Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#367 of 740 Re: First in First out? [coldnfrosty]
Nov 14, 2012 (5:20 am)
Finally, the 2.0L SEL arrived and the dealer had it prepped and waiting for me yesterday. I noticed the mpg slowly dropped as the car was sitting there idling with the dealer giving me the run-through of the controls. I can see where it will take some time getting used to the dash when compared to my 2003 Explorer.
I converted my iTunes library over to MP3 and loaded it all onto an SD card. The Entertainment Center indexed everything and allows choosing music by artist, song, genre, and so on which is nice. iPhone connected nicely and loaded my phone directory. Not so good with that is that it is sorting by first name, and does not load the contact photos.
Now where to hardwire the radar detector? I saw a company mentioned elsewhere called BlendMount. Even though they claim to have a mirror mount for the 2013 Escape, looking at their gallery and looking at the mirror in the Escape, I don't thinks it is possible to attach their mount.
If anyone know any easy access 12v accessory wires, lemme know!
#368 of 740 Re: 2013 Ford Escape [mbb21]
Nov 14, 2012 (5:56 am)
Ok, I am cautiously saying "Eureka" on the MyFord Touch on my 2013 Escape. After all of the frustration and headaches, it looks like the new software flash update of the system has it working like I would have expected when I bought the car. It links up seamlessly with my iPhone, locates the Bluetooth easily, indexes my device, shows the complete title of my audiobook and either autoplays my title or plays instantly on voice command if the audio has been turned off. This had all been extremely buggy and hit or miss, or didn't work at all before. I am going to give it a few days before I wholeheartedly say the issues are fixed, but it is looking good right now. If this continues to work well, I will be a very satisfied customer!
#369 of 740 2013 ford escape
Nov 15, 2012 (11:01 am)
I have had nothing but problems with my new escape. It has been back to the dealer with sync problems that they cannot seem to fix. The phone, radio heat and air go dead all the time. Have been talking for ford about the lemon law. I would not recommend this car.
#370 of 740 Re: 2013 ford escape [hawks405]
Nov 15, 2012 (11:39 am)
Check with Syncservices. I had issues with Sync driving me crazy. It was doing a lot of bizarre things A replacement of the sync system did not help. I had them escalate it on the syncservices support line and got a call from the design team. They said the newer iPhones were corrupting the sync software. They arranged a service call with my dealer. They just released a new software update a week ago that seems to have resolved all of my issues with sync (at least so far!). I have not had problems since the update was installed. It is now working like I expected when I bought the car.
#371 of 740 Re: 2013 ford escape [clwalker3]
Nov 15, 2012 (11:58 am)
I don't have the iPhone and have had the same exact issues as Hawk, maybe not the same frequency, but have had the radio cut out for no reason twice, had the heat/climate system shut off at a stop light for no reason, the clock on the radio is constantly changing times on me in the middle of the night while I'm sleeping. I am very disappointed in the MFT system, the car is great, but these issues really make me regret my decision!
#372 of 740 Re: 2013 ford escape [clwalker3]
Nov 15, 2012 (3:28 pm)
I just installed 3.5.1. I don't know what has changed, although 3.2.2 seemed pretty stable to me.
#373 of 740 Re: 2013 ford escape [clwalker3]
Nov 15, 2012 (5:09 pm)
Do you have to bring the vehicle in to have the new software update installed?
#374 of 740 Re: 2013 ford escape [coldnfrosty]
Nov 15, 2012 (7:41 pm)
How did you get the 3.5.1 ?
I took delivery of my factory ordered 2.0 FWD last week and have 3.2.2 installed and I get no options on syncmyride to upgrade. I love my Escape so far, but would like to get rid of a couple of MFT glitches.
#375 of 740 Re: 2013 ford escape [automelon48]
Nov 16, 2012 (7:57 am)
Looks like you just missed the cutoff/mandate by Ford to uograde all new inventory. Which means you might have to take it to the dealer and have them do it.