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2013 Ford Escape



  • johnnyumajohnnyuma Posts: 54
    Ford Escape in the top 10 vehicle sales in Feb. I didn't realize they were selling that well. Here's the link: 3.html
  • tim156tim156 Posts: 308
    Imagine that, no Mazda's.

    I couldn't resist...
    Escape: 24,210 in Feb 2013 and 44,048 YTD
    CX-5: 5451 in Feb 2013 and 16,695 YTD
  • frblfrbl Posts: 1
    The CX-5 is getting a lot of good reviews. The big bug-a-boo - and it is what kept it out of serious contention for my purchasing it - is the lack of power under the hood. My last two vehicles were anemic and I had to have something with at least a little pep this time. My Escape with the 1.6L suffices perfectly. Next year's CX-5 is supposed to offer an optional engine upgrade which might make it much more attractive to buyers and perhaps take away some Escape buyers. Who knows?
  • johnnyumajohnnyuma Posts: 54
    I really like the Mazda CX-5 as well. The HP issue stopped me from buying one. IMO it's under powered. I think the bigger engine available on the 2014 CX-5 will help it pick up some sales. But I'm very pleased with my Titanium and don't regret not buying the Mazda.
  • mikeqtmikeqt Posts: 9
    You are correct that they are all stamped out of the same die but what if the die is wrong? The dealer says maybe the hinges are wrong and is checking with ford. The tailgate is 3/8 or inch out of line. too much to make up for the size of the hole it fits in.
    I would like to hear from anyone who has a ford in dash defective gps that ford has fixed. I have been waiting for 3 weeks for ford engineers fix the problem, but no answer let.
    I would feel better if no one has a defective gps. At least I would know that i'm the only one.
    Lemon law states 3 attempt to repair a problem and one more chance by ford to repair the problem and you can apply for relief under the lemon law.
  • pzampzam Posts: 19
    My GPS frequently took 10-15 minutes to locate position. My dealer replaced the GPS unit, and now it locks in under a minute. He said they were on backorder, which led him to think that others had the problem and that they probably changed something in the new unit. I suggest having your dealer give it a try. As for the hatch, mine wasn't always latching. The dealer adjusted it and solved the problem, although I agree that it doesn't fit like it should. It binds against the bumper, and has left a scuff mark on the gray material of the bumper. I'm just happy it closes reliably -- the scuff mark is a minor cosmetic issue to me -- although I'm on the look out for a TSB to resolve this issue
  • usa1fanusa1fan Posts: 68
    No scuff marks or figment issues here. Ours has exhibited the problem getting it to close, but just one time.
  • Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but any engine with a compression ratio above 10:1 runs into pre-ignition problems with 87 octane fuel. If you have a turbo charged engine with 10:1 comp ratio or higher you will blow the heads right off of it as soon as you start to build boost. The cylinder pressure climbs dramatically once the turbo spools up. The cylinder pressure is so high that it ignites the fuel as soon as it gets into the combustion chamber and doesn't wait for the ignition to ignite it. That's why "Turbo Charged" engines have low compression ratios. Oh, and the compression ratio never changes, cylinder pressure is constant. The 14:1 ratio you are reading about or seeing is the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, not compression ratio.
  • Sorry....
    I was replying to someones post that said the engine had to be at a static comp ratio of 13:1 to be economical and more stuff.... It must have ended up in the wrong place. At 13:1 you would need to run methanol for fuel instead of gasoline.
  • pzampzam Posts: 19
    Hey -- where'd message 605 go?
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    It was a Mercedes ML Prices Paid post; just got misplaced in here somehow.
  • dan5678dan5678 Posts: 28
    I've made a couple attempts to set up some x-gauges (gear ratio, cylinder head temp) using codes from linear-logic's site, but no success yet. How about u ?

    My unit is 3.15(not the freshest software version), but the email reply from the scangauge folks is that it's probably not worth paying for an update, the vehicle might just not report this info.
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 105
    I use the DashComand sorftware with my iPad and an OBDII WiFi transmitter. I had to enter the gear ratio info from the Ford published specs.
    Temperature wise, I can read Ambient temp, Coolant temp, Intake temp and Catalyst temp. These are the 4-temps that come pre-programmed. Others may be possible, depending on what is available from the OBDII port.
    Not sure about Cylinder Head Temp.
    I mainly got mine for reading boost pressure, but I really enjoy looking at dozens of other variables available.
  • Hello

    I purchased 2013 ford Escape 1.6 Eco Booster but EXACTLY same issue with you. I dropped dealershop this morning but they said it is normal they have nothing to do.

    Anybody has idea what can I to do for this issue?? :mad:
  • john364john364 Posts: 5
    Has any one had a problem where when shifting from Reverse to Drive that it doesn't want to engage immediately when you push the accelerator? It pauses for a couple of seconds and then lurches forward.

  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 105
    Yes, sometimes when backing out of my driveway and shifting from Reverse to Drive it takes a bit longer to engage Drive than expected. I always wait to hit the gas, until I feel that Drive is engaged, otherwise, you will feel the lurch when it does engage.
  • Yes, I have too noticed that. I even find it the reverse camera guidance to be a bit slower than other cars.

    Today, I saw one more thing, though not related to transmission. My reverse camera did not show the "Active + Fixed" mode which I keep usually enabled. This happened after I had shut down the engine while in drive mode. My ford touch seems to be a bit buggy in some areas.
  • mikeqtmikeqt Posts: 9
    Ford has tried four times to fix my nav. The last fix by Ford did not change a thing. The car icon on the map will be three city blocks away from the street your on. This really confuses the nice lady that's giving you turn by turn directions because she thinks you have left the route when you have not. She gets confused trying to put you back on the route when you are the the route. ONLY FORD! Has anyone else had this problem?
  • johnnyumajohnnyuma Posts: 54
    Escape sets monthly and quarterly sales records!
  • usa1fanusa1fan Posts: 68
    Not surprising. I'm seeing a lot more on the roads now, especially just in the last week or so. Initially most models I saw were higher trim SEL and Titaniums, but now it's mostly lower trims (though mostly Ecoboosts) that I see.
  • I'm having an issue where I have a stain that looks like it was something that leaked from the headrest. It is orange and is on the back of the seat and not the cushion. It came out of nowhere. We don't have kids or even have passengers that much and it is in the back. I also have the light colored leather interior.
  • escapeismescapeism Posts: 39
    Do you have a Pano roof above it?
  • tvumbacatvumbaca Posts: 4
    I have this problem too. It happens when I go from Park to Reverse and Reverse to Drive. I'm taking it to the dealership to have them look at it.
  • tvumbacatvumbaca Posts: 4
    I have the SE trim and noticed that it is really hard to see and put the key in the ignition at night. Thought it was strange that there was no illumination around the ignition. Then I noticed today, with the daylight, that is looked like a part was missing around the ignition.
    So my question is, does anybody with an SE model have one of those illuminating rings around the ignition key hole?

    Mine looks like there should be one there but it was ripped out.... Just want to confirm this with other Escape owners.
  • dan5678dan5678 Posts: 28
    no lighting on my SE ignition switch.

    i'm conflicted about all these switches/paddles/levers.... on the steering wheel that obscure the view of the ignition and headlight switches, but I guess they are at least a little handy once I figured them out.
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 105
    Towed for the first time today. Only about 15 miles or 25km. 2.0, FWD. No problem with approx 1500lbs. 5x8 enclosed trailer. Drove from 50-65Mph. Pushed a strong headwind part of the time. Got 20 Mpg. Kept the transmission selector in "S" mode while accelerating and then manually controlled the top gear. Never let it go into 5th gear. Pulling onto highway, only needed about 3500 RPM during acceleration.
    I certainly knew I was pulling a trailer, but the vehicle never strained at any time. Generally very pleased.
    Also, after connecting the trailer lights and starting the engine, an information bulletin came up on the screen saying "Trailer connected, BLIS system is disabled". There was also an orange information icon on the dash, notifying me that the BLIS was disabled. Nice touch.
  • automelon48automelon48 Posts: 105
    I meant to say that I never let it go into 6th gear.
  • Did you find out anything about the wind noise? I just purchased my 2013 SEL escape and noticed the wind noise also. Thanks.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 12,033
    What did you drive before the Escape?
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2014 Ford F-150 FX4
  • donl1donl1 Posts: 112
    I drove a 2011 Taurus Limited before my 2013 Escape and the Escape is quieter.
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