Last post on May 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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#174 of 653 Re: Leaky 2013 Escapes [escapeism]
Sep 13, 2012 (8:05 pm)
This is the first one we had (the leaky lemon):
Manufactured on 6/29/12
Delivered on 7/19/12
The replacement vehicle (Hopefully not a leaker):
Ordered on 7/23/12
Manufactured on 8/13/12
Delivered on 9/5/12
Both were 2.0 AWD Titaniums with the panoramic roof.
I'm sorry to hear that Ford is blowing smoke on this. They need to own it and resolve this to YOUR satisfaction. I really hope it works out.
I think my MFT problems were related to turning on the Gracenote indexing. MFT reads the ID3 tags anyway, and I've got embedded album art. I turned off the Gracenote and no more crashes.......for now.
-Re Gas Mileage
I looked at the current total average MPG since we got our Escape last Thursday. The odometer just clicked over to 1000 miles. The average MPG is 22.8. I asked my wife how she's driving since 2 days ago it was at 24.5 MPG. She admitted that she's been making people eat her dust. It seems to have that effect on people. I'm thinking we will be getting less than the advertised mileage and enjoying every minute of it.
#175 of 653 Re: 2013 Escape SEL 2.0 AWD Gas Mileage [shark_diver]
Sep 13, 2012 (8:09 pm)
I am going to take it to a flat part of the area this weekend and see if the mileage improves. If not, then I will go back to the dealer. If anyone has experience driving hills in town, I would love to hear what your experience is with mpg.
#176 of 653 Re: Leaky 2013 Escapes [novascotiaguy]
Sep 13, 2012 (9:26 pm)
My new 2013 Escape (SEL 1.6 with Roof Rack and Panoramic Roof) is also at the dealership for the 2nd time for a leak somewhere causing water stain on the passenger side headliner. The first time around they thought maybe it was a leak by the roof rack, but I also was told it was the windshield seal. They repaired both I was told. The next time it rained the same stain and wetness appeared inside my vehicle.
They just informed me they think it is the 'sealant' that is used by Ford - that it may be "bad sealant". They said they are re-sealing everything with different sealant to fix the problem and are in contact with Ford. It sounds like they believe this could be an issue for many Escapes that used this 'sealant' (maybe it was a bad batch, etc...).
#177 of 653 Re: Leaky 2013 Escapes [kyotlo]
Sep 14, 2012 (11:25 am)
Please post your VIN so we can see how close in production it was to the other roof leak poster.
#178 of 653 Re: Leaky 2013 Escapes [novascotiaguy]
Sep 14, 2012 (2:09 pm)
What is your VIN number with the leaky roof. Want to compare the number to other leaking roof production numbers.
#179 of 653 Re: Leaky 2013 Escapes [escapeism]
Sep 14, 2012 (8:21 pm)
Sep 14, 2012 (9:36 pm)
Hey, novascotiaguy, please post your VIN # so we can compare to the other two VINs with leaky roofs.
#181 of 653 Re: Need some advice: 1.6L or 2.0L? [al63017]
Sep 16, 2012 (7:49 pm)
Dude... I owe you big time. I had an SEL 2.0 with a bunch of options on order, but after reading your post the Titanium was almost the same price. My SEL had been on order for almost 4 weeks. I called my salesman and they found a Titanium 2.0 with the options I wanted. Eight days later I was driving my new Escape Titanium and I love it!! I basically got everything except AWD and parking camera. I'm still trying to figure out all the controls, like the light switches on the left side confused me. I could not figure out what the dimmer buttons did. I wish there was a place set my phone in place and not the cup holders.
#182 of 653 Re: 2013 Escape SEL 2.0 AWD Gas Mileage [tinycadon]
Sep 17, 2012 (5:51 am)
Check pg. 146 of Owner's manual for fuel tank capacity & calculating fuel economy.
The advertised capacity is the indicated (fuel gage) amount, plus the empty reserve.
#183 of 653 Re: Need some advice: 1.6L or 2.0L? [dirtyharrywk]
Sep 17, 2012 (6:37 am)
dirtyharrywk---Good for you. I have been very happy with my Escape. Just a little over 3 weeks now and just over 1000 miles. It has been flawless. MPG around 27 overall with probably mostly highway driving but not much pure long haul Interstate trips or pure city stop and go city driving.
There is a button that looks like a padlock below the button that says sound on the area below the radio display that sometimes lights up. Have looked in manual but no idea what that it is for. It is directly across from the emergency flasher button. Maybe somebody will see this and know what that is for. It could use some more cubby holes for things but you like me will adjust and figure it out.