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2013 Ford Escape



  • Then what in the world caused the lines are your headliner?
  • We decided on the 2013 Escape Titanium AWD. We appreciate the input.
  • Hey!! I have been reading alot. I have a brand new 9/12 2.0 Ecoboost SEL I bought last night. I am trying to find out if I am the only one that has this VERY LOUD idle sound like a small diesel engine even if the A/C is not on, etc. I turned it on in the drive and in the garage and you can't even have a conversation when standing next to it! I didn't notice noise due to cabin while test driving. Is this normal?? So Far I Love It. Also bought at 2013 Explorer Limited last week. That is REALLY nice. Different engine, can't compare.... should I contact the dealer about this noise?
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    If it that loud, something is wrong. I would contact the dealer at once.
  • No. It shouldn't be loud. My Titanium is very quiet. Go back to the dealer.
  • Does anyone else have problems getting the entertainment section to select your phone so you can play music through it via Bluetooth? I have an iPhone 4s. Also, when we added my daughter's phone as the non primary, it stopped being able to select my phone for music altogether so we had to take hers off.
  • escapeismescapeism Posts: 39
    edited September 2012
    I have the 4s and no problems playing music via bluetooth. When you try to play music, on your phone go to the page that shows the song playing(I think that page) and at the bottom you will see an icon for switching between playing over bluetooth or not. The one thing I can tell you is make SURE your phone has the latest firmware and is clean as a whistle without extra crap on it. Let me explain myself. When I paired my iphone 4s to my new Titanium for the first time, everything was fine. Then, about a week later I tried using the voice command to make a phone call. Didn't work. So I go by the dealer and we both try everything under the sun to make a voice prompted phone call. Nothing. So I get home and call Sync and thank goodness I talk to someone who just recieved an interoffice memo about a glitch. Apparently when Sync imports your contacts, if any of them have those cute little smilely faces ( gif file or similar icon) it messes things up. Well, my daughter had put hearts and smiles next to her contact name. As soon as I corrected that, did a hard reset of the iphone, did a master reset of Sync, everything works perfectly.

    What I'm saying folks is the Sync guy I talked to says people are calling in complaining, but not realizing that their phones are corrupting the Sync system in some way or another. if you don't format a USB drive or SD card before you stick it into Sync then Sync might pick up a cold or get the sniffles. Hope this helps someone, cause I won't get those 2 hours of my life back.

    PS. I'm running on iOS 6, the latest.
    PSS. Even my texting works!!
  • This is kind of a surprise to me that your 2.0 AWD has the ECO feature I have a FWD 2.0 but the "flower" is grayed out. In the owners manual it mentions the vehicle come with it enabled but must be turned off at the dealer. During my first 1,000 miles my avg mileage has been 22-23 mpg. Is the eco acceleration/anticipation found on another screen or on the main home screen?
  • sportclimbersportclimber Posts: 5
    edited October 2012
    I have had my Titanium for 5 days now. 800 miles and am some sort of Jedi Eco Master (just kidding). I frequently have all leaves green on Anticipation and Speed, hard to do as our speed here in Colorado is 75 MPH. The Leaf screen is to the 'right' of the MPG screen (just right arrow over to next screen).
    I really like this car and have seen 54 MPG going DOWN the mountain and my last tank, real world was 25.2 MPG from a long mountain trip.
    I'm still experimenting with the SPORT shifting for better miliage.
    I also have a late 'A' series build and sun roof but, knock on wood no leaks yet!
  • cbc410cbc410 Posts: 20
    What ever happened with this inquiry. I still am getting around 16 mpg all city driving with some hills.
  • cbc410cbc410 Posts: 20
    Thanks for the information but I don't see what you mean about the place to indicate bluetooth. Is that on the song page in iTunes?
  • escapeismescapeism Posts: 39
    edited October 2012
    Yes, I think on the "now playing" page" lower right corner you should see an airplay icon. You can tap that and select which source to send the audio to. You will get all the sounds back. I know its confusing, but its usually a setting somewhere. Let me know if you have success or failure.
  • jlrahnjlrahn Posts: 7
    I am driving the titanium model and I got 35 miles to the gallon driving to work this morning on the highway. I'm averaging 30 miles most of the time. It depends a lot on the driver. My husband gets in it on e weekends and it goes down to 24-25 miles because he likes to punch it because it picks up speed so quickly. I absolutely love this car. I have had a lot of makes and models and this car exceeds all of them. I Never had a car before that came anywhere near the mileage quoted on the sticker let alone 8 more miles to the gallon over the projected. Hybrids are not offering much more than this.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    Adapt the DFI design aspects of the Ecoboost engine to the hybrid HSD configuration and you would likely see 50 MPG.
  • I am looking to buy a 2013 escape titanium FWD and noticed that the incentives in October went up from $1,000 to $1,500 which is valid till Jan 2, 2013. Does anyone know if these incentives will increase towards year end as part of a year end sales event or is this highly unlikely considering that this offer is valid through January?
  • I have a 2013 SE with a sunroof and roof racks. I parked it uphill with the front of the car above the rear of the car. The leak was in the same location (called the A pillar).

    The dealership said it was caused by the roof racks where they are bolted onto the roof and they injected silicone to repair it. It took them two tries to fix it, as the first fix did not pass their water test. It hasn't rained yet so I haven't confirmed that they actually fixed it.
  • vdm123vdm123 Posts: 3
    I've had my 2013 Escape SEL since the end of June and I'm unfortunately not happy. The MFT system has too many bugs and the technology package has proven to be more annoying than anything.

    Here's a brief list of problems:
    -radio comes on by itself
    -radio can not be turned off
    -radio mode cannot be changed
    -radio display does not show current radio station selection
    -radio presets are blank
    -nav system shows incorrect location
    -cannot select destination programmed in navigation 'Favorites'
    -cannot enter destination address in nav system
    -steering system makes knocking noise when moving slowly in/out of parking spaces
    -cross traffic warning system provides false alarms
    -cross traffic warning system is overly sensitive
    -intermittent wipers do not operate properly
    -dashboard light dimmer control has little or no effect
    -voice recognition frequently does not recognize words (especially for selecting a destination)

    I have gotten in the habit of taking pictures and video of the various radio and navigation system malfunctions. When I took the car back to the dealer the rep cut me off as I was describing the radio problems, saying Ford is well aware of these and does NOT have a fix. All they can do is disconnect the battery terminals for 10 minutes to reset the system.....everytime. This is clearly NOT a repair, it only delays the problem for happening a week or two. And the problems have recurred after the reset :lemon:

    The service rep also noted that he has a Ford too, a Focus, and that the cross traffic warning system is distracting instead of helpful. I cannot parallel park the car without first remembering to scroll through the dashboard menu to turn off the feature, otherwise I am subjected to a constant, loud alarm from passing cars on the other side of the road, which is very distracting and annoying. I need to scroll through a menu list to disable this feature EVERY time I drive the car since the feature is turned back on every time the car is started. The same goes for the obstacle warning alarm, which alarms for everything from a 4 inch parking curb, to street signs 3 feet to the side of the car, to the street surface itself when pulling out of my driveway. These have served to do nothing more than become everyday annoyances when driving the vehicle. Not to mention that every time you plug in an ipod or mp3 player, the vehicle lectures you on safe driving and using the voice commands (which don't work well). Note that this is not just for the first time or two you plug in an mp3 player, its EVERY time. Should I buy multiple ipods so I can one in the car permanently and one to use everywhere else? if Ford thought plugging an ipod is such a big possible safety hazard then they should not have offered the feature. Too bad I didn't think to bring along my ipod on the test drives, take the car into the city to parallel park, and drive it around for a week or two to wait for the bugs to show themselves.

    The MFT system is bug ridden. While it does have some good features there are also several improvements that are needed to make use much easier and prevent driver distraction. After three months of using the MFT I would never buy another Ford.

    Besides the obvious and numerous bugs in the MFT, the "safety" features designed by Ford sound good on paper but in practice they have made driving the car an annoyance. I'm a fan of technology and I'm a bit of gadget geek but was Ford anticipating that people are so inept at operating a motor vehicle that they need constant harassment at the slightest provocation?

    I had a couple American cars back in the 90's. Both were mechanical nightmares and I stuck with Japanese cars since. I was excited about an American car, and particularly a Ford when I bought the Escape this summer. But unfortunately for me its turned out to be yet another poor quality product from an American car company.
  • This is the exact reason I ordered my Escape Titanium without Nav and without Parking Tech Package. Only got the roof and tow package. Very happy with mine, and its my first US car since 1983. FYI, if you are plugging in MP3s and they have any corruption or non compatible file types on them they will mess up the system. I found out the hard way and once I formatted and rebooted I have no problems
  • We are getting 10 Litres/100kms or just over 23 US mpg in a mix of city and highway driving. The highway portion is a mix of freeway and undulating secondary highways. We just passed a 1000 kms on our Titanium 2.0 AWD.
  • vdm123vdm123 Posts: 3
    I have to disagree with the statement that people's "phones are corrupting the Sync system". That's simply not the case. People's phones are not transmitting viruses to the Sync system. What is happening is that the Sync system is not designed to accommodate standard design features of the various phones on the market. In other words, the Sync system has glitches and shortcomings.
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