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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
96,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. complete transmission replaced (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Escort transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022011

Escort V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


I'm just trying to figure it out & need help. as I drive it like the transmission is not shifting to another gear it's like suck there.

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 022006

(reported on)

Escort XLT Premium 2.9L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

My low miles - 2002 Ford Escape almost killed my wife on Saturday. The differential went on my 2002 Ford Escape Premium Edition (not worth the extra money) and almost thru the vehicle off the road. It has been reported while it was under warranty and they kept changing the transmission fluid. Ferrario Ford of Elmira Heights NY claims that that was the right thing to do when it was under warranty. Now it is going to cost $4000 to fix and no one is accepting responsibility for almost killing my wife with their negligence or paying for it because it has the lowest warranty in the Biz. If you have a similar story I'd love to hear it: hwillcox@stny. or 315-491-9629.

Henry Willcox.

- , Big Flats, NY, USA

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