Chart based on 15 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
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.
Transmission was leaking with only 4,000 miles on it.
Transmission leaking yet again.
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.
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.
They had to use a black light to find the leak; replaced the PTU (transfer case) and the seal between it and the transmission.
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.
ECU reprogrammed with new shift strategy to correct shift shift flare from 3rd to 4th gear when cold.
seal leaking. removed transfer case, split it, replaced the left seal and the RT trans seal.
Transmission. Burnt out. They repaired it on guarantee.