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2010 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 236 repairs.
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2010 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 182 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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 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 
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 Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

60000 mi

US $30
Replace AC blower motor resistor 
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 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 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 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 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 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 
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 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 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 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
Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

59520 mi

C $500
replaced worn out stabalizer joints 
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

81200 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

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 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 Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2014
Aug 2011

46000 mi
bad shifts between 2 and 3 gears. 
Ford Escape in Arizona, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

29585 mi

US $531
Both passenger side window regulators replaced 
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 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 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 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 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 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 Georgia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Aug 2015

85400 mi

US $300
The car no longer put out cold air. 
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 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 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 South Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2017
Mar 2015

44000 mi

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

47300 mi

US $361
O2 sensor failed and was replaced 
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 Iowa, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

30000 mi
Leak from washer nozzles. Replaced per TSB 
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 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 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. 

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2010 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

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 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 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. 
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 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 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 

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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 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. 
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. 

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