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#510 of 653 2013 Ford Escape
Dec 30, 2012 (7:04 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 653 Side mirror reflection
Dec 31, 2012 (7:24 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 653 Re: Side mirror reflection [noni99]
Dec 31, 2012 (7:55 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 653 Re: Side mirror reflection [usa1fan]
Dec 31, 2012 (10:50 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.
#514 of 653 Re: Seat warmer question [thelaw]
Dec 31, 2012 (1:34 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.
This may be the funniest post of the year! Dang- there's coffee coming out of my nose!
#515 of 653 Re: Side mirror reflection [noni99]
Dec 31, 2012 (1:35 pm)
Yep. I see it too. It bothered me a little during the first couple of weeks I owned the car, but I've gotten used to it so that I don't even notice it now. I've just added it to my mental list of things that I would have thought someone noticed before the car hit the showrooms (although this bothers me a lot less than all of the bugs in the various electronics).
#516 of 653 Re: Select Shift Speed [benj2013]
Dec 31, 2012 (8:11 pm)
Mine exhibits the same behavior post recall and I must say that I found it useful in tonights snowathon.
#517 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (6:07 am)
We have a 2013 Ford Escape Titanium and are also experieinceing excessive fumes. We have the 2.0 Ecoboost engine. The longer you are idle the worse the fumes get. It is definitely a concern as I am in the vehicle commuting over 1 hour each way every day. My wife has been driving the vehicle since we bought it in July. I just started driving it last week and I noticed immediately that something was not right. I saw the comments on this site over the weekend and took the vehicle to our Ford dealer on Monday 12/31/12. The service writer said he had not heard of the problem and would check with his service manager today. I will keep you all posted.
#518 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [bogey235]
Jan 02, 2013 (9:27 am)
I've had no such issue. Although, if you are idling, and you have the heat/ac on, you will be pulling in air from the outside which may contain exhaust fumes.
#519 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (1:55 pm)
Update on the exhaust smell in the 2013 escape.
The vehicle has now been in for 5 weeks! The dealer is now saying the oil leak is due to a manufactured defect in the valve cover. The new valve cover has to be shipped from Poland to the U.S. before it can be shipped to Vancouver. They would not have one shipped direct. (great service). No idea when the parts would arrive. The engine recall issue cannot be addressed until this is fixed. Not impressed.