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Old 04-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Warn your 1.6L engine friends about more issues

My engine overheated after the recall fix. Trying to spread the word to other 2013 Escape/Fusion owners.

Here is a link to my detailed post.

http://www.escape-city.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19667


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Old 04-08-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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......brought in for a software update?

Are engine thermostats now so advanced that they are controlled by software?

Or are they still a 'mechanical device' and the software update recall was/is for radiator fan control?
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......brought in for a software update?

Are engine thermostats now so advanced that they are controlled by software?

Or are they still a 'mechanical device' and the software update recall was/is for radiator fan control?
I thought the software update seemed a bit strange. I was thinking that the engineers couldn't figure out what was wrong and they did this to seem like they fixed something.

I thought the thermostats were mainly mechanical?
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Don't remember 100%, but I think Chevy had/has electronic thermostats. So it is not entirely far fetched. Pop the hood, study the thermostat housing. That will tell you for sure.
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I see no reason to leave this open.
1 problem is not an epidemic.
FordCustomerService seems to be on the case ...
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Focis have problems with the engine temp sensor. Sometimes it will fail so that engine temp will appear to be normal for 5-10 mins, then suddenly overheat. This has cost some people a lot of money in diagnosis because their mechanics don't double check the sensor's temp readings. I've seen about 4 on here like that. It is possible that programming could lead to similar issues.

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