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#41 of 70 Overdrive Lockout Six Speed Transmission
Oct 11, 2008 (8:41 am)
On level ground does the overdrive lockout switch lockout just sixth gear or fifth and sixth? re: 2009 V6
#42 of 70 Re: Overdrive Lockout Six Speed Transmission [bdyment]
Oct 16, 2008 (11:31 am)
Usually OD lockout just locks out the highest gear and changes the shift points. I have not checked yet on level ground. Maybe this weekend. I have a question to all 09 Sync guys. Has anyone figured out or know how to change the default Sync voice volume. Maybe if i had all the windows down and was on the interstate it would be fine but i seems no matter the speed or not moving at all you have to be quick on the volume dial or you are going to blasted. i looked in the sync manual and currently have not found where it states changing it. Maybe i missed it.
#43 of 70 I STARTED THIS THREAD
Oct 16, 2008 (7:19 pm)
So I thought I should tell you about the 2009 Escape LTD V6 4WD we picked up 10-3-08. We drove it up to Mt. Palomar Observatory on 10-5-08. The first thing I noticed was the DELICIOUS sound it made when you got into the throttle. On the twisty roads up to the top of the mountain, it handled like a sports car; stable and composed. My wife and I were yelling and screaming at the NAV system because it is so complicated to figure out. I am confident after a short 9 to 10 months we will have it figured out.... or there will be a big hole in the touch screen!
Nonetheless, it is beautiful and powerful and got 24 mpg on it's first tank calculated with a pen and pencil so we know it was accurate. It is brilliant silver on the ext and black int.
#44 of 70 Re: Overdrive Lockout Six Speed Transmission [bdyment]
Oct 16, 2008 (8:06 pm)
It does lock out 6th but also in downhill situations it downshifts another gear when you step on the brake, kind of like a tow/haul mode.
#45 of 70 Re: Overdrive Lockout Six Speed Transmission [desmo1]
Oct 17, 2008 (4:25 am)
Thanks. I thought this might be the way it works.
Dec 02, 2008 (12:01 pm)
Does the 09 Escape have traction control?
#47 of 70 Re: kjtg [kjtg1]
Dec 02, 2008 (1:10 pm)
I think it does. I was parked in a dirt/gravel parking. When I left I floored the throttle and could not sense any wheel spin, just acceleration. There is also an intersection where I have to turn right. There is always water flowing down the curb. My Focus always slips and loses traction. Not so with our 09 AWD LTD Escape.
Dec 02, 2008 (2:14 pm)
I think what you are describing is your AWD system kicking in, sort of used as tracion control. Escapes do not have traction control per se, but they have RSC (Roll Stability Control) which acts sort of like a TCS (Traction Control System) in which it uses gyroscopic sensors to sense roll over or swerving motion, thus applying brake force or engine throttle to control the vehicle. True traction control is done with the AdvanceTrac system (AWD). 2WD models do not have either systems.
#49 of 70 Re: kjtg [vg33e power]
Dec 02, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Yes. I read that it monitors traction hundreds of times per second.
#50 of 70 Interior Air Pressure
Jul 29, 2009 (10:53 am)
When I have my sunroof open in my 2009 Escape the air pressure builds up much the only way to relieve it is to crack open another window. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Is there another answer to solving this problem.