The blinking O/D Off light will not go off. Pushing the O/D button doesn't help either. Help.

Cherri Ellis

Asked by Apr 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM about the 2007 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: General

The blinking O/D Off light has come on before and I pushed the O/D button on the gear shift and it went out.  Pushing the button does not help now.  I got the manual out and it tells to put in in D for drive but it's always in D anyway.  Please help me as I'm a lady and need to figure this out.  Thank you and have a GREAT day!!

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Tom Demyan

Since the O/D light is flashing you can scan the Escape for the fault codes, probably transmission related. Once we have that code we can diagnose further. Most times when the light blinks, it's Torque Convertor related. Some just change the trans fluid and that eliminates the problem. When was the last time you changed the fluid? The trans on the Escape should be changed regularly, every 30K. But it could be a solenoid, wiring, sensor, or internal transmission issue. Post the code back here once you get it. A local auto parts store can do this for you fro free in most instances.

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Diane Jones

For me it was definitely the wires to the trans. But shade tree mechanics think it's your trans.

Lonny Howe

Well my 2007 escape 3L v had flashing od light but only after driving a bit no codes came up all of s sudden finally after a month scanner said over drive switch also it persisted to shatter ratio second gear incorrect whatever this means being s mechanic of sixteen years to me this means ford installed the wrong gear creating wrong ratio but i could b wrong im investigating this now

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