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Old 09-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #11
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There were complaints about those to be sure but both features on my car work as expected, as does the universal garage door opener. I'm glad to have all 3 of them. I noticed the UGDO is sourced from a separate company called "Homelink." So I wonder if costs or licensing fees or something increased leading Ford to kill it. I wonder if other Ford models recently deleted that feature as well.
There are a few Ford's that use "homelink" but many Fords use "Car2U" now for UGDO. So I don't think that's the case, more likely cost cutting.


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Also gone is the one touch up/down windows at all loactions on the Ti so I think the door modules are gone as well.
Hmmmm....it still shows in the order guide. I will have to verify that next time.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #12
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Hmmmm....it still shows in the order guide. I will have to verify that next time.
Yes, please do because I got the info off a sticker on a 2013 Ti vehicle that listed the feature as 'One Touch Down on Driver Window Only' which is nomenclature for the 2012 SE as opposed to the 2012 SEL and Ti which said 'One Touch Up/Down on all Windows.' The nomenclature on the window sticker just may not really be reporting accurately what is really in there!
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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Homelink and auto dimming mirror is now listed as dealer accessory. All home link controls are built into the mirror
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #14
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Also gone is the one touch up/down windows at all loactions on the Ti so I think the door modules are gone as well.
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Hmmmm....it still shows in the order guide. I will have to verify that next time.
Also still shows them as standard in the '13 Source Book. Man that would be terrible - I LOVE the all windows 1-touch feature.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #15
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You are right on the auto dim mirror, as my 2013 Escape with the same mirror continues to have that problem. But they shouldn't delete it, but get another supplier or fix the mount.

The rain sensing wipers were bad, but again I don't understand why they deleted them instead of fixing them, as my Escape has them (same sensor location) they are programmed perfectly with consitant delays between wipes (thankfully).
I agree that they should have fixed it rather than delete it, but I wouldn't be surprised if most of the new engineering went into the ST and the '14 will have some features added back or new features.
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The auto dimming mirror had problems in the 2012 with not staying in place, which is why it got pulled, and the rain sensing wipers are pretty bad at sensing rain, so those features were needing to get pulled.
A pity.

Mine has worked great - and an unexpected surprise as, the day there was drizzle, after a small quantity started to appear, the wipers activated of their own accord.

The other day, driving past a sprinkler system, some water droplets splattered on the hood and it took right off...

It's a silly feature, but a cute one. No problems from me, but that doesn't mean no problems ever existed...
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:46 PM   #17
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A pity.

Mine has worked great - and an unexpected surprise as, the day there was drizzle, after a small quantity started to appear, the wipers activated of their own accord.

The other day, driving past a sprinkler system, some water droplets splattered on the hood and it took right off...

It's a silly feature, but a cute one. No problems from me, but that doesn't mean no problems ever existed...
Mine too, works better than my past few cars.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #18
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Glad I got a late build 12 vs waiting for a 13. I like the remote start, but I can still add it now and have the features that were deleted. The little things were a reason why I went with the Fors vs the competition.
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A couple of other things:

2013 has integrated turn signals on the forward side of the rear view mirrors (on the SE trim, at least).

SE Sport Cloth Interior is no longer available.

Rear parking sensors are now an option on 2013 SE.

Interior trunk release was added (at least on SE and above).

Piano Black Grilles, Disc Brakes, and Fog Lights are only available on the SE with Appearance Package (and above).
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #20
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No issues with garage door opener or rain sensing wipers on my '12 Titanium. Work as I would expect them to. Not sure about auto dimming mirror. I'll have to check it tonight.

All those little touches - things like the door handle lock/unlock, three flash lane change, etc - add up. Coupled with the overall quality materials and interior fit and finish (on my car at least), the car feels very upscale for it's size and price.

Would be a shame to go backwards.

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