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2011 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

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

Other (3%)

Chart based on 122 repairs.
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2011 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (57%)

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Chart based on 94 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Ford Escape

Engine not specified

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

17000 mi
rear turn signal light burned out. 
Oct 2013

30000 mi
rust on tailgate 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2017
Jun 2012

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

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

35960 mi

C $400
rear pasenger seat belt cover required replacing under warranty. 
Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

86000 mi

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

97000 mi

US $150
Replaced brake pads and rotors 
Mar 2018

98000 mi

US $470
Water pump & Pump drive belt replaced 
Ford Escape in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
Apr 2012

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

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

10000 mi
Car was shifting irregularly. Hard shifts in morning, felt like it would almost be stuck in gear then shift very hard to next gear. After reflash it's bad as it used to be. However it still does not feel right.  
Ford Escape in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2016
Jun 2012

31000 mi
Throttle body went bad and needed to be replaced 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014

53700 mi

C $50
Replaced sway bars links with after market parts, Heater core leaked, needed to remove entire dash, steering column, and centre console. Needed to remove wiper assy. Needed to recharge the A/C post core replacement. Took seats out to add room. 
Sep 2014

58900 mi

C $1000
replaced steering column due to traction control going off, found a broken harness connector on the printed circuit board prior the brake control value was replaced but not effective. 
Oct 2016

87300 mi

C $100
replace throttle body 
Aug 2017

101680 mi

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

124000 mi

C $500
front struts and rear shocks 
Ford Escape in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2013
Mar 2011

2000 mi
The chrome on the roof rails and around the rear Ford emblem was wrinkled and bubbling. The dealership repaired with no further issue. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jan 2015 - Oct 2017
Feb 2015

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

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

220100 mi

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

54560 mi

C $85
Canister purge valve replaced 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2011

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

7700 mi
Transmission leaking yet again. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2015 - Mar 2018
Aug 2016

55800 mi
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

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

53940 mi

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

57660 mi

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

70060 mi

C $45
Fan speed resistor faulty. 
Sep 2015

97960 mi

C $20
Sanded, cleaned and repainted seams on the rear hatch, both rear doors and both rear wheel arches due to faulty manufacturing causing premature deterioration of the metal. Escape has been Krown treated every fall since purchase. 
Aug 2016

116120 mi

C $10
Cleaned solenoid and cleared codes. Was showing fuel filler leak as well, but this cleared that error as well. No new codes, approx 500kms driven since then. 
Feb 2017

127100 mi

C $200
Coolant leak under pressure coming from lower left corner of rad. Presumed a leaking end tank. Replaced radiator. While replacing, clamp on lower left hose was rotted and came apart. Could have been a faulty clamp. Water pump making sounds indicating failure, replaced water pump with Gates brand. New pump, not remanufactured. 
Apr 2017

129518 mi

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

143220 mi

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

148800 mi

C $100
Replaced passenger side lower front control arm due to end-of-life ball joint. Rubber boot on ball joint failed causing ball joint failure. Replaced with aftermarket part. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

C $400
Mild, but annoying, binding and releasing of steering at on-centre position makes it difficult to drive in a normal manner at highway speeds. Dealer acknowledged problem, replaced steering shaft, problem not solved. Still annoyed. 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2017
Aug 2014

41700 mi

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

46100 mi

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

47700 mi

US $100
Heater core leak 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
Aug 2016

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

85000 mi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

113154 mi
The front end of the car began to make a howling noise at highway speeds. Started suddenly, not gradually, as I'd expect a part like this to fail. Employer got the estimate to replace the wheel bearing, but they declined to fix, they ordered a new car for me instead. The car was hunting for gear when cold again, similar problem to before, but not slipping, just hunting. The dealer said that they identified some "internal noises" from the transmission, and major work would be needed. Employer got the estimate, but they declined to fix, they ordered a new car for me instead. 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

64000 mi

US $800
Exhaust piping (excludes catalytic converter and muffler) 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
Apr 2012

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

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

51460 mi
the ac system had to be replaced 
Feb 2015

58360 mi
Transmission. Burnt out. They repaired it on guarantee. 
Ford Escape in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

18160 mi
seal leaking 
Nov 2012

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

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

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

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

34800 mi
Sway bar replaced. 
Jan 2015

33200 mi

C $400
Replace joint and stub shaft because of leading seal. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2016
Jun 2014

30000 mi
Door holds water. Just needed to unplug drain hole at bottom of door. I didn't realize car doors were designed to let some water pass through them. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

30000 mi

US $541
What I replaced was Fuel Vapor Canister and had value purged. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
May 2016

87200 mi

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

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

27900 mi

US $200
Rubber seal of hatchback window was not wiring properly, allowing leaks. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

13640 mi
front end clunking caused by worn stabilizer bushings and worn front struts only a few weeks since last repair and front end clunking over bumps and significant front end body roll present again 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

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

68000 mi

US $30
Muffler came loose and needed to be welded back into place. 
Ford Escape in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2011

1000 mi
Front seat cover replaced (damaged at delivery). 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

7440 mi

C $65
Silencer squeaking 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2018
Dec 2015

88000 mi

US $100
Battery went bad 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

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

125000 mi

C $1000
stabilizer replacement 
Apr 2017

130820 mi

C $800
Exhaust system cracked and falling off - needed replacement with 3rd party parts 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Aug 2018
Jan 2011

66960 mi

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

66960 mi

C $154
Place left sway bars end 
Aug 2016

56420 mi

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

57040 mi

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

61380 mi

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

66340 mi

C $100
Right side stabilizer link repaired 
Jul 2018

71 mi

C $1000
Compressor failed installed new part 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2015
Aug 2013

15000 mi
Intermittent harsh 1-2 or harsh 5-6 shift. TSB 12-6-12 applied (reprogramed the PCM). Rattle noise at 28-38 MPH and 1300-1400 RPM. Replaced the Alternator pulley Part# AL8Z-10344-A 
Ford Escape in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

49700 mi
Seatbelts not retractable both front replaced 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Escape in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jul 2018
Oct 2012

34700 mi
Engine misfiring, coil for cylinder #2 was replaced. Engine still misfiring, returned to shop and PCM power control module computer was determined to be defective. Engine continued to misfire, shop replaced the remaining three cylinder coils and spark plug #3. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Nov 2016
Mar 2014

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

49600 mi

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

58900 mi

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

58900 mi

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

54000 mi

US $50
Transmission shifting rough; tech reprogramed computer 
Ford Escape in Idaho, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2013
Apr 2013

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

18800 mi
stabilizer links 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

127000 mi

US $2500
Struts & shocked needed to be replaced. Normal wear and tear, as the original had over 120K miles on them. 
Ford Escape in Connecticut, United States
May 2015 - Feb 2018
May 2015

73000 mi
Left rear driver side axle seal replaced 
Sep 2017

110000 mi

US $516
Muffler & center assembly Serpentine Belt Tensioner & serpentine belt 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Jul 2016

59000 mi

C $950
Motor mount gave out, causing engine to shift and damage timing cover. Much oil leaked in engine compartment. Needed new engine mount on passenger side, bracket, timing cover, belt. I got lucky -- took it in for an oil change and cught the 
Aug 2016

59600 mi
Mechanic says the a/c compressor is on the way out, very hard to turn. Causing rough idle when it engages. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

59520 mi

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

68200 mi

C $460
muffler replaced 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

153-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

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

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

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