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Last post on May 19, 2013 at 9:07 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#282 of 651 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [reh999]
Oct 26, 2012 (2:55 pm)
We had our 1st new Escape for 2 days and took it back to the dealer because of exhaust fumes in the interior. Turned out it was a cracked turbo charger and we likely would have gotten monoxide poisoning had we kept it. Anyway, it was fixable, but we chose to take our 2nd new Escape. That's been two days ago, and we are loving it. Like yours, ours was noticeable when idling.
#283 of 651 Litres to MPG
Oct 26, 2012 (3:35 pm)
For all of us Yankees that have no clue when our Canadian friends give their mpg in metric the above link will convert for you.
When are they going to get rid of the metric system it makes no sense at all.
I have some great Canadian friends and they are some of my favorite people so pulling your leg a bit.
#284 of 651 instantaneous mpg readout?
Oct 27, 2012 (12:53 pm)
Took a test drive today. Ignored the myFordtouch since i'm not interested in that distraction. I was not able to locate anything that looked to me like a "real time" mpg display on the screen that is between the tach and speedo;which i'm let to believe is in all models with or without mFt. All I found appeared to be a total mpg.
I see in the pdf of the owners manual on the motorcraftservice site something about "ECO mode". That looks like what I'm interested in, can anyone reading tell me if that is only a mFt function or does that show up on the smaller screen that comes in an SE also?
Seems like maybe the sort of thing that might merit a video on the tube that is you, but I don't see anything there that looks like it applies to Escape.
#285 of 651 Re: instantaneous mpg readout? [dan5678]
Oct 27, 2012 (1:08 pm)
I haven't seen anything like an instantaneous readout in mine. All I could find is the trip AVG display.
#286 of 651 Re: instantaneous mpg readout? [dan5678]
Oct 27, 2012 (2:15 pm)
I haven't found an "ECO mode" as yet. So far, all I can find is the little green leaves to tell you how you are doing. I have seen "Advanced Eco Master" so far but it was gone fast as this is a fun car to drive.
I seem to be getting 22 (mostly) to 25 with 2000 miles on the odometer.
#287 of 651 Re: Radio [cbc410]
Oct 27, 2012 (3:07 pm)
Took it to the dealer and they wouldn't touch it. Ford knows there is a problem but doesn't have a fix yet. I also had the TPS light coming on and the passenger air bag off light on when a full grown adult was sitting in the passenger seat. I didn't trust the system and traded out of it. They told me there was a fix if it had my touch but it was a base model.
#288 of 651 Re: instantaneous mpg readout? [sportclimber]
Oct 27, 2012 (5:43 pm)
So...... are these green leaves on the dash display of an SE? SEL? Unobtanium? model? Actually i have a scangauge in my mazda5. Presuming that OBDII jacks have not changed in the last 5 years using that is another option.
#289 of 651 mpg & Eco Mode
Oct 28, 2012 (6:09 am)
There is no "eco mode" setting on the Escape, or any Ford as far as I know, that places the car in a fuel saving mode. The Eco Mode feature is more or less a feel good display that informs you of your driving habits. The more leaves the better you are managing acceleration and braking techniques. If you gun it off the line, or don't use the deceleration fuel cut off by taking your foot off the accelerator and coasting to stops, (hurry up to stop) fewer leaves will be displayed on the anticipation and speed displays.
As much as people have been looking for and complaining about no instantaneous mpg display, the mpg display on the Escape indicates average mpg's. I read somewhere a long, long time ago, that it updates every 5 miles to display the new average. That cycle may have changed since I read that, because my 2013 Escape mpg display changes constantly, it obviously drops with heavy acceleration and increases steadily when I get to cruising speed on the freeway.
#290 of 651 Re: Calendar off by a day [barney001]
Oct 28, 2012 (8:30 am)
To fix the date, go to settings and make sure both GPS and Daylight Savings Time are 'on'. Mine were both set to 'off', and in a few minutes the date had corrected.
#291 of 651 Dealer notes "no repair available"
Oct 28, 2012 (4:17 pm)
I continue to have radio and navigation problems with the MFT system. On my second trip to the dealer they admitted that there is no repair for the malfunctions until Ford issues a software revision. They noted on my receipt "no repair available". They also noted that performing a master reset does not repair anything, it only serves to delay the malfunctions for a few days or a week and wipe out any presets I programmed. I going in to the dealer again since I am now getting new malfunctions, complete failures of the nav system and error messages saying the SD card is bad. After my fourth trip to the dealer I will send a letter to Ford. By Maryland law they will have 30 days to repair it or I file a lemon law complaint. A law firm I spoke to said many people have filed lemon law complaints against Ford for the Sync system and most opt for a payment from Ford, typically $2,000 to $4,000. If the problems were related just to the radio and nav system I would consider it, but unfortunately I have other problems too, noises and knocking from the steering and hyper-sensitive cross traffic and parking obstacle warnings to the point of making this car quite annoying to drive in an urban environment. Unless Ford can fix these glaring flaws I don't want a replacement from them.