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fordex

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    U.S. Mountain
  • Location
    Denver, CO
  • Current Vehicle
    2016 Explorer
  1. Took delivery of a new 2019 Explorer Sport last month to replace the 2016 Limited I had since 2015. A few improvements, but with that a few nagging small details: - Assembly had installed a solid black plastic door sill on the driver side instead of the correct illuminated door sill as is on the passenger side Dealer is slow on the warranty claim and getting the part, but s/b an easy fix. - The rear foot-activated lift gate will not open using your foot. Wife’s 2017 Escape Titanium has similar issue. Figure there is a bad sensor in there somewhere. - There is no glove box light installed. The parts site confirms it should be there, but can’t be certain that that’s all it is missing (the switch and bulb housing that snaps into the side) as it would still need a live wiring harness. If anyone has a 19 Sport and knows your vehicle has a light when you open the glove box, please reply. It’s a small thing, but more the principle on an expensive vehicle. Vehicle drives as beautiful as it’s predecessor and no rattles or squeaks yet. I’ve driven a few as rentals and this seems to hold true despite being driven hard. Any feedback from others with liftgate issues/fixes and the presence of a glove box light in a 19 appreciated.
  2. I've seen several websites and YouTube videos discuss changing the background color on SYNC 3. The idea is to be rid of the pale blue for something better during daytime mode. I recently got a 2019 Explorer Sport (it's only major flaw at this point was assembly installed a driver's door sill plate from an XLT...solid black plastic without the illuminated plate). The SYNC 3 version is 3.0. In the Owner's Manual, print version July 2018, it lists in the Display section (page 476) two menu options that are not available on the unit itself: Calm Screen: Enable this option to have your screen display minimal content. Pressing anywhere on the screen, using reverse camera or touching an interactive icon returns the screen to normal content. Background: Allows you to select a screen background color. I tried calling--then chatting-- with the SYNC folks. The results of the call were essentially--we have no idea, call the dealer. The chat rep made an issue of the page title reading "SYNC 3 (if equipped)", insisting that just because the vehicle has SYNC 3, it doesn't mean its equipped with the Calm and Background Display menu options. Does anyone know what's up with the discrepancy? I think the chat rep was taking an easy out with his interpretation of "if equipped" and when I told him I believed it was a software issue/mismatch with the printed owner's manual--he referred me to the dealer for "troubleshooting". The dealer? They tell me talk to Ford. Thanks..
  3. fordex

    2019 Explorer Sport

    Could I please get an update on this one? Thank you for your time! 1FM5K8GT9KGB53545
  4. Judging a book only by it’s cover here.... I really do not like the front end of the new Escape— even less so than the 2020 Explorer, which I did not think possible. Never been a fan of massive grilles that swallow up the front end. Glad we have two 2017’s.
  5. Please when you have a minute provide tracking detail for 1FM5K8GT9KGB53545 Thank you!
  6. fordex

    '17 Order Rejected

    Yep. Don't know how the dealer didn't know that.... '18 Titanium likely to be more $$ as it looks like they added all the parking assist to the std equipment....trying to avoid some of the cost and take advantage of huge rebates...
  7. fordex

    '17 Order Rejected

    Got a call from dealer this morning that order for '17 was rejected. Argh. I read somewhere they are producing '17 until late August, but maybe not enough time to get it scheduled before '18 production starts. ?
  8. fordex

    '17 Order Rejected

    Got a call from dealer this morning that order for '17 was rejected. Argh. I read somewhere they are producing '17 until late August, but maybe not enough time to get it scheduled before '18 production starts. ?
  9. fordex

    Incentive Protection

    Does anyone know the current program number for the incentive protection program? Going to have to order a '17 Escape, and would like to lock retail cash, even though it may go up by the time I get it. Thank you.
  10. fordex

    2016 Explorer

    Despite the recent weather in Chicago, hoping one more update will do it for me... 1FM5K8F87GGB62538 . Please and thank you!
  11. Could I please get an update on 1FM5K8F87GGB62538 ? I appreciate it- thank you!
  12. Westin and a few others have aftermarkets; see the link here for some options: http://www.carid.com/2016-ford-explorer-running-boards/ Post a photo when you get them installed....curious to see what they would look like.
  13. Westin and a few others have aftermarkets; see the link here for some options: http://www.carid.com/2016-ford-explorer-running-boards/ Post a photo when you get them installed....curious to see what they would look like.
  14. Thank you for that. I just got the VIN today...dlr ETA week is 12/07, so fingers crossed for no transport issues...
  15. What do they mean? My DORA has a 10. Any significance or does it depend on how many vehicles the dealer ordered under the same order number? Thanks.
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