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#289 of 733 mpg & Eco Mode
Oct 28, 2012 (5:09 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 733 Re: Calendar off by a day [barney001]
Oct 28, 2012 (7:30 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 733 Dealer notes "no repair available"
Oct 28, 2012 (3:17 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.
#292 of 733 13 Escape Center Consol
Oct 29, 2012 (5:53 am)
Does anyone know what the button with the lock is on the center consol on the titanium model. It is across from the hazard button but the lock button can not be pushed.
#293 of 733 Re: 13 Escape Center Consol [panther30]
Oct 29, 2012 (6:59 am)
Took me 3 weeks to figure it out... it lets you know the doors are locked. It cycles as you lock the doors... I wonder how much that light cost Ford?
#294 of 733 Re: 13 Escape Center Consol [panther30]
Oct 29, 2012 (7:24 am)
it's just a light letting you know the doors are locked/unlocked. If the light is on, doors are locked, if off, doors are unlocked.
#295 of 733 First in First out?
Oct 29, 2012 (8:09 am)
I wonder if anyone has an understanding of ordering/shipping out of Louisville? I noticed that my factory order was built on 10/17 and shows as still "waiting transit." While another vehicle destined for the same dealership shows a build date of 10/23 and is already "in transit."
What's peculiar is my vehicle is listed with a delivery date of 11/9 and the other vehicle is 11/10.
#296 of 733 Re: Calendar off by a day [southtx]
Oct 30, 2012 (5:02 pm)
Thanks. I have the Daylight Savings Time setting 'on'. However, I have not been able to find the option for setting the GPS to 'on'. I suspect finding that will solve my problem. Any advice on menu to follow? I don't have the Nav system.
#297 of 733 Re: Calendar off by a day [barney001]
Oct 31, 2012 (3:35 am)
Those of us without GPS don't have that option. It would be really handy, because my click has recently started to show the wrong time after sitting overnight- something Ford evidently knows about and is working on, but that it is telling owners "with navigation" to use the GPS setting to address in the meantime.
#298 of 733 Navigation Traffic does not work
Oct 31, 2012 (5:40 am)
While I am very pleased with my 2013 Escape Titanium, the traffic information being delivered to the navigation system from Sirius does not seem to work.
The yellow and red highway traffic indications do not show up under the route.
The travel times don't seem to be adjusted for traffic information.
During rush hour, many of the local streets are highlighted in yellow as if the traffic information has incorrectly been overlayed onto the side streets from the main streets.
Has anyone been able to get the traffic information working properly???