definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2001 Ford Escort drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 242003


  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns 2001 Ford Escort. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park after engine startup. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the shifter and shift console needed to be replaced. The contact also mentioned that the rear passenger seat belt was twisted and causing the seat belt to not lock properly. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Feb 202003

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
2001 Escort. Bought in fall from hertz. Have had new platnum plugs installed. But car continues to cut off when leaving from a stopped positon such as a stop sign, light, and left turn lane. Cut off 2 days ago when starting from a stop sign. Had plenty of time from on comming cars. Stalled in hwy and a tractor trailer truck had to brake and I almost lost my life. Did same thing several days ago from a left turn lane. Went to young Ford about it running rough and stalling. Ser mgr stated they do that and that is the reason they stopped making them. Have had trouble sinc I bought it. You cant tell much about a car with a short demo ride. Bought 9/25/02

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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