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2001 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2001 Ford Escape

1,068 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).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2001 Ford Escape

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 16 years is 1068, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1068 / 153,854 / 16 * 1000 = 0.43.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford Escape model year vehicles.

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
  2001
35
  2002
119
  2003
103
  2004
98
  2005
59
  2006
33
  2007
30
  2008
31
  2009
17
  2010
31
  2011
37
  2012
73
  2013
45
  2014
41
  2015
31
  2016
21
  2017
15

small car iamge 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 1,068 while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of the Ford Escape is 786.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Escape
47
  2016 Escape
102
  2015 Escape
120
  2014 Escape
398
  2013 Escape
977
  2012 Escape
371
  2011 Escape
1,145
  2010 Escape
2,301
  2009 Escape
1,360
  2008 Escape
1,558
  2007 Escape
230
  2006 Escape
479
  2005 Escape
1,693
  2004 Escape
621
  2003 Escape
579
  2002 Escape
1,098
  2001 Escape
1,068
  2000 Escape
5


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