2009 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Too many breakdowns!

2009 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Too many breakdowns!
By nthernlgts on


2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


I bought this vehicle new in the summer of 2009.
About a month later the Transmission failed.
It took a month and a half to repair because of back ordered parts.
After the rebuild, the shift pattern was messed up and had to go back for reprogramming.
This was all within 15,000 miles and covered by warranty.
After warranty, the a/c condenser failed.
$900 there.
Then the power steering unit failed.
This isn't a standard power steering unit either.
In other words, $1400 more.
I've also had some sort of an mid shaft axle support bearing fail. $400 more.
All in all, I have put nearly $3000 in repairs into a 3-1/2 year old vehicle. Way too many mechanical failures. I'm done with Escapes

Best Features

Sync system is great, USB access, large sunroof.

Worst Features

Get a better Tranny and power steering unit.... PLEASE.
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