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2014 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Escape

221 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 36 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (28 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 2 years is 221, The age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 221 / 370,761 / 2 * 1000 = 0.30.

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
62
  2016
42

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 221 while the average number of problems reported for the 17 model years of Ford Escape is 740.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Escape
44
  2015 Escape
67
  2014 Escape
221
  2013 Escape
682
  2012 Escape
286
  2011 Escape
1,026
  2010 Escape
2,151
  2009 Escape
1,246
  2008 Escape
1,380
  2007 Escape
218
  2006 Escape
461
  2005 Escape
1,588
  2004 Escape
572
  2003 Escape
535
  2002 Escape
1,059
  2001 Escape
1,046
  2000 Escape
5


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