If you get a hand held tuning device you can dial back the base timing a bit to reduce/eliminate the pinging as well with lower octanes. You will lose some power though.https://www.motor.com/magazine-summary/resolving-low-speed-pre-ignition/
This is a very interesting article that I 'stole' from another Ford forum and among other things it relates to pre-ignition damage in modern turbo vehicles.
It relates to our Ford Escapes as like many other turbo vehicles they are designed with lots of torque and a high 6th gear.
Many here have complained about the 'labouring' of our cars from low speeds in 6th gear. Of course this is a recipe for disaster in the long term and can cause engine damage due to possible pre-ignition or 'pinging' according to this article.
One possible solution is to use a higher fuel octane such as 98 instead of 95 (Australia) or always use Sport mode where at the lower speeds the car will drop down to 5th gear and the engine will not be under stress upon acceleration.
I have a 2016 with no roof rails. Just looked at the 2019, they're BAAAACK. I hate them. I don't need them. Cleaning off snow will be very difficult.
Can they be removed by the dealer before I buy it?
Pleease say 'yes'.
Just FYI:If you are meaning the front-to-back rails and not the left-to-right crossbars (optional) I don't know if it would be worth your while to have them removed. Sounds expen$ive, as they bolt through the roof sheetmetal which would have to be repaired. ......
Definitely the a/c vents are a little weird,,, weird as in they never seem to really direct the cold air onto where you want it ,, at least in my 2014. Oh, and no dome light either,, def didn’t realize that till after we bought it... not a game changer, just odd.I made another thread asking what you liked about the Ford Escape. So it's only fair to ask, what do you not like? I actually think this is better question for shoppers.
Who better to know the faults of the vehicle than an owner. Is there anything you don't like about the Escape? Something you want changed or improved? Anything the competition does better?