Last post on Aug 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#3052 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Roof Rack? [tbk81]
Jul 19, 2012 (5:53 pm)
Clearly he can do that, but what if he doesn't want to wait 2 or 3 months and the one he wants is at the dealership?
#3053 of 3071 Re: 2001 Ford Escape Shakes in idle and while accelerating. [marquise189]
Jul 23, 2012 (8:19 pm)
I'm thinking a new set of spark plugs, and/or wires should correct that problem.
#3054 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Roof Rack? [tinycadon]
Jul 24, 2012 (10:57 am)
Think side roof rails are standard on sel.
#3055 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Roof Rack? [tbk81]
Jul 25, 2012 (4:53 am)
Black roof rack side rails and cross bars are not standard on the SEL with the 300A package, you must order the 302A equipment package to get the roof rack.
#3056 of 3071 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Roof Rack? [tim156]
Jul 25, 2012 (7:00 am)
Thanks for correcting that.
#3057 of 3071 2012 Escape - steering issues
Jul 27, 2012 (7:20 am)
I leased a 2012 Escape Limited on May 30, 2012. The steering wheel was off center and it pulled to the left. I also noticed that the wheel felt heavy and tough to steer (resistance when steering) while driving at all speeds. The vehicle was aligned (adjusted - caster, camber, toe-in/front left); however I continue to have the issue with steering tightness, wheel still off center (to the left), the vehicle wanders to right when driving straight and difficult handing (feels like driving a boat).
It is going in for service on Monday, has anyone else experienced this issue and how to resolve?
#3058 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [dodgeman07]
Jul 27, 2012 (10:25 am)
I did a test drive of 2 litre ecoboost a few weeks ago. The Sales Rep who I know let me go out with it on a solo test. It was fully loaded and very expensive ( listing at over 37 grand . It seemed to be a have great power and dynamics as good as the Mazda CX-5 plus comfortable inside with very upscale feel. It was just to expensive to consider even on a lease.
To make a long story short, I ended up purchasing a 2010 "Limited" Escape, Certified used 6cyl., AWD fully loaded.
So far, I have been pleased.
My first tank, I tried the " flex-fuel" capability which was an experiment and quickly found out why this is not cost effective. Subsequently, using regular fuel, and employing very soft touch on gas, even taking it off of speed control on rolling terrain, I have managed to get a few MPGs over the EPA estimates. If this continues, I will be very pleased. The steering is not communicative but it is never the less secure. The Black leather in the White truck is very distinctive. The large sunroof even when fully open creates less noise and buffeting than in other cars which I have had this feature.
It should be pointed out, that the old body style has a number of practicality advantages, one being the overall hieght of the hatch opening and a big one for me is the ability to open only the glass portion of the hatch. I do not know why all manufactures have gone to this one opening feature ? To me the option of the "hands free hatch" could be a problem if say, a cat, runs underneath your car activating the opening of the hatch.
#3059 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [markus5]
Jul 27, 2012 (11:04 am)
To me the option of the "hands free hatch" could be a problem if say, a cat, runs underneath your car activating the opening of the hatch.
Actually, I believe the key has to be with a couple of feet of the back door befor the door will activate so someone, cat or otherwise, can't just stand behind your vehicle and open the door. That would be kind of unsafe from a security point of view.
#3060 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [m6user]
Jul 27, 2012 (3:40 pm)
In fact the sales person said that the hatch will not open if the car is moving or perhaps he meant if the car is in gear. However, I am thinking about a situation where a "key" is in proximaty of the hatch, perhaps I am standing outside or sitting in the car, then some animal running underneath the hatch activates the switch to release the lock popping it open. I do not think this would be an unusual scenario. One more thing to concern yourself with from a security stand point would be thieves who are familiar with this feature will be moving their leg underneath your hatch hoping to get access
#3061 of 3071 Re: 2013 S Test Drive [markus5]
Jul 27, 2012 (6:27 pm)
Of course the hatch will not open if the car is moving or in gear but I don't think you read my post completely. If you are not right at the back liftgate, ie. within a couple of feet, the door will not activate. If you are sitting in the car or even outside the car around towards the front or sides, the key will not be read and the door will not activate. If your sitting in the car you are 6-7 feet away from the back liftgate which is further than the proximity device can detect. That's why keyless entry doesn't work until you are right at the door to the vehicle.