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mbrun

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  1. Anyone else having a similar issue? I have owned a 2013 Escape for almost 4 months and have over 5000 mile on it. During this period I have had 8 incidents where the car downshifts very hard when crossing the 20mph mark as I stop for a light or stop sign. Two of these incidents sounded like full metal-to-metal jamming of gears. All incidents have occurred during the morning and during the first 2 miles of driving. My routine has me stopping twice in the first two miles from speeds upwards of 50mph. Other than this the transmission operates beautifully. I had it in to the dealer for the last couple of days. All tests past with flying colors. Obviously with only 8 incidents It was predictable it did not act up for them. So I am just reaching out to see if others have sensed hard/abrupt downshifting on their 2013 escapes. Obviously I am concerned that such incidents could lead to premature tranny failure.
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    Trip Mileage

    My overall average after 4230 miles is 29.3mpg. Running average for last 10 fillups is 30. Average for last 1200 miles is 31mpg. I feel like I have turned into a hyper miler but cannot seem to hit 33. Still trying.
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    Escape Ecoboost Owners?

    As of July 13, 2012 Yes. I purchased the escape with the 1.6L engine. I have over 3200 miles on it so far. Average MPG to date is 28.7. This is mostly rural and highway driving. I think I am turning into a hyper miler because I keep trying see if it is possible to actually reach the advertised 33mpg on the highway.
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