Transmission Problem on '05 Ford Escape

Asked by Sep 01, 2015 at 10:13 AM about the 2005 Ford Escape XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Escape will shift gears randomly on the highway.  It will be in Drive then
suddenly downshift to 3rd or 2nd or even 1st.  The dash indicator jumps
around with the shifting.  What component is failing me?

1 Answer

237,435

Either the trans itself or a shift solenoid. You will need to have it diagnosed. The CD4E trans in the Escape isn't the most robust and it needs periodic fluid changes every 15-30K miles for longevity. Have a reputable trans shop look it over, and stay away from the chain shops?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Will transmission from 2004 escape go ito 2003 escape? 1 answer

    have 04 escape, blew motor. purchased 03 escape and it needs a transmission. will the transmission from the 04 escape interchange with the 03 escape?

    2004 Ford Escape XLT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 05 Ford Escape Transmission Issues 2 answers

    My 05 Escape XLT 2WD will only move in drive 1 and reverse but this happened all of a sudden I can crank it and let it run to charge the battery and all and I move it around once in a while; but, no...

    Ford Escape

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 05 Escape Limited...baaaaad shudder problem 5 answers

    PLEASE can someone give me some insight? Have an 05 Escape, never had a problem with it until just recently. It now has a constant 'flutter' when driving (almost the feel & sound you experience when y...

    2005 Ford Escape Limited 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford Escape transmission question 1 answer

    My 2003 Ford Escape is very sluggish (upshifts but little increase in speed when trying to pass). And when it's put in Drive, the position indicator on the dash shows that it's also in 1st and 2nd ge...

    2003 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Escape Questions

Ford Escape Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 5,130
#2 Bratts
Bratts
Reputation 2,860
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
896 Great Deals out of 61,170 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota RAV4
741 Great Deals out of 71,773 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,112 Great Deals out of 71,555 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Fusion
1,114 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998
Used Ford Focus
539 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,026 Great Deals out of 74,887 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,195 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Jeep Liberty
242 Great Deals out of 7,310 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Tucson
204 Great Deals out of 29,862 listings starting at $1,799
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
287 Great Deals out of 20,321 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Escape For Sale
155 Great Deals out of 56,862 listings starting at $14,367
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
191 Great Deals out of 4,738 listings starting at $12,895
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
249 Great Deals out of 5,760 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
369 Great Deals out of 11,435 listings starting at $7,495
2013 Ford Escape For Sale
135 Great Deals out of 4,382 listings starting at $6,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.