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:
20,050 miles

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2006 Ford Escape electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 242006

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,050 miles


Am/fm cd player comes on with engine/ignition off. Bought vehicle in 2004 and later that year brought it back to dealer because radio would come on by itself and drain battery. Dealer replaced radio under warranty. In 2005 brought vehicle in to dealer again with the same problem. Dealer claims they could not duplicate the problem. Nothing done. In 2006 brought vehicle to dealer again with the same problem, vehicle no longer under warranty. Dealer charged $80 diagnostic fee. Stated problem was defective radio, offered to replace radio for $390 plus tax. I declined and had an after market radio installed. Problem persisted. Brought vehicle to another mechanic who located a defective fuse panel accessory control relay and replaced it. Problem no longer exists.

- Enfield, CT, USA

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