Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 8:03 AM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#504 of 730 Re: Issues [steve_]
Dec 20, 2012 (12:15 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 730 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [tinkerdog]
Dec 22, 2012 (8:04 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 730 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [tinkerdog]
Dec 25, 2012 (7:26 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 730 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [pzam]
Dec 25, 2012 (8:46 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 730 Re: Powered Liftgate woes........... [ksufootball]
Dec 26, 2012 (8:48 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 730 Select Shift Speed
Dec 26, 2012 (8:50 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 ?
#510 of 730 2013 Ford Escape
Dec 30, 2012 (6:04 am)
We bought a 1.6 Escape last June. Sel the first one on the dealers lot. Purchase was for my wife. She loved the vehicle, great to drive and she got about 26mpg with it in mixed driving. It was in the shop 2 weeks for the first recall. They repaired the first 3 issues this time. Took it back for the 4th recall in which they reprogamed the computer supposedly to keep it from "catching fire should it overheat" While they were at it they found it was seeping oil from around the valve gaskets but did not have the parts to repair it. I have bought several new vehicles in my life and I can't remember having so many issues. All of the problems we had were around the 1.6 engine. No complaints about power or mileage only the fact that it wouldn't stay together. We ended up working with the dealer and traded up to titanium with a 2.0 engine. I have a 2011 f-150 and haven't had a moments issue with the ecoboost engine/ part of the reason we bought the 1.6. I am hoping That we won't have anymore isues. Time will tell. Even though the dealer gave me a great deal, it was an expense we weren't planning on.
#511 of 730 Side mirror reflection
Dec 31, 2012 (6:24 am)
The chrome around the air vent is reflecting in my side mirrors. It happens on both the driver and passenger sides. This is both annoying and dangerous. Has anyone else noticed this and do you have a solution? Putting your hand over the vent or putting the window down prevents the reflection from appearing. My thought is that if the chrome piece around the vent was black instead, it wouldn't reflect.
I called Ford and they said to bring it my dealer. I've only had the car for 2 weeks now.
#512 of 730 Re: Side mirror reflection [noni99]
Dec 31, 2012 (6:55 am)
How are you seeing the reflection of the chrome in the side mirrors? I can't see anything inside my car with my side mirrors adjusted correctly. I'm trying to imagine this, but failing. Is there any way you could link to a picture somewhere of the problem?
#513 of 730 Re: Side mirror reflection [usa1fan]
Dec 31, 2012 (9:50 am)
When I put the side window down, I don't see it. So it must be a reflection onto the side window and then reflecting onto the side mirror. I will try to take a picture, but I'm not good with technology. I'm retired and rely on my adult kids to help me with such.