Last post on May 17, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#544 of 650 Re: Door handles sticking [escapeti2013]
Jan 12, 2013 (8:11 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 650 Re: Select Shift Speed [milano327]
Jan 16, 2013 (2:05 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 650 Re: Select Shift Speed [pmf_penn]
Jan 17, 2013 (1:38 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?
#547 of 650 Re: Select Shift Speed [milano327]
Jan 18, 2013 (5:53 pm)
One of the returns on a Google search of: 2012 escape, "live in drive" came up with "broadcast messages" as the topic.
When I had asked my dealer about this capability before finding this thread, the change was news to him, and other folks at the dealership. He was able to get the info for me the next day, including the promised ability to undo it, Then I found the document using the search.
Not a fan of the change as I found it by accidentally shifting while in drive by pressing the buttons. I had a similar feature, and liked it, in my Chrysler 300M and like the Escape, you needed to move to a different shift position to use it.
Completely agree, release/change notes from Ford should be required to the dealer and owners.
#549 of 650 idling 2013 Escape
Jan 23, 2013 (4:31 pm)
Can someone tell me what their 2013 Ford Escape SEL 2.0L engine idles at.
#550 of 650 Re: idling 2013 Escape [tl9]
Jan 24, 2013 (12:43 am)
1250 RPM after a cold start.
900 RPM during warm up.
750 RPM when engine is at full temp.
In gear or neutral seems to make no difference.
#551 of 650 Ford Escape 2013 S
Jan 27, 2013 (10:43 am)
I bought my 2013 Ford Escape this week I drove it for 200 miles, now my dashboard lights are flickering on and off non stop. It kill the battery overnight. Re-charged it and it is always going on . What am I supposed to do.
#552 of 650 Re: Ford Escape 2013 S [jluian]
Jan 27, 2013 (10:52 am)
Take it to your dealer. It is under warranty. Let them fix it.
#553 of 650 MyFord Touch upgrade
Jan 28, 2013 (3:45 pm)
My wife downloaded the software upgrade onto a memory stick and requested her new NAV card on Saturday afternoon. It looks like the SD card got here today, which is pretty quick.