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#261 of 732 Re: Radio [pam70]
Oct 21, 2012 (4:48 am)
I have the Ford Escape as a rental car (our Honda 2010 CRV was hit in the rear last week). I ahd the same thing occur to me. The radio wouldn't shut off - WTF was that!!. After I pulled the key out of the ignition and shut the door- it finally turned off. The car doesn't have Navi - it is a SEL. I will post my comments on the drive after a few more days and compare to the CRV. Initially, the dash is really nice, it has less room in the rear for sure and the rear seats don't slide back like the CRV, but I find the dash controls [radio] confusing and too complicated for the average driver.
#262 of 732 Re: Roof Leaks
Oct 21, 2012 (5:21 am)
It has been 3 or 4 weeks with lots of rain and a few car washes and no leaks. Ever since the dealer found nothing the problem has been gone. Strange, but I am happy its gone.
#263 of 732 Re: Radio [almatti]
Oct 21, 2012 (5:29 am)
It will not turn off until you open the door. There is nothing wrong with it. I thought the same thing at first but when you open the door it will turn off
#264 of 732 Re: Radio [jlrahn]
Oct 21, 2012 (8:59 am)
I didn't believe my wife when she said the radio stayed on after she'd shut down and exited the vehicle... but I saw it msyelf yesterday. I also saw the radio turn it self on at the end of a phone call (when it wasn't on before) and then refuse to shut off on two separate occsasions. Wife says if you press the 'M' button of the steering wheel repeatedly for a minute or so, eventually the power button will work... but she usually just turns the volume down. Seriously?? Ford people read these forums... so where are the answers? They know it's broken and they don't know how to fix it... yet they continue to sell new vehicles. If the new ones don't have the problem, then I want one of those. I paid for it, damnit. Ford has made it clear, though, that the radio and MFT not working as advertised is just an inconvenience, and they won't be taking any extraordinary action to make owners happy. I think they know it's too late to make me happy... but they won't need to worry about it anymore after this vehicle.
#265 of 732 Wow Sticker Shock
Oct 21, 2012 (11:54 am)
I have an 05 and a 2010 Escape,the prices are up quite a bit. Might be looking at a new one
but even with x plan and 1500 discount,still seems high to me, if you want to load it up.
Might as well get an RDX with a nice high mileage v6.
Really will have to research these new ones.
#266 of 732 Re: Radio [southtx]
Oct 21, 2012 (8:48 pm)
I have had the same thing happen to me a couple times. It seems like it looses connection with itself. Not sure what to do about it. Hopefully they will be working on a software update.
#267 of 732 Re: Radio [pam70]
Oct 21, 2012 (8:51 pm)
Yes, that happened to me once and a couple other times the radio came on on its own and I couldn't shut it off. I eventually got it turn off but don't know what happened. Must be a connection or software issue.
#268 of 732 Re: Compatible cell phones? [robr2]
Oct 22, 2012 (4:26 am)
No I haven't, but thanks for the info! I may way until I see a jailbroken version of iOS 6 before I upgrade though.
#269 of 732 Re: Radio [almatti]
Oct 22, 2012 (4:35 am)
1. As others said, the radio shuts off when you open the door.
2. Nav is an option. My SEL doesn't have it either. Besides that, who needs an expensive nav system when you have to pay to update it every year and your smartphone updates automatically for free...
2a. Sync turn by turn directions are great. Tested it a couple of times and was impressed. Also the Sync app for your smartphone is pretty cool.
3. I like the soft touch of the dash and door panels too. Actually, I'm pretty impressed with the build quality of the interior altogether.
4. Yeah they don't slide, but they do recline. Not sure if the CRV does that...
5. ANY new car stereo you have to take the time to learn how to use it. Even your CRV. Just sayin', don't knock it until you take the time to learn it.
That being said, I have experience some delay from the touch screen. Not sure what that's about but it acts like it is having trouble processing information. It did not do it at first so I may stop by the dealership and see if there are any others experiencing the problem.
#270 of 732 Re: Wow Sticker Shock [mf15]
Oct 22, 2012 (5:11 am)
Did this research myself. A fully loaded Titanium comes out to about $36,000. An RDX with comprable equipment comes out to about $42,000. RDX is also redesigned for this year so will likely have the same type of first year bugs that the Escape is having. I opted to build an SEL and got it for $28,000 with the $1,500 customer cash rebate. I did not even drive the RDX because, for my dollar, the Escape offers much better value. So I suppose you can take my comments with a grain of salt...