Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Escort transmission problems

transmission problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Ford Escort:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 052006

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while having routine tire maintenance done at a garage, the mechanic determined the rear spring was fractured. The contact did not have any problems with the vehicle. Updated 11/21/2006 - the consumer contacted the manufacture but they did not respond. The vehicle would not shift from park. The dealer replaced the shift lock system.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 152005

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Stopped at light, heard noise like a pop, went to go car would not move. Got out looked under car hole in transmission parts lying on ground. Towed to a mechanic asked why this would happen? mechanic stated defective transaxle, rear end gears go out literally pop out of transmission. Jasper will not rebuild these transmissions due to defective only place to get new is from Ford which would have cost $3300 to replace. Found used repairs cost over $1300. Mechanic stated just had a 1999 Escort in repaired before it put hole in transmission. No warning or anything but noise that day.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 012002

Escort

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The bumper separated, and the transmission needed to be replaced.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

Not what you are looking for?