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Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Ford Escape owners have reported 13,519 problems for their cars built in the 18 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 (2,234 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Escape
19
  2016 Escape
87
  2015 Escape
96
  2014 Escape
301
  2013 Escape
870
  2012 Escape
332
  2011 Escape
1,092
  2010 Escape
2,234
  2009 Escape
1,323
  2008 Escape
1,520
  2007 Escape
223
  2006 Escape
472
  2005 Escape
1,654
  2004 Escape
598
  2003 Escape
557
  2002 Escape
1,079
  2001 Escape
1,057
  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 (2,383 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,659 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Ford Escape

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
2,383
  Power Train
1,659
  Vehicle Speed Control
1,482
  Steering
1,323
  Electrical System
1,065
  Other Fuel System
946
  Structure
864
  Suspension
749
  Equipment
734
  Service Brakes
625
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  Air Bag
404
  Visibility
284
  Wheel
174
  Gasoline Fuel System
168
  Latches/locks/linkage
120
  Tire
113
  Electronic Stability Control
106
  Seat Belt
99
  Unknown Or Other
91
  Exterior Lighting
49
  Seats
42
  Air Brake
12
  Parking Brake
10
  Traction Control System
9
  Hybrid Propulsion System
3
  Child Seat
3
  Interior Lighting
2

  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
  2016 87241    
3625.00
  2015 96182,4812    
0.26
  2014 301370,7613    
0.27
  2013 870310,7614    
0.70
  2012 332233,5165    
0.28
  2011 1,092199,5236    
0.91
  2010 2,234189,9567    
1.68
  2009 1,323131,2888    
1.26
  2008 1,520220,8379    
0.76
  2007 22396,74410    
0.23
  2006 472134,42111    
0.32
  2005 1,654244,67712    
0.56
  2004 598106,74513    
0.43
  2003 557152,50814    
0.26
  2002 1,079159,95315    
0.45
  2001 1,057153,85416    
0.43

  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
  2017 Escape
16
  2016 Escape
70
  2015 Escape
48
  2014 Escape
98
  2013 Escape
164
  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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