...was the transmission repair successful? I don't think there was ever an issue with the tranny, other than some transmission fluid leakage in my driveway. I haven't had this repair done yet, but the paint on both rear fenders has peeled off and the rust is starting to take hold. I have noticed many other Ford Escapes with the same flaking paint issue on the same rear fenders. Obviously this is not the owner's fault, but a definite flaw in how Ford paints it's vehicles. Also tie-rod ends 
Jul 2018

99200 mi

C $400
Same day I picked up car from tailpipe repair, I noticed a heavy grinding in the driver side front steering mechanism which was not there when I originally dropped off the car. It sounded like the wheel was grinding on the axle - terrible noise. I took the vehicle back to same repair shop & asked that it be fixed ASAP as I was driving out of town for a scheduled appointment in two days. The shop replaced only the wheel bearing on front left side of vehicle. Noisy muffler system. Took in for repair & told it was a tailpipe. Paid $400 for replacement/labor, but I still have a noisy muffler (which no one said a word about)! 
Aug 2018

99200 mi
Tailgate will no longer open. Upon doing some research, I have discovered it's a common problem for Escapes & the repair is rather costly. I am debating as to whether or not to bother undertaking this repair on a vehicle that is quite literally falling apart under me. 
Ford Escape in Vermont, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

11000 mi
Rear window leaking water on inside and rattle at rear window. Corrected. Rear window defroster. 3 bands quit working. Parts ordered 
Dec 2008

12000 mi
3 bands quit working. Parts ordered Month: November 2008, Repaired 12/26/2008. 
Jun 2009

18000 mi

US $22
One of the pins on the factory towing package wire harness that connects to the car to the trailer corroded away. This also happened on my 2001 Escape. I had only towed my boat 5 times. Didn't even bother to report to Ford. It would happen again 
Oct 2009

22000 mi
Front end creaked steering wheel, shock tightened loose bolts. Rear door rattled. Checked and tightened rear door struts. Still rattled. Determined that needs new door latch. Greased latch for now and ordered new latch to be installed at a later date 
Jun 2010

31000 mi
Rear door rattled and was repaired. Transmission started to slip and was returned to have transmission repaired. There was a recall for hose leaking to transmission cooler. Hose was replaced (warranty) and trans flushed (30k miles)  
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2007 - Jul 2011
Aug 2009

35960 mi
Transmission oil leaking from Transmission cooler / Airconditioning condensor. Ford had issued a TSB for this problem, and the dealer installed a new cooler and condensor then washed the engine bay. No cost. Back on the road in 4 hours. 
Ford Escape in New Brunswick, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

124000 mi

C $250
Steering position sensor replaced. 
Oct 2017

135780 mi

C $67
4 wheel align. Required every year 
Feb 2018

139500 mi

C $50
TSB re fuel filler vent modification 
Jul 2018

144460 mi

C $200
4 wheel align 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

111000 mi

US $2000
Overheating. Fan replaced 
Aug 2017

114000 mi

US $2500
Musty odor required complete dashboard to be removed and parts replaced 
Ford Escape in Senegal
Jul 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2016

55180 mi
battery exchange 
Ford Escape in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2008 - May 2015
Dec 2008

5700 mi
Check Engine light. found to be a loose gas cap. 
Jan 2009

6000 mi
Gas cap light came on. After several attempts to correct with no luck the problem cleared itself after several hours. 
Mar 2009

5850 mi
Check engine light. Gas cap seal found crimped. Straighten, code cleared. Check Engine light came on. Found to be a faulty gas cap. Replaced under warranty 
Nov 2012

37000 mi

US $100
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. 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. 
Nov 2014

55400 mi

US $250
Sway bar links replaced 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

59920 mi

C $500
Replacement of front wheel bearings 
Ford Escape in United Arab Emirates
Feb 2008 - Aug 2014
May 2013

78060 mi

¤1500
The brake pedal was soft and could hear "air leakage" sound, brake action could not kick-in before the pedal almost hitting bottom. Quite scary as it took longer to stop the vehicle. Needed master cylinder and HCU unit (for solenoid valve). 
Mar 2014

88660 mi

¤100
The rear left window was not closing. The mechanism had to be repaired with change of spare parts and the cost of repair outsiide Ford was just about $100. Ford dealer quoted over $ 200. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2015
Oct 2013

65800 mi

US $80
Idler Pulley on Drive Belt. 
Mar 2015

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. 
May 2015

93000 mi
Noticed significant rust in rear wheel arches, some of it through the sheet metal. 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2011
Dec 2007

1000 mi
Discovered trash in the paint in small area. Problem 1 Trip 2: An improvement was made during Problem 1 Trip 1, but still was not repaired to our satisfaction. 
Sep 2009

31000 mi
Defective drivers side back window regulator. 
Nov 2009

35000 mi
Transmission cooler leaking and replaced. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
Jan 2010

24800 mi
found water dripping off dome's light that at first could not be repaired and needed to bring in for 2 days at least. When car dropped off, floor mat was dripping water. However, dealer says "could not duplicate." Want to get rid off car now. 
Dec 2010

37820 mi
seems tranny keeps leaking after a recall. dealer says is not under warranty any longer. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

115320 mi

C $40
Wheel vibration traced to broken strap of the air pressure sensor. 
Nov 2013

123380 mi

C $425
One of rear glass window hindge broke due corrosion of hindge metal. Changed both. 
May 2018

14880 mi

C $200
Change serpentine belt and tensioner. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2012
Oct 2009

20000 mi

US $50
throttle linkage required lubrication 
Aug 2010

31000 mi
Defective pulley wheel ( belt wheel ) 
Ford Escape in Delaware, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

3000 mi
Rubber weatherstrip around sunroof was cracked and needed to be replaced. Due mostly to defect in rubber, or out of shelf-life material used. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
Oct 2014

74400 mi
Steering loosing power and going to manual, covered by a recall. 
Aug 2015

97000 mi

C $4000
u joint in the steering was changed 
Oct 2016

119660 mi

C $30
High pitched squeal while driving. Pads and rotors 
Oct 2017

127720 mi
Headlight bulb replaced by me 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

39260 mi

C $226
Pothole related 
Jun 2014

44020 mi

C $197
Minor rust bubble at bottom lip of rear tailgate. Same day drop off. Dealer sanded lip, repaired and repainted. Has not returned since. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2017
Apr 2015

95200 mi

US $2600
Won't shift into 2nd. Goes to third. Band broken. Rebuild transmission. 
Ford Escape in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

120000 mi
Upper idler pulley needed to be replaced. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2014
Dec 2009

12000 mi
CD player did not eject properly. Replaced under warranty. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in New York, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2011
Jul 2009

68000 mi
Driver side wheel bearing 
Nov 2009

77000 mi
Replaced driver side wheel bearing. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - May 2018
Apr 2014

124500 mi

C $100
Faulty ignition coil (Cylinder 4). Read codes using ODB and replaced faulty coil by new one. 
Jun 2015

138260 mi

C $50
OD servo cover leaking oil. Replaced by new one in 40 minutes. 
Sep 2016

151900 mi

C $180
Sway bar links worn out. Replaced them and everythink good now. 
Sep 2017

173600 mi

C $1800
Lost 2 and 4 gear. Transmission 2-4 band broken. Replaced by dealership. OV servi and transmission oil pump replaced also (preventive) 
Oct 2017

174034 mi

C $79
Serpentine belt making noise when car was cold. Belt tensionner was worn out. Replaced and problem solved. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
Apr 2017

164000 mi

US $200
Exhaust system upstream of muffler was loose and was replaced. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2012
Aug 2008

1500 mi
Rear Bumper Paint Peeling off. 
Apr 2009

11000 mi
Rear Doors paint was pealing off and rust was forming under doors. Repainted rear doors. 
May 2010

16000 mi
Rear Doors repainted Rust appearing under doors again. 
Oct 2010

19000 mi
The Paint on rear doors was flaking off again and showing rust. Doors repainted. Currently doors ares showing rust a year later. I give up! 
Jun 2012

41000 mi

US $100
Replaced ABS tone rings both front axle. 
Dec 2012

46000 mi
Replaced sway bar link. Parts came from NAPA 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2014
Nov 2013

25000 mi

US $125
Battery weak, replaced. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Escape in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2018
Feb 2009

20000 mi
HV Batt AC Actuator arm replaced, via TSB. 
Jul 2009

24000 mi
Hatch Glass latch came undone. Whole window replaced. 
Nov 2009

28000 mi
Knocking sound from inside dash. Replaced drivers blend door actuator on HVAC system. 
Aug 2016

95000 mi

US $750
Compressor, condensor & expansion valve replaced & recahrged 
Aug 2018

105638 mi

US $6500
ABS/brake lights - codes C1478/1480 - dealer diag HCU bad $6500 repair 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2017
Nov 2008

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. 
Feb 2009

21000 mi
Display indicated "Stop Safely Now" as vehicle came to a complete stop. Had to power off, unlock doors, and restart vehicle. 
Oct 2010

46700 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. 
Jul 2012

62500 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. 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2017
Dec 2013

72000 mi

US $126
Engine stumbled and hybrid system said there was a fault. Upon checking though, no fault or problem. Has not reoccurred. 
Jul 2014

78000 mi
AC would not blow cold. Shop took it in and recharged with dye to find leak. 
Aug 2016

81000 mi

US $1800
Multiple leaks in AC system requiring multiple parts. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2018
Feb 2014

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/ 
Mar 2014

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. 
Sep 2014

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. 
Jan 2015

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. 
May 2015

64600 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. 
Sep 2016

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 
Sep 2017

79000 mi

US $370
Axle shaft seal - remove & replace - fwd both. 
Apr 2018

85000 mi

US $1900
Braking was spongy. Had an alert light that there was brake problem, and that brakes were not contributing to hybrid power. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
May 2012 - Feb 2018
Feb 2013

52500 mi

US $250
ABS light, emergency brake light, and HUD reported brake problem. Diagnosed as ABS module shorted out. Module replaced, reprogrammed at Ford dealer (originally taken to CarMax). 
Jun 2016

77000 mi

US $2100
Complete overhaul of AC system - new compressor and evaporator due to leaks and cracks in the old system. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

124000 mi

C $500
check engine light was coming on. Replaced oxygen sensor.  Also some work on transmission 
Jan 2016

C $100
Rear pass side liftgate glass hinge broke and had to be replaced. 
Jun 2016

132680 mi

C $900
Rear break calipers, rotor and pads 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
- Jun 2008
Jun 2008

4960 mi
Warranty repair - vapor canister for pollution control 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

39000 mi

US $100
Broken tire pressure sensor 
Mar 2018

72000 mi

US $500
Rattle in liftgate. Turned out to be a broken latch assembly. Had to order the parts. 
Ford Escape in Hawaii, United States
Nov 2017 - Nov 2017
Nov 2017

109000 mi

US $185
Checked transfer case. Found damage. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - May 2012
Dec 2009

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. 
Mar 2011

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. 
Dec 2011

58280 mi
Developed clunk at low speeds on left side. Both left and right end links were replaced under factory extended warranty 
Feb 2012

59720 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. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

71800 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... 
Dec 2013

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. UPDATE, this became a recall so Ford reimbursed us for the cost of repair. 
Jun 2018

142000 mi

US $100
Replaced MECS pump with new one as the old one was intermittently shutting down the vehicle. Replaced Hybrid cooling system coolant as well. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Sep 2009 - Nov 2017
Oct 2009

25000 mi
The radio / CD player stopped working. 
May 2016

108300 mi

US $400
One of the ABS tone rings needed replacement. It was a $15 part but took 4 hours of labor to diagnose and fix. 
Aug 2016

110300 mi

US $150
There was a problem with the vacuum plate rubbing against the wheel. 
Mar 2017

118000 mi

US $350
A part in the ignition system broke and had to be replaced in order for the car to start. The tie rods needed to be replaced. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2016
Aug 2008

5000 mi
Had rear hatch lock replaced and driver side defogger repaired under warranty 
Apr 2010

30800 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. 
Aug 2014

99200 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. 
Feb 2015

107000 mi

US $149
Replace boot cover on tie-rod 
Nov 2015

118000 mi

US $75
Replacing Center dome light group. Switch broken, light no longer works when doors are opened. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2011

35000 mi
AC stopped blowing cold, dealer topped up coolant and added dye to assist in finding leak if one existed. Also, side mirror broken while at dealer, being replaces at dealer expense. 
Sep 2013

55000 mi
Ac compressor leak, fixed under extended warranty 
Sep 2014

65000 mi

US $300
Leaking hydraulic system part - affected steering and ABS 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

24800 mi
intermittently a loud "clunk" was heard and felt when braking in reverse and sometimes when turning the steering wheel. Replaced front 2 lower control arms. 

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2008 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid CVT AWD

Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

145000 mi

US $75
[light] not worth fixing. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

30000 mi
There was a rattle coming from the rear window area. The service consultant said that he'd seen the problem before. The repair/replacement took care of the problem. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2008
Jun 2007

2000 mi

US $800
Air conditioning compressor replaced due to factory defect. Covered under manufacturer's warranty, so cost was not incurred. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2010
Jun 2010

69000 mi

US $900
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. Water pump for the Hybrid's battery system failed.  

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2008 Ford Escape 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

32000 mi
Transmission cooler leaking. 

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