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#643 of 740 Re: Whistling noise from Drivers mirror [automelon48]
May 11, 2013 (7:29 am)
I don't have that problem and don't recall having seen anything on the Escape forums, but I've read about 2012 Focus mirrors whistling. If I recall, the sound is made by air traveling through the gap between the mirror and the support where the mirror pivots. One fellow put foam rubber in there and others put tape over the gap. I recall one person on a Focus forum had Ford replace the mirrors, but good luck with that. See if you and scrounge up some black foam and push it in the gap with a thin blade.
#644 of 740 Re: First in First out? [coldnfrosty]
May 11, 2013 (11:15 am)
coldnfrosty - did you ever get your radar detector mounted? I also noticed that it didn't look like the Blendmount would work on the new 2013 Escape. I'm still trying to figure out what to do. Did you ever get yours installed?
#645 of 740 Re: Whistling noise from Drivers mirror [tim156]
May 14, 2013 (11:04 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I will try putting something in there to see if that addresses the problem. I am surprised that no one else has mentioned this. If these are all built on the same assembly line, then should all whistle. Maybe everyone else drives with the windows up and the A/C on.
#646 of 740 Re: First in First out? [tobasco27]
May 15, 2013 (11:53 am)
Yes. I used a ProClip.
#647 of 740 Re: Whistling noise from Drivers mirror [automelon48]
May 15, 2013 (2:44 pm)
Last Saturday, I actually drove my wife's Escape and tested for the noise.
Didn't hear anything unusual.
May 16, 2013 (3:49 pm)
Loaded a few groceries in the Escape tonight with the manual rear lift gate and grabbed the handle Ford conveniently provides for pulling the lift gate down and OOPs, the lift gate stayed up and the trim panel with convenient handle provided came down.
As usual it is plastic, even the part that pulls the lift gate down and something is broken off inside the projections molded in the panel.
Trip to the dealer tomorrow should be entertaining.
#649 of 740 Re: SE Liftgate [milano327]
May 17, 2013 (7:06 am)
The inner trim panel is held on by several molded in plastic push tabs. The handle is secured by two screws that engage metal clips in the inner door structure and are installed at the factory before the handle is clipped in place.
Both screws had fallen out and the push pins for the rest of the panel came loose when I pulled the gate down.
To access the screws the handle has to be removed and it is attached by plastic tabs with metal clips over the tabs. Chances of breaking one or both tabs is high.
When the large panel pulled off, it messed up one of the short trim panels that go up the sides of the lift gate so they have to order the part and back to the dealer for an hour for a five minute fix.
The technician said this is the second one he had seen like this. Maybe not common but certainly not unknown. He put Loctite on the screws and hopefully that will permanently fix the issue.
#650 of 740 Re: Transmission [john364]
May 17, 2013 (7:51 am)
Just wanted to update on the Transmission issue we've seen:
Well I took it to the dealer and luckily the transmission showed the same clunky delayed shifting when going from park to drive. The technician was in the passenger seat when it happened. So the problem was confirmed and they tested everything out and ultimately their fix for this was to replace a part that they called the "valve body", and did some reprogramming to the computer. Not sure yet if all is well since I have not driven too much since the fix.
Anyway for you guys seeing the same problem, take it to the dealer and let them know that this is a documented issue and make sure they fix it.
At first they could not duplicated the symptom I was seeing so they did nothing. I went ahead and contacted Ford customer care directly and they assisted me with setting up another appointment to take a test drive with a technician to help them duplicate the problem and confirm it. Luckily the problem showed up right when we started the test drive. This was a huge concern for me, I thought I was getting stuck with a
#651 of 740 Re: Transmission [tvumbaca]
May 19, 2013 (8:07 pm)
Nah they fixed it for you. I think ford needs to review their dealers. I appears the dealers are ruining fords reputation. The Escape is excellent. but the dealers are horrid.
#652 of 740 Re: Transmission [maniac4]
May 22, 2013 (7:10 am)
Lets chalk that up to personal opinion. My family is dealing with a nightmare in regards to the 2013 Escape 1.6L AWD.
After many service department trips because of many CEL's and random dead batteries, along with FE that cannot top 19 mpg, the transmission is acting up. In 3rd gear, in both select shift sport mode, or regular drive, there is loss of RPM's , about 300-400, and then the RPM's pick back up. There is no specific RPM where this happens. It happens as long as 2,500 and as high as 5,000. It's a concern. Whether this is a normal characteristic or not remains to be seen as I have yet to drive another one to verify.