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

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2002 Ford Escort transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 052006

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles


: 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


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

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

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