Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems of the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport

Two problems related to transmission not go into gear have been reported for the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport based on all problems reported for the 2002 Explorer Sport.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 1
Failure Date: 05/03/2010

My 2002 Explorer Sport o/d light began blinking when I bought it in Feb 09. The car has about 104,000 miles on it. Soon after I bought the car, the transmission slipped. I took it to the mechanic and they could not reproduce the problem. About a year later, 4/29/10, the o/d light began blinking again. I had the transmission serviced and a diagnostic test ran on the transmission. This cost about $300. On 5/3/10 I took my explorer in again because the light came back on. They ran another test and told me I would have to get the transmission replaced or rebuilt but it should last me a little while longer. That same evening my car would not shift into gear. I had to turn the car off and turn it back on to get it into gear. I could not go over 5mph and my rpm's were unnaturally high for the speed I was traveling. By the time I got up the hill I was on I could go no further. My car would not go into any gear. I finally had to park on the side of the road in the middle of the night and walk home. I have read numerous complaints (over 300) on the 2002 Ford explorer transmission and their poor performance or lack thereof. A recall would be much appreciated, as this defect in the transmission is due to poor vehicle construction, not typical wear and tear. All my family drives is Ford, however after this incident I do not have much faith in Ford. Given the opportunity, I would rather go with a foreign car next time.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 2
Failure Date: 11/01/2009

O/d light comes on and care will not go into gear (transmission). Pulling off from a stop light is a major problem and on the highway the car does not seem to want to go. Cars are flying by and all I can do to keep from causing an incident was to let up off the gas and press down on the gas hoping it will change the gear. I almost caused and accident on the first experience with the transmission.

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