2011 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2011 Ford Escape

1,303 problems have been reported for the 2011 Ford Escape.
The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2011 Ford Escape.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other
with 253 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(238 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 2011 Ford Escape in the United States are 199,523 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 7 years is 1303, and the age of the vehicle is 7, 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 2011 Ford Escape in 2011.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

99

2017

101

2016

133

2015

75

2014

147

2013

610

2012

78

2011

4

Compare the 2011 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 2011 Ford Escape
with the Ford Escape from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2011 Escape is 1,303
while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 862.

Table 3. Compare the 2011 Ford Escape with other model years