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2006 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

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 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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Escape
51
  2016 Escape
103
  2015 Escape
124
  2014 Escape
410
  2013 Escape
997
  2012 Escape
375
  2011 Escape
1,148
  2010 Escape
2,307
  2009 Escape
1,366
  2008 Escape
1,562
  2007 Escape
232
  2006 Escape
482
  2005 Escape
1,700
  2004 Escape
623
  2003 Escape
584
  2002 Escape
1,100
  2001 Escape
1,068
  2000 Escape
5


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