One problem related to battery has been reported for the 2013 Ford Escape.
Numerous faults with radio and navigation system part of myfordtouch system. The radio will come on by itself and will not shut off. This usually occurs when a cell phone is in use and connects or disconnects via bluetooth when the car is started or turned off. When this fault occurs the radio will not allow different stations to be selected. The radio will not turn off even after the engine is turned off and the doors are opened. The power button for the radio will not function to shut off the radio at these times. The radio will remain on for approximately 20 minutes after the vehicle is shut off and the alarm is turned on. The dealer has acknowledged this problem exists with similar vehicles and has stated that a repair does not exist. The navigation system is slow to respond and at times cannot properly locate the vehicle. The navigation system also has faulted by not allowing manual entry of addresses or selection of saved destinations. The dealer has acknowledged a repair for this does not exist other than to disconnect the battery terminals for at least 10 minutes.