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    • Did you figure this out? I think you have to buy TPMS, because w/o it, your car will report an error. I guess if you can live with it giving you that error each time you start the car, it's OK.
    • I have a 2010 Escape Limited 3.0 liter automatic transmission,  AWD Owner manual lists tire sizes as  : -P235/70R16 -P225/65R17 (mine) I have a chance to buy new snow tires and rims that were from a 2008 Escape : -235/75R15  Will these 15"  rims fit my vehicle ?
    • Hello everyone   I am a very new Escape Titanium Hybrid (2020) owner. Two months now on only two tanks of gas and nearly 2000 kilometres.  Here is my issue. The car is a perfect fit for me but my wife is quite short at 5 ft 0 in.  Even with the electric seats as far adjusted for comfort as possible she finds that she must sit far too close to the steering wheel or her driver foot does not fully rest on the accelerator. She has her toe on the pedal but her heel fails to rest upon the floor.  My local dealer can offer no suggestions for adjusting or modifying the reach or angle of the accelerator pedal to have her heel rest safely on the floor. Does anyone have any experience with this problem?  Is there an after market solution such as pedal extenders? Can anyone suggest a reliable pedal extender device?  I would welcome suggestions form other Escape artists  . Thanks all.   Wayne (in BC)
    • Soft reset the system by pressing the power button and fast forward button  >>  until the screen goes black . Let go and the unit will restart shortly.  I am totally disgusted with Fords Sync 3 system because you will be doing the reset quite often.  As much as my 2018 Escape Titanium is a nice vehicle I would NEVER had bought it had I known this was an incurable problem that has gone on for years with only a promise of a cure.  It should be a recall with a fix or there needs to be a class action suit .
    • Hello everyone, I’m new on here, and I was wondering if anyone has had any of the same issues as my has been having, I got my 2020 escape SEL in August of 2020,  I now have just under 10,000 on it and it’s been in the shop at least twice a month since I’ve had it!! It started of the day I bought the car, as we were doing the delivery walk around I noticed the dash was bubbled up and the back up camera was completely pushed up into the housing, I brought that to the attention of my salesman and we made a appointment a couple weeks later to get it fixed, they fixed that issue then that’s when my other list of issues started,  1) I started have an issue with my car slamming from reverse to park when I put the car in reverse from drive, they did an update and it’s working somewhat better but not perfect 2) my Bluetooth keeps disconnecting when I’m using it and I’ve had that update twice and that appears to be working better! 3) a small noise when i would barley turn the steering wheel at slow speeds, they did some repairs but still hear it sometimes! now to the two issues I’ve yet for the to fix at all! I’ve had it in the shop three times now for the passenger rear door, it has not been aligned properly since day one, I’ve had it tweaked at the Ford dealer, and that made it worse so they ordered me new hinges and that fixed only PART of the issue. It’s now kicked out at the top and is leaking a little bit and the bottom trim on the rear wheel well that is completely off compared to the door! And the me drivers rear door is also not aligned properly!! 
        And then lastly my headlights are starting to fog over ALREADY!! I work from home and the car sets in the garage it’s only in the sun/weather is when I’m driving the car! It upsets me to be having theses problems on a car that costs as much as my fully loaded Escape SEL did! I’m just wondering if anyone else has had the issues abs have had any of them fixed properly!! Thank you! 
    • My company just replaced my old Escape with a 2020 Escape. After my first trip of 1000plus miles in two days, I was on the couch for two days with the heating pad and severe back pain. The drivers seat has something in it that sticks up and runs across my tail bone. I took it to the dealership and they told me there is nothing wrong with the seat. I am stuck with a vehicle that I do not want to drive, on the fear of ending up with back issues. I have been very happy with the performance of the the prior Ford Escapes, I warn anyone to stay away from the new and improved 2020/2021 models. Hopefully, I can go back to driving my older  Escape work vehicle. 
    • I have had my 2020 escape titanium for less than a month, it's my fourth new escape and the only one I've ever had regrets.  I traded my 2018 escape titanium for it, so my perspective is going from the "old" to the new.  I'll start with the pro's.   I like the absence of the two Ford triangle metal things (insignia's? -  I don't know what they're called) that have been on both sides of Fords for years.  I was just tired of them and thought their removal was a visual improvement.  And I love the spoiler, finally after all these years, an escape with a spoiler!   Now, here go the cons (in my opinion): 1) The leather seats are made with teeny tiny holes in the fabric, like little venting dots, for lack of a better explanation.  They look really nice.  BUT - Every time I eat in the car, which is often, when I go to brush the crumbs off the seat they are STUCK in the little holes in the fabric.  My seats are black and food particles show.  Boy, do they ever show!  The only way to get them out (this was my last resort!) is to gently insert the tip of a toothpick into each hole containing crumbs, one by one, and scoop them out.  I'm not overly messy by any means when I eat, these are just normal little crumbs like I've brushed off the seat in every car I've ever owned in my life with ease and without a thought.  It sounds like such a small thing but it's my first "con" listed if that tells you anything, lol.  But you don't know what you don't know, and I never gave it a thought. 2) Keyless entry - A few times when I went to get in the car with my keyless fob, it failed to unlock.  It made the clicking noise, but didn't unlock.  Even holding the fob right next to the handle and touching the handle repeatedly, it still wouldn't unlock and required me to physically press the unlock button on the fob.  It's happened probably 4-5 times so far, but naturally it's frustrating because you never know whether THIS will be the time it doesn't unlock.  About the time you forget and aren't thinking about it, it happens again.  Could be really bad if you are in a big hurry (a parking lot alone at night comes to mind) and not expecting it.    3) Acceleration is more sluggy than the 2018 (my 2020 is a 2.0 which I think is the biggest, not sure if all titaniums are 2.0). 4) Putting gas in - Very small complaint, but still annoying so I'll mention -  The gas door doesn't just open with a flick like my 2018 did.  It's a press-release door and sometimes you have to press more than once to hit the sweet spot.  Secondly, the hole to insert the gas dispenser is very narrow for some reason.  Seems like you have to jostle the gas dispenser to fit just right into the narrow opening.  These items are small and do-able, it just seems like a downgrade from the 2018. 5) From the auto-shutoff at a stoplight there is a slight hesitation before it takes off again when you hit the gas.  Deficient as compared to the 2018 that resumed acceleration so smoothly it was as if it had never shut off.    6) The cubbies are gone!  My 2018 had some neat little storage cubbies on the console, there was a little square that was deep enough to hold my iPhone upright, and a bigger cubby where I put my french fries.  Also a little cubby for spare change.  ALL GONE.  There are no cubbies at all in 2020.  Oh, and the glove box is more narrow. I knew this when I bought it so I can't complain too much, but it was a very nice convenience that's gone in 2020.   7) The 2018 had a little red lock indicator, from the outside when it's locked you could look across at the other door through the window and see a little red light indicating the doors were locked.  Not there now.  Not a big thing or a deal-breaker, but it was a nice convenience that's gone.    😎 Lumbar support for the front passenger seat is no longer available as it was in prior years.     Bottom line - In hindsight I feel like I spent a lot of money and and other than miles, it's feels like a step down in so many ways.  Nothing major, no one thing, but the little things do add up and if I had a do-over, I would pass on buying it. 
    • I have a 2020 Escape Titanium, my steering wheel gets plenty warm and stays warm.  I'd take it in and complain while its still under warranty.  I don't have that issue but I do have others and wish I'd kept my 2018 titanium.  Feel like I stepped down and paid to do it.  
    • Hello everyone ! im in the market for a new car ! I like the style and size of the Ford Escape, looks good for my growing family / work.  
      So my driving lifestyle is... 100 Miles a day. 50 to and from work. 
      90% of that is on the interstate. 
      Family trips out of state at least once a month 6-8 hour drives. 
      I did 30k miles last year. 
        So online I found a 2008 Escape Hybrid and a 2011 Escape XLT.
      So the both have 150k mileage. 
      Both are in excellent condition. 
        I need something reliable and dependable. 
      Nothing that’ll leave me stranded. 
      I have a 2005 Prius now and it’s given me a bad taste for hybrids, constant work on the hybrid battery. But I love the MPG ! Im leaning more towards the 2008 Hybrid but don’t want to be in the same situation as I am now. 
        please some input would be extremely helpful !
    • I installed new 370 amp alt on my 2013 ford escape 2.5l but won't charge above 13.97. I'm assuming it's my pcm since that controls the regulator in these but maybe someone knows how I can fix it without going to ford and having my pcm flashed. I have drained the pcm already to let it reset 
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