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Consistent issues with my Edge and it's only 2 years old. The Sync system only works properly about half the time and have had multiple issues with steering pump & hose. Most expensive car I've ever purchased, has all the bells and whistles and the most problems I've ever had.
I have a '14 Escape SE. It has a 1.6 turbo engine. It gets 27 mpg town 32 highway. It has all the options I want. I really like the car but there is one glitch that Ford refuses to correct. A Ford Rep. even told me, "nothing is perfect, deal with it". I have written Ford, even to their president and got no response. The problem is the non dimming dash lights at night. It is suppose to be automatic but it must be manually dimmed every time the car is started at night. How silly is this?
I loved everything about this truck till one day out of the clear blue, it blew a spark plug, I maintained this truck very good and kept up with regular oil changes and maintenance. fixed blown spark plug now it has a loud chatter and all this for no reason. And the worst of it is that the manufacture knows about this issue but will not recall or repair it for free. be aware that your spark plugs can blow out especially if the dealer or repair shop replaces your spark plugs, and are not careful
This is the only car that I have ever owned that had no warranty problems. I made a trip to the dealership for an oil change and the 60,000 mile service. I did hit a deep pot hole once. the tire and a $12 suspension part had to be replaced. Also, my local tire store removed a few nails.
Very Very Fast 2.0 eco boost and will get you in and out of traffic with no problems. Has panoramic roof which is awesome but the cloth cover flaps if windows open. The sony sound system is GREAT you will only get 25-26 mpg on hwy doing 75-80 mph. I am not crazy about the back lights look that is why 3.5 stars. It is like driving a sports car but a suv. Myford touch and sync no problems. Handles great. I came out of an 05 Explorer 4x4 into the Escape, much faster, but I do miss the room
I have owned the 2013 Fusion for just over a year. Ihave had a recall to replace the fuel module but have had absolutely no problems otherwise. This car with a two liter engine is very responsive and fuel economy agrees with the EPA estimates. I have had several unsolicited comments from strangers who comment on the looks of the car. and friends are surprised at the features, qualities,and quietness o f the car. This is the best car I have ever owned in over 60 years of driving.
Car has been very reliable, and has never left me stranded. I perform regular routine maintenance (including 5-6k mile oil change intervals with Mobil1 5w30 in the summer and 0w20 in the winter and Motorcraft filters) and it runs like new. Major Problems: None Minor Problems: Replaced front sway bar end links Replaced two coil on plugs (COPs) Fixed minor ground issue with signal lights (possibly because of police modifications) Replaced shock absorbers Replaced rear axle bearings/sea