Odlight on dash is flashing it now accelerates an won't go anywhere if I'm going already it shifts just fine what do I do to fix this ? Is this a big problem

Jay Parks

Asked by Aug 09, 2016 at 07:13 AM about the 2002 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

Tom Demyan

O/D flashing light, if you looked at your owners manual, means the transmission is overheating. You can scan the car for the transmission codes to see what exactly is the issue. I would get it checked out sooner than later before you burn up the trans.

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