2016 Ford Escape - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2016 Ford Escape

172 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 23 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other
(22 problems).

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 172, and the age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

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

55

2017

42

2016

2

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 172
while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Ford Escape is 845.

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