pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
132,900 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2002 Ford Escort engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 112013

Escort LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192,345 miles


It's very simple. While driving up I-95 N there was a loud pop, engine started to lose power, pulled over opened the hood there lay the spark plug and coil pact on the engine. Finally got help after an hour or so . Put the spark plug back in and the coil pact back on and it idles like and old a model tractor. Don't know......

- Jackie M., Dunn, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 202011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

2002 Ford Escort ZX2 - runs very rough, especially in drive and stopped (like at a traffic light). 2 mechanics have replaced motor mounts, adjusted idle speed - no good. Anyone else have similar problems?

Update from Jul 28, 2013: For Cathy F. - Hi. No, never did. I had the engine replaced, but could only find one from a very good rebuilder - but it wasn't warranted because they'd had so many problems with that kind of engine. I took the risk. The engine was bad. I took a $3,000 loss and just traded the poor thing in on a new car. Very sad. I really liked the little car.

- Jeff Y., Florissant, MO, USA

problem #1

May 092011

Escort ZX2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,236 miles

first off i am very ticked off because i have had everything fixed on my car and the damn car stills runs rough and not sure how to fix it.

- lindy55, Evansville, WI, USA

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