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#517 of 663 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 663 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 663 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.
#520 of 663 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [coldnfrosty]
Jan 02, 2013 (1:59 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 663 No road hazard warranty on Continental tires.
Jan 02, 2013 (2:07 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 663 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (3:01 pm)
Two weeks out and I got a screw in the side wall.
...and that is Ford's fault how?
#523 of 663 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [robr2]
Jan 02, 2013 (3:14 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.
#524 of 663 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (4:39 pm)
But it is interesting to know that road Hazard warranty is readily available from most tire manufacturers.
Actually the road hazard warranty is from the tire dealer, not the manufacturer.
I've heard of several people going to a tire dealer with a new car and purchasing a road hazard warranty.
#525 of 663 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [smellsfishy]
Jan 03, 2013 (4:14 am)
I had a similar experience a few years ago with a Michelin tire. There was no road hazard warranty but my local tire dealer worked with the Michelin rep for an "adjustment" on the price of the new tire (ie prorated for miles). We paid less than half price for the tire. Try this approach with your local tire dealer.
#526 of 663 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Jan 03, 2013 (5:38 am)
UPDATE.....my issue was service tech error............I had our 2013 Escape in for the first service last Friday, 12/28/2012, the technician did not put my dipstick back in so I had oil coming out from the dipstick location....fortunately the dipstick was still laying in the front of the engine compartment and I was able to take care of it......I have cleaned up everything I could get to and hopefully my issue will be done.......my tech must have been having a bad day as he also did not rotate my tires which I paid for!