- August 22: Ford Recalls Vehicles With Leaking Gas Tanks and Flying Roof Glass
- August 17: Ford Recalls 160,000 Escape and Focus ST Vehicles For Erratic Engines
- August 14: Ford Recalls 83,000 Vehicles Because of One Small C-Clip
- August 8: Ford Recalls Vans and SUVs for Leaking Brake Fluid and Bubbly Windshields
- July 17: Ford Lawsuit Claims Steering Defects in Ford Fusion and Focus Cars
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 times, twice because of engine fires.
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 problems23NHTSA complaints: 3
- engine problems22NHTSA complaints: 101
- fuel system problems8NHTSA complaints: 16
- windows / windshield problems8NHTSA complaints: 2
- suspension problems5NHTSA complaints: 3
- AC / heater problems4
- exterior accessories problems4NHTSA complaints: 10
- body / paint problems4NHTSA complaints: 11
- electrical problems4NHTSA complaints: 27
- transmission problems3
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 15
- cooling system problems2
- lights problems2NHTSA complaints: 4
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 20
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 6
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 5
- steering problemsNHTSA: 1
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