2008 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2008 Ford Escape

1,879 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 887 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (282 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 11 years is 1879, and the age of the vehicle is 11, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1879 / 220,837 / 11 * 1000 = 0.77.

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
  2019
42
  2018
199
  2017
167
  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 1,879 while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of the Ford Escape is 859.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Escape
1
  2018 Escape
41
  2017 Escape
182
  2016 Escape
200
  2015 Escape
234
  2014 Escape
849
  2013 Escape
1,630
  2012 Escape
547
  2011 Escape
1,341
  2010 Escape
2,538
  2009 Escape
1,656
  2008 Escape
1,879
  2007 Escape
254
  2006 Escape
511
  2005 Escape
1,834
  2004 Escape
659
  2003 Escape
614
  2002 Escape
1,136
  2001 Escape
1,085
  2000 Escape
6


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