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#676 of 741 Re: navigation, gps [mikeqt]
Jul 25, 2013 (6:11 am)
I actually have had this issue as well. It usually catches up to itself after a few minutes but it is strange.
#677 of 741 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [mikeqt]
Jul 25, 2013 (6:55 am)
I must agree with you. However, for now I will keep it as I changed it all. SYNC is not a user friendly system. Thanks for your input!
#678 of 741 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [asctony]
Jul 25, 2013 (6:55 pm)
I have a BlackBerry with over 2000 contacts. I am amazed that I can voice dial ALMOST anyone in my address book. It's not perfect, but better than I expected considering the number of contacts.
One thing I did at the suggestion of a Ford tech, was to turn off the automatic phone book download. I do a manual download every now and then to update the book. This seemed to help with some other things. I think that updating a huge phonebook (every time you start the car etc.), hogs a lot of resources unnecessarily and can slow down other functions.
#679 of 741 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [automelon48]
Jul 26, 2013 (3:33 am)
I only have 134 contacts and have deleted and downloaded contacts 4 times in the car Phonebook to ensure that the contacts were valid. I do the manual download and I know that the download matches my contacts. Checked it visually in the car from Phonebook. SYNC really needs to be looked at. Been using voice recognition since Dragon Dictate came out back in the 1990s. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has no problem recognizing my commands. I am using Android version 4.1.2.
#680 of 741 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [asctony]
Jul 26, 2013 (2:37 pm)
FYI - MyTouch Version 3.6 will be released in August.
#682 of 741 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [asctony]
Aug 02, 2013 (3:09 pm)
Does anyone happen to know roughly when in August MyFord Touch v3.6 will be released? I was hoping for the beginning of the month but that seems to not have happened.
#683 of 741 Normal Escape behavior?
Aug 04, 2013 (7:29 pm)
2013 Escape 1.6L SE FWD. Currently at 1400 miles.
My escape was built in April 2013, so its a fairly recent build. I was hoping for the best, but I cannot say I am satisfied with its overall performance. There have been a few things I've been wondering about and I'd like to know if others have similar experiences.
Transmission: At middling speeds (about 35mph), my Escape tends to ride like a bucking bronco! I'm exaggerating the magnitude of the sensation a bit, but my car shifts a LOT. Is this continuing variable transmission or something, or am I just too sensitive?
I also experience a delayed response when going from "park" to "drive," and I feel like the car lurches a bit as possibly a result of this. I read about this happening to others in this thread, so I think I need to take it to the dealer.
Front end vibration: when I come to a stop at stoplights, the front end of my car sometimes develops a distinct sort of vibration (with accompanying noise) that I can feel through the brake pedal. It seems fairly inconsequential, but it is still annoying -- especially so because this is not how I suspect it is normally supposed to be.
Wipers: when I turn the car on, they jolt a little and then remain calm. I think this is weird. When I turn off the car, they jolt again and "settle in" though they were already not in use. What...is going on?
Thanks for reading.
#684 of 741 Re: Normal Escape behavior? [nr7000]
Aug 05, 2013 (2:53 am)
I know there has been some front end problems.......strut bearings, etc. I am waiting on a part for my front end now. I am getting the noise but no vibration in the brake pedal. I have a 2013 2.0 Titanium.