2008 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Ford Escape

1,813 problems have been reported for the 2008 Ford Escape. The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2008 Ford Escape. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 841 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (281 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 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 2008 Ford Escape in the United States are 220,837 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 10 years is 1813, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1813 / 220,837 / 10 * 1000 = 0.82.

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 2008 Ford Escape in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
177
  2017
165
  2016
209
  2015
170
  2014
344
  2013
249
  2012
136
  2011
113
  2010
95
  2009
89
  2008
1

small car iamge Compare the 2008 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 2008 Ford Escape with the Ford Escape from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Escape is 1,813 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 872.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Ford Escape with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Escape
32
  2017 Escape
141
  2016 Escape
180
  2015 Escape
208
  2014 Escape
754
  2013 Escape
1,457
  2012 Escape
532
  2011 Escape
1,308
  2010 Escape
2,506
  2009 Escape
1,588
  2008 Escape
1,813
  2007 Escape
252
  2006 Escape
510
  2005 Escape
1,819
  2004 Escape
650
  2003 Escape
607
  2002 Escape
1,132
  2001 Escape
1,080
  2000 Escape
6


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