2003 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2003 Ford Escape

614 problems have been reported for the 2003 Ford Escape.
The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2003 Ford Escape.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure
with 101 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control
(79 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 2003 Ford Escape in the United States are 152,508 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 16 years is 614, and the age of the vehicle is 16, 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 2003 Ford Escape in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

6

2018

12

2017

44

2016

33

2015

57

2014

72

2013

37

2012

45

2011

30

2010

26

2009

28

2008

30

2007

37

2006

26

2005

26

2004

41

2003

2

Compare the 2003 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 2003 Ford Escape
with the Ford Escape from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 Escape is 614
while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of the Ford Escape is 858.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Ford Escape with other model years