2016 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2016 Ford Escape

160 problems have been reported for the 2016 Ford Escape. The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2016 Ford Escape. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 21 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (21 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2016 Ford Escape

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
21
  Other Fuel System
21
  Power Train
19
  Steering
18
  Equipment
14
  Electrical System
14
  Vehicle Speed Control
12
  Structure
8
  Wheel
6
  Electronic Stability Control
6
  Air Bag
5
  Visibility
4
  Service Brakes
4
  Seat Belt
3
  Suspension
2
  Seats
1
  Tire
1
  Exterior Lighting
1

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 2016 Ford Escape in the United States are 265,762 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Escape owners in the last 2 years is 160, and the age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 160 / 265,762 / 2 * 1000 = 0.30.

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 2016 Ford Escape in 2016.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
43
  2017
42
  2016
2

small car iamge Compare the 2016 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 2016 Ford Escape with the Ford Escape from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2016 Escape is 160 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 826.

Table 3. Compare the 2016 Ford Escape with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Escape
13
  2017 Escape
113
  2016 Escape
160
  2015 Escape
168
  2014 Escape
591
  2013 Escape
1,247
  2012 Escape
489
  2011 Escape
1,262
  2010 Escape
2,446
  2009 Escape
1,513
  2008 Escape
1,733
  2007 Escape
244
  2006 Escape
502
  2005 Escape
1,771
  2004 Escape
636
  2003 Escape
603
  2002 Escape
1,128
  2001 Escape
1,077
  2000 Escape
5


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