Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#514 of 741 Re: Seat warmer question [thelaw]
Dec 31, 2012 (12:34 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 741 Re: Side mirror reflection [noni99]
Dec 31, 2012 (12:35 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 741 Re: Select Shift Speed [benj2013]
Dec 31, 2012 (7:11 pm)
Mine exhibits the same behavior post recall and I must say that I found it useful in tonights snowathon.
#517 of 741 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (5:07 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 741 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [bogey235]
Jan 02, 2013 (8:27 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 741 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (12:55 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.
#520 of 741 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [coldnfrosty]
Jan 02, 2013 (12:59 pm)
The exhaust smell is caused by the oil that leaked all over the engine. The fresh-air intake is located under the hood. If you are moving, the fumes are vented by the air flow, but if you are just sitting in traffic the fumes build up and get sucked in.
#521 of 741 No road hazard warranty on Continental tires.
Jan 02, 2013 (1:07 pm)
2013 Ford Escape. Two weeks out and I got a screw in the side wall. There is no road hazard warranty on Continental tires when they are sold with a new vehicle. If you bought them as replacement tires there is a road hazard warranty. Ouch!
#522 of 741 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (2:01 pm)
Two weeks out and I got a screw in the side wall.
...and that is Ford's fault how?
#523 of 741 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [robr2]
Jan 02, 2013 (2:14 pm)
I didn't say it was Ford's fault. But it is interesting to know that road Hazard warranty is readily available from most tire manufacturers. Just not with new cars.