02 Ford Escape Transmission Failure

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#1

With only 54,000 miles and no history of transmission issues my Escape went from 70 to 0 in a matter of seconds. The transmission suffered a “catastrophic failure” (I’ll say) and needs to be replaced. As this seems to be a common thing with these cars I’m wondering if anyone else has had the same experience and if the second transmission had any problems.


#2

The trans in my 2002 Escape died at about 88000 miles, in September 2009. Since it was out of warranty, I took it to a local shop. $2200 and two weeks later, I got my Escape back. In July 2010, it started shifting really hard… It almost gave me whiplash. I took it back to the shop, and got it back after another two weeks. Then, in September 2010, the trans died again. After another two weeks, I got it back again. I took it to a dealer to have them scan the computers, but they found no error codes. So now, I have 2002 Escape with 98000 miles, and I absolutely dread driving it. I used to think it was the greatest vehicle I ever owned, and now I wish it would blow up.