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2013 Ford Escape
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Ford Escape has been in the news quite a bit and for all the wrong reasons. Within a few months of its release the SUV was recalled three time, twice because of the threat of engine fire.
In July 2012, due to a fuel line that could split and leak, Ford told owners to park their cars because even driving to the dealership for repairs was deemed too dangerous. Instead, in a somewhat unprecedented move, Ford sent tow trucks to pick up the affected vehicles and handed out rental cars while the owners waited for repairs.
A few months later the Escape was recalled again because antifreeze could leak out onto the engine due to a freeze plug becoming dislodged. As the coolant hit the hot engine there was, once again, a threat for fire.
Worst 2013 Escape Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems9NHTSA complaints: 2
- engine problems9NHTSA complaints: 70
- electrical problems8NHTSA complaints: 21
- suspension problems5NHTSA complaints: 3
- exterior accessories problems3NHTSA complaints: 7
- body / paint problems3NHTSA complaints: 7
- fuel system problems3NHTSA complaints: 12
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 1
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 14
- transmission problems2
- AC / heater problems1
- cooling system problems1
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 5
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 3
- lights problemsNHTSA: 2
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 2
- steering problemsNHTSA: 1
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