1st Generation Ford Escape Problems
The Escape's 1st generation runs from 2001 to 2007 and has generated 1546 complaints on CarComplaints.com. Collectively, this generation has a 47.67 PainRank™ which ranks 99th in reliability out of 104 generations.
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Problem Areas Between the 2001 and 2007 Model Years
So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.