Last post on Dec 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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#212 of 743 Re: 2013 Ford Escape [tim156]
Sep 28, 2012 (8:39 am)
Hey!! I have been reading alot. I have a brand new 9/12 2.0 Ecoboost SEL I bought last night. I am trying to find out if I am the only one that has this VERY LOUD idle sound like a small diesel engine even if the A/C is not on, etc. I turned it on in the drive and in the garage and you can't even have a conversation when standing next to it! I didn't notice noise due to cabin while test driving. Is this normal?? So Far I Love It. Also bought at 2013 Explorer Limited last week. That is REALLY nice. Different engine, can't compare.... should I contact the dealer about this noise?
#213 of 743 Re: 2013 Ford Escape [flgal07]
Sep 28, 2012 (9:33 am)
If it that loud, something is wrong. I would contact the dealer at once.
#214 of 743 Re: 2013 Ford Escape [flgal07]
Sep 29, 2012 (8:22 am)
No. It shouldn't be loud. My Titanium is very quiet. Go back to the dealer.
#215 of 743 Problem with playing through Phone
Sep 29, 2012 (8:24 am)
Does anyone else have problems getting the entertainment section to select your phone so you can play music through it via Bluetooth? I have an iPhone 4s. Also, when we added my daughter's phone as the non primary, it stopped being able to select my phone for music altogether so we had to take hers off.
#216 of 743 Re: Problem with playing through Phone [cbc410]
Sep 29, 2012 (4:40 pm)
I have the 4s and no problems playing music via bluetooth. When you try to play music, on your phone go to the page that shows the song playing(I think that page) and at the bottom you will see an icon for switching between playing over bluetooth or not. The one thing I can tell you is make SURE your phone has the latest firmware and is clean as a whistle without extra crap on it. Let me explain myself. When I paired my iphone 4s to my new Titanium for the first time, everything was fine. Then, about a week later I tried using the voice command to make a phone call. Didn't work. So I go by the dealer and we both try everything under the sun to make a voice prompted phone call. Nothing. So I get home and call Sync and thank goodness I talk to someone who just recieved an interoffice memo about a glitch. Apparently when Sync imports your contacts, if any of them have those cute little smilely faces ( gif file or similar icon) it messes things up. Well, my daughter had put hearts and smiles next to her contact name. As soon as I corrected that, did a hard reset of the iphone, did a master reset of Sync, everything works perfectly.
What I'm saying folks is the Sync guy I talked to says people are calling in complaining, but not realizing that their phones are corrupting the Sync system in some way or another. if you don't format a USB drive or SD card before you stick it into Sync then Sync might pick up a cold or get the sniffles. Hope this helps someone, cause I won't get those 2 hours of my life back.
PS. I'm running on iOS 6, the latest.
PSS. Even my texting works!!
#217 of 743 Re: 2013 Escape SEL 2.0 AWD Gas Mileage [ars2010]
Sep 29, 2012 (10:20 pm)
This is kind of a surprise to me that your 2.0 AWD has the ECO feature I have a FWD 2.0 but the "flower" is grayed out. In the owners manual it mentions the vehicle come with it enabled but must be turned off at the dealer. During my first 1,000 miles my avg mileage has been 22-23 mpg. Is the eco acceleration/anticipation found on another screen or on the main home screen?
#218 of 743 Re: 2013 Escape SEL 2.0 AWD Gas Mileage [dwain]
Oct 01, 2012 (5:30 pm)
I have had my Titanium for 5 days now. 800 miles and am some sort of Jedi Eco Master (just kidding). I frequently have all leaves green on Anticipation and Speed, hard to do as our speed here in Colorado is 75 MPH. The Leaf screen is to the 'right' of the MPG screen (just right arrow over to next screen).
I really like this car and have seen 54 MPG going DOWN the mountain and my last tank, real world was 25.2 MPG from a long mountain trip.
I'm still experimenting with the SPORT shifting for better miliage.
I also have a late 'A' series build and sun roof but, knock on wood no leaks yet!
#219 of 743 Re: 2013 Escape SEL 2.0 AWD Gas Mileage [ars2010]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:22 pm)
What ever happened with this inquiry. I still am getting around 16 mpg all city driving with some hills.
#220 of 743 Re: Problem with playing through Phone [escapeism]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:28 pm)
Thanks for the information but I don't see what you mean about the place to indicate bluetooth. Is that on the song page in iTunes?