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2014 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Escape

381 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 79 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (39 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. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2014 Ford Escape in the United States are 370,760 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 3 years is 381, and the age of the vehicle is 3, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 381 / 370,760 / 3 * 1000 = 0.34.

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 2014 Ford Escape in 2014.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2014
1
  2015
63
  2016
111
  2017
85

small car iamge Compare the 2014 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 2014 Ford Escape with the Ford Escape from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2014 Escape is 381 while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of the Ford Escape is 777.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Escape
43
  2016 Escape
94
  2015 Escape
116
  2014 Escape
381
  2013 Escape
944
  2012 Escape
362
  2011 Escape
1,137
  2010 Escape
2,280
  2009 Escape
1,345
  2008 Escape
1,549
  2007 Escape
228
  2006 Escape
477
  2005 Escape
1,684
  2004 Escape
613
  2003 Escape
574
  2002 Escape
1,088
  2001 Escape
1,066
  2000 Escape
5


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