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2016 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

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

Other (6%)

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

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (11%)

< $100 (89%)

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Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Nevada, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

1000 mi
Pax side outside mirror molding/trim warped. Mirror assembly replaced as it is one piece. 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

13700 mi
Bad module affecting the Sync3 voice recognition system. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

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

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

16740 mi
The USB ports and 12 V power outlet failed. Diagnosis determined that the USB ports were not functioning and were causing The entire system to fail. 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
Jun 2018

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

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

2000 mi
Body and roof seam right above the windshield was leaking. Repaired under warranty 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

9500 mi
Drivers seat squeak. Seat was removed and tape was applied to the part causing the squeak. Drivers seat squeak. Squeak reappeared a couple days after initial repair but dealer was unable to diagnose on return trip, and the problem has not resurfaced since. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2018
Aug 2016

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

29000 mi
Purchased certified used. GPS inoperable. Selling FORD dealer stated this was software issue, no new update from Ford to fix. Took to another dealer, GPS cable cut, not warranty but replaced under warranty. Snowstorm caused parts delay. 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

6000 mi
Drivers side rear shock has failed. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

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

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

22320 mi
Replaced rear shocks, were squeaking 
Mar 2018

47120 mi

C $156
Replaced battery 
Ford Escape in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2019
Mar 2018

59000 mi
Plastic undercarriage cover was hanging free on the front passenger side. Dealership checked and replaced 3 missing bolts. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

9000 mi
Rear end rattling noise. Replace one defective shock absorber. 
Ford Escape in Kansas, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

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

26000 mi

US $120
Battery died way too early. 

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

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

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

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Jan 2016 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

36000 mi
Replaced drive front door speaker. Due to distorted sounds. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

9000 mi
Sirius travelink provides incorrect fuel prices. 

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2016 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

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

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

10000 mi
Replaced throttle body actuator 
Dec 2017

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

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

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

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

5000 mi
The left front wheel bearing went out. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Battery failed after 12 months since purchase new. 
Dec 2016

8000 mi
Windshield wipers became misaligned. They were going all the way over the A pillar on the driver side.Fixed under warranty. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

6000 mi
There is slack or play between the transmission and the drive wheels. The dealership mechanic felt it when it was on the lift but it was not corrected when I took the escape back. The accelerator is VERY touchy. For example, at 1-2 MPH in a parking lot looking for a spot, you just think about touching the accelerator and the Escape lurches slightly & there is a pronounced KLUNK from drivetrain slack. After 1K miles. The heat sent only to the floor is feeble. When the fan ispeed s brought to 50%, there is lots of noise in the dashboard. The noise makes me think that a piece of ductwork has become dislodged. Air directed to dash and windshield is fine. The AM HD audio changes tone and seems to loose HD lock. In the NY metro area that is not acceptable. The audio quality changes and I find myself listening to the quality of the audio and not the content. The dealer disabled AM HD for me. 
Aug 2017

44000 mi
They performed the NHTSB side door latch recall #16S30 
Ford Escape in New Brunswick, Canada
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

77500 mi

C $100
Unknown. Noise heard by shop but could not be located. Currently only at highway speeds. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

56000 mi

US $540
Engine light went on and stayed on. Unable to bleed up fuel tank vacuumed smoke Tested found leak from evap purge valve evap line line. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

3000 mi
The rh lower control arm ball joint boot was installed incorrectly on the ball joint and, as the ball joint wasn't removable, they replaced the control arm/ball joint assy. 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

3600 mi
Transfer case intermediate shaft seal leaking. Dealer replaced intermediate shaft seal under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Alabama, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
Nov 2015

10100 mi
Body control module...Safety restraint software update. also sync update. Replaced seat belt on drivers side because it would not retract correctly. 
Jun 2016

28000 mi
Driver front seat belt not retracting. 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
Jan 2016

12200 mi

US $180
TSB on rear-end whine 
Feb 2016

13000 mi
TSB on rear-end humming. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2016

14300 mi
Touch screen bug fix. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2016
Nov 2015

12000 mi
Rear suspension produces noise when driven at low speeds and suspension actuates. Condition is especially pronounced at low speeds when conditions are wet or when it is raining. 
Jan 2016

14500 mi
Replacing rear shocks solved suspension noise problem. Upper shock bushings failed according to the tech. Strange for a car less than a year old. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2018
Feb 2016

18000 mi
Car was not shifting properly. Sometimes there would be a "bang" when Shifting 
Apr 2016

20800 mi
car had not been running properly since 7500 miles . Each time the car was brought in (2x) I was told it was not broken or needed software updates. Finally the transmission was found to have broken parts and was rebuilt. 
Jul 2017

45000 mi

US $100
Mounts loose from previous work. 
Aug 2018

69000 mi

US $351
Car stalling. Replaced a part. Vapor valve? 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2018
Feb 2016

3900 mi
Power hatch wasn't closing correctly. 
Jun 2016

6000 mi
Creaking sound from right rear suspension 
Sep 2016

7000 mi
Car continued to make creaking/rattling sound. Determined it was tie-rod end. Took 2 days. 
Dec 2016

10000 mi
Power hatch was not closing properly. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jul 2016
May 2016

9800 mi
Tire pressure light stayed on even though all tires had correct pressure. 
Jun 2016

11160 mi
Some buttons causing no response, audio responses weak in volume, nav screen freezing. Took three visits over two months to resolve 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015 Keyless entry pad was inoperative since new. Replaced and everything is working fine. 
Sep 2015

1240 mi
Keyless entry keypad on door pillar malfunctioned. Keypad replaced under warranty, all is good. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
May 2016 - Oct 2019
Dec 2016

5000 mi
Critical engine failure and shuddering on startup. Dealer unable to reproduce after several days and returned. Dealer did update code. Weird random noise like thumping. Occurs randomly not able to reproduce 
Jun 2018

18000 mi
Need upgrade to myFord Touch. Only availabe 3.10 from dealer. 
Oct 2018

30000 mi

US $800
Dealer replaced all 4 OEM Conti Pro tires because they were at wear bar so that we have good traction in winter. Also wife heard an intermittent and hard to diagnose thumping sound and dealer replaced rear shocks. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - May 2018
Nov 2017

19220 mi
Engine light on. Replace fuel vapour emission system. This is a known problem for Ford Escapes with capless fuelling. 
Ford Escape in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Apr 2016 - Feb 2018
Jan 2017

13020 mi
FOB did not work every time used to open doors. Module in driver's door replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2018

31620 mi
Dealer wanted to replace all 4 brake pads and rotors at my expense at 39,000 km. Other dealer replaced the front pads and rotors under warranty. Nothing wrong with back brakes. Traded it in for a 2017 Buick Encore Essence. 13000 km now. No problems yet. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

42000 mi

US $500
Electric motor in Power Exterior Mirror failed 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

13000 mi
Clutch/Wave Plates, Control Assy, Solenoid Assy, Gaskets. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

34000 mi
Remote entry sensor 
Jun 2018

35124 mi

US $100
Strut mounts 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Sep 2016

14000 mi
rear automatic lift nofunctional, loud rattle in dash, radio/gps/bluetooth system does not always work. also fuel econ is worse than my genisis 3.8 coupe. otherwise vehicle is built rather well, isvery comfortable and fun to drive. 
Jan 2017

18000 mi
same problems as before. had loner. dealer cannot fix problems 1560miles on vehicle. now has more rattles, lift gate still does not work uses more fuel than my Genesis Coupe. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2015 - May 2019
Nov 2015

1240 mi
above average noise at highway speeds from passenger door. also hissing sound from front approxmately front dash 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2016

156000 mi

US $600
Replaced tie rod ends and maintenance items 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

3000 mi
One way clutch replaced and gasket for clutch. Also had a recall for computer reset taken care of. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

51000 mi

US $100
recall - side door lock check engine light intermittent 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
Feb 2017

29760 mi

C $100
No repair - dealer unable to diagnose. Car 'clicks' when turning - will have to return car to dealer to re-evaluate as cars do not click when you turn. 
Jun 2017

32240 mi
At startup - engaging the AC caused a loud noise. After about 30 seconds it went away and the fan picked up speed. Inspected at dealership - discovered that a filter or guard was missing so presumably something had gotten into the system and was clogging the fan. When reversing the vehicle at slow speeds and turning (such as backing and turning out of a parking space), the car made a clicking noise as you turned the wheel. First inspection - dealership said the floor mat was hitting the steering column, making the noise. Second time in, they could not replicate it. 

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2015 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

3300 mi
Fuse F38 (5 amp) blew due to an improperly routed wiring harness that got pinched against transmission mount. F38 is to an "engine/transmission control module". Wiring harness repaired and re-routed. No problems since. 
Jan 2018

21000 mi
Hard shifting from 2nd to 3rd and into reverse. Valve body issues. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

31000 mi
rear left shock is bad. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Nov 2015

21500 mi
Engine lost coolant and temperature needle went to hot right as I parked. Towed to dealer. Dealer found loose hose connection near thermostat. Replaced thermostat & added coolant. 
Ford Escape in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

10000 mi
Took a long trip. During the trip during stop and go traffic I experienced a loud clunky noise several times. The car actually shook from the vibration. 
Oct 2016

24500 mi
Water began leaking in to the rear right side of the vehicle. The vehicle has been back three times, but I think the problem has been resolved. 
Jun 2017

33000 mi
Water is leaking in over the rear tailgate. Resealed. 
Sep 2017

35500 mi
Leak over rear door. Parts resealed. Update: Problem has persisted and has moved from one side to another. Left side seems to be resolved. Right side still leaks. Being worked on. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

14260 mi
Hatch door handle was getting loose and pulling on the interior door finition. 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

20300 mi
Intermittent wipers did not work. They squirted water on the windshield and they worked at that time. Don't think they have worked since then. 
Ford Escape in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

6000 mi
Door trim scratched and peeling on the inside. Attempted repair but dealer ordered wrong parts. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

10000 mi
Replaced windshield washer fluid pump 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Oct 2016

36700 mi
Defective turbo (replaced. Defective door latch (recall item from Ford, no parts available will require 2nd trip). 
Ford Escape in Iowa, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

4200 mi
LH mirror side light had moisture in it.Ford replaced light assembly, No charge. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Nov 2016 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

51000 mi

US $150
Rear shock absorber leaking. Replaced both rear shocks. 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

23500 mi
motors for window were slow, they added a shield to protect from dirt it is apparently a known issue they also did recall work on the ignition and door lock 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Dec 2017 - Jun 2020
Oct 2018

75000 mi

US $100
Ac not cooling at idle. Engine overheating at idle intermittently. Dealer diagnosed as cooling fan failure (electric). Covered under certified pre-owned warranty. ~ $400 part and ~$800 labor. 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

49000 mi

US $200
Power liftgate motor was low on oil and seized so would not raise. The actuator was replaced for less than $200 including diagnosis and labor. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
May 2014

5400 mi
driver seat bracke has razor sharp edge on top. cut hand reaching for dropped coins. Dealer covered with foam rubber. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

24000 mi
Dual Zone A/C Unit malfunctioned by turning itself on and high. Multiple electrical failures (power windows, locks, push button ignition, A/C, side view mirrors). They could not recreate any of the electrical issues I had upon inspection. An indicator came back saying there may potentially be an issue with the battery so they replaced it under warranty. They said in some cases a partial short could cause these issues however they weren't certain that was the case. I have not had any problems since I have got the car back.  Power piston on tailgate needed to be replaced due to creaking noise when open/close. 
Jun 2017

27000 mi

US $400
Replaced front brake pads. Replaced front rotors. Shaved down rear rotors due to uneven wear. Rears were covered under warranty. 
Sep 2017

30685 mi
Clicking noise when turning the steering wheel while driving. Upon diagnosis noise was coming from front upper strut top and bearing on both sides. Removed both front struts and replace strut top and bearing for both. Reassembled and road tested; operates as designed. Problem: Shutter when shifting the vehicle from reverse to drive. Fix: Driveshaft axle seal was leaking. Was disassembled and bushings inspected and axle stub shaft are good. Driveshaft front axle seal was replaced. Fluids were topped off and road tested; operates as designed. 
Apr 2018

33600 mi

US $719
There was a water leak that showed itself on the driver side windshield. 4-5 weeks later there were about 10 additional water leaks throughout the windshield. Upon Ford inspecting the vehicle they found that the water leak was due to water gathering under the roof rack, settling within the seal, and running down to the top of the windshield. The water was also running to the back of the car down the same seal and was exiting within the panels by the rear passenger door and passenger side trunk. The seal on the roof had to be replaced and panels removed so interior can be fully cleaned and dried out to avoid mold problem. I had noticed that the climate control in the car was not working correctly. After the vehicle engine was warmed up it would still blow out cold air, even when reading 75+ degrees. In order for warm temperature to come through the car it had to be manually turned to at least 77 degrees. Additionally the outside temp gauge on the My Ford Touch (MFT) display would consistently give VERY inaccurate readings. On a day where it was 40 degrees the display read anywhere from -6 to 77 degrees. I believe the two issues may had been interrelated. Upon Ford inspection the found the issue to be caused by a Ambient Air Temperature Sensor. The sensor itself was faulty and broker and needed to be replaced. After replacing the sensor the technicians found that whenever the harness it is connected to is moved the temperature readings become inaccurate. Upon additional inspection they found the pin connector for the sensor was broken and also needed to be replaced. Once replaced the Climate Control and Outside Air Temp readings appeared to be functioning correctly. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

7700 mi
Plastic cover on inside of rear hatch was coming loose and rattling. Dealer replaced clips and installed longer screws to prevent a future occurance. 
Apr 2015

14000 mi
Rattle was emanating from the rear interior of the vehicle over bumps. Cause was found to be simply the rear seatbelt buckle bumping into the plastic seatbelt holder on the top of the rear seat. Fix is to keep buckle farther down belt. 
Mar 2017

35000 mi
Had noted excessive drivetrain noise which resembled wind nosie coming from the rear of the vehicle. However, it could even be heard at low speeds over smooth pavement. Dealer diagnosed as a faulty rear differential, which was replaced under warranty. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014 Navigation location not correct. Replaced Accessory Protocol Interface Module (APIM) Navigation location not correct. Replaced GPS Module, carried out PMI and retested. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

17000 mi
Keypad on outside door was not working. A fuse was replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2017

42000 mi
Transmission problems fixed under warranty. 
May 2018

55000 mi
More transmission problems. Rough shifts. Whistle noise in 4th. 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Sep 2016

16000 mi
A/C froze up in high humidity conditions. Dealer changed temp sensor. 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

7700 mi
Battery kept losing charge - after confirming there was no odd drain, they replaced the battery under warranty. 
Mar 2018

53200 mi
Oil leak 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014 Evidence of water leaks on both A pillars at 90 miles. Day two of ownership. Watermarks seen on trim pieces. Dealer replaced car with a new 2014. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Nov 2013 - Feb 2018
May 2014

4000 mi
Park assist was going off in traffic when cars were two car length or less with a solid tone that normally means you have less than 6 inches. Fix was to put the transmission into S and back to D a couple of times with no obstacles around. 
Jul 2014

7300 mi
Right front wheel bearing failed. Mechanic said it was bad from the factory. I just noticed at 5k miles it was making grumbling noises which kept getting worse. 
Feb 2015

13500 mi
Fuel pump failed while driving 
Aug 2017

30000 mi
Clunking when going over rough roads or bumps. There was also squeaking when turning the wheel while parking for example. Dealer said it was strut tower bushing assembly failing which they said is fairly common. They replaced both side while it was in. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

22320 mi

C $100
Error message from BLS (Blind Spot detection), somehow confused by trailer hitch. No idea why (and repair was unsuccessful, despite their claim otherwise). It's intermittent and hard to diagnose. 
Apr 2017

22320 mi

C $500
Wiring to factory trailer hitch - small electrical console/unit had some kind of water damage. 
Jun 2018

29760 mi
Replaced Wheel bearings (covered by warranty). 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

105000 mi

US $1250
Transmission was fluttering during shifting and was slow to shift into 2nd gear when cold. Initial diagnosis was bad solenoid or other transmission failure. Further investigation found the bad bushing ands seal in the front left half shaft. Ford replaced the parts and tranny fluid. the car is working normally now. 
Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

57660 mi
Clunking sound from rear driving over bumps. 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

1500 mi
Two major rattles from the driver's door panel and near the shift boot. 
Dec 2013

4000 mi
Car was taken back to the dealer to fix the same rattles not repaired the first time. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2017 - May 2018
Mar 2017

41000 mi

US $50
Liftgate struts replaced because they were weak. Cruise control switch was also replaced because the paint was flaking off. Had them update to SYNC 3.10 while it was there. Out of warranty cost for all would have been $437 including labor. 
Dec 2017

57000 mi
Leaking front engine cover resealed under warranty. The job took all day, would have been around $600 out of warranty. 
Jan 2018

57800 mi
Brought the car in after noticing the PTU was leaking. Turns out it was leaking from the vent, and the oil was dark with metal shavings, so they replaced the PTU. $1,200 cost if out of warranty, caught this just in time! 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

26000 mi
Headliner rattle. It was taken down and refastened correctly. Water intrusion into taillight assembly. Taillight assembly replaced. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

4400 mi
outside left side mirror had a defective electrical control motor., Was replaced under warranty 
Jun 2015

8000 mi
in extremely hot weather (above 95F) the ac was not cold enough. Dealership checked everything within the HVAC system and determined the factory fill was 1.5 oz low on the refrigerant. Problem solved 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

27000 mi
Dash display failed. Was replaced with new display unit. Reverse camera would not turn off when shifted out of reverse. Dealer upgraded software on the system. This fixed the issue. 
Jun 2016

30000 mi
Air vent handle broke. Parts ordered; repair will be done once parts arrive. Transmission hangs between 1st and 2nd. Dealer checked but could not replicate. 
Sep 2016

36000 mi
Parts previously ordered were finally installed. 
Nov 2017

50000 mi

US $75
Driver rear window switch failed. Dealer replaced switch. Took 3 hours labor. Sync system was not functioning correctly. Dealer updated the software on the system. 1 hour labor. 
May 2018

55000 mi
Sync system was experiencing issues. Phone disconnects, volume cut out, and other minor issues. Dealer could not find issues. Only further course is a full reset, costing $200. As this is minor decided not to pay for further repairs, especially as told they could not guarantee full fix. 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Aug 2014 - Nov 2019
Mar 2015

8000 mi
Interior handle for the rear hatch was lose. Dealer tightened it, said he has seen a number of these from the factory with lose screws on the hatch handle. 
Dec 2017

55000 mi
Noise from rear, similar to rear differential whine. Ford has a service bulletin on this calling for replacement of bushings with updated parts. Repair done under the 60k powertrain warranty. 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
Jan 2014 The rear lift gate does not open when passing the foot under the rear bumper sensor. Sensor malfunction. 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Apr 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2014

5700 mi
Interior hatch trim detached from body in corner. Was unable to use the interior hatch handle until this was fixed. 
Sep 2015

20000 mi
Sync would not launch and forgot synchronization to all phones. Ford did master reset of system. Wiped all stored data. No parts replaced. Problem has not returned yet. 
May 2016

34000 mi
Driver rear tail lamp assembly was showing condensation. Dealer reviewed and determined that parts needed to be replaced. Water was building in driver side tail lamp assembly. Unit was evaluated on first trip and replaced on second trip. New vehicle warranty covered full cost. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014 Pull down stap and inside panel of rear door came loose 
Dec 2016

29000 mi
Trip meters would not work volume on radio malfunctions 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

3500 mi
Turbo got very loud, dealer replaced "entire system" but wasn't forthcoming with better info, still not happy. Gas mileage is suffering is since noise developed. 
Oct 2015

14200 mi
Seat bolt trim cover rear seat broke off, rattle in front pass seat belt height adjuster, rattle in front pass seat 
Dec 2015

15000 mi
P26B7 CEL, + little heat + poor fuel mileage of 16mpg. Coolant bypass solenoid failed, which from what I can gather, seems to be a modern day interpretation of a thermostat. 
Mar 2016

19000 mi
Passenger seat, passenger b pillar rattles "unable to reproduce" of course 
Dec 2016

29000 mi
All sorts of squeaks, rattles, and wind noise. Dealer never able to find the cause. At least 4 distinct rattles. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
Feb 2015

13300 mi
Burning odor from engine compartment that enters the vehicle while at a stand still 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Mar 2016

16740 mi
TSB 13-02-15 – 2013 Escape – 1.6L GTDI – Service Engine Soon Light – DTC P26B7 – Built On Or Before 2/13/2013 Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.6L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine built on or before 2/13/2013 may 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

51000 mi

US $415
Check engine light came on. Took car to dealer. Canister purge valve was replaced. EVAP control. 
May 2018

54000 mi

US $35
Coolant overflow bottle had stress cracks on the underside of the bottle causing a small leak, dripping on the right side engine mount. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

27000 mi
The one safety belt latch wasn't working. It turned out that one of our children had wedged an item into the buckle. The dealer removed it free of charge, and it is now working. 
May 2018

45000 mi

US $60
The low tire pressure light came on, even though the tires were not low on pressure. The dealer cleaned the connection to the tire and then reset the sensors. 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2017
Jun 2015

24000 mi
AC stopped blowing cold air 
Jul 2015

25000 mi
CEL on with rough idle 
Sep 2015

30000 mi
Passenger side window slow going up 
Dec 2015

34000 mi
No heat caused by radiator cap not being secured previous trip. 
Jan 2017

US $400
Stuck wastegate Led third brake light assembly failed 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

53000 mi
No crank, light, radio, and everything else worked. Jumped battery to no avail. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

75800 mi
Check engine light illuminated. A sensor on the emissions system had gone bad. 
Jun 2016

68000 mi

US $515
AC went out. No cold air at all. A cooling line was replaced, that had gone bad. 
Sep 2016

75000 mi

US $200
Rear passenger power window switch failed. Part replaced 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

25000 mi

US $65
Driver seat belt would not retract they cleaned the belt track. Not happy that they charged me. It appears the stuff they pulled out was felt from the track meganisam. 
Jan 2018

30600 mi

US $120
new battery 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Aug 2017

31000 mi
Third Brake Light on upper back hatch of the Escape. The light had failed and the whole assembly needed to be replaced. Thankfully, it was still under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Mar 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

57000 mi
Replaced transmission under warranty 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

6000 mi
Transmission was shifting roughly for a few days. Access port seal was determined to be missing on trans causing fluid leak. Cleaned and refilled with new trans fluid. 
Jun 2017

47000 mi
Engine overheated on several occasions while idling with the A/C running. Taken to dealership; dealer was unable to replicate. Problem not resolved; has happened once since then. 
Jul 2017

49000 mi

US $85
Returned to dealer for engine overheating. Dealer noted that the coolant level was low; added coolant. Problem has not resurfaced. 
Aug 2017

52000 mi

US $100
Replaced battery 
Jun 2018

60000 mi
Replace/reprogram engine cooling sensor. 
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2015

12900 mi
battery failed dealer replaced under warranty 

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2014 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
May 2017

39000 mi
Failed Bearing in rear differential. Factory replaced entire unit under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Aug 2014

11320 mi
Airbag and ABS module burnt 
Dec 2014

14880 mi
Check engine light on and off. code p26b7, replace bypass valve 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

20460 mi

C $167
Direction lamp front driver side. I waited almost one hour. The attendant thought it was wrong, spoke with the mechanic that confirmed 40 minutes were charge for changing one bulb. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Aug 2017

18903 mi
After 20 minutes, the dash vents would close. Fan works okay, I hear the air coming out, it's just not able to come out of anywhere I can feel. Turning the car off and on fixes the problem. The dealer tracked it down to SSM 45383 and reprogrammed the HVAC module. The repair seemed to work, but when I drove it the following day, it happened again. The handle for the cargo hatch broke off in my hand the first night I had the car. The dealer replaced the handle. The day after I picked up the car, the problem happened again. All the vents closed up, the fan works perfectly, but no air comes out of any vent. I was close to the dealership, so I came right in. The manager, the writer and two techs saw the problem. I was hoping to get an answer that afternoon. The next day, I was told it would be ready on Monday, on Monday, I was told that they weren't able to fix it, and that they had a "call into the Ford hotline." I took it back because I couldn't afford to pay for a rental anymore. I called Ford corporate, they referred me to another Ford dealer about twenty minutes away. All the vents closed up, the fan works perfectly, but no air comes out of any vent. After calling Ford corporate, they told me that I had to go back to the original dealer. I left several messages until he finally called me back, and told me to bring the car in. Several days later, a part was replaced, but they declined to give me the repair ticket, saying they wanted to keep the repair order open in order to stop the factory warranty from expiring. A few warm days later, it seems to be working. The recirculation button still turns off and on from time to time, and in order to change the setting, I still have to push it twice. I didn't push it, I will ask them to look at it later. 
Nov 2017

25295 mi
I'd earlier heard running water behind the dashboard, especially when starting or stopping. The Internet said it was a broken heater core, but they checked everything and said it wasn't doing it now, it could have been an air bubble that resolved itself. While the car was in the shop for the dashboard noise that wasn't there, a sharp eyed mechanic noticed insulation missing under the hood, and rodents nests made behind the fenders and under the alternator. The dealer removed the fenders to eliminate the nests and resealed all the damage done. Luckily, no wiring damage or live rodents were found. 
Feb 2018

33724 mi
The car started making a "clunking" noise from the rear when I went over a bump. When it got loud enough where I went to the dealer, they said that it needed new rear shocks. 
Apr 2018

37000 mi
Bluetooth stopped working, just like my old Escape. In the past, I was able to pull the battery and reset the system, on the new Escape, the battery is buried under a plastic shroud by the windshield. The dealership reset the battery for me, Bluetooth is working. But, the clock now is frozen. 
Jul 2018

47210 mi

US $613
Just like last summer, the floor mats continued to be wet and the interior smells moldy as a result. This time though, they found a loose [A/C] drain hose and fixed it. Lately, I've been hearing a ticking noise at very low speeds coming from the rear end. I mentioned it to them, but they couldn't find the problem. The rear hatch is closing slowly, I asked them to replace the struts. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017
May 2017

53000 mi
High pitch whining noise from transmission. Also shifting was very bad 
Sep 2017

55000 mi
Coolant bypass solenoid 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

5300 mi
Semi easy fix, had to be jump started twice in sub 0 weather. Took it to Autozone to check the system and found the battery terminal was loose 
Aug 2017

52000 mi

US $350
2nd time replaced end with adjustable suspension. Other sides almost locked up allready. Factory has no adjustments. 
Jun 2018

66000 mi

US $250
Stearing box replaced Water pump 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2017
Mar 2015

9000 mi
PV seal replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2017

33000 mi
Door Latch replacement Recall repair 
Dec 2017

38000 mi

US $500
Coolant bypass solenoid replaced 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2016
Aug 2015

12700 mi
Performed TSB for freezing up of the system, which didn't produce cold air from the A/C system. 
Ford Escape in West Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2016
Dec 2014

13000 mi
Transmission failed. Had to replace whole transmission. 

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2013 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

4600 mi
Burning smell from first day the car was picked up with 14 miles on it Clunk in rear we are told normal but there is a t.s.b for it Dash keeps freezing. Will not turn off or on at times. Shut down with error messages 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

1000 mi
Defects in the clear coat from the factory on the hood and left rear door necessitating a repaint of these areas. (They first tried to buff it out and that was not successful...) 
Nov 2012

2000 mi
Problems with MFT and Navigation System requiring software update and Nav SD card replacement. 
Jul 2015

21300 mi
Battery failed to hold a charge and was diagnosed as defective. Replaced under warranty. Replaced in two hours at dealer. 
Oct 2017

29000 mi
Repaired problem with door handle lock proximity sensors. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Apr 2015
Dec 2012

1240 mi
Front passenger window one-touch up and down not working. 
Jan 2014

9565 mi

C $57
Replaced defective tire 
Jun 2014

13020 mi
Replaced right front exterior door handle due to problem with automatic locking security system 
Sep 2014

17980 mi
Nav system frequently showing wrong location Remote door locks not always working properly 
Nov 2014

19220 mi
Nav screen frequently jumped to home screen. Switch was replaced One touch power window switch not working. Replaced switch. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Nov 2012

5260 mi
Rear door weather strips came off when wiping down after washing. Ford Sync upgraded 
Jun 2013

18600 mi
The Sync touch screen went black with no display. The APIM and Touch Screen were replaced. 
May 2015

72540 mi
Splash shield is removed for engine oil changes, fastener threads stripped after 14 oil changes, inadequate design. Mechanic installed new fasters, not a permanent repair. Chrome plating peeling on the interior drivers door handle, caused the driver to cut his finger. Ford and the dealer would not cover the cost of replacement of the door handle so I taped it to prevent further injury. 
Sep 2015

81840 mi

C $132
There was a clunk when a wheel ran over a pot hole or off a low curb etc. I replaced both Front and Rear stabilizer bar links. There is a distinctive clunk from the rear suspension when driving in parking lots and changing direction the suspension is working, thus is on turns and uneven surfaces.Original Rear shocks were replaced with KYB 553392. Problem not solved 
Oct 2015

82640 mi

C $15
The engine splash shield was falling apart, the plastic duct was separating from the shield and the fastening holes along the rear edge were tearing. I riveted a galvanised steel strip along the rear edge and riveted the duct onto the shield 
Nov 2015

84940 mi

C $53
There is a clunk from the front suspension when turning at low speed when either front wheel moves up or down. The test drive diagnosed the front struts are the cause of the clunk. but could not tell if the top strut bearing is the source. 
Dec 2015

86800 mi

C $340
A clunk from the front suspesion/steering when turning a low speeds and going ove bumps. The front strut bearings were replaced, also the stabiliser bar support busings were replaced. No improvement in the condition after these repairs. 
Mar 2016

86800 mi
When I jacked the car under the floor on one side it would clunk and when I let the jack down it clunked again, seemed like a body or subframe twisting and popping. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

36000 mi
Entire dash went dark. AC worked, but that's it. Try to start stereo system, message about low battery and shut down. Outside lights worked. Repair code below not representative. Reset to system by removing battery cable from battery. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Mar 2013 - Feb 2015
Apr 2013

13800 mi
Air conditioner compressor froze and broke the rubber belt 
Dec 2013

19000 mi
Worn front right tie rod 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2014
Jun 2013

10000 mi
car displayed a left front sensor failure warning 
Aug 2013

13500 mi
recirculation mode failed to engage. I am not convinced that it was NOT caused by removal and replacement of the dash done last month for removal of a mouse nest but I can't prove such. 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

9000 mi
MyFord Touch Navigation has never worked properly. It would show you off in the middle of a field when you were on an Interstate. Dealer was no help. I spent weekend finding a TSR to correct the problem. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 2014
May 2013

3000 mi
Front end creaking noise when braking, turning, and over bumps 
Oct 2014

16000 mi
Recall 14s17, correct driveability issues due to splices in wiring harness 
Ford Escape in Alaska, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2017
Jun 2016

31000 mi
Leaky valve discovered on the transmission. I never saw any evidence of a leak. Leaky valve replaced 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

1500 mi
Rear seatbelt locking mechanism stopped working. The seatbelt would not latch. 
Aug 2013

3000 mi
Rear seatbelt locking mechanism stopped working again as the replacement was incorrectly installed causing the unit to break in half upon lowering of the rear seat. 
Mar 2016

30000 mi
Driveshaft started tearing away from transmission. Repaired under warranty. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

23300 mi
The rack was not allowing the steering to naturally return to neutral. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2016
Jun 2013

2000 mi
MyFordTouch GPS voice commands would not find POI destinations. Dealer replaced GPS antenna but didn't fix. Did master radio reset at my request and that fixed the issue. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

28000 mi
Jerks while driving 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

78740 mi
wire harness 
Jan 2017

C $100
gears failing to engage or engage with a big thump. internal leaks discovered in transmission. Transmission was rebuilt. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2018

35000 mi

US $20
Interior grab handle for tailgate came loose; second occurrence, first repair under warranty. Removed trim from handle and re-tightened screws. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jan 2018
Nov 2016

48800 mi

US $18
SD Card for NAV blew out. Replaced with card from eBay. 
Nov 2017

60689 mi
Ford recall to replace door latch 
Ford Escape in Alabama, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

46000 mi

US $845
Had to replace the alternator. Wonderful experience. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
May 2015

22000 mi
Noticed slight bubbling of paint on inside of lower front doors along bottom seam above the caulk line. Dealer sandblasted and repainted doors under warranty. Not sure why corroded. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2017 - Jan 2018
Aug 2017

53000 mi
Door latches 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

55000 mi
The bottom of the Tailgate has started to rust out. I took it to the dealer for Warranty but the denied the claim because it had not rusted through. 
Dec 2015

62000 mi

US $95
The left side passenger door (4 door car) the interior panel popped off again. The mechanic put screws into the door to replace it. 
Mar 2016

63000 mi
Replace Half shaft Seal, Leaking Trans Axle Seal. 
Sep 2016

63000 mi

US $534
Also had a valve stem in a tire repaired. Also all the Lug Nuts on the tires were corroded and needed to be replaced on all four wheels 
Jul 2017

72000 mi

US $638
Rear Stabilizers 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

8680 mi
GPS for navigation became inaccurate. Location shown on myfordtouch would be 2 blocks or so from actual location. Techs performed a TSB and replaced a GPS module mounting bracket free of charge. Works great now. They even washed my car. 
Ford Escape in North Dakota, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2017
May 2016

24693 mi
TPMS LIGHT came on, check tires, no leaks or low pressure. Took vehicle to tire shop, they claim it was nothing wrong with tires or pressure, but were unable reset TPMS light. Took to dealer, they reset light/sensor in 30 mins. No charge 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

2480 mi
Sticky Door Handle. 
Mar 2013

4960 mi
squiky brake pedal. loose trim piece. 
Aug 2013

8680 mi
Fuel Gauge error requiring firmware update (TSB) 
Mar 2014

15500 mi
Pop sound in exhaust. Repaired as per TSB. 
Nov 2015

29000 mi
Transmission Failure due to faulty part. Transmission Rebuilt. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

5000 mi
Navigation would show me off road occasionally. A GPSM bracket was replaced at my insistence due to a TSB I found in a forum TSB 13-4-20. This solved the problem. 
May 2014

12000 mi
Rattle coming from sunroof area above passenger side. They found wiring that was not secured correctly at the factory. Caused the headliner area to rattle when sunroof was closed. 
Aug 2014

13000 mi
Car began hesitating, clunking into gears and felt like it was going to die. Caused by a wiring harness that is part of a new recall. Parts for the recall are not available for another month so dealer made repairs to the harness instead. 
Feb 2016

29000 mi
Gas smell in car and in garage. PCV hose replaced per TSB Rattle from crossbar on sunroof 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017
Jul 2013

9700 mi
Engine light came on, dealer could not fine a problem, it happened again. After restart engine light went out both times. Car ran fine after 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

11000 mi
Instrument Panel software update to resolve early "low fuel" warnings. 
Sep 2014

26000 mi
Paint coming off "Ecoboost" badge. 1st replacement arrived in worse shape and dealer had to reorder part. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

3000 mi
Three times the lift gate has not latched down all the way. Push the button and it comes down. Get in the car and a message comes up that the gate is ajar. Will not go up or down - have to push it the rest of the way in. 
Ford Escape in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015
Aug 2012

3000 mi
Windshield Wipers needed adjustment. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

1200 mi
Myford touch started glitching. Menus became blank and options disappeared including the master reset option. Dealer tech pulled battery connector to hard reset system. Nav stopped accepting commands. 
Dec 2012

2000 mi
GPS takes too long to acquire signal; dealer upgraded myford touch to 3.5.1 with no change in the issue 
Jun 2013

4000 mi
GPS took a long time to lock and would lose location sometimes, dealer applied TSB 13-4-20 (replaced GPS module and vracket), and location acquisition is now much quicker. 
Jun 2017

15000 mi
Repaired leak from from left axle seal. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2014

11160 mi
Right front wheel axle seal replaced under waranty 
Dec 2014

21700 mi
replace back up camera Replace rt front axle seal 
Oct 2015

35640 mi
blis sensor fell off and needed to be replaced 
May 2016

40300 mi

C $145
This repair needed 2 trips to identify, the moonroof is no longer operable. It would cost upwards of $1000 to repair. I will no repair it. 
Apr 2017

58280 mi
Sunroof no longer worked. 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Aug 2017
Apr 2014

37300 mi
initial road trip with car, on the freeway, intermittent odd noise coming from rear of vehicle. After 10 minutes, attempted to pull over and check, vehicle died on exit ramp and would not start for several minutes. Same problem as previous. Strange sound, Stall, no start. Started engine using process to start a flooded engine. Shop could not duplicate. Same symptoms as above. I diagnosed the issue based on knowledge of recall on Mazda vehicles. (Spider egg sac in gas tank purge line.) Noise car was making was vacuum in gas tank caused by faulty purge control valve. 
Aug 2015

50700 mi

US $140
Replaced battery. Afterwards brought to dealer due to electrical gremlins. 
May 2017

66000 mi

US $115
Car would not start symptoms of battery issue. Since I had x warranty towed for free. Initial report was bad battery. I felt there was no way battery was bad after 2 years. Told them it had to be something else. They checked and researched stuff... another battery test came back same - battery. Interstate battery was warranties through another shop. They supplied a battery, dealer installed for $15. Battery is hard to get at I felt it was worth that. Escape uses something called BCM - Battery Control Module - when battery was replaced 2 years ago this was not reset. I had car-truck at another dealer for gremlins after the battery was replaced and they knew battery was replaced but did not know to reset BCM. This most likely would not apply full charge to battery as computer thought battery was bad and caused battery to fail prematurely. No gremlins this time! 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Rattle/clunk in rear, dealer replaced rear shock assemblies per TSB 13-07-02. Problem gone. 
Nov 2015

50400 mi

US $400
Tie rod end replaced 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

18000 mi
The air bag warning light came on and would not go off. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Aug 2018
May 2013

4000 mi
Undefined noise. Ford is aware of it and has no solution to date 
Dec 2013

10000 mi
Noise in control arm, responded to TSB 
Aug 2014

15800 mi

US $50
Repair navigation system Realign rear hatch 
Jun 2015

25000 mi
Sync failed 
Sep 2015

26000 mi

US $60
Sync failure 
Nov 2015

29000 mi

US $35
Problems with My Touch. System stops operation but dealer has been unable to replicate 
Jun 2017

41000 mi

US $50
Replace radio and Sync system 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

69000 mi
Check engine light on, loud thumping/flatulence sound from the rear of the car. Gas filler tube assembly gasket released gas tank pressure, dealer re-seated the gasket and couldn't reproduce the noise. 
May 2015

85100 mi

US $351
Check engine light was on, car had difficulty starting after refueling. Expected symptom after previous problem could not be reproduced- dealer said vent valve failure was likely with time, but driving was safe. Should wait until repeatable. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

60800 mi

US $525
Under carriage near front. A clip was broken and a screw missing. I think it's a poor design. 
Jul 2017

93000 mi
Under carriage beneath engine retaining clips missing again. 
Mar 2018

100000 mi
I'm getting a rattling sound from the rear undercarriage of the car. I looked on the car several times and found nothing. After doing some research online it seems I am not alone in this problem. I've not taken the car in to the dealer because Napleton Ford in Libertyville, IL service department has gone down hill. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012 Front passenger side door needed to be adjusted so it aligned with the body better. Not a big issue, took about 15 minutes to adjust. 
Nov 2014

31000 mi
Needed ball joint replaced. 
Apr 2016

53200 mi
Hose to the rear windshield was nozzle broke near the firewall. Will need to get replaced soon. 
Aug 2016

59000 mi

US $230
Finally had washer hose replaced. 
Feb 2017

66000 mi

US $205
Needed to have front passenger side control arm replaced. 
May 2018

85000 mi

US $200
Loud blower motor replaced. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

2700 mi
Rear liftgate/hatch was misaligned from my factory ordered Escape. have sent it to dealer TWICE. They got it a little better, but is still not as good as the ones I see on the lot. Brakes made very loud high-pitched sounds when coming to a stop. This is after they have heated up. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Oct 2013

19800 mi
Ecoboost badge- surface / color peeled off. Dealership replaced. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Apr 2017
Apr 2013

17140 mi
Ecoboost badge was replaced due to colour disintegration 
Sep 2013

21700 mi
Wind Noise from Driver's door MyFord Touch system - no volume, no voice commands. Intermittent rough idle 
Jun 2014

34720 mi
Hard shifting. 
Dec 2015

74400 mi
Wheel hub was the problem. Took several visits and several other parts replaced before problem solved. 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

66000 mi

US $50
Fix whistle in duct system and replace cabin air filter 
Feb 2017

77000 mi

US $300
Check engine light. Issue with gasoline vapor recovery system Problem was repaired Rear brake pads an rotors. First rear brake replacement 
Oct 2017

86000 mi

US $75
Car was failing to start . I suspected the battery. Dealer checke the battery under load and the charging system . All looked ok. A month or so later the battery failed and I had it replaced. 
Ford Escape in Kansas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
Oct 2016

43000 mi
Drivers side rear wheel bearing 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2013 All 4 door handles would stick open when cold and humid outside. Rear passenger door would not close after opening it in cold weather (latch frozen open). They undid all 4 doors and lubricated all the parts properly. They replaced the rear door "Ecoboost/4WD" logo that was erased completely blank. 
Sep 2013

11160 mi
rear liftgate was misaligned and was rubbing on the bumper. Re-painted the bottom of the door , re-aligned it and changed the bumper. proximity sensors were going off for no reason. Problem confirmed. Faulty sensor.On order. 
Dec 2013

14260 mi
changed the muffler according to Ford's SSM concerning the "ping sound" at cold start. Squeaky front brakes. changed both front calipers 
May 2014

18600 mi
The escape kept stalling all of a sudden with message : engine problem. service now. . Then after re-ingnition it would be fine for a couple of days. Took it to Ford where they performed TSB 13-12-12, changing wires. 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2016
Jun 2013

3000 mi
trim: the "I" in "Titanium" fell off 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

9000 mi
Update to fix bugs in the MyFord Touch system. 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Jan 2013

4000 mi
The car stalled and would not restart 
Mar 2013

5000 mi
Applied TSB to address the stall no start issues that occurred last month 
May 2013

6400 mi
Navigation could not find GPS. TSB applied 
Dec 2014

20000 mi
Battery kept dying. Replaced passenger passive entry door handle that wasn't working properly. 
Aug 2015

25800 mi
Replace broken Key Fob / Smart Key 
Jun 2016

35000 mi

US $600
No function or display on the system. APIM changed and display replaced 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2017
Jan 2017

US $99
car has phantom electrical problems!! "Battery management system" sensor is bad!! BCM could also be bad! I paid dealer for diagnostics! will fix myself !! car needed new negative battery cable with sensor new battery 590 cca new pigtail 2 cavity connector "sensor battery current" cost of new parts was under $200.00 
Ford Escape in Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

32500 mi
Headliner delaminated from attachment hardware, new headliner on order by dealer 
Feb 2014

9000 mi
Completed headliner repair. Needed second headliner, first was damaged by dealer during install. 
Ford Escape in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

35720 mi
axle seal on driver's side was leaking and needed replacement 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

4200 mi
The wiper motor failed, but I think it was at least partly my own fault, due to my use of the windshield wipers in the automatic car wash 
Jul 2016

46000 mi
wheel bearing, hub, and front axle replaced due to bad wheel bearing. 
Mar 2017

68000 mi
This repair originally began in August 2016, with the vehicle finally completely repaired in March of 2017. I originally took the vehicle to Lindsay Ford in Washington DC for a bad wheel hub. The wheel hub was replaced, as well as the axle and wheel housing. When I got the car back it was worse than when I brought it to Lindsay Ford, so they replaced the axle again, in an equally bad way. Eventually the rear axle started making noise and they replaced the rear axle gear, then the transmission failed due to all the fluid draining out of it because of the large gaping hole between the axle and transaxle. The entire transmission was rebuilt. Then the axle was replaced again and it was done correctly, but the cv boot and joint needed to be replaced as well as well as the left tie rod. After not having my car, or a rental for 6 weeks (over several months time) I finally got the vehicle back and the alignment seemed to be out of whack, and the engine shield fell down while I was driving the car. So I took it back to the dealership again for more repairs. Finally everything seemed to be fixed in a pretty half ass way. Then I took it to Koon's Ford to have the ridiculously comprehensive Maryland safety inspection done and it wouldn't pass the inspection without $1,200 in repairs. I still had 25 miles of powertrain warranty left, but Ford will not repair another dealerships mistakes. Lindsay Ford had forced a right tie rod upside down into where the left tie rod should be when they did the repairs. And the CV boot and joint were bad again. So I had to take it back to Lindsay Ford for the repairs. Lindsay Ford denied ever working on the left tie rod and said they can fix it for $600. I had saved my work orders and gave the service advisor the ticket number and he agreed that they did work on the tie rod, and they'll fix it and the cv boot/joint for no charge. When I got it back the repairs were done correctly (koons Ford audited the repairs), but the engine shield still fell down again and it got damaged, but I'm never taking my car back to Lindsay Ford! I really think that all the repairs were due to Lindsay Fords incredible incompetence. My service advisor at Lindsay Ford was actually really good at updates as they came in, every day he would call me and give me a status, somedays nothing had been done, or the mechanice working on my car had gone awol, or I could pick up my car. In July, the car did start making a significant amount more engine noise. I took it to Koons Ford, but they couldn't identify the source of the problem, so they couldn't fix it. The car did accelerate much quicker though, so at least I had that. A friend said it sounded like a racecar, lol. In February though I drove through a snowstorm and now the car is as quiet as it was when new. I put all of this in one entry due to not wanting to enter 15 repair trips. 
Ford Escape in New Hampshire, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2018
May 2015

25000 mi
Wheel noise when brakes got hot, dealer found a bent pin that was touching wheel / brake when it was hot. 
Jun 2017

61000 mi

US $350
Warped rotors. Cut rotors. 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

37000 mi
Turbo cooler hose failed 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

16300 mi
Squeak in sunroof area in cold weather. Better, but not quite fixed. Hard to find, since seems to be temp related. 
Sep 2016

36000 mi
Loud noise traced to faulty front wheel bearing. Replaced under mfg drivetrain warranty. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2015
Sep 2014

57000 mi

US $300
Not blowing hot 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2013 - Apr 2018
May 2014

15980 mi
oil leaking from turbo engine stalling on highway, throttle assembly replaced 
Nov 2014

20020 mi
leak ATF from transfer case 
Dec 2015

34720 mi
A/C compressor was leaking. Replaced by a new one. 
May 2016

39840 mi
RH drive shaft leaking ATF 
Feb 2017

50920 mi
Turbo Charge Air Cooler Replaced 
Apr 2017

52080 mi
Front PTU whine and leak. Replaced by a new assembly. Rear PTU whine, repaired by TSB 
Dec 2017

60140 mi
LH AXLE LEAK ATF LH AXLE LEAK ATF 
Jan 2018

61070 mi
wheel bearing replacement 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

12000 mi
Hatch strut actuator failed causing body damage 
Ford Escape in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
Jan 2014

12080 mi
when starting with remote control the engine would stall after 15 seconds. The BCM was replaced along with a wiring harness. 
Jul 2014

15500 mi
rear hatch door does not close straight. it scratches the rubber bumper below the hatch. the alarm that sounds when the rear hatch is opened is barely audible 
Ford Escape in West Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

44000 mi

US $1590
plus both rear shocks 
Apr 2018

92000 mi

US $125
Rear breaks 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

24700 mi
Rear wheel bearing made noise at high speed. Replaced bearing under warranty. 
Oct 2014

25800 mi
Axle seal leaking on transmission to driver front wheel. Repaired under warranty. 
Mar 2017

68000 mi
Requested that driver seat belt be repaired as it does not fully retract. Was told that restraint warranty ran out at 60,000 miles and I would be required to pay full cost over repair (over $400). I declined repair and will be contacting Ford customer service. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

7000 mi
Perform TSB 13-2-1 and diagnose problem with remote start failing after battery saver mode is engaged (~3 min after engine is shut off) 
Ford Escape in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

3000 mi
The heat shield over the muffler and catalytic converter tore loose due to poor design and had to be replaced. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2014
Oct 2012

4000 mi
Power liftgate not latching. GATE MECHANICLY NOT LATCHING CORRECTLY- REMOVED LOWER TRIM PANELS TO ACCESS AND ADJUST STRIKER AND ADJ FOR CORRECT GATE CLOSE FIT-REASSEMBLED reprogrammed module 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

33480 mi
coolant was low. they found a loose hose clamp. pressure held for 1 hr afterwards 
Mar 2016

48980 mi
The radio had multiple problems. Sometimes would not turn on. Sometimes would not turn off when vehicle turned off. could not get control of the quick channels 
Apr 2017

65472 mi

C $150
Fluid leak at left side half shaft seal Seal was replaced. 
Jul 2017

70060 mi
Right signal turned off. Bulb. Didn't take long. 
Feb 2018

77617 mi

C $900
the fuel sensor on the fuel tank and the fuel lines need to be replaced. fault code: P0451. 
Jun 2018

80600 mi

C $140
The cruise control reactivation was intermittent. Once in standby mode it would not come back on. Dealer went through diagnostics and removed module and all connections. Reassembled. will take time to know if the problem has been repaired as it was intermittent. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2015
Nov 2014

23800 mi
Low coolant warning. Replace water pump. Engine hesitation and raving. Rear internal door pull separated from body. 
May 2015

29000 mi
Check engine light with service engine warning. Engine goes into limp mode. Reset on restart. 8 times in month. Wire harness splices repaired. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Jul 2017
Mar 2015

14880 mi
check engine light Low coolant light displayed,may have air lock from recall done 4 months ago,only happened when -25 celcius or colder 
Jun 2016

36580 mi
check engine light going on and off,replaced coolant bypass valve. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014 hose was leaking antifreeze 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2015

18000 mi
Service engine light came on day after purchase and wouldn't clear thy checked codes and replaced the coolent bypass solenoid , checked the system and cleared the codes repair done under warranty 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Jan 2016

US $750
Leaking hose. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Aug 2015
Sep 2013

10000 mi
TSB 13-7-5ISSUE: Some 2013 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.6L or 2.0L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engines may exhibit difficult to start, runs rough at start up, crank no start, lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation concerns with 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Aug 2015

27000 mi
Initially the computer had to reset itself on short trips. Then, finally the car would not start and had to be jump started. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Aug 2013

11000 mi
Wiper stop working in rain. 
Sep 2013

13000 mi
wiper blades stop working 
Oct 2013

14200 mi
Over heat 
Dec 2013

18000 mi
Overheated 
Jan 2014

20000 mi
Overheated 
Feb 2014

21300 mi
Would not start, wire issue 
Apr 2014

22200 mi
Overheated yet again 
Jun 2014

28000 mi
check eng. light on 
Sep 2014

29000 mi
Needed new transmission 
Jan 2015

20500 mi
body control cpu went out. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

55000 mi

US $20
A/C evaporator coils froze blocking airflow. Replaced A/C evaporator temperature sensor. 
Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

31000 mi

US $85
Slow to crank in the morning, took it to dealer and it would not start without a jump. Bad battery confirmed and replaced same day. 
Aug 2014

22000 mi
Battery failure - car would not start, had to be towed to dealer. They checked battery and charging system, replaced battery. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

81000 mi

US $450
Part of cooling pump system leaking 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Oct 2014
Nov 2013

10000 mi
liftgate trim piece was loose. Dealer fixed the issue under warranty. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Dec 2013

11160 mi
Car vibrates incredibly when at a standstill when in Drive, or Reverse. When in neutral or park it doesn't vibrate at all. Ford says they can't do anything about it. Seems like a drivetrain issue but Ford is ignoring. Only present on 1.6L. 
Sep 2014

15500 mi
Transmission shuttering 2nd and third gear 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2012

2000 mi
Tilt wheel would not tilt. Ford had to replace entire steering column at 1,500 miles. Works fine now but came that way from factory. Quality first? 
Mar 2013

7000 mi
Odor of coolant after driving. Had to replace degas tank to correct. SYNC system went out. Said entertainment system is unavailable. POOR MPG's. Advertised as 30mpg highway. Never better than 23. Ford knows of issue and will come out with a re-flash for the engine software this summer. That is what I was told by dealer. 
May 2014

15000 mi
Coolant odor. 3rd trip into shop they decided water pump defective. Dealer performed recall for cooling system also. Dealer also replaced exhaust system due to popping noise when starting engine cold in morning. They also flashed computer 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2012

3700 mi
Passenger rear door scrapped against front door near bottom. Rear lift gate misaligned causing the electric gate to not always latch without manually closing. 
Jan 2013

7500 mi
Auto rear lift gate not closing without manual intervention. Not properly repaired on earlier visits. 
Ford Escape in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Jan 2015

65000 mi
Vehicle was shifting rough into 2nd. Took to dealer and they said that is normal. Sent home without any repair. Still not comfortable with how rough the shift is. 
Sep 2016

85000 mi
Brake pedal was squishy. Long story short, my brake line was kinked at the front right wheel. 
Dec 2016

89000 mi

US $389
Lower Ball joint was shot on passenger front. Tie-rod end was shot on passenger front 
Jul 2017

96000 mi
Tie rod end went bad again and was replaced under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Mar 2013 - Feb 2015
Oct 2014

35000 mi
Low coolant warning light appeared. Dealer replaced leaking water pump. The vehicle claimed it was overheating and would not move. Towed to dealer, and they couldn't find a problem. They topped off the coolant and returned the car to me. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

20000 mi

US $92
Battery dead -- Replaced Battery & reset battery control module(BCM) 
Mar 2016

22000 mi
Rear center LED brake light not working. Dealer replaced same. 
Jun 2017

35000 mi
coolant leak by water pump (lines to turbo) snugged up hollow bolt on copper crush washers 
Sep 2017

38000 mi
Coolant leak on turbo lines at water pump, recall 
Ford Escape in Utah, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
May 2013

6100 mi
Sync phone connection no longer worked. 
Dec 2013

27000 mi
rear pull handle on liftgate, used to close the liftgate, would pull the entire back cover away from the liftgate. simple fix of tightening everything. 
May 2014

38000 mi
replaced leaking water pump, along with recall for overheating. replaced right front grease seal Broken sway bar connection, the day after I got it back from the grease seal repair. 
Ford Escape in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

33000 mi
Sync system kept rebooting randomly. System reset and all is well. Power liftgate stopped working. Never repaired. 

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2013 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

1800 mi
Hood bumpers fell off hood when I was opening the hood. 
Dec 2013

10000 mi
right rear passenger door. The inside pulls loose from the outside, then you are unable to open the door. Dealer said the way the vehicle is built nothing can be done. Said to "shut door easier". 
Apr 2014

13500 mi
Right Rear door interior panel pulls away from door. They said they fixed it, but still have same problem Right front window would not go up in the winter time. Was advised Ford has a tech. bulletin for this. 
Jun 2014

16000 mi
Right rear passenger door. The inside pulls loose from the outside, then you are unable to open the door. Dealer finally found a technical bulletin that was issued in February, 2014. They put in larger fasteners. Fixed right front window, though will have to wait for winter to be sure. Interior trim on rear hatch pulls away when the handle is pulled to close hatch. While repairing the right front window things got broken. Parts are on order for that (door handle, interior molding). 
Aug 2014

18300 mi
Parts were in for broken handle on right front door. I believe this problem occurred when they were fixing the problem with the window. 
Jul 2015

31700 mi
3rd time. Ford has a technical bulletin about this. Interior panel comes loose. Last time put in a new pin. Same for this time. 
Jan 2016

26800 mi
Right rear door. See previous attempts to fix this. Interior molding pulls away. 
Ford Escape in Jalisco, Mexico
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

3100 mi
Suddenly the main screen displayed "Engine failure" and the engine became extremely weak. They ran some diagnostics but couldn't find a cause, it fixed itself. It looked like overheating to me. Rescheduled for a software reset next Tuesday. Engine failure warning, no acceleration, diagnosed as acceleration body failure, sensors not reporting back to main computer. Repair delay due to replacement part shipping and testing. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2014 - Oct 2017
Sep 2014

50000 mi
Bad airbag sensor 

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