# 2006 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

## Common problems of the 2006 Ford Escape

482 problems have been reported for the 2006 Ford Escape.
The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2006 Ford Escape.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control
with 76 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
(64 problems).

### Table 1. Common problems of the 2006 Ford Escape

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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 2006 Ford Escape in the United States are 134,421 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 11 years is 482, and the age of the vehicle is 11, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

PPMY Index = 482 / 134,421 / 11 * 1000 = 0.33.

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 2006 Ford Escape in 2006.

#### Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year | Number of Problems |

2006 |
3 |

2007 |
13 |

2008 |
32 |

2009 |
43 |

2010 |
44 |

2011 |
35 |

2012 |
38 |

2013 |
50 |

2014 |
74 |

2015 |
81 |

2016 |
32 |

2017 |
8 |

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Compare the 2006 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 2006 Ford Escape
with the Ford Escape from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2006 Escape is 482
while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of the Ford Escape is 790.

### Table 3. Compare the 2006 Ford Escape with other model years