Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 2:49 AM
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#706 of 733 Re: Can BLIS be disabled? [tim156]
Aug 13, 2013 (6:43 am)
The option that's worked for me for 20+ years is proper aiming of outside mirrors.
I would not tell anyone that it's safe to change lanes if the BLIS light isn't on. In fact, the 2013 Escape Owners' manual implies that by stating that driver should look back over shoulder before changing lanes. That scares me.
Tim, please keep an open mind on this. If interested, I can send you info. on how to properly aim outside mirrors, including evidence of how good proper aim is.
#707 of 733 Re: Can BLIS be disabled? [lateralg]
Aug 13, 2013 (11:54 am)
I assure you, I know how to adjust and use my mirrors. Since 1972 I have driven box trucks, garbage trucks, stake trucks and 40' and 60' transit buses.
I don't need to have any opinion other than my own, BLIS works fine for me, if it doesn't for you, so be it, go with a spot mirror or no mirror at all, I could care less what you do. You posted a question on a forum and I answered and gave an opinion. Regardless if you use a spot mirror or BLIS, it's always a good practice to look over your shoulder, I don't think the manual implies it, it suggests it.
#708 of 733 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [automelon48]
Aug 14, 2013 (8:13 am)
Regarding the latest SYNC update (3.6)...
Specific question is does this update change the intensity of the graphics display? I remember reading somewhere about earlier issues Edge owners (I think) were having with an update that 'dumbed down' the display. We've had a lot of trouble with the SYNC/MFT in two previous versions, and are currently at 3.4something from Dec '12. Haven't had any major blips since then, and I'm very hesitant to download anything new just so the temperature display shows up somewhere else. At this point, we're not broken... but we HAVE been before and I really don't want to go there again unless there's some real benefit.
Thanks for any help...
#709 of 733 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [southtx]
Aug 14, 2013 (8:30 am)
I did my update last night. Had no problems. The first thing I noticed was the temperature is gone again on the display. It used to not be there, the update in June put it there, and the recent update removed it again. Have not noticed much else as of yet.
#710 of 733 Re: Can BLIS be disabled? [tim156]
Aug 14, 2013 (9:57 am)
#711 of 733 Re: Can BLIS be disabled? [lateralg]
Aug 14, 2013 (1:39 pm)
My thoughts exactly.
Aug 17, 2013 (6:46 am)
Don't trust ford with any update. Wait 3-4 months then check to see how bad they screwed it up.! Consider it at that time if it still looks safe.
#713 of 733 Re: Items of Interest Ford Escape SE 2013 [bogey235]
Aug 17, 2013 (10:08 am)
After reading your post about the lost temperature display I went out to look at mine. I still have a temp display. Not sure how this could be different from one vehicle to another.
My vehicle is a 2013 Escape SEL (built in Oct 2012) with MFT and virtually all the electronic goodies. I put in the new firmware a week or so ago and so far it seems to be only positive changes.
#714 of 733 Re: No "Eco" in my Ecoboost - 2.0 AWD 2013 Escape Titanium [fortherock]
Aug 17, 2013 (12:14 pm)
I have essentially the same car. 2.0 ltr AWD. starting with about 8500 mile on the odometer. I was just on an extended road trip and even though much of the driving was across the Rockies and back I got between 27 and 28 mpg. the average speed would be about 60-62 mph, with some intown driving on route.
Around town at home I have been getting about 24.5 but then I'm not in a huge urban area. I do notice that when the gas companies switch over to winter gas the mileage drops by about 2 mpg.
Love the car and the last update that just came out for the My Touch system solved the niggly little problems that bugged me such as the guide lines disappearing on the back-up camera.
#715 of 733 Re: 1.6 SE FWD [explorerx4]
Aug 30, 2013 (9:34 am)
A lincoln escape? that might be an interesting product. I've been looking at the escape now for a year, and have liked it's combination of style, size, fuel economy and tech. But- test drove one this week. nice vehicle, but I'm looking for a more comfortable ride (guess I'm getting old) and a higher end/more lux interior. So, I'm not buying an escape. Now let's see if Ford (or, uh Lincoln) can create a competitor to an X3 or Q5.
There's not much out there in the way of a smaller SUV that has a luxury feel. It's as if luxury only comes with size. (the buick encore is just too tiny and underpowered, but they did move in that direction)