Overdrive Light On Problems of Ford Escape
Ford Escape owners have reported 10 problems associated with overdrive light on (under the power train category).
#1 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
Consumer has a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the transmission overdrive warning light illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to a transmission mechanic to have a diagnostic performed. The failure was located at the transmission, which needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 80,000. This overdrive light on issue occurred Saturday, September 1, 2012.
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#2 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The vehicle is a 2006 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stopped accelerating. The engine was still running, but the vehicle would no longer accelerate. The contact also stated that the overdrive light illuminated moments before the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be taken apart. The dealer also stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The failure and current mileages were 83,333. The VIN was unavailabe. This issue happened on Jan. 30, 2012.
#3 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMYU94186_. 2006 Ford Escape limited o/d light began to flash while on interstate. Took exit ramp from interstate, SUV came to stop at stop light, unable to drive forward after stop at red light. Escape had to be towed. Machanic stated transmission failure-would need repair/rebuild. Ford needs to recall-$3000 repair at only 64,000 miles!!. This overdrive light on problem happened on Monday, September 5, 2011.
#4 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2006 Ford Escape
2006 Ford Escape transmission slipping,we have had no problem with the transmission up till today,and it just went. The overdrive light started to flash. . Them we last overdrive. . Then drive 2. . And so on. All thing I have read on line we are not the only ones and I do feel there is a problem with there transmission. . For it just to go out of the blue and not just on our but on all the ones I read about. . With no warning at all. We have kids and we travel and if this would have happened when we were not near home,I would be stuck on the side of the road with a 2year old and not happy. I do feel someone should look in to this cause there are a lot of people paying very high repair bills to fix these,and some of these bill are like 3to 4 thous dollars. So please look in to this and help out the little guys and see if this is a quality problem and if they should be covered by the Ford motor company. Thanks. It was Friday, June 19, 2009 when this overdrive light on issue occurred.
#5 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2003 Ford Escape
VIN of the vehicle was 1FMYU03173_. Transmission failure in a 2003 Ford Escape XLT. This vehicle has 53,576 miles on it and showed no warnings of failure. While operating vehicle in traffic the overdrive light started flashing and the transmission started slipping and no movement from vehicle. This is a safety hazard as there is no way to safely exit drive lanes , and may cause rear end collisions. The cd4e transmission has major design flaws known by Ford hence the conversion of transmission manufacturers from batavia, ohio to livonia, michigan in 2006. I have yet to have the problem repaired as I may be using the vehicle for explanatory proof of poor quality and engineering. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008.
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#6 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2002 Ford Escape. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMYU02102_. Trans has had to be repaired replaced rebuilt over 14 times in less than 100,000 miles and less than 2 years. The overdrive light starts blinking and the car jerks when the car shifts up or down, except the time I could only go in reverse and had to let the car roll into a parking lot off of a busy street. The failure date was Sun., Jul. 10, 2005.
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#7 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2002 Ford Escape
I own a 2002 Ford Escape and was driving on the freeway when the overdrive off light started flashing. I pulled over ,but was not able to reengage the overdrive. Continued the commute home and the transmission started shifting roughly, and then the check engine light came on. I was able to drive it to the dealer, where they told me I would needed a new transmission. I took it, ,,(by this point the vehicle wasn't driveable and had to have it towed to a transmission shop near my home. They stated that I would need a new transmission, and that this seemed to be a common occurrence for Ford Escapes. They said that a vehicle at 90000 mileage should not have the extensive kind of transmission damage that this vehicle did. This overdrive light on issue occurred Monday, Jun. 19, 2006.
#8 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The car involved was a 2001 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMYU03111_. O/d light flashes, transmission will not engage in d, sometimes in 2 or 1. Reverse works fine. If car moves starting in 2nd gear, then it can be shifted to d and all gears work normally, even if restarting from a full stop. This problem occurred on February 1, 2004.
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#9 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The car involved is a 2001 Ford Escape. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMYU04111_. The o/d light started flashing . I drove the vehicle about 5 miles to my driveway. When I went to move the car it wouldn't go in reverse. Contacted dealer with no results. Sent car to transmission shop and had a rebuilt transmission put in. This overdrive light on issue occurred 05/02/05.
#10 - Overdrive Light On problem of the 2001 Ford Escape
The vehicle was a 2001 Ford Escape. The VIN of the problem Escape is 1FMYU04181_. After the contact was pulling out from a highway on October 11, 2005 the vehicle acted like it was losing power. It would slow down, and then it would only go less than 10 mph. When this occurred the overdrive light started flashed. Three of the children in the car sustained minor injuries. The contact stated that seven months before she had the transmission flushed. There were no problems at that time. The contact took vehicle to the dealership, and they said that the computer showed the code p0733, that the problem was with the automatic transmission, and it would need to be replaced. The contact found that there were other people with similar transmission problem. . This overdrive light on issue occurred Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005.