Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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#462 of 736 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Dec 04, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Update: I took the escape into the dealer, and they said they found the cause of the smell. The valve cover gasket was leaking oil all over the top and side of the engine. There is also another gasket that is visibley out of position.
The after almost 2 weeks in the shop, they can't tell me when the replacment parts will be available. Is this common for new cars?
The recuirculate turning off after 5 mins is normal, ie it's also happening on the replacment escape.
#463 of 736 Seat warmer question
Dec 04, 2012 (5:19 pm)
Does anyone else find that the seat warmers are really hot? When I set it to 1, I have to turn it off after 5 minutes because it gets so warm. I can't imagine using settings 2-5. I might catch fire! I have 3 other vehicles with seat warmers, and they are all comfortable especially at the lowest settings. Is my control defective, or is this just how the Fords are designed?
#464 of 736 Re: Seat warmer question [pzam]
Dec 04, 2012 (6:03 pm)
Yup. I never set it above 2.
#465 of 736 Re: 2013 Ford Escape AWD titanium after 2850 miles. [foxdared]
Dec 04, 2012 (6:45 pm)
I would open the hood and make sure the battery wires are firmly connected.
#466 of 736 Re: Seat warmer question [pzam]
Dec 04, 2012 (9:19 pm)
My seat is comfortable at 5 for me.
#467 of 736 Re: Seat warmer question [pzam]
Dec 05, 2012 (4:49 am)
IMHO, it's a personal thing. Our Explorer has just high and low. I can only deal with high for about 3 minutes. My wife, OTOH, will run the high setting all day long.
#468 of 736 Re: Seat warmer question [pzam]
Dec 05, 2012 (6:12 am)
1 is crazy hot for me, maybe if we lived in Alaska I might set it on 2... and yes, they wife goes higher, and will leave it on.
#469 of 736 Re: Seat warmer question [izedaman]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:15 pm)
same here. wife can sit on a 5 and still thinks its not working right. her volvo s80 has three settings: pants on fire, tattoo my butt, and electric chair. i just turn off the seat warmer when i drive her car. it hasn't really been cold enough here in new england to use the seat warners anyway.
#470 of 736 Re: Dealer notes "no repair available" [vdm123]
Dec 06, 2012 (10:35 am)
I too have a navigation problem, and by resetting the system instructed on the phone number by Ford detroit , it did not fix the system, and is gettibg worse as we we go along. It some times places me in an entire different area!
It some time takes a good 15 to miles before the GPS starts to work.
In the beginning, it took me to area in the Mountains, that had no roads, or they wher not paved! I should have kept my chevy Equnoix. And the gas tank isd too small!
Dec 08, 2012 (10:14 am)
Just brought the Escape into the dealer & got a rental from Enterprise. What a piece of junk the rental is compared to the Escape, but hey, at least it won't catch fire right!