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#321 of 650 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [clk5]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:34 am)
In response to your exhaust smell, my escape has 17000km after 3 months of driving and started noticing a bad engine / exhaust smell upon startup and would get really bad at idle especially on hot days... brought it to dealer and not much help...its colder now up here in the north so not as bad but I really think this is an issue and will inform my dealer about your situation as I am sure there are others out there.....if anyone else has this put it out there
#322 of 650 press request
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Nov 05, 2012 (7:35 am)
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Nov 05, 2012 (9:27 am)
Driving into work this morning my radio shut off and then my climate system shut off for no reason!!??!!?? It came back on by itself moments later, so I guess this is the beginning of the endless search for an answer?
#324 of 650 Re: Calendar off by a day [hmoran]
Nov 06, 2012 (1:56 am)
I too have had the clock problem. I've tried several different settings, but it still seems to change itself every few days. Unfortunately, I am stationed here in Germany and there is absolutely "0" support from Ford USA / Ford Germany for this fix. Additionally, now that someone in here mentions it...I too noticed that my passenger airbag light was OFF although I had an adult passenger. It's done this at least once. Gas mileage: TERRIBLE! I never expected it to actually be this bad. Hopefully Ford will wake up and realize that "we the people" are already getting tired of the quirks we've already encountered with this new model.
2013 Ford Escape Titanium w/ MyFord Touch Sync
#325 of 650 Re: Calendar off by a day [jim_in_germany]
Nov 06, 2012 (7:45 am)
I you follow the various F150 EcoBoost forums as I have been, you will note that not an insignificant number of complaints are being lodged about poor FE, some horribly so. At the same time it is clear that a goodly number of owners are satisfied with the FE, some even claiming FE equal to the EPA estimates.
Then there is the issue of Ford, seemingly, not having a clue as to how to go about fixing the CAC condensation poblem.
#326 of 650 Fuel Economy
Nov 06, 2012 (6:21 pm)
FWIW, the differing fuel economy figures make sense to me. I have a Titanium AWD 2.0. I can actually exceed 30 MPG if I drive carefully on the highway and stay at 60-65 MPH. This is truly best case -- windows up, AC off, cruise on, etc. But if I drive around town and accelerate a lot (using the turbo) then I'm down around 16-17 MPG. While I'd like better overall mileage, I'm happy to at least have the choice. I can either go easy and get high mileage, or have fun and pay the price for lower mileage. YMMV.
#327 of 650 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [dw1973]
Nov 07, 2012 (2:32 am)
Dealer could not find the problem for the smell, but is replacing it with a new Escape by next week! It was making me feel sick!
#328 of 650 Re: Calendar off by a day [wwest]
Nov 07, 2012 (5:26 am)
The fuel mileage of the 3.7 and 5.0 F-150s is reported to vary by equivalent or even greater amounts.
F-150s are extraordinarily heavy vehicles, nearly 3 tons of curb weigh for a fully optioned 4WD version.
You really can't drive a 3 ton vehicle even remotely assertively and expect to get anything but terrible mileage.
On the other hand, I've driven 2 different EB F-150s and far EXCEEDED the EPA figures. This verifies what pzam is saying. Mileage varies greatly by driver inputs.
#329 of 650 Fuel Economy
Nov 07, 2012 (10:26 am)
I picked up my 2013 Escape SEL just over a week ago, and the reported Fuel consumption is no where near what is advertised. The car reports fuel usage at an average of 12L/100KM or 19 miles/gallon, and I have been doing 90% highway driving. When I spoke to the dealer, they advised that this is normal for new vehicles, and that I should see better results, and in some cases better than advertised, once I drive about 6,000-10,000 KMs. I find this to be very odd.
There is also a strong smell of gas when the car idles.
Just want to know if others have experieced the same, and if the fuel ratings do in fact improve over time.
Nov 07, 2012 (12:34 pm)
Just wondering if anyone has any information on the recommended mileage for doing the first oil change. The manual seems to be silent on this. With the kind of driving I do I'll probably go about 5,000 miles or so between changes. But was thinking that it might be prudent to do the first one sooner. Any thoughts on this. Thanks.