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#583 of 732 gps and tailgate defects
Feb 24, 2013 (3:50 am)
Picked up my new Escape and drove 16 miles, (26 miles on odometer) and the GPS could not find the street that I was driving on. Quality!! Two weeks have gone by and ford still hasn't found the fix!! I think they don't know.
Then just to add to my frustration the tailgate started to wear a hole through my bumper!!! Talked to my dealers body shop and determined the door is made incorrectly,(too big for the hole it must go in) and they would try to adjust it to fit it better so not rub on bumper. I then checked the other new Ford Escapes on the dealers lot and everyone is the same! NONE OF THE LINES FROM THE REAR FENDER AND TAIL LIGHTS LINE UP TO THE TAILGATE!!!!!
Just called the BBB and started lemon law action.
THIS!!!!, for a car coming from Ford!
#584 of 732 Re: gps and tailgate defects [mikeqt]
Feb 24, 2013 (6:46 am)
I can understand not knowing about the GPS, but how did you not notice the tailgate issue during your walk around and pointed it out before signing the papers or driving the car off the lot? I doubt the tailgate was made incorrectly, they're all stamped from the same die, it's not aligned properly and can be made right through adjustment and the bumper cover can be replaced. I'm not sure you have a lemon law claim, but good luck with that.
#585 of 732 Re: Replacement fog light bulbs? [escapeti2013]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:28 pm)
"My '13 Escape has the HID headlamps along with the LED running lights, both of which (to me at least) look great with the "pure white" light they emit. However, it seems that the fog lamps are some sort of standard bulbs that emit the more typical off-white light that you'd expect from an incandescent bulb, and it makes it look a little odd when you have the fog lamps on along with the headlamps as the fog lamps and the headlamps are two very different shades of white. I'm wondering if anyone has found any sort of a replacement for the fog lamp bulbs that more closely matches the color of the headlamp bulbs. "
Fog lights have a completely different purpose than normal lights; it may be intentional that they used the softer light, since a bright light in foggy conditions might actually make things worse. You are concerned with ascetics, but the lights have a specific use.
I don't know if this is the reason. I have not seen any articles or studies on this question. But I thought I'd mention it.
#587 of 732 Re: Replacement fog light bulbs? [stevedebi]
Feb 26, 2013 (8:55 am)
I like the fact that the fog lights come on when making turns to better light the right/left sides. I wasn't aware of that when I bought the vehicle. I also like the night visibility with the HID lamps.
#588 of 732 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [usa1fan]
Feb 27, 2013 (8:13 am)
I have worn jeans, etc and no staining. I would suggest spraying stain guard once you get the seat clean. Sometimes, when I have cloth seats, I sit on a dish towel in the same color as the seats, or passengers. Especially if it's raining etc
#589 of 732 Re: Replacement fog light bulbs? [cmuniz]
Feb 27, 2013 (8:14 am)
I have an SE and I wonder if my fog lights come on when I turn at night.
#590 of 732 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [usa1fan]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:11 am)
I just realized what may cause your particular staining problem. If your jeans are new, for example, colors can "bleed" from clothing when new. So can other clothes when new and "bleed" for a while. If they are washable, use Shout Color Catcher sheets in the washer. If you use a clothes dryer the sheet can go in there as well. Scotch guard sprayed on jeans can work also
#591 of 732 Re: Replacement fog light bulbs? [kathymcc123]
Feb 27, 2013 (3:31 pm)
You can see the lights come on when you turn. Look out your side window, slightly down and toward the front - when making a left turn and you'll see a light come on - if you have the feature. That's how I found out my vehicle had the feature - I didn't know until I saw the light come on.
#592 of 732 Re: Replacement fog light bulbs? [johnnyuma]
Feb 27, 2013 (4:55 pm)
"You can see the lights come on when you turn. Look out your side window, slightly down and toward the front - when making a left turn and you'll see a light come on - if you have the feature. That's how I found out my vehicle had the feature - I didn't know until I saw the light come on. "
And be sure that your auto insurance is up to date, looking out the side window while making a turn...