2008 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Ford Escape

1,715 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 789 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
(274 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 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 1715, and the age of the vehicle is 10, 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 2008 Ford Escape in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

88

2017

161

2016

207

2015

169

2014

342

2013

249

2012

136

2011

113

2010

95

2009

89

2008

1

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 1,715
while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 811.

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