Last post on Jun 01, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#67 of 81 Re: 2012 Ford Escape problem [wwest]
Nov 01, 2012 (8:10 am)
Figured out how to "solve" the issue. Took a $5k loss and traded the hunk of junk for a 2012 Honda CR-V which drives like a dream. That was my first Ford and will be my last.
#68 of 81 Re: 2012 Ford Escape problem [mccomajl]
Nov 01, 2012 (9:09 am)
Unless you bought a stick shift CR-V there is little reason to believe it doesn't have the same "features". Both "features"(***) have a seriously positive impact on FE so they have been widely adopted throughout the industry.
It might take quite few drive cycles to nomralize all the appropriate parameters but after that you may very well find yourself in the same boat.
1.) Real-time control of ATF line pressure, line pressure drops to nil except for shifting.
2.) Torque converter less robust, virtually NO coupling at/near idle.
#69 of 81 Re: 2012 Ford Escape problem [wwest]
Nov 01, 2012 (9:19 am)
I've driven the CR-V for over 10,000 miles now and not once has it exhibited any type of shift hesitation. The Escape had a shift hesistation every single day, first thing in the morning.
#70 of 81 Re: 2012 Ford Escape problem [mccomajl]
Nov 01, 2012 (9:24 am)
Oh, sorry that one is the result of the ATF volume being too low when cold, satisfactory volume once warmed. Penny-pinchers, again, but with a bit of FE (weight) thrown in.
#72 of 81 2011 Ford Escape fan module
Nov 05, 2012 (10:36 am)
that control the speed of the heater fan. #1, #2 do not work
dealership is aware of this problem. Mine is out of warranty, naturally.
The part is $40..
tried youtube, no help.
Its starting to get cold here.
#73 of 81 Re: 2012 Ford Escape problem [mccomajl]
Nov 09, 2012 (6:37 pm)
post it on facebook, plus write to Ford. I am having a blower switch problem.
and its not uncommon..#1, #2 on the dial does not work. but #3,4 work nicely.
fortunately its easy to remedy, with a screw driving. Check you tube.
#74 of 81 its the little things
Nov 27, 2012 (6:18 pm)
that make this suv a pain where I should not have them. Tranny problems (software, solenoid), heater blower switch solenoid went (easy repair, but naturally out of warranty), now the hinge that holds the visor is loose, new part $20. Never had this many problem when I ran GM Montana (100,000 miles) no worries. The dealership in Watford was great.
#75 of 81 Front Seat Platform
May 30, 2013 (8:13 pm)
I'm curious if anyone else has noticed this. I am 6'2" and I like to drive with my left leg pulled up next to the seat. But, Ford installed the front seats on a platform that is about 1" above the flat floor. As a result, I cannot place my foot flat on the floor with the seat placed back far enough to allow me to drive comfortably. It is uncomfortable. Has anyone else had this issue? It's like this on every Ford vehicle except for the Edge. I grew up on Fords and cannot drive them comfortably.
#76 of 81 Re: Front Seat Platform [ricardo960]
May 31, 2013 (8:53 am)
send an email to ford. embarrass them on FB. I am 6-4", 220..and yes I am uncomfortable..
Ford seats have changed since off shore got involved..my Escape is 2011.