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Ford Focus and Ford Escape Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2018

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
40 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 15500 miles driven2017 Ford Escape
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  40 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 15500 miles driven
26 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 31100 miles driven2016 Ford Escape Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 31100 miles driven
28 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 21200 miles driven2016 Ford Focus Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  28 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 21200 miles driven
32 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 39500 miles driven2015 Ford Escape Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  32 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 39500 miles driven
41 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 48800 miles driven2014 Ford Escape
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  41 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 48800 miles driven
39 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 54700 miles driven

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2014
Ford Focus
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  39 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 54700 miles driven

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
36 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 70200 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
2013
Ford Escape
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  36 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 70200 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
33 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 64400 miles driven

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013
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  33 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 64400 miles driven

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
45 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 73500 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2012
Ford Focus
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  45 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 73500 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
29 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 102600 miles driven

This model year has been much worse than the 2009 and 2011 for over a year. Unclear why.
2010
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  29 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 102600 miles driven

This model year has been much worse than the 2009 and 2011 for over a year. Unclear why.
25 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 107100 miles driven2009 Ford Escape Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  25 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 107100 miles driven
33 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 111800 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.
2008
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  33 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 111800 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year.

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Ford Focus vs. Ford Escape Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Ford Focus and Ford Escape reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Ford Focuss and Ford Escapes with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Ford Focuss and Ford Escapes that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Ford Focus and Ford Escape lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Focus and Ford Escape have been recently.

To see how frequently Ford Focus and Ford Escape problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I've always liked Fords better than most other brands, and this was actually the first Ford I've owned. see full Ford Focus review
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
At first, there was nothing desirable about the Focus. I had to search and search for its potential and finally started liking it. Then it broke down... twice. see full Ford Focus review
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
young, trendly, cool see full Ford Focus review
Ford Focus Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Coupe 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Early Focus models has some problems. The Focus seems to be marketed almost exclusily towards the younger crowd. see full Ford Focus review
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Ford is not exactly thought of as a premium brand. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This is a very good car. However, people look down on Ford. It will take Ford years to regain the image of decent, reliable transport - which is what the Focus excels at. see full Ford Focus review
2002 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
If you are going to buy a ford sports car why would you buy a focus when you can have a mustang. see full Ford Focus review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Ford Escape

Ford Escape Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
There are alot of Escapes on the road.Past and present see full Ford Escape review
2006 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Ford has long held a reputation for providing a great product at a low price with unmatched reliability. The Ford Escape projects an image of smart practicality and good economy, coupled with versatile utility. see full Ford Escape review
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Very satisfied with Ford Trucks since 1980. see full Ford Escape review
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Fords reputation and durability record, and brand image are important to me. see full Ford Escape review
Ford Escape Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Same as above. see full Ford Escape review
 
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