fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
20,950 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace acceleration sensor (1 reports)
  3. replace long block (1 reports)
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2017 Ford Escape engine problems

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2017 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152019

Escape SE 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


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engine lacks power

Purchased the vehicle used with 61k miles, just out of warranty. The light came on within 2 weeks of owning the car. Took the car back to the dealer where purchased "Suburban Toyota, phone # 248.699.7100" and was told I would have to pay $155 inspection fee to check the engine. Dealer checked the engine (compression check) and said there was nothing wrong with the engine. Took the vehicle home and the light came back on in two more weeks. Took the vehicle to Varsity Ford and they diagnosed a leaky head gasket (cylinder #2) and needed a long block replacement for $6,900. Based on the fact that this is a repetitive issue with the Ford 1.5L engine, I will be calling Ford to complain about the repair cost.

- John R., Plymouth, US

problem #2

Jul 012017

Escape Sport 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,400 miles

This has been an intermittent problem since I picked up the car 3 weeks ago. Fortunately I have a dealer who takes good care of me.

- Jim O., Holland, MI, US

problem #1

Jan 012017

Escape Titanium FWD 1.5L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 350 miles

The 1.5L Eco Boost engine in the Escape is under powered. This engine is too small and under powered for the weight of the Escape. Trying to get up to speed and merging into traffic from a stop takes way too long and is unsafe. I am surprised that this engine with such a poor power to weight ratio was allowed into the Escape.

- soccerguy48025, Beverly Hills, MI, US

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