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Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Ford Escape owners have reported 12,624 problems for their cars built in the 17 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Ford Escape. The 2010 Ford Escape cars have the most problems reported (2,154 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Ford Escape

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Escape
49
  2015 Escape
70
  2014 Escape
221
  2013 Escape
687
  2012 Escape
287
  2011 Escape
1,028
  2010 Escape
2,154
  2009 Escape
1,248
  2008 Escape
1,381
  2007 Escape
218
  2006 Escape
464
  2005 Escape
1,594
  2004 Escape
572
  2003 Escape
535
  2002 Escape
1,063
  2001 Escape
1,048
  2000 Escape
5

  Common problems of Ford Escape

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Ford Escape cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (2,268 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,598 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Ford Escape

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Ford Escape to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. In order to compare the reliability across Escape model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000

Where P = total problems reported during the life of a Ford Escape model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The result is shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Escape Model Years

Escape
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2015 70182,4811    
0.38
  2014 221370,7612    
0.30
  2013 687310,7613    
0.74
  2012 287233,5164    
0.31
  2011 1,028199,5235    
1.03
  2010 2,154189,9566    
1.89
  2009 1,248131,2887    
1.36
  2008 1,381220,8378    
0.78
  2007 21896,7449    
0.25
  2006 464134,42110    
0.35
  2005 1,594244,67711    
0.59
  2004 572106,74512    
0.45
  2003 535152,50813    
0.27
  2002 1,063159,95314    
0.47
  2001 1,048153,85415    
0.45

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of Ford Escape is to use the number of problems reported during the vehicles' first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2016 Escape
48
  2015 Escape
47
  2014 Escape
94
  2013 Escape
162
  2012 Escape
54
  2011 Escape
56
  2010 Escape
70
  2009 Escape
23
  2008 Escape
50
  2007 Escape
22
  2006 Escape
29
  2005 Escape
51
  2004 Escape
26
  2003 Escape
51
  2002 Escape
190
  2001 Escape
164



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