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.

The 2013 is the first model year of the Escape's 3rd generation and proves once again that you want to avoid the first model year when at all possible.

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,196 miles

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2013 Ford Escape suspension problems

suspension problem

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2013 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112015

Escape

  • 44,196 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Escape. While driving 45 mph, the rear of the vehicle shook when the brakes were applied. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 44,196.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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