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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,414 miles

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2001 Ford Escort transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 142011

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Escort. The contact stated that the shift anti- lock actuator failed and the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was repaired October 24, 2003 when the dealer replaced the shifter and the cable assembly. The contact stated that the failure recurred. In addition, the contact stated that the rear passenger seat belt did not work properly and that the shoulder strap would not buckle properly. The failure mileage was 75,000. The ABS light would randomly illuminate. Updated 12/15/11 updated 12/28/11 the right rear seat belt was twisted, which made it inoperable, the brake shift inter-lock malfunctioned and the consumer was unable to shift the from park to drive. Updated 03.12.12

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Oct 162007

Escort

  • miles
When shifting from park to drive, car sometimes is in neutral instead. Then must go back to park and to drive again.

- South Rockwood, MI, USA

problem #7

Jan 062006

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
When shifting from park to drive, car sometimes is in neutral instead. Then must go back to park and to drive again. Flushed transmission and replaced fluid and this has cut down on occurrences.

- Milford, IA, USA

problem #6

Jun 262004

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,039 miles

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

Transmission failed after 59,039 (vehicle would move forward when transmission selector in park or reverse position, could not get vehicle to move backward in any selector position). Transmission is being "rebuilt" by a national transmission shop.

- Lynn Haven, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 012003

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Failure of automatic transmission shifter safety interlock to function as intended. The shifter could be moved out of 'park' at any time. Condition caused by play on the selector shaft and dried lubrication.

- Far Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 022002

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,685 miles
The transmission shifter can change gears without the brake being engaged.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #3

Mar 172002

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- No Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

Jun 192001

Escort

  • miles
While driving on the hwy at 70mph traffic started slowing, at about 45 mph I shifted out of 5th and into 4th. When I did this the car stalled.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102001

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was driving on the freeway at 70 mph, as traffic slowed to 45 mph I shifted from 5th to 4th and car stalled.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

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