Last post on May 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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#552 of 653 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 653 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.
#554 of 653 Re: Ford 2013 escape deceleration, drag & lurching when engaging gas pedall. [usa1fan]
Feb 05, 2013 (11:48 am)
having the same issues and it's on it's 3rd time back in. They say it is normal, it is the computer talking. I am afraid of getting into an accident. They want to put a black box on it. Now the sensors are going off when I am driving, like I am going to hit someone, and there is nothing around me. I think it is the computer, because it doesn't happen every time??? anyone else had this happen?
#555 of 653 Re: Ford 2013 escape deceleration, drag & lurching when engaging gas pedall. [jjkelley]
Feb 05, 2013 (11:55 am)
My sensors go off when it is snowing. I am guessing the sensors are picking up the snow flakes. It is very irritating!
#556 of 653 Re: Ford 2013 escape deceleration, drag & lurching when engaging gas pedall. [bogey235]
Feb 05, 2013 (12:44 pm)
#557 of 653 some driving observations
Feb 06, 2013 (7:38 pm)
My wife has had her 13 AWD Ti for about 4 months and 4400 miles, but tonight was the first time I drove it any distance, about 15 miles. Actually, the 2nd time I ever drove it.
Compared to our 09 Limited V6, the ride is much more compliant, despite the 19 wheels.
It's a little softer off the line from a stop, as she has mentioned.
Idle has some vibration, but after that very smooth and plenty of power if you want to use it.
It down shifts way too often, but I expect this to work itself out by 10k, based on the other Fords I have owned or currently drive.
BLIS is helpful and not intrusive, as i have read in some reviews.
Pretty quiet on the highway compared to the '09, too.
Seat backs really hug you sides and heaters are strong.
The built in garage door opener works and is a nice feature.
I usually split my driving between 2 Explorers.
#558 of 653 2013 Escape 1.6 Ecoboost oil change [milano327]
Feb 09, 2013 (2:34 am)
Space is very limited and expect oil to have to be cleaned of the block and ancillary equipment, at least what I have found (and by the Ford tech’s comments for the first “free” oil change, a real pain), notwithstanding having the removal and replacement of the undercarriages aero-dynamic shield .
The Ford “spec” for the FL-960S is Height 3.360 in., Outside Diameter 3.150 in. The horizontal positioning of the filter only allows a few turns to loosen/or tighten with the use of an end type filter socket using a low profile ratchet so I have found a “strap type” filer wrench much better saving time, aggravation and I’m sure the inevitable bent cooling fins trying to remove the filter with the ratchet /socket.
#559 of 653 trailer towing
Feb 10, 2013 (7:17 pm)
Don't see a specific recommendation in the owners' manual .... suppose I could ask the dealer, but where's the fun in that?
vehicle is 2013 2.0L AWD + factory tow package.
I read thru the "~towing selector~" document on ford.com and both it and the owners' manual mention "tow/haul" positions on automatic transmissions. Wonder why they decided to put that verbiage in these documents if the Escapes' transmission doesnt actually include it.
That being said, any opinions as to what's the best position to put the shifter into while towing? I'm jumping the gun a bit, don't actually have a trailer at the moment, but will eventually need to figure this out.
Still in the <1000mi break-in period, so no towing yet, but I've already noticed improved driving response in the hilly areas hereabouts with the trans in 'S'. The towing chapter from the owners' manual mentions "...provides enging braking and helps eliminate excessive transmission shifting..." and the transmission chapter says the "S" position "... provides additional grade(engine) braking and ....enhance performance for uphill climbs...". Those statements would tend to point me toward sticking the transmission in 'S' for towing. Opinions? Facts?
#560 of 653 Re: trailer towing [dan5678]
Feb 10, 2013 (9:50 pm)
I will give you my opinion based on experience with other vehicles and general knowledge. I too have an 2.0 but FWD with tow package. I have not towed with it yet, but will be in a few months. I have a 5x8 enclosed trailer which weighs about 1800 lbs loaded.
In the past, with a 4.0L engine and 6 speed auto, I would leave tranny in Drive while accellerating, and then I would shift over to manual once in 5th gear (on hwy). I would never allow tranny in 6th gear while towing.
In the Escape, I think S mode would work well. If S mode allows the tranny to shift into 6th, then I would use the manual mode to keep it in 5th on the highway. While under any amount of load, I think the RPM's should be kept OVER 2000 RPM's (at least). (maybe 2500 RPM) With the amount of torque these engines put out, it still has pulling power way down low in the RPM range, but that is hard on the engine internals and the tranny. It is equivalent to "lugging" then engine, which ANY manufacturer will tell you to avoid.
My first try will likely be in S mode, just to see how it works. Bottom line is to keep your RPM's up and your engine and transmission will thank you.
Climbing hills with a reasonably heavy trailer, then maybe 3000 to 3500 RPM?
Hard to tell, until I try.
By the way, the manual does say to ask your dealer for a "towing guide."
Feb 11, 2013 (9:55 pm)
I am moving to Europe and heard stories about the radio being incompatible with the frequencies there. Does anyone know if the radio in the titanium will work in europe?