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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.

9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$92.00
Average Mileage:
22,666 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. upgrade the software and "reprogram" (1 reports)
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2013 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #2

May 262014

Escape SEL 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,585 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While teens with a curfew will love this, it drives adults who do not have watches and are dependent on the car providing accurate time crazy. At first it was sticking at the time the motor was turned off and eventually catching up with itself. Then maybe it would, maybe it wouldn't. Then it wouldn't correct itself at all unless you started pushing buttons. Then pushing buttons would not work.

Once again, this is something that simply should not be happening, it should work first time, every time. The only thing worse than this is to have a pic of Ol' Billy Boy Gates pop up and give you the finger, "That's what you get for trusting InSynch."

- , St. Martin, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 012012

Escape SEL 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 746 miles

CLOCK 1 HOUR OFF, LATER THAT DAY STARTED CAR CLOCK 2 HOURS OFF, NEXT START UP CLOCK 2 HOURS 18 MINUTES OFF. FIXED MANUALLY WITH CONTROLS.

SINCE THIS INCIDENT CLOCK HAS BEEN OFF TIME TWO ADDITIONAL TIMES.

- , Port Colborne, Ontario, canada

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