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2014 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Escape

263 problems have been reported for the 2014 Ford Escape. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2014 Ford Escape. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 42 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (31 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2014 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. PPMY index is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2014 Ford Escape in the United States are 370,761 units [1]. The total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 3 years is 263, The age of the vehicle is 3, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 263 / 370,761 / 3 * 1000 = 0.24.

Also see A study of reliability comparison across Ford Escape model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2014 Ford Escape in 2014.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2014
1
  2015
63
  2016
76
  2017
4

small car iamge Compare the 2014 Ford Escape with Other Model Years

When buying a new or used Ford Escape, make sure to check out the following table and see how the 2014 Ford Escape compare with other Ford Escape model years. We note that the number of problems reported for the 2014 Escape is 263 while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of Ford Escape is 727.

Table 3. Compare the 2014 Ford Escape with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Escape
3
  2016 Escape
71
  2015 Escape
83
  2014 Escape
263
  2013 Escape
783
  2012 Escape
311
  2011 Escape
1,061
  2010 Escape
2,200
  2009 Escape
1,297
  2008 Escape
1,448
  2007 Escape
221
  2006 Escape
472
  2005 Escape
1,630
  2004 Escape
586
  2003 Escape
549
  2002 Escape
1,068
  2001 Escape
1,051
  2000 Escape
5


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