Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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#615 of 741 navigation, gps
Apr 01, 2013 (5:30 am)
Ford has tried four times to fix my nav. The last fix by Ford did not change a thing. The car icon on the map will be three city blocks away from the street your on. This really confuses the nice lady that's giving you turn by turn directions because she thinks you have left the route when you have not. She gets confused trying to put you back on the route when you are the the route. ONLY FORD! Has anyone else had this problem?
#617 of 741 Re: A lot of love for the 2013 Ford Escape [johnnyuma]
Apr 03, 2013 (9:22 am)
Not surprising. I'm seeing a lot more on the roads now, especially just in the last week or so. Initially most models I saw were higher trim SEL and Titaniums, but now it's mostly lower trims (though mostly Ecoboosts) that I see.
#618 of 741 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [usa1fan]
Apr 15, 2013 (4:57 pm)
I'm having an issue where I have a stain that looks like it was something that leaked from the headrest. It is orange and is on the back of the seat and not the cushion. It came out of nowhere. We don't have kids or even have passengers that much and it is in the back. I also have the light colored leather interior.
#619 of 741 Re: 2013 Ford Escape with Stone leather seats staining [upnorth30328]
Apr 15, 2013 (5:22 pm)
Do you have a Pano roof above it?
#620 of 741 Re: Transmission [john364]
Apr 17, 2013 (10:50 am)
I have this problem too. It happens when I go from Park to Reverse and Reverse to Drive. I'm taking it to the dealership to have them look at it.
#621 of 741 Question about the SE interior
Apr 17, 2013 (10:56 am)
I have the SE trim and noticed that it is really hard to see and put the key in the ignition at night. Thought it was strange that there was no illumination around the ignition. Then I noticed today, with the daylight, that is looked like a part was missing around the ignition.
So my question is, does anybody with an SE model have one of those illuminating rings around the ignition key hole?
Mine looks like there should be one there but it was ripped out.... Just want to confirm this with other Escape owners.
#622 of 741 Re: Question about the SE interior [tvumbaca]
Apr 17, 2013 (3:36 pm)
no lighting on my SE ignition switch.
i'm conflicted about all these switches/paddles/levers.... on the steering wheel that obscure the view of the ignition and headlight switches, but I guess they are at least a little handy once I figured them out.
#623 of 741 Towed trailer for the first time today
Apr 20, 2013 (3:26 pm)
Towed for the first time today. Only about 15 miles or 25km. 2.0, FWD. No problem with approx 1500lbs. 5x8 enclosed trailer. Drove from 50-65Mph. Pushed a strong headwind part of the time. Got 20 Mpg. Kept the transmission selector in "S" mode while accelerating and then manually controlled the top gear. Never let it go into 5th gear. Pulling onto highway, only needed about 3500 RPM during acceleration.
I certainly knew I was pulling a trailer, but the vehicle never strained at any time. Generally very pleased.
Also, after connecting the trailer lights and starting the engine, an information bulletin came up on the screen saying "Trailer connected, BLIS system is disabled". There was also an orange information icon on the dash, notifying me that the BLIS was disabled. Nice touch.
#624 of 741 Re: Towed trailer for the first time today [automelon48]
Apr 20, 2013 (8:28 pm)
I meant to say that I never let it go into 6th gear.