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Dec 20, 2012 (5:52 am)
I have to say, I'm sorry for ranting about peoples' fuel economy complaints. It's just that the majority of them are easily explainable (like UFO reports) by drivers, driver style, and driving conditions, rather than real problems with vehicles. But constant complaints about this topic (not saying that there aren't real issues for some, but far too often the car's working fine..) tend to overshadow real hard fact valid problems. Things like rear hatches that don't always latch properly, SYNC / MyFordTouch glitches, leaking roofs, engine fires, etc.
#503 of 651 Re: Issues [usa1fan]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 20, 2012 (6:20 am)
Most of the recent mpg posts have been moved over to the 2013 Ford Escape Gas Mileage discussion.
Even if happen to be getting "normal" gas mileage in your Escape, please pop over there and tell us, even if you don't think it's "postworthy".
#504 of 651 Re: Issues [steve_]
Dec 20, 2012 (1:15 pm)
LOL. Thanks, Steve. But I'll bet you've noticed by now that I'm relatively active on these two topics, especially about fuel economy. I appreciate you grouping them over there, and, as I said, I post because someone has to represent the large silent portion of owners that aren't seeing issues with fuel economy, lest all the others believe that ALL these cars return lower-than-rated numbers.
#505 of 651 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [tinkerdog]
Dec 22, 2012 (9:04 pm)
Update.... just got the car back from the dealer for the 1.6L engine fire recall on December 195h. They said they reporgrammed the liftgate to fix it.
How is it now? Just as BAD. About 50% of the time it latches when it closes... the rest... you have to push it closed to latch it.
Anyone at FORD able to fix this? Please???? I am paying for something new that is broken.
Sign me... a very disatified Ford customer... and disatified means very unlikely to purchase OR recommend your products to anyone else... in any social media.
#506 of 651 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [tinkerdog]
Dec 25, 2012 (8:26 am)
I have the same liftgate problem. When it is warm and/or a window is open (to let the air pressure out), then it closes just fine. When it is cold with the windows up, it fails to completely latch unless given an extra push. I haven't had it serviced for this problem yet. I thought I'd wait for other problems before bringing it in for my 7th service visit in 4 months. The service manager says he hasn't seen the lift gate problem before, and they'd have to play with it to figure out how to fix it. Great. Odds of a first time fix are probably about zero.
#507 of 651 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [pzam]
Dec 25, 2012 (9:46 am)
I find that sometimes when I close the gate with the button on the gate itself it does not close completely but when close it from inside it latches properly. Sometimes when I get in car to start it while the hatch is closing it doesn't latch properly either.
#508 of 651 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [ksufootball]
Dec 26, 2012 (9:48 am)
That's interesting. My experience above, the first attempt was using the dash button. That's why I had to get out. The second (also failed) attempt was using the hatch button, but from midway open. For the third (successful) attempt I waited for it to fully open, then again used the hatch button. Those have so far been the only two times that it has failed to latch, but I have used all the various methods available to open / close the hatch successfully.
#509 of 651 Select Shift Speed
Dec 26, 2012 (9:50 pm)
I just got back my escape SE 1.16 fixed due to the recall. Nevertheless, I noticed thant i can shift speed even in Drive mode. Before the selectShift speed was enabled only in S mode.
Is it normal ?