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2017 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 59 repairs.
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2017 Ford Escape repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (61%)

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

2017 Ford Escape

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Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Nov 2017 - Nov 2017
Nov 2017

7400 mi
Eighth attempt to repair Easy entry/exit driver seat malfuntion 

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2017 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2022
Jan 2018

3100 mi
5 false alarms from security system and random auto-start failures. Dealer had to replace ignition switch as it was reading in the memory that car was being forced started. Chime also was sounding on exit (with keys removed) quickly typically before a future auto-start failure. Dealer said on inspection they saw a shinny metal piece of the lock inside moving freely. 
Ford Escape in Georgia, United States
Jan 2018 - Sep 2020
Feb 2018

10000 mi
Gas/oil smell and intermittently runs poorly. Dealer reflashed ECM with latest code. 
Ford Escape in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2022
Apr 2018

5175 mi
Repair rattle in dash behind display screen. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

11000 mi
The active torque clutch in the rear axle assy. I would never have had this problem fixed if my son had not found it on truedelta. 
Ford Escape in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2016 - May 2021
Jan 2018

7084 mi
Check Engine light came on, took Escape to Ford dealer. OBD2 codes p0071 & p2601 found; OASIS SSM46353 document consulted & trouble-shooting steps followed; DY1160 sensor assembly replaced. Work necessitated removal and re-installation of 'shock absorber cover'; dealer cleared the codes and performed a 4km road test after, then checked again for ODB2 codes, none found. 

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2017 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2022
Apr 2018

8500 mi
Heated seats did not work when using remote start. The computer was reprogrammed. 
Ford Escape in Missouri, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

32000 mi

US $850
Replaced tires 
Ford Escape in New York, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2018
Jun 2018

16000 mi
Backup camera not available message at times. dealer noted and I have to see if it reoccurs top dash cover rattling. dealer found all clips were not engaged and engaged them. 
Sep 2018

17000 mi

US $410
Brakes were squealing found rear brakes were at fault replaced rotors and pads. several weeks and the brake squeal was back took back and the dealership did the front brakes and rotors and now no squeal. 
Ford Escape in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

1500 mi
Internittent whistling or squealing sound when brake pedal applied while disengaging emergency brake. Seems to happen on cold mornings, two or three times a week. Dealer was unable to recreate problem so unresolved for now. 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

17975 mi
Both rear shocks and bushing went bad. Sounds like marbles rolling around in the back every time there was slight moisture on the shocks and you were accelerating from a stop, slowing to a stop, or taking a slow corner with some weight shift. Apparently seems like a pretty common issue with these Escapes since 2013, but was covered under warrenty. 
Ford Escape in Ohio, United States
Dec 2016 - Aug 2020
Jul 2018

22000 mi
differential clutch in rear end 4wd system 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2017 - Jun 2022
May 2022

28520 mi

C $130
Auto stop feature stopped working (again). Replaced the battery. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2018 - Jun 2022
Nov 2021

39680 mi

C $20
Replaced plastic deflector on front passenger side. Two plastic nuts on the undercarriage shield in the area of the passenger compartment were missing so I replaced these with metal versions using a part number for a later year model. Replaced a few missing screws from the engine shield that had fallen out due to being over-tightened by the dealer. 
Ford Escape in Virginia, United States
Jul 2016 - Feb 2022
Oct 2021

47500 mi

US $1500
"Cylinder 2 misfire" issue, and it wasn't fully repaired, now I need to take it again for a major repair related to "coolant leaking into engine" but basically the same issues. 
Jan 2022

51000 mi
They repaired the apparently infamous "coolant leaking into engine" issue. 
Ford Escape in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2016 - Jan 2024
Apr 2019

30061 mi

US $305
Auto/Stop-Start fail in cold weather requiring shift to park and restart. Reprogram BCM, Ford SSM47084, covered by warranty 
Jan 2023

51510 mi
Replaced Shifter cable bushing and cap and adjust shifter, recall 22S43B 
Apr 2023

52956 mi

US $170
Service Engine Now message. PCM module reprogrammed per TSB 18-2193 
Sep 2023

52754 mi

US $800
Changed rear shocks, identified as leaking 1 year ago. 
Ford Escape in Wyoming, United States
Dec 2016 - Feb 2022
Feb 2017

4000 mi
Bad switch for sunroof. Switch did not fail, was bad at assembly. Because my time sked was very short the selling dealer did not time time to repair. Fixed at new location. No cost. One day out of service. 
Ford Escape in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2016 - Aug 2019
Dec 2016

3720 mi
Clip missing from dash top, did not fit with other trim pieces. No affect to operation, just cosmetic. Didn't want to be blamed at end of lease so asked for fix. 
Feb 2017

5580 mi
CEL on for bad evap sensor. Took one day to repair in conjunction with scheduled maintenance. Rear passenger door handle would not retract, leaving door latch open and bouncing off the post when attempted to close. 
Ford Escape in Indiana, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

3000 mi
Liftgate and right passenger door realigned. Dashboard trim warped part replaced 
Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Dec 2016 - Nov 2019
Apr 2017

9000 mi
Transmission experiencing a hard shift. Dealer found a seep around the seal. Retorqued and checked fluid level. Still shifts hard at times. 
May 2017

13000 mi
Heavy oil smell in cabin. Suspect bad/venting transaxel. Dealer dismissed. 
Dec 2017

18000 mi
Heavy oil smell in cabin. Located transmission leak. 
Ford Escape in Oregon, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2022
Dec 2017

8000 mi
Front right proximity sensor was not mounted flush and needed reseating. Present at delivery, just didn't notice it until later. Took about 5 minutes. 
May 2018

12000 mi
Lost audio,navigation,Bluetooth etc. 
Mar 2021

39890 mi
Found water intrusion into cylinders about 2 weeks before warranty was to expire. Ford replaced engine with new long block hue to design flaw in 2.0l engine 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2016 - Nov 2019
Jan 2018

11780 mi
We have no heat coming to our legs when weather is cold, almost unbearable. Everything is functioning as should be heater putting out lots of heat but nothing goes to our legs in both front seats. The Service Manager has contacted Ford and waiting for a reply. No repairs were attempted at this time , it could be a design flaw. Has any one else experienced the same problem ? We live where winter temperatures are often -20C. and the heater does not provide any or very little heat to our feet and legs from the knees down.The dealer thought maybe it was the door seal leaking so he changed both seals on drivers door. No change. The service manager then told me he had other similar complaints and thinks it is a design problem and has no fixes. He reported it to Ford but I have never had a response from him or Ford. 
Ford Escape in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 Automatic braking not working all the time Motorized driver seat not returning to default position when engine turned on. 
Jun 2017

6820 mi
Continued problem with driver's seat not automatically moving forward when vehicle is started. Ford engineers have been working with the dealer service department to determine cause but no success yet. 
Sep 2017

9920 mi
Continued problem with driver's seat. 
Nov 2017

11160 mi
Driver Seat problem still unresolved 

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2017 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 179hp 1.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Escape in Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Jul 2022
Jul 2022

56000 mi

US $320
The process to change out the battery on this vehicle precludes an owner from doing it. Best case you do not break the windshield while doing it. it should be considered a repair because the entire Windshield wiper facia and wipers need to be removed as does the air filter box to clear the battery. 
Ford Escape in Illinois, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2022
Jan 2022

27000 mi

US $133
Check engine light, DTC P051B - crankcase pressure sensor, known issue with TSB 19-2347, dated Nov. 2019 

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2017 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

turbocharged 179hp 1.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Escape in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2021 - Jun 2022
Jul 2021

80000 mi

US $5700
Transmission failed car would jerk in reverse and at a complete stop it would not go in gear and it required towing 
Ford Escape in Michigan, United States
Jul 2016 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

9800 mi
Front drivers and passenger door had to be adjusted because of wind noise.  Glovebox had to be replaced because of rattle. 
Nov 2017

12000 mi
Had to re-seal the winsheild. Re-align front drivers door again. SYNC 3 would lock up. Navigation would not track right. 
Ford Escape in West Virginia, United States
Jun 2016 - May 2019
Nov 2017

14000 mi
Check engine light came on. Took to dealer. Bad sensor. Replaced sensor under warranty 
Ford Escape in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

200 mi
Tube connecting turbo to engine disconnected resulting in lack of power, acceleration. Tube not properly fastened at the factory. Tube reconnected and now works fine. 
Ford Escape in Maryland, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

9800 mi
Field Service Action Number 16B31. PCM update related to start/stop system. Was advised by Ford Owner website car needed update. Have noticed slightly more intelligent operation of start stop system, but still occasionally restarts on a stop. 
Jul 2017

17000 mi
Vehicle displayed CEL when parked outside on hot days on several occasions. OBD-II reported P051A DTC suggesting a crankcase pressure sensor issue. However, problem resolved before could take to Ford each time. Have documented code and will bring to Ford as soon as the DTC remains long enough to bring it in while displayed. 
Aug 2017

20000 mi
CEL again after getting an oil change, crankcase pressure sensor code. Ford could not replicate. 
May 2018

29000 mi
Finally isolated P051B code after oil changes. Ford scanned and determined crankcase pressure sensor bad, remove and replace. Reprogram PCM. 
Jun 2018

29500 mi
Wiper decided to start striking the A pillar after recent repair visit. Turned out wiper motor was miscalibrated. Dealer had to recalibrate under warranty. Did damage paint slightly. 

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2017 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

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

Ford Escape in Colorado, United States
Dec 2017 - Nov 2020
Jan 2018

9000 mi
Water leak from Windshield Washer tank area. Took car into to dealer on two separate occasions to diagnose problem. Second trip found that the washer fluid pump was loose and leaking. Parts were tightened and sealed under warranty. 
Jul 2019

53000 mi

US $901
Noise from under body, sounding clunky on acceleration and deceleration. Right Front Axle shaft support bearing loosened in bracket. Bracket and axle shaft bearing damaged. Replaced RF axle shaft assembly, bracket and strap. 
Feb 2020

70000 mi

US $2500
Oil Leak discovered at oil change. Rear main seal and oil pan gasket found to be leaking. "Driven Hard" was the reason given by the dealership. 

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