Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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Ford Escape, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#696 of 740 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [asctony]
Aug 08, 2013 (3:26 am)
#697 of 740 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [escapeti2013]
Aug 09, 2013 (9:22 am)
Recently updated My Ford Touch to Gen2 3.6.2 that was just released.
Did it myself without any issues. I just plugged in my USB stick in the console and the installation started itself. I just followed any instructions given by the system and everything was easy.
FYI, the improvements listed on the upgrade are published as follows.
"The latest SYNC® update includes all of the improvements from previous updates, plus additional benefits, such as:
•Information display on the homescreen for HD, Sirius (if equipped), and FM radio sources
•Simplified graphics and improved usability
•Enhanced voice destination entry for SD Card Navigation (if equipped)
•Improved Navigation vehicle positioning (if equipped)
•Rear view camera guidelines set to ON by default (if equipped)
•Updated SYNC/device compatibility information"
As stated earlier, most of the improvements are "behind the scenes" but you will see a few obvious things as well.
One of the features that I now have (got back) is the ability to text through the MFT system. I had this ability 6-months ago, but it disappeared at some point, whether it was my BB phone or an earlier MFT upgrade, I can't say for sure. In any case, glad to have it back.
No issues thus far with new system. Only used it for a few days.
#698 of 740 Can BLIS be disabled?
Aug 09, 2013 (9:53 am)
Can BLIS be disabled so it isn't re-enabled wfter re-start?
#699 of 740 Re: Can BLIS be disabled? [lateralg]
Aug 09, 2013 (11:25 am)
Considering that this is a safety feature, I am pretty sure this is something the dealer would have to do. (if they can even do it) There might be paperwork involved as well. ???
#700 of 740 Re: Can BLIS be disabled? [automelon48]
Aug 09, 2013 (1:56 pm)
"this is a safety feature"
We could argue that, which would probably de-rail this thread.
#701 of 740 Re: Can BLIS be disabled? [lateralg]
Aug 09, 2013 (3:42 pm)
It's as much a safety feature as a convex mirror. Once you get used to how it works, it's as good as a convex.
I don't understand why someone would want to disable it. If you don't like it, place a small convex mirror in the upper left corner, that's where the non BLIS spot mirror is anyway. Other options, swap out the mirror glass, or don't buy a car with the BLIS feature.
#702 of 740 Re: 1.6 SE FWD [tinycadon]
Aug 10, 2013 (4:52 pm)
I noted on 2013 escape they eliminated bumpers, cabin is smaller. As compared to my 2011, I have more room, window space. Now we are noting the 2014 is returning to the old station wagon scenerio, just smaller. Your thought?
#703 of 740 Re: 1.6 SE FWD [printerman1]
Aug 11, 2013 (5:25 am)
What do you mean by "the 2014 is returning to the old station wagon scenerio"?
Someone posted the list of additions/deletions/changes between the 2013 and 2014 models a while back; to the best of my knowledge, hardly anything is changing between the 2013 and 2014 models.
#704 of 740 Re: 1.6 SE FWD [escapeti2013]
Aug 11, 2013 (1:56 pm)
There are several items that are newly optional on not available in the 2014 Titanium, vs the 2013.
Lincoln is rumored to be coming out with a model based on the Escape, so maybe they are trying to create some separation.
Good deal for those who bought 2013 Titanium's.
#705 of 740 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [cmuniz]
Aug 13, 2013 (5:14 am)
One last post on my Sync update experience. The module ordered by the dealer arrived and I made another appointment with the Sync specialist that comes to the dealership 3 times a week for 4 hours each time. He installed the software in about 2 hours and gave me the car back. When I got in nothing worked as it should and the screen was still "scrambled". I gave it back to him right then and in another 30 minutes he gave it back to me working properly. I felt really dumb for screwing up the update in the first place, but I must say I didn't feel so bad after the specialist screwed it up his first time, too. I still think the potential for failure is rather high considering that customers are buying cars, not windows-based computers. My IMac and IPhone update seamlessly time after time.