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5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,990.00
Average Mileage:
98,817 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
2002 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 112007

(reported on)

Escape XLT 3.0 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

How annoying!! I bought this vehicle used at 69,672 miles and am now noticing a serious vibration at certain speeds. Just holding on to the steering wheel will put my hands to sleep. Am curious to know if the transmission was ever replaced. Didn't find out til after I bought the car it had two previous owners in four years, maybe they knew something about it that I didn't.

- , Kingsville, MO, USA

problem #5

Mar 052007

(reported on)

Escape XLS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 230,000 miles

Will never buy another north american built car, all vehicles I've had in last 20 years were substandard. Plymouth voyager had front end problems that were more than a pain in the ass. Buick LeSabre, besides having a comfy ride, was the car from hell, trunk lid wouldn't latch, headlights wouldn't shut off, could turn ignition switch off and take key out and car would still run, had electrical problems...

Then the Escape, motor went at 75000 miles, transmission #1 went at 50000 miles,for transmission #2,bearing caused vibration at 40mph, shot transmission.Then gas peddle stuck and on and on! Toyota or Nissan next time!

- , Paris, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 212006

(reported on)

Escape

  • 81,000 miles

As car shifts around 40 sometimes it vibrates, often times feels like a small jolt. No luck in getting it resolved so far. Any solutions?

- , New Milford, CT, USA

problem #3

Aug 302006

(reported on)

Escape XLT

  • 66,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

If anyone figures this out let me know

- , Syracuse, UT, USA

problem #2

Jul 052006

(reported on)

Escape

  • 65,900 miles

when accelerating and vehichle gets about 40mph, the vehicle begins to vibrate and then it levels out. It's done this since I've owned the car but have not done anything about it. But recently have had other issues and so I will geting checked out immediately.

- , Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 042006

(reported on)

Escape XLT

  • 69,000 miles

Vibration occurs when going through certain speeds. Dealer reprogramed the transmission once, but problem came back when over the warranty. Is there a solution ? Has anyone else had this problem ? I talked with one Escape owner who had to have the transmission replace within the first year. Hoping to hear from someone.

- , Fairfield Glade, TN, USA

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