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  1. CLTEcoBoost

    Ford 1st Quarter Sales

    Yep, and a few engine possibility issues aside, it's by far been the best built, trouble free car I've ever owned in MANY years of driving. That Hermossilo plant does spectacular work.
  2. CLTEcoBoost

    Ford 1st Quarter Sales

    The design of it (compromised rear legroom aside) was an outta-the-park , ahead of its time, smash back in '13 and 8 years later, it STILL gets a look. I get questioned about my '17 at least once a month. Thanks for agreeing.
  3. CLTEcoBoost

    Ford 1st Quarter Sales

    And look at Fusion sales. In the Top 20 yet again. Yes, a ton are fleet these days, but they're EVERYWHERE. Dumbest decision ever to discontinue this model (and another feather in the cap for sending Jimbo - take Billy Boy April 2 (Reuters) - The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the United States in Q1 2020, as reported by automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in the United States in Q1 2020: RANK VEHICLE Q1 2020 Q1 2019 PCT CHNG 1 Ford F-Series P/U 186,562 214,611 -13.1 2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 144,734 114,313 +26.6 3 Ram P/U 128,805 120,026 +7.3 4 Toyota RAV4 97,631 83,820 +16.5 5 Toyota Camry 77,188 81,684 -5.5 6 Chevrolet Equinox 73,453 88,500 -17.0 7 Honda CR-V 71,186 87,280 -18.4 8 Toyota Corolla 69,214 78,608 -12.0 9 Honda Civic 63,944 78,185 -18.2 10 Nissan Rogue 59,716 93,814 -36.3 11 Ford Explorer 56,310 61,922 -9.1 12 Toyota Tacoma 53,636 58,183 -7.8 13 GMC Sierra P/U 53,009 40,546 +30.7 14 Jeep Grand Cherokee 50,083 57,749 -13.3 15 Ford Escape 48,117 60,702 -20.7 16 Toyota Highlander 47,890 52,621 -9.0 17 Nissan Altima 47,347 51,480 -8.0 18 Honda Accord 47,125 64,411 -26.8 19 Jeep Wrangler 39,668 49,978 -20.6 20 Ford Fusion 36,937 41,683 -11.4 with you - off a cliff). Refresh it lightly (but more than for '19) for '22, and a full (NOT new platform) redo for '24. Want 250K in sales for a couple (maybe more) years on top of the Fusion's already healthy sales? Bring the wagon (duh!) and call it Country Squire. Offer it in base (S) trims and above and also a vinyl wood sided option on SE and above. And price it from $27-ish to $40-ish. AWD an option. At the very least, it'll be an instant remake of many movie and sitcom classics. I'd buy one, for sure. So would my sister and her friends and their friends. OK, so the appeal might be to those of us 50+, but we have the money.
  4. CLTEcoBoost

    Ford 1st Quarter Sales

    You folks STILL don't get it. The reason for the decline in Escape sales is the nasty, ratty 3-cylinder. A VERY poor value. And it's going in the Bronco Sport too? They're clearly asleep at the wheel.
  5. CLTEcoBoost

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    Dealers here in Charlotte are offering '20 Escape SEs for $5000 off sticker. I'm NOT a troll. I went through this for years with a GM forum overpopulated by employees and super fan boys so this is ironic. This site is helpful with the technical stuff, but for like owners with sympathetic ears, not a chance. The good news is that I've found another one where we can bitch and moan together (and they're discussing this very issue at great length) and not be trashed by the Ford die hards, so, yes, I'm outta here. Bye bye arseholes.
  6. CLTEcoBoost

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    I'm leaning toward a compact CUV, in which case I'd go with an Equinox. The Toyota RAV4 doesn't appeal to me as much and discounts are tiny, whereas you can get a Camry, being a sedan of course, for a decent (but not great) price. Toyota just got hit with a massive recall this past week, so no brand is safe any longer. This site clearly is home to a ton of Ford employees/super fan boys and I'm not thrilled. I think my complaints about Ford are 100% justified. The public seems to agree. The new Escape, which I think is laughable, already has $5,000 cash back. Must be selling like hotcakes (not).
  7. CLTEcoBoost

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    I'd heard that the 2.0L was affected, in addition to the 1.5L in my '17 Fusion. I'm glad I read the TSB for the 2.0. I was nearly about to complain about the plant in Wales that made the engine in my Fusion, but since the 2.0 is manufactured in Spain, the plants have nothing to do with it. It's clearly an issue of lousy design.
  8. CLTEcoBoost

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    Being super busy lately, I just read through all of the posts from the last 2 weeks on the Escape site regarding this issue. I also received Fords letter on January 17, one day after I made an appointment to take the car in. The earliest I could be scheduled for is this coming Thursday, January 30. Seems the service departments at all dealerships are swamped. The letter specifically talks about the 1.5L EcoBoost. Says nothing about the 2.0L. Advises me to expect about 4 hours total (and I'm having "The Works" as well), so am bringing a new novel to read. I'll advise after Thursday. P.S. Ford's name is being dragged through the mud, again. Everyone I've told about this plans to run as far away from Ford as possible. Just in case, good thing GM is now offering me extra $ through my GM Card, ahem.
  9. CLTEcoBoost

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    Well, the issue has to do with Charlotte, NC's rapid and obnoxious growth rate and near-Atlanta style traffic. My closest dealer has a terrible rep (confirmed by many other owners; more interested in his sports teams than his many dealerships). I took the Fusion there for its first oil change and they summarily "lost" the car for 4 hours. When I pulled up, not a service writer in sight. The place I take the Fusion to now has HORRIBLE traffic and isn't close to home (about 12 miles). I bought the car even farther away - about 25 miles; no way. It's shocking how lame Ford service is, generally, compared to Chevy service that I dealt with for 20 years prior. But I don't want another Chevy right now. Truth be told, due to massive sedan depreciation, my car is probably upside down on the loan and I only have 18 months to go until its paid for, so no "Toyota" until then. I'll heed your and others advice and take it in next month. I can drive the other car (a Chevy, ironically) more right now, since the other half is in Africa doing annual missionary work (and why I have no one to drop me off/pick me up). I'm just tired with car companies putting out new stuff like crazy these days and the quality lapses that result. Toyota seems the only manufacturer that can handle it. I'm shocked you're not mad as hell.
  10. CLTEcoBoost

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    Valid and helpful points.
  11. CLTEcoBoost

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    Because I (and many others) have a lot of things I could be doing with 5 hours other than sitting around a dealership. My dealership isn't close to where I live, so a loaner would be another pain. No way will mine exhibit headgasket failure (bought as a leftover and under 10K miles), so I'll be happy with 30 minutes. An oil change takes 2 1/2 hours usually, so 3 hours. Better than 7 1/2.
  12. CLTEcoBoost

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    Because they're SOMEWHAT proactively taking action. Apparently, there's no guarantee that this "fix" really fixes it. Boy are a lot of people furious with Ford for the problem just to begin with, never mind the "fix".
  13. CLTEcoBoost

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    OK, I've posted this in more detail in the Fusion section, but, yesterday I received a notice about Field Service Action 19B37 in my Ford Owner account (apparently a bunch of Escape owners got it last month). After researching this on the "Net (see link in the Fusion post), it is regarding the cylinder coolant leak on Fusion and Escape EcoBoosts. Not only do the tests take up to 5 hours, but some posters are furious that Ford is not (yet) doing a recall. Due to my low mileage, I feel I can wait a month when I'll be due for an oil change. The saga continues... This probably qualifies for a post in the FMC section (note to Blue Oval staff).
  14. CLTEcoBoost

    Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming

    I just discovered this discussion on the internet: The whole discussion is not in the above box, so click on the link. This is ONLY an issue with Fusion and Escape EcoBoosts. It is to "correct" the cylinder coolant leak issue discussed in some other threads. My concern is now not with any reprogramming (that would be more of an issue if it was the BCM and not the PCM), but that it takes 5 hours?
  15. So, I noticed on the Ford Owner site today that I have a Field Service Action for the above. FSA Number 19B37. '17 Fusion 1.5L Turbo. Not sure why it needs reprogramming. And what can I expect after it is reprogrammed (loss of radio stations/settings/Sync3 preferences, etc)?. Not planning on going in for a few weeks yet. Thanks.
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