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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,314 miles

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2002 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Jun 132002

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engined stall while coasting down a hill at 35 mph. Lost power steering and braking.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012001

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle cuts off when decelerating, going down a hill to accelerate up a hill. Problem is intermittent. Also, Ford is aware of problem, but not sure of what solution could cure the problem.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 062002

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Ford Escape XLT, vehicle would not start, engine turned over but soounded like it was going to blow up. After several attempts it finally started. It does this 2 or 3 times a day. Dealer says no problem, it will fix itself. Vehicles engine smoked on two occasions, thought the car was on fire. Dealer says there is nothing wrong. Vehicle will surge on its own, even with the brake depressed, almost as if I had floored it. I cannot drive 20 mph, it surges forward! last incident I had with the vehicle, I lost complete use of the brakes, no hydraulics, no nothing. Pedal depressed right to the floor. Almost got into a head on collision, used E-brake to stop. Happened a second time later that day. Took car to dealership, nothing is wrong. Contacted Ford rep. And they will not do anything to help me. I do not feel safe driving this vehicle. I do not wish to keep the vehicle.

- Kodiak, AK, USA

problem #1

Nov 042001

Escape 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have owned the vehicle for 90 days. 30 of those days the vehicle was out of service. The car cannot be drive when gear assembly sticks.

- Alexandaria, VA, USA

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