Ford Escape Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (2001 - 2021)

From the model year 2001 to 2021, the Ford Escape has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. It also has both interference and non-interference engines.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Ford Escape Timing Belt Or Chain (2001 - 2021)
Year Engine Belt Or Chain Interference Service Interval
2021 1.5L 3 Cyl. 180 hp (Ecoboost I3-T) timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2021 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 250 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2021 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 200 hp (Duratec iVCT) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 1.5L 3 Cyl. 180 hp (Ecoboost I3-T) timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2020 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 250 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 200 hp (Duratec iVCT) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 1.5L 4 Cyl. 180 hp timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2019 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 250 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 200 hp (Duratec iVCT) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 1.5L 4 Cyl. 180 hp timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2018 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 250 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 200 hp (Duratec iVCT) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 1.5L 4 Cyl. 180 hp timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2017 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 250 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 200 hp (Duratec iVCT) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo 180 hp timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2016 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 250 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 200 hp (Duratec iVCT) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo 180 hp timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2015 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 245 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.5L 4 Cyl. 168 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo 180 hp timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2014 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 245 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.5L 4 Cyl. 168 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo 180 hp timing belt interference 60k - 100k miles
2013 2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 245 hp (Ecoboost I4-T) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.5L 4 Cyl. 168 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.5L 4 Cyl. 171 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 177 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 2.5L 4 Cyl. 171 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 177 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. 171 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 177 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2010 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. 171 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 177 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2009 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2008 2.3L 153 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2008 2.3L Hybrid 155 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2008 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2007 2.3L 153 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2007 2.3L Hybrid 155 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2007 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2006 2.3L 153 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2006 2.3L Hybrid 155 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2006 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2005 2.3L 153 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2005 2.3L Hybrid 155 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
2005 3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2004 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Zetec) timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2004 3.0L V6 200 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2003 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Zetec) timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2003 3.0L V6 200 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2002 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Zetec) timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2002 3.0L V6 200 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
2001 2.0L 4 Cyl. 130 hp (Zetec) timing belt non-interference 120k miles
2001 3.0L V6 200 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime

TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.