Last post on Jun 01, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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Ford Escape, SUV
#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.
#77 of 81 Re: Front Seat Platform [ricardo960]
Jun 01, 2013 (3:56 am)
I've noticed this too, but it's not an issue for me being only 5'8" and able to find a comfortable position for my feet when driving. If it's such a big issue and you can't drive a Ford comfortably, how didn't you discover this problem during the test drive and why didn't you choose the Edge?
#78 of 81 Re: Front Seat Platform [printerman1]
Jun 01, 2013 (4:04 am)
It has nothing to do with "off shore" being involved. It's Ford's command seating design. Anything in any car that's built by an outside supplier is built to the specs of the manufacturer. Other than stamping body panels, Ford assembly plants are just that, a plant where they assemble parts from suppliers.
#79 of 81 2012 Escape V6 & E85
Jun 01, 2013 (4:41 am)
I own a 2012 Escape powered by a V6. It is a flex-fuel vehicle, but I have never put E85 in it. E85 is selling for $1 a gal less than E10 regular. Has anyone used E85 in a V6? Technically, it should be fine, but is it really OK to use? I know the mileage will go down, but at a $1 a gal saving should be beyond the break even point.
Jun 01, 2013 (9:28 am)
point made..why did you buy it, if the seating is THAT uncomfortable..Unless you go to a guy that specializes in car seats.
Keep in mind, car seats have not changed in 60 years. they are still manufactured for people of 50s & 60's build and weight. My wife is 5-2 and she is comfortable.
I used a store bought cushion and rolled up towel for my back.