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2011 Ford Escape repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (4%)

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2011 Ford Escape transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (92%)

Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

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.  

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

53940 mi

C $60
ECU reprogrammed with new shift strategy to correct shift shift flare from 3rd to 4th gear when cold. 
18760 mi seal leaking. removed transfer case, split it, replaced the left seal and the RT trans seal. 
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. 
88000 mi 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. 
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. 
58360 mi Transmission. Burnt out. They repaired it on guarantee. 
4700 mi Transmission was leaking with only 4,000 miles on it. 
7700 mi Transmission leaking yet again. 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

15000 mi Intermittent harsh 1-2 or harsh 5-6 shift. TSB 12-6-12 applied (reprogramed the PCM). 

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2011 Ford Escape 4dr SUV

171-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic AWD

54000 mi

US $50
Transmission shifting rough; tech reprogramed computer 
73000 mi Left rear driver side axle seal replaced 
21500 mi Hard first one/two shift during cold weather. Kept overnight to duplicate. Transmission reset and programing re-flashed. 

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2011 Ford Escape Transmission Problems

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