Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 7:06 AM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#537 of 732 Re: Update on our 2013 Escape experiences [usa1fan]
Jan 10, 2013 (9:05 pm)
I glad I got the Escape and it isn't a full week. I've seen people post about Continental tires, but tires aren't perfect. I had a brand new Highlander in 2004 and after 16K miles and regular rotations I had to replace all 4 Toyo brand tires.
Also, I learned from an experience in 1995, that Ford Motor Co rates dealerships. I found out the one I've been using since 1996 is number 1 in my area.
Some who had oil issues and had to do with the dipstick, you may want to find out another dealer you can use for service
#538 of 732 Re: Update on our 2013 Escape experiences [kathymcc123]
Jan 11, 2013 (4:09 am)
Where can I find out what my dealer rating is according to Ford.
#539 of 732 Re: Update on our 2013 Escape experiences [escapeism]
Jan 11, 2013 (6:50 am)
Back in 1995, I called information for Ford headquarters in Detroit and talked to someone in the Chairman's office who transferred me to their Quality Assurance Dept. I'm sure you can Google that department etc to get a nimber
#540 of 732 Re: Door handles sticking [escapeti2013]
Jan 11, 2013 (7:59 am)
Sounds like a warranty item. Just demo that to the dealer and I am sure they will take care of it.
Jan 11, 2013 (10:47 am)
Yeah, the dealership should take care of the door handle. I haven't seen it with my Escape and I got it 4 days ago
#542 of 732 Re: Select Shift Speed [romckinnis]
Jan 11, 2013 (3:46 pm)
The dealer ran this issue by Ford Technical Support and it appears the ability to manually shift in Drive is a normal after the recall fix.
They said in their response that "Live in Drive" is temporary and the system will decide when it is no longer needed when it will revert to normal operation.
They also said an SSM will be issued shortly to inform dealers and customers of this change to the transmission programming.
#543 of 732 Re: Door handles sticking [escapeti2013]
Jan 12, 2013 (1:24 pm)
My drivers door handle has fit that exact description in the last couple of weeks. We have also had sub-freezing temperatures and I do wash the car from time to time, so it didn't surprise me. I will be going in for my first oil change in the next few weeks, so if the problem persists, I will have the dealer look at it.
#544 of 732 Re: Door handles sticking [escapeti2013]
Jan 12, 2013 (7:11 pm)
My door handles stick as well. I have noticed it on the back doors more often (I have a little girl with the carseat in the back). I haven't had it in to the dealer yet, but will probably have them look at it when I have my first oil change.
#545 of 732 Re: Select Shift Speed [milano327]
Jan 16, 2013 (1:05 pm)
Regarding "Live in Drive" being enabled on the 1.6L Escape, I found this Ford notice #5542 - 2013 Escape 1.6L New Features With FSA 12S41 Calibration Effect Transmission Select Shift In Drive. In Q1 they are releasing a calibration to disable "Live in Drive" if desired.
This feature existed in the 2011 Edge. "Unique to the 2011 Ford Edge Sport is that the paddle shift activation is “live in drive,” which means the customer doesn’t have to shift to “M” or manual mode. Instead, while in Drive, the driver can pull the “+” paddle on the right side of the steering wheel or “-” paddle on the left side of the steering wheel to shift up or down gears."
Just seems like Ford could have notified people (and dealers) of it being enabled in the Escape before folks stumbled on it while driving. Ah well, moving on.
#546 of 732 Re: Select Shift Speed [pmf_penn]
Jan 17, 2013 (12:38 pm)
That is the same wording the dealer got from Ford Tech Support but they didn't include the Q1 fix to eliminate the feature if it is not wanted. I haven't experimented with it much, but it reverts back to the gear it wants to be in after a few seconds. That may be throttle position dependent but I didn't have time to play with it in traffic.
They also updated the MyTouch/Sync software and added a new screen which is a composite of the four individual screens in the DIC.
I don't recall if the outside temperature was up where the time is shown on the center display but it is now plus on the DIC.
The tech that did the update didn't know what was changed so we just have to find it ourselves I suppose. Release notes would be nice if the dealer can't bother to let owners know what is changed.
How did you find that Oasis document?