Last post on May 18, 2013 at 8:42 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
What is this discussion about?
Ford Escape, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
Please note the engine, AWD/FWD, type of gas you buy, and something about the type of driver you are and your driving conditions (city/highway, commuting) when you post about your mileage.
#365 of 565 Re: Not Eco [ghanashyaml]
Mar 14, 2013 (3:11 pm)
Call your local Ford dealer and say you know of a a TSB on 2013 Escape's with a miles to empty issue, it requires no parts but a tech that can do the TSB and reset the system. My miles to empty is more in line with a 15 gallon tank and my display mpg is over 25 average city/highway. Will report when I complete a manual check of mpg later...........
#366 of 565 Re: Not Eco [ghanashyaml]
Mar 14, 2013 (9:40 pm)
Your DTE or Distance To Empty is based on your last 500 miles of driving, so if your vehicle is new, I would not pay much attention to that display. Yes, the displays do show at DTE that is very conservative, but you may find that it improves after you have driven normally for 500 + miles.
#368 of 565 Re: Not Eco [johnnyuma]
Mar 16, 2013 (9:57 am)
Yes it is and I just did a manual mpg check and overall is up to 24.4 which is the EPA stated rating. I do not know if reprogramming affected the fuel consumption but told my service manager that I will keep track of mpg and if it goes back to 22 or less, he will then start doing tests.
#369 of 565 Re: Not Eco [pdawg1]
Mar 16, 2013 (11:27 am)
Thanks guys. Mine is obviously before 12/04/2012. Should I wait till miles reach around 1000 or just go to a local dealer now? I purchased it around 200 miles from my place.
#370 of 565 Re: Not Eco [pdawg1]
Mar 16, 2013 (11:40 am)
Thanks for the quick response. In reading the TSB I didn't see any reason to conclude that actual mileage would improve. It looked like a software change only. But I didn't know there was a TSB until I read your post. So I'm interested in your experience. Please keep us informed. BTW I agree with your manual MPG method.
#371 of 565 Re: Not Eco [ghanashyaml]
Mar 16, 2013 (11:54 am)
I don't see any reason for a quick trip to the dealer to correct an accuracy problem with the DTE reading. If pdawg reports back that he believes there really is a performance improvement in MPGs with the change then you might want to check it out. Unless I hear more about MPG improvement because of this TSB (on this website or a couple of others I follow) I'm gonna sit tight.
#372 of 565 Re: Not Eco [johnnyuma]
Mar 16, 2013 (12:43 pm)
We have paid for seeing that information, so we should be seeing correct information. If there is the software bug, in my opinion, we should get that corrected, so we do not keep getting distracted by false information. I think I will planning to take a copy of that TSB (full form?) and visit a dealer. What say?
#373 of 565 Re: Not Eco [ghanashyaml]
Mar 16, 2013 (12:59 pm)
Hey you asked for an opinion and I gave you mine. If the DTE indicator inaccuracy bothers you that much go in and get it fixed. IMO it's not that big of a deal.
If I find out the TSB relates to an actual MPG issue then I'll do something about it.
#374 of 565 Re: Not a fuel sipper but good MPG for weight & towing ability [steve_]
Mar 16, 2013 (1:53 pm)
On the subject of premium fuel...
Now the question is whether you'll take a mpg hit with this engine going for the more power option. They seem to be competing goals.
Actually, if the knock sensor is optimized for premium, you'll get better MPG on premium (unless you're driving hard enough to extract that extra power) as running a richer mixture is part of how they compensate for the lower octane of regular.