pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
112,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. rebuild or replace torque converter (1 reports)
2002 Ford Escape transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 032010

Escape XLT 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,000 miles


Problem started at 36,000 miles- FORD TSB 16717 Stated to change MERC5 back to MERC. Pushed through till warranty expired-- Shuddered Here... Shuddered there.. finally transmission crapped out at 162,000 miles.

- , Pleasanton, CA, US

problem #2

Nov 042010

Escape XLS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

I was driving from my home to Charleston approx. 2 weeks ago when I noticed a light flashing on my dashboard, "O/D Off. It continued to flash for nearly 200 miles until I hit my destination. Friends recommended it might be a transmission problem. a Week later the engine light came on every time I turned the car on. Yesterday while driving home from a store the RPM's went over 4,000 while I was trying to accelerate and then the car started to decelerate. I was lucky to get the car home. Now I will need to get it towed and it sounds like I will be getting a new transmission. I have never owned a vehicle that has required a new transmission especially one with so few miles, comparatively speaking. Sounds like this is truly a manufacturer's defect.

- , Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 202006

Escape LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

I bought the car early 2006.The car shutteres one day going down interstate, took it to the shop was told you hit a bump. Drove it a little while longer still doing it. Took it to shop was told change the fluid did that and of course it still did it.It got worser. I took it to one shop after another each told me something different. Torque converter, gears are broke in it,seals have gone bad, fluid is dirty,your driving it to hard, you have lost a gear and many other things.Then it got so bad the O/D light started flashing and it wont pull good when the light is flashing. It jerks really hard when you it tries to change gears or if you stop and take off again.Finally was told by a FORD dealership you need a new transmission. I ask if Ford was going to help with the cost due to research I have done this cars transmission is not good. I was told FORD stands behind its car and they have done some changes to the transmissions in the newer ones. Guess what buddy that dont help me. This is my first and last FORD.

- , Gaffney, SC, USA

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