2001 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2001 Ford Escape

1,077 problems have been reported for the 2001 Ford Escape.
The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2001 Ford Escape.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 275 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(132 problems).

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2001 Ford Escape in the United States are 153,854 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 17 years is 1077, and the age of the vehicle is 17, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2001 Ford Escape in 2001.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

6

2017

18

2016

21

2015

31

2014

41

2013

45

2012

73

2011

37

2010

31

2009

17

2008

31

2007

30

2006

33

2005

59

2004

98

2003

103

2002

119

2001

35

Compare the 2001 Ford Escape with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Escape,
the following table can be used to compare the 2001 Ford Escape
with the Ford Escape from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2001 Escape is 1,077
while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 808.

Table 3. Compare the 2001 Ford Escape with other model years