Notes: With solid trends of engine failure — $4,500 to fix at 85,000 miles avg — AND transmission failure — $3,000 to fix at 75,000 miles avg — we can't recommend the 2006 Ford Escape to anyone except your worst enemy.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,860 miles

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282008


  • 35,860 miles


Since buying SUV trouble with rear windshield wiper, cruise control staying engaged, & turn over cold/hot start hesitation currently voluntary recalls. Ford says my SUV was only affected by the windshield wiper. At 22,000 miles went to original dealer for oil change put windshield fluid " wasn't in port or reservoir. Bucking at 28,000 miles brought to other dealership during oil change. During visit told them about interior lights. Suppose to check automatic transmission filter/fluid/service based on manual, but wasn't done. At other Ford dealership had SUV 35,830 bucking problem again and interior lighting on panels not working. Was told those lights never worked or glowed" said bucking was a suspension pin in the front passengers side, only one was changed despite 4 wheel drive vehicle. ( was towed back to dealership next day 4 bucking ) Ford mentioned needing new breaks soon that there was vibration and shimmy from the break pads that I was feeling? had tires done 38,177 miles & brakes 38,550 with independent mechanic non Ford was told that all 4 suspension pins should have been changed simultaneously like my tires and that their is a class 1 leak from my differential/transmission-possibly just a gasket change 6-9 hours worth of labor. I contacted the Ford customer service repair center I would have to pay for out of pocket despite having made note bringing in issues when vehicle was under the manufacturers warranty it is currently out. With the sensitivities to the current market felt it wasn't in my best interest to pay for the extended warranty. If Ford closed who would do my work when they were suppose to do it during regular bumper to bumper full manufacturer warranty in the first place and didn't. not to mention I still owe 2 more years worth of car note & insurance to pay off this vehicle. I don't have the money to pay for repairs that should have been covered by the manufacturer.

- Grahamsville, NY, USA

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