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#425 of 742 Re: 2013 Ford Escape SEL 4WD no nav [tim156]
Nov 27, 2012 (12:07 pm)
Well, this is certainly in keeping with what Ford 'Customer Care' told me. Which was when they fix it they'll let the dealers know, but won't be making any effort to let owners know. And apparently, the dealers aren't going to tell you unless you take it in and ask (if they even know). At the very least, I would have expected some kind of Email notification from the SYNCmyRide website, but I didn't see one.
We also had the radio 'on by itself and wouldn't turn off' again last weekend . And like a few times before, it stayed on with the vehicle shut down and the doors opened (which should 'kill' the designated power delay however long that is).
Changing the subject a bit, I've noticed a LOT of wind noise at the windows... much more than any other vehicle I can remember. Haven't mentioned that to the dealer yet, but I will when we take it in for them to isolate a 'wet' problem they noticed during an oil change.
#426 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [tinycadon]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 27, 2012 (2:17 pm)
How many miles on yours now?
Winter-blend gas can make your mileage go down. Three and a half mpg seems like a bit much though.
#427 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [steve_]
Nov 27, 2012 (3:50 pm)
My wife has a '13 AWD 2.0 with about 1750 miles on it.
It has averaged just over 22 mpg in the month and a half she has owned it.
I checked the mileage for her '09 over the same period and it was about 20.8, although it had about 8k on it by then.
That must have been a cold spell here in the northeast back in '09 because checking the mileage i got in the '02 Explorer, it could barely keep it's head above 13 mpg for the same period.
I was averaging close to 16 mpg with it before November this year and my last couple of tanks have been around 14.5.
#428 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [steve_]
Nov 27, 2012 (3:52 pm)
2,500 now, and I compared it to the 1st 2,500 with the 2010 Escape & they were both bought in July so the winter blend shouldn't have a greater effect on 1 over the other.
The Hwy mileage was a different story, the 2010 was 27.4 and the 2013 was 30.6
IMO the turbo KILLS the mpgs in mixed driving more than a N/A engine.
#429 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [tinycadon]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 27, 2012 (4:05 pm)
Well, I think it's possible for different cars, even the same model and engine, to have different mpg results. Otherwise there wouldn't be much reason for this discussion, lol.
Some people get good mpg from the first tank while others take 10,000 miles or more for the mpg to settle in. I wouldn't get too worried until another 6 or 8 tanks.
#430 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [tinycadon]
Nov 27, 2012 (5:11 pm)
Only 2500 miles since July sounds like a lot of short trips.
Have you checked your tire pressures?
#431 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [explorerx4]
Nov 27, 2012 (6:52 pm)
Yes, my commute every day is very short, but I always make sure to get out on the highway at least once a week to run at highway speeds so I'm not always driving short stop & go trips. Did same with the '10 model.
#432 of 742 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Nov 28, 2012 (2:10 am)
Sounds like the same engine fumes problem I had with my first escape. I returned it and the dealer gave me another one which is much better, but I am still getting some fumes when stoped! The fumes are coming in from the air intake for ventalion system I think? There must be more people having this problem?
#433 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [explorerx4]
Nov 28, 2012 (12:54 pm)
I have 1,100 mi on my 2.0L SEL. At 2,000 RPM using cruise control for a 260 mi round-trip, I got 25 mpg. My experience has been that colder weather can reduce mpg by 2 or 3. So I would expect to see the 28 mph highway in the warmer months.
#434 of 742 Re: Back-up Camera and Mileage [tinycadon]
Nov 28, 2012 (12:56 pm)
Is there any dashboard indicator that the turbo is running? I used to have a turbo light on my old Mazda 626 GT Turbo.