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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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
4,956 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2013 Ford Escape electrical problems

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2013 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 222013

Escape Titanium 2.0L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,956 miles

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

I have the tow package and with that I should be able to tow 3500 lbs. I recently bough a travel trailer at 2900 lbs based on the 3500 limit. I now find out that the 2013 Ford escape CANNOT accept a brake controller due to electrical problems associated with the brake controller! It can only tow 1500 lbs or less. I have reported this to Ford corporate on case CAS2247043. I have not found anyone else that has tried to install a brake controller on a 2013 Ford escape with tow package yet.

- , Medina, OH, USA

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