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She's still running - I like the mileage she gets, I also like the running boards that I don't see on the new ones. She has a six disk cd player but should have more trunk ...

3.0
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good comfortable car that uses too much gas. - Dislike the poor rear view when backing up, dangerous if you don't watch carefully....

5.0
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Safety Ratings
2005 Ford Escape
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 3.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints618
Number of Investigations2
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2005 Ford Escape vehicles

2005 Ford Escape (9/29/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V606000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

Defect: If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S28.

2005 Ford Escape (9/29/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V606000

Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. The affected vehicles are equipped with either a 2.3L or 3.0L engine and have had their CD4E transmission replaced with remanufactured one that was rebuilt between June 11, 2015 through July 15, 2015. These service repair part transmissions have a shift lever bolt that may not be properly tightened. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning.

Defect: If the shift lever disengages from the transmission, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. Should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the gear selection indicator may show that the transmission is in the "PARK" position, but the vehicle transmission may not actually be in the "PARK" gear position. If the vehicle is not in the "PARK" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmissions and either tighten the manual shift lever bolt or replace the manual shift lever assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S28.

2005 Ford Escape (6/3/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15E045000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: The Timken Company (Timken) is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. The affected wheel bearings have incorrect dimensions of a 42mm bore, 76mm outer dimension, and 39mm width, instead of a 42mm bore, 78mm outer dimension and a 45mm width.

Defect: Use of an incorrectly sized wheel bearing can adversely affect the braking and steering of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Timken has begun notifying distributors who will offer purchasers replacement wheel bearings, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2015. Owners may contact Timken customer service at 1-866-984-6536.

2005 Ford Escape (9/3/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V526000

Component Name: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.

Defect: If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.

2005 Ford Escape (4/7/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06V111000

Component Name: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITHOUT SIDE AIR CURTAINS OR MOONROOFS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING TESTING, THE FREE MOTION HEAD FORM REGISTERED A MEASUREMENT ABOVE THE PERMITTED LIMIT AT THE LEFT HAND A-PILLAR TRIM AREA.

Defect: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY OCCUR.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE ENERGY ABSORBING MATERIAL LOCATED ABOVE THE HEADLINER IN THE AFFECTED AREA FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 19, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

2005 FORD ESCAPE for sale

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$7,888

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 91,510 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Petaluma, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 3 Days on Lot
$4,800
$5,994
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2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 151,090 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cocoa, FL
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 160 Days on Lot
$10,977

2005 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 69,178 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: Hybrid
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Abington, MA
  • MPG: 28 City / 26 Hwy
  • 96 Days on Lot
$7,488

2005 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 103,528 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Abington, MA
  • MPG: 16 City / 20 Hwy
  • 9 Days on Lot
$5,742
$5,882
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2005 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 123,125 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Zionsville, IN
  • MPG: 19 City / 23 Hwy
  • 14 Days on Lot
$5,967

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 92,888 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Greenfield, MA
  • MPG: 16 City / 20 Hwy
  • 8 Days on Lot
$6,500

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 124,677 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Columbia, IL
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 8 Days on Lot
$4,597

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 138,466 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Brunswick, ME
  • MPG: 16 City / 20 Hwy
  • 60 Days on Lot
$4,500
$4,700
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2005 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 166,229 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Grand Junction, CO
  • MPG: 17 City / 20 Hwy
  • 81 Days on Lot
$8,725

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 118,269 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Alvin, TX
  • MPG: 16 City / 20 Hwy
  • 131 Days on Lot

2005 Ford Escape XLT

$6,490

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 124,216 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint Peters, MO
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy

2005 Ford Escape XLS

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2005 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 183,599 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Malden, MO
  • MPG: 19 City / 23 Hwy
$7,992

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 103,588 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Springfield, MO
  • MPG: 16 City / 20 Hwy
  • 25 Days on Lot
$6,494
$6,759
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2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 115,149 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: East Petersburg, PA
  • MPG: 16 City / 20 Hwy
  • 54 Days on Lot
$4,500
$5,499
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2005 FORD ESCAPE XLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 149,507 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Centennial, CO
  • MPG: 19 City / 23 Hwy
  • 7 Days on Lot
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