Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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#524 of 732 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [smellsfishy]
Jan 02, 2013 (3:39 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 732 Re: No road hazard warranty on Continental tires. [smellsfishy]
Jan 03, 2013 (3:14 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 732 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Jan 03, 2013 (4:38 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!
#527 of 732 Re: Side mirror reflection [noni99]
Jan 03, 2013 (4:48 am)
I have noticed this issue as well........the more I am driving it the more I am getting used to it and it does not bother me as much.
#528 of 732 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [bogey235]
Jan 03, 2013 (8:25 am)
I hope you called them on that! Have them at least give you a free steam clean and a free oil change!
#529 of 732 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [coldnfrosty]
Jan 03, 2013 (8:32 am)
You got that right.................going back in on Saturday morning!
#530 of 732 Re: Ford Escape 2013 excessive exhaust fumes [smellsfishy]
Jan 08, 2013 (12:46 pm)
Update: 2013 Ford Escape exhaust smell. Time in the shop.. over 6weeks! The dealer finally got a replacement valve cover and was going to try to have the vehicle ready this week. Surprise surprise, the new valve cover is damaged.
Ford Quality is Job One! do they still use that? probably not.
#531 of 732 Ford 2013 escape deceleration, drag & lurching when engaging gas pedall.
Jan 08, 2013 (9:30 pm)
Ever since my 2013 Ford Escape received its recall and software fix my car has major issues knowing what to do when the gas pedal is pushed. It tales 5-7 seconds before it starts to hum and then lurch and drag down to a slower speed. Very nerve wracking when driving on interstates through the Colorado mountains and you get out from behind a runaway semi with flashing hazard lights and your Ford loses speed from 60 to 45 in seconds while you are trying to speed up. Imagine this scenario playing out for almost an hour. Just glad to be here to tell about it. The dealership in Glenwood Springs. CO cannot duplicate the problem, therefore it doesn't exist. Just ask Joe, he has been there 35 years. What else could we possibly expect him to do? Anyone else experiencing something similar? We need to let Ford in on it before someone gets killed. Paula
#532 of 732 Re: Ford 2013 escape deceleration, drag & lurching when engaging gas pedall. [geronimo60]
Jan 09, 2013 (2:52 am)
This sounds a lot like what the EcoBoost trucks were seeing with condensation problems causing drivability and acceleration issues (bad ones!). Yours is the first report I've seen of this type of problem with one of the four cylinder EcoBoost vehicles, but I was wondering if it wasn't possible when I read about the trucks.
It sounds pretty serious, and I'd keep on the dealership until the problem is verified, and hopefully, if possible, corrected. And please keep us informed!
Jan 09, 2013 (3:45 pm)
So far, after just under 3300 miles my wife's AWD Titanium is averaging just under 22 mpg.
In my experience, it will take up to 10k miles before the drive train is broken in.
All three of the vehicles being currently driven locally have just had their worst fuel mileage, two since last winter due to the cold weather.
The 2013 does not fit a wheel chair as well as the '09 my wife drove before that.
Electronics are working out great.