2012 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Ford Escape

516 problems have been reported for the 2012 Ford Escape. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2012 Ford Escape. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other with 122 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (62 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 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 2012 Ford Escape in the United States are 233,516 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 6 years is 516, and the age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 516 / 233,516 / 6 * 1000 = 0.37.

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 2012 Ford Escape in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
85
  2017
74
  2016
89
  2015
73
  2014
56
  2013
74
  2012
11

small car iamge Compare the 2012 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 2012 Ford Escape with the Ford Escape from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Escape is 516 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 859.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Ford Escape with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Escape
26
  2017 Escape
126
  2016 Escape
177
  2015 Escape
201
  2014 Escape
716
  2013 Escape
1,411
  2012 Escape
516
  2011 Escape
1,297
  2010 Escape
2,486
  2009 Escape
1,564
  2008 Escape
1,786
  2007 Escape
248
  2006 Escape
509
  2005 Escape
1,806
  2004 Escape
647
  2003 Escape
606
  2002 Escape
1,130
  2001 Escape
1,080
  2000 Escape
5


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