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#393 of 653 Re: 2013 ford escape [clwalker3]
Nov 19, 2012 (7:34 am)
Well, I'm still on the fence after the MyFord Touch update. It definitely performs way better than it did before the update. In fact, it works seamlessly for days at a time, but I have still had 3 or 4 hiccups in the last week that concern me - the same type of glitches as before, bluetooth not being located or connecting and the radio coming on instead. Then the system seems to recover and work well again for a period of time. At one point, after difficulty connecting, the title of the track was garbled and the voice control word "listening" on the entertainment tab was garbled. The garbled letters seemed to include oriental characters before it came back to English. I wonder what is up with that? The garbled title had the following format - "oriental character K ?". Anyway, before the update, the problems just got worse and worse. At the moment, it seems to be intermittent glitches and the system recovers. Better, but not a complete fix.
#394 of 653 Re: Where is the ECM/OBD Plug Located on the 2013 Escape? [mbb21]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:00 am)
Clearly marked panel that says OBD just below the headlight switch. Grab the handle and the panel pulls down exposing the plug.
#395 of 653 Re: Delivery date? [cmooreinwa]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:03 am)
Took close to 8 weeks for mine. Received it last week.
#396 of 653 Re: Gas Mileage [steve_]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:08 am)
I had the cruise control set for 70 the other day on a 220 mile trip. Settled in around 22.4 mpg according to the display, which is relative since there was some city driving on the front end. What got me though was the "miles before empty" display. I pulled into the gas station when it was at 9 miles left to empty and filled 13.1 gallons. I guess in theory I should have been able to get another 40 plus miles on the gas I had since its a 15 gal tank. So 300-320 miles on a tank should be the norm in 40-deg weather.
#397 of 653 Re: Gas Mileage [coldnfrosty]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:40 am)
I guess in theory I should have been able to get another 40 plus miles on the gas I had since its a 15 gal tank.
But don't run it too low. The fuel pump is cooled by the gasoline so exposing it for too long may cause issues long term.
#398 of 653 Re: Where is the ECM/OBD Plug Located on the 2013 Escape? [coldnfrosty]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:51 am)
Thank you. Getting old and can't see what is in front of my face anymore......
#399 of 653 Re: Gas Mileage [coldnfrosty]
Nov 19, 2012 (12:04 pm)
You'll never get to use the entire tank capacity, you have the real size: 15.1g and then you have the "useable" size. I was able to use 13.3g on one of my trips. Sucks because my older Escape had a 16.5 gallon tank & I was able to use 15.5-15.8 gallons, and so far my mixed driving in the new Escape is getting me only 18.9mpg's with 1.6l fwd. I did some calculations with the old Escape and through the first few thousand miles I was getting 23.5mpg in the 2.0l fwd. My driving sytle did not change and filled up at the same gas station each time (has 10% ethanol). So much for the fuel efficiency, the only place I find it's better is in straight highway mileage, 2mpg better. Highly dissapointing!
#400 of 653 Re: Gas Mileage [tinycadon]
Nov 19, 2012 (4:13 pm)
I too have had horribly low mileage - 15-16 mpg city and 19.5 combined. Started complaining as soon as I got the car. Have called it to the attention of both Ford and my dealer. Neither care in the slightest. They tell me that the gas mileage will improve after the car has 2000 miles on it. Somehow I don't see how it will improve 50%, which is how much it has to increase. I am starting to think that if the mileage is significantly lower than advertised we should all join forces and push Ford to negotiate with us. Anybody game?
#401 of 653 Nav on "Intelligent 4WD" screen
Nov 19, 2012 (6:06 pm)
Just had my AWD Titanium in for service visit #6 since picking it up in mid-August (arrrgh). Most issues are now resolved, but one remains. The navigation directions shown on the Information Display (i.e., the one above the steering wheel) do not seem to work correctly. When the navigation is set to always on (via settings/display/navigation), it only displays navigation information while route guidance is active. In other words, there is no difference between the selections for "always on" and "on guidance". And when navigation instructions do display, the directions do not update on the "intelligent 4WD" screen. It lists the next turn, but never updates the distance or turn information -- it just continues to display the initial information. The dealer just installed the 3.5.1 Sync update, but that didn't fix the problem. The dealer says they duplicated the problem on another Escape. Can anyone else confirm that this is a bug? I suspect this is a software issue that they may or may not ever get to.
#402 of 653 Re: Gas Mileage [cbc410]
Nov 19, 2012 (6:09 pm)
Lots of other posts on this. I can confirm that mileage improved after a couple thousand miles, but not by 50%. City driving and turbo use definitely kill the mileage. I've found the highway mileage to be close to advertised, but my city mileage is usually down around 20. I suspect that acceleration practices can make this vary a lot. YMMV.