Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 2:49 AM
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#526 of 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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 733 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.
#534 of 733 2013 Ford Escape SE 1.6L 4WD
Jan 10, 2013 (11:29 am)
On Monday, 1/7, I went into a lease on an Escape. My previous leased vehicle was a 2011 Ford Fusion SEL with AWD. I'm hoping since it's a 4 cyl engine, it will have better gas mileage than my previous Fusion, which was 6 cyl.
I found the Fusion was fine in bad weather, didn't really have enough snow in the Winter of 2012 here in my part of NY to really guage. I've previously had a 2006 Ford Explorer, the year of the "new styled handle", and that was fantastic in snow.
Though I'm not new to Ford cars (I'm 48 and with the exception of once having a Chevy Trailblazer, and a Toyota Highlander), I've mostly had Fords. Wondering how the Escape is as a small category SUV?
#535 of 733 Update on our 2013 Escape experiences
Jan 10, 2013 (2:08 pm)
Fuel economy first (copied this part over on the other topic too, without the rest that follows here):
In my latest update, our 2.0l SEL 4WD, since around Christmas Eve, has returned an average closer to 25.5 mpg overall. This also needs to take into account colder temperatures during this period. We got snow XMas Eve and again 2x since, just in large enough amounts and with enough cold air to keep most of it around for two weeks, and even now there are small patches that haven't melted completely away yet, but mostly where it was piled from shoveling or plowing. The worst average tank for this period was just over 23 mpg.
Overall, taking into consideration the 'ideal' nature of the EPA testing process, this is right in line or even a bit better than the car is 'supposed' to return- I have a mixed drive of rural highway, town, city, and interstate, with speeds anywhere from 25 to 70 mph, and these tanks were with me driving five over wherever the speed limits were under 70, or 70 in 70 mph zones.
The most recent tank, with temperatures in the mid-upper-50's, is already over 25.5 mpg, and looking to hit 26 (warmer weather, slightly higher % hwy affecting the numbers). I've had over 29 on occasion, without ever having a single tank of *all* highway driving.
I'd love to get the opportunity for the latter, but time and opportunity have to get together first.
The other stuff:
We paid for the Ford Service Plan when we bought our car, and got to feel good about ourselves this week, as we took the Escape in for it's first routine service. The 'routine' service was an oil change and tire rotation, mainly, along with the stuff they check (never sure how much or even if they really check all the 'belts', fluid levels, filters, etc.). The car had just over 6000 miles on it, and the dealership swapped the factory oil for full synthetic oil.
Routine part over.
We also requested that they update the MyFordTouch w/SYNC to the latest version (note, in case it wasn't mentioned here, because I don't recall and haven't looked again lately- a new version came out sometime in November or early December). Our clock has reset itself several times, once at around 11PM on a night that I know the car was parked! According to another site I follow, this seems to have been rectified with the newer release. Our system has also been caught rebooting once (erm, 'performing routine scheduled maintenance' is the term I think the display had as it came back from a black screen). So far no more clock resets, though our 64GB SD card loaded with ~20GB of music hasn't successfully been fully indexed yet (again, the display says- it's 'indexing' the card, and apparently only does it while driving), despite around 2+ hours on the road so far since the update reset / cleared the system and we reinserted the card. I recall the previous version taking a while, but somehow it didn't seem this long..
Otherwise, it's been a pretty good experience. The hatch issue hasn't recurred, and we haven't had other problems outside of SYNC, and even SYNC's problems haven't kept any basic functionality from working, if a bit annoyingly at times.
Glad we bought this vehicle.