Overdrive Light On problems of the 2002 Ford Explorer
230 problems related to overdrive light on have been reported for the 2002 Ford Explorer.
Overdrive Light On problem #1
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford Explorer. Driving forward at 20 mph in a trailer park when overdrive light started flashing and transmission started shifting hard. Was told its a well known problem and thousands of 02 Explorers had this issue. Garage wants 3500. 00 to to repair the transmission. I called Ford who had no answers for me and wont fix even though they know its a big issue with these. Thousands of complaints to date. Also clock spring just failed and horn stopped working and air airbag light is flashing. The failure date was Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013.
Overdrive Light On problem #2
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford Explorer. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMZU63K82_. Three months ago the overdrive light began flashing on my dashboard. The automatic transmission made a loud noise when changing gears. Sometimes the rpm's will rev but the car will not increase in speed. The light will not turn off and the transmission continues to shift harshly. The failure date was Dec. 12, 2012.
Overdrive Light On problem #3
The car is a 2002 Ford Explorer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Explorer is 1FMZU63E52_. The o/d light keeps flashing on and off. Also the transmission does no longer want to shift gears; and when it does it shifts very hard. This overdrive light on issue occurred November 25, 2011.
Overdrive Light On problem #4
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMDU73K22_. The transmission on my 2002 Ford Explorer XLT suddenly began to rev higher than normal. The overdrive light indicator on the dash began to flash and 2nd and 5th gear seemed to have stopped working. This overdrive light on issue occurred Thursday, January 12, 2012.
Overdrive Light On problem #5
2002 Ford Explorer transmission I was driving down the road and the overdrive light started flashing and I noticed the transmission started to slip. I drove about 10 miles more to make it home and it completely failed and needed to be towed. I took it to a transmission shop and they said it was a common problem in 2002 Explorers. Over $2000 later I thought it was finally fixed and now not even 2 years later the transmission went again. This time it was the overdrive. As a college student I can't afford to get it fixed again. There definitely needs to be a recall on Ford's transmissions for that year. I have been doing research and there is way too many complaints for Ford not to do something about this. I will never buy another Ford again. The failure date was Dec. 13, 2009.
Overdrive Light On problem #6
The car is a 2002 Ford Explorer. I am a single mother of 4 driving 55mph in heavy traffic on a 4 lane highway, with my children in the vehicle when the o/d light flashed a few times and then the transmission just stopped working, as though the vehicle was in neutral I coasted safely to a stop thank god. I took it to a Ford service center and they said it was caused by the servo boar????? never herd of this. It used to be a seperate line that could be replaced now it is built into the transmission and the whole transmission has to be replaced. Is what I was told to me by the certified Ford service man and that there was not a problem with the old style lines but he hears of this often with the newer transmissions. Was this changed just for profit by Ford motor company? because with this happening without warning someone could get into an accident and be seriously injured or killed depending on the situation. I am very upset that my family was put in this situation but we got lucky. If we were only lucky enough to have the money to fix it now, it is $2,400 for the new transmission and labor. It was Wednesday, December 21, 2011 when this overdrive light on issue occurred.
Overdrive Light On problem #7
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford Explorer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Explorer is 1FMZU73E02_. The vehicle began to shift oddly from second to third. The overdrive off light began blinking. Shifting then began to be rough. I promptly took it to my mechanic who found it necessary to replace the transmission with a rebuilt unit. Second gear casing had failed. The failure date was Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Overdrive Light On problem #8
The car involved is a 2002 Ford Explorer. The transmission is having trouble shifting from 2nd to 3rd, engine light and o/d off lights are on. Local mechanic says that the intermediate band on the transmission is broken. This is a sealed unit with no way to service without a rebuild. This issue happened on Tue., Mar. 27, 2012.
Overdrive Light On problem #9
The car involved is a 2002 Ford Explorer. O/d off light flashing and service engine light on constant. Transmission has a hard time shifting from first to second gear. It had approximately 140,000 miles when it first happened. I am not the original owner so I am unsure if this has happened before. This overdrive light on problem happened on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
Overdrive Light On problem #10
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Explorer. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMZU73E02_. The o/d light flickers on and off and there appears to be no third gear, according to three mechanical transmission inspections. Researching websites indicates that this is a known prevalent problem for this vehicle. Need to know: 1. Was there a recall? 2. What, if anything, Ford is willing to do to fix or compensate for the considerable expense involved to repair this obvious defect. The failure date was Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
Overdrive Light On problem #11
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMZU72E62_. The owner has a 2002 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the overdrive warning light illuminated and the vehicle exhibited abnormal noises. The dealer advised the contact to replace the transmission and performed the repairs in November 2008 however, in October 2011 the failure recurred. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 51,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 28,000. This overdrive light on issue occurred November 17, 2008.
Overdrive Light On problem #12
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford Explorer. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Explorer is 1FMZU62E32_. Overdrive light was flashing, then stayed on. Dealer determined transmission had to be replaced. This overdrive light on problem happened on Thursday, Jul. 11, 2002.
Overdrive Light On problem #13
2002 Ford Explorer purchased Feb. 2002 new. Vehicle now has 17,000 miles. Several automatic transmission problems. When shifting out of park into drive the shift lever pops as if it never engaged. The car lurches forward or backward 1-2 feet after shifting into park, engaging emergency brake, and getting out of car. Vehicle drifts backward several feet when stopped on a hill and trying to accelerate from a stopped position. At 17,000 miles, and about 1 month after a normal scheduled service, started to experience a loud whining sound coming from under the vehicle and only on acceleration (not when coasting). The whining would come and go. The overdrive light started to flicker and then when out. The next day, transmission started severe slipping, especially at low speeds. Immediatlely took it to Ford garage and they said it needed a total transmission overhaul. They also explained that Ford will not replace with new transmission if it can be overhauled for under $2100. Also, there is no place to check transmission fluid. Manual states that it should be checked periodically by Ford dealer and especially if slipping or other problems are noticed. It was Jul. 16, 2003 when this overdrive light on issue happened.
Overdrive Light On problem #14
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford Explorer. VIN of the vehicle was 1FMZU62E62_. The stated the vehicle felt as though it was going to shut down, as if the transmission was failing. As days went by the overdrive light started to blink days later the vehicle made a sudden halt in the middle of the road, the consumer turned the engine off and back on, it ran for awhile and then stopped again. It was Wednesday, Sep. 3, 2003 when this overdrive light on issue occurred.
Overdrive Light On problem #15
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford Explorer. I have had several instances when trying to accelerate from a stopped position when there has been a 2-3 second hesitation before it actually kicks in, causing the vehicle to stall. At highway speeds, there is a loud vibration coming from the right rear of the vehicle, and the shifting becomes very erratic and the o/d light flickers. I have talked to several dealers. Two of them have stated that the vibration is because of the road surface. When trying to shift into reverse, there is a popping sound and hesitation before the vehicle actually moves. This problem occurred on 10/15/03.
Overdrive Light On problem #16
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford Explorer. I have a 2002 Explorer purchased brand new in 2001. Have advised dealer once that vehicle makes hard shifts and that it has a vibration when stopped, they advised this was normal. Vehicle is now in shop due to transmission slipping. Whines between 2nd and 3rd gear at about 25 mph, then slams into gear. Overdrive off light kept flashing. Dealer shop says it will probably need "major surgery". Vehicle has 44,000 miles, just went out of warranty. It was December 23, 2003 when this overdrive light on issue happened.
Overdrive Light On problem #17
The car is a 2002 Ford Explorer. 02 Explorer XLT, around 28000 miles start having problem with overdrive going out. While driving, overdrive light start blinking and overdrive not engages. Had one repair, took over 10 days to fix. It's been two weeks since I got my car back and driving home from work yesterday same thing happens again. I'm taking the car back for repair again but not sure they know what they are doing. If there other similar problem? is there a fix or do I have a lemon?. The failure date was Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003.
Overdrive Light On problem #18
The car involved was a 2002 Ford Explorer. I have a 2002 Explorer with around 67,xxx miles. The problem first started out with a loud "pop" sound when engaging in reverse. Then while driving my overdrive off light started flashing like crazy and not wanting to shift. Have gotten several estimates on fixing this problem and we are looking at about $1,500-2,000 to get this all taken care of. After reading that this is a repeat complaint from several other owners of this 2002 Explorer, I personally feel that this is the fault of the manufacturer and that they should fix this problem!. This problem occurred on Thursday, April 1, 2004.
Overdrive Light On problem #19
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Explorer. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMZU73E32_. Constant transmission problems since purchase of car from Ford dealer w/29,000 miles on it. Roblems: transmission shuttering, banging in gear, banging into reverse(always) and overdrive light blinks on and off sometimes. Sometimes the banging into gear feels like someone has hit you from behind. Car always bangs into reverse. Service to automatic as recommended by Ford manual and Ford dealer: we had the transmission fluid changed, we had the trans. Computer reset twice, and we had to fix the 4-wheel drive that broke at about 40,000 miles. Since none of these services fixed the transmission, the Ford dealer recommended a new transmission for about $3000. Which is ridiculous when the car is so new and so expensive. The cars transmission has never worked properly, and has the same problems the 2004 Explorer transmission have. The investigation in the expolorer's bad transmissions goes back beyond the 2004 models, because ours is a 2002 and has never worked properly. It was Nov. 1, 2002 when this overdrive light on issue occurred.
Overdrive Light On problem #20
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford Explorer. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMZU73K42_. O/d light flashing on a 2002 Explorer. Resulting in a new transmission after only 50,000 miles. It's a known problem, and I have to suffer and pay for Ford's failure to provide a recall or compensation for owning their equipment. This issue happened on Monday, March 7, 2005.
Overdrive Light On problem #21
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford Explorer. O/dlight flashing on PA pike, was told by selling dealer to stop driving. Took to a Ford dealer an hour from my home . Had to rent a car for a week and spent $700 to fix tranny. 3 months later 4 hours from home happened again. Lost a week work while it transmission was torn down again, still under 12,000 warranty from March. Since then o/d light has flashed 4 diferent times, Ford dealer couldn't find anything wrong. Last time went to an independent transmission specialist, has said $2,000 to fix, also this transmission has been a big lemon and Ford will not stand behind it. I had another bauer Explorer that I traded in with 150,000 and never had a problem with it, this is why after a car I went back to the Explorer. Huge mistake. It is time to seek an alternate form of justice. The failure date was Sunday, Mar. 7, 2004.
Overdrive Light On problem #22
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford Explorer. Bought the 2002 XLT 4x4 Explorer in July of 04 with 43,000 miles on the car. At 60,00 miles had the transmission serviced. At 63,000 miles o/d light flashed. Took car into dealer the next day and car needs a new transmission. Thank goodness we bought the extended warrenty so the work should be covered but after reading all the repeat problems I am concerned that this might become a constant problem. Also experienced the same rough shift into reverse and the transmission slipage between gears. This overdrive light on issue occurred Tuesday, April 5, 2005.
Overdrive Light On problem #23
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMZU73E82_. I have a 2002 Ford Explorer. For the past 2 months the overdrive light has come on periodically and blinks until the vehicle is turned off. I took it to lindsay Ford in wheaton, MD and they charged me $180 for a diagnostic test to determine the problem. They called to tell me I needed a new transmission. My vehicle is 4 years old and only has 63,000 miles on it. I think it's ridiculous that I have to spend almost $3,000 for a new transmission with this low mileage on my car. This sounds like a defective transmission to me. This overdrive light on problem happened on August 17, 2005.
Overdrive Light On problem #24
I own a 2002 Ford Explorer that is now having its transmission replaced for the second time. The first time I was at 77000 mile, just outside the extended 75000 mile warranty that I purchased, when the car began shifting with a hard jerk or slip when it was trying to change for second to third gear. After further driving the o/d light began to flicker on and off and the service engine light came on. I took it to the local Ford dealer, which did not seem to be surprised that I had this problem, and told me it would take a couple of weeks and cost me $3600. He said he could take it down the road to a transmission repair shop that they used so that maybe he could get it done faster. Well, I decided to take it there myself. I got the same report, but they could fix it, with all new parts, for $2000. So, I let them fix it. After one year and 44000 miles I am having the same exact problem and it is in the process of being fixed. I do not know what it will cost me this time around. I have made a complaint with Ford motor customer service. I just want someone to know based on what I am hearing and reading that this along with the rear diff. Problem, which I also have, seems to be common in the 2002 Ford Explorer. In the last ten years I have owned 5 Fords and this is the second Explorer. I do not think I will be buying another one unless Ford can do something about the transmission problem they seem to have. This issue happened on Monday, Sep. 26, 2005.
Overdrive Light On problem #25
The car involved was a 2002 Ford Explorer. The VIN of the problem Explorer is 1FMZU73W22_. Since I purchased the vehicle new in July 220 I have had noise coming from rear of car. There are occasionally loud clangs coming from what appears to be transmission when shifting from park to drive. Now, the o/d light is flashing continuously and it looks as if the car needs a new transmission with 65,000 miles on it. The consumer requested that his complaint be deleted. Updated 11/29/05. This overdrive light on problem happened on 11/04/2005.
Other Power Train related problems of the 2002 Ford Explorer:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||277|
|Overdrive Light On problems||230|
|Differential Unit problems||158|
|Transmission Failure problems||105|
|Power Train problems||82|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||53|
|Transmission Solenoid problems||39|
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||35|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||31|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||31|
|Axle Assembly problems||30|
|Transfer Case problems||28|
|Transmission Noise problems||27|
|Power Train Driveline problems||23|
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||21|
|Noises During Shifting problems||16|