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#660 of 730 wife drove me to work this morning,...
Jun 06, 2013 (2:51 pm)
in the Escape. What a lead foot. Not sure if she usually drives like that or just wanted to ditch as soon as possible.
Anyways, warmer weather and a few more miles have bought things up to average.
Don't want to say what 'things' is.
#661 of 730 Re: tweak the engine computer [printerman1]
Jun 07, 2013 (5:15 am)
If tweakable, I'd like to see turbo boost begin at a later throttle opening. My Scangauge tells me that boost begins earlier than I need or want it.
#662 of 730 Flip up rear window
Jun 18, 2013 (12:16 pm)
Does the 2013 Escape have a flip up rear window?
#663 of 730 Re: Flip up rear window [fnamowicz]
Jun 18, 2013 (1:32 pm)
No it does not. It's one of the things we miss from our previous Escapes. Part of it is the styling.
#665 of 730 Just saying.....
Jul 06, 2013 (3:29 am)
Some people post looking for help with a problem, others to ask about accessories and some more others to rant about their Escape. I'm just saying....I've now driven 10,000 problem free miles with my 2013 Escape AWD Titanium. Only trip to a dealer was for the first oil change and tire rotation.
#666 of 730 Re: Just saying..... [johnnyuma]
Jul 06, 2013 (3:47 pm)
Glad you are one of the lucky ones. I've had 8 trips back to the dealer in under a year. While most included Sync problems, I had dash lights that didn't dim, nav that didn't work, a hatch that didn't close, proximity sensors that failed, and a few other things. Sync is the worst. Just yesterday, it decided to give me no audio. Next time I started, it was fine. I love the features when they work, but unfortunately Ford released a lot of software before it was ready for prime time. Let the buyer beware. Oh -- and the lack of Pandora (in favor of Sirius) just adds insult to injury. I have a great dealer, but I'm not looking at another Ford for my next vehicle.
#667 of 730 Re: Just saying..... [johnnyuma]
Jul 08, 2013 (5:17 am)
I can echo your sentiments. I've got a black AWD Escape Titanium with all the gadgets, and the only issue I've had with it were some initial hiccups with the MyFordTouch software; I had to take it in to the dealer to upgrade to the newest version of the software which fixed the issues I was having, and since then it's been just fantastic. The motor on the power liftgate also died at one point and I had to have that replaced.
With that said... I had an Escape SE as a rental once for a few days, and after driving that one, I can absolutely believe all of the problems that people report with these vehicles. Even the clock wouldn't work right on that thing! (It was running at about 20% speed -- it would advance a minute every five minutes or so.) There were problems with the tailgate not fitting properly, problems with the radio not working or randomly turning on/off, problems with the headlights, all kinds of issues with the fit and finish (door panels/center panel weren't fitting properly, etc.)... you name it, this car had it broken. It was a nightmare! I absolutely feel for the folks with problems with their Escapes... if the car I bought had even a quarter of the problems that rental had, I would be absolutely LIVID.
#668 of 730 Re: navigation, gps [mikeqt]
Jul 21, 2013 (2:39 pm)
Did you ever find a fix for your navigation? I have the same issue with mine. Have had it in once already to Ford and they didn't fix it. Round two coming up next week. They didn't seem to have heard of this issue before. Frustrating.
#669 of 730 Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013
Jul 23, 2013 (2:00 pm)
We leased our first Ford last week. It is a Ford Escape SE 2013. We seem pretty satisfied with it overall. Some of the shortcoming that I find are:
1. Radio Preset Stations: You must be in AM or FM to get to a specific preset station that was programmed. If you are in AM you cannot go to FM directly from an FM preset. What is the easiest way to jump from AM to FM or FM to AM?
2. Sync: Way too many levels to drill down into. Read about Sync before and its shortcomings, so was prepared for it. When using Phone option - having problems with Call Name as it will not correctly identify person to call. Took to dealer and they will try a reload the Software (SW.) Dealer checked to ensure SW was up-to-date. Dealer agrees it is not working.
These are the two issues that we will overcome assuming that Sync is fixed for Phone use.
Will report back upon dealer fix.
Thanks to all who have posted to provide all the excellent tips and suggestions.