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RJG

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  1. 2012 Limited Edge. My fault....tugged on it too hard. Broke off the tab that holds the plate in place. Where you put the filter in or take out. Taped it back tight. Question....was the tab connected to the plate, or to the body of the assembly. Can't tell from looking at broken tab. If plate, will buy another one. Otherwise tape is holding it tight. Thanks
  2. Thanks....Have had the cover plate in my hands several times, but couldn't tell if the tab broke off from it. So just have to stop by Ford dealership and order that plate. Thanks again.
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    2021 Edge order canceled

    Is anyone ordering a 2022 Ford Edge with X plan? Dealers accepting this?
  4. My wife likes her 2012 Limited Edge because it's just the right size. We didn't need or want a 3 row vehicle, and when on trips....my handicapped daughter rides in frot, and my wife in rear. The Edge has awesome back seat comfort. Lots of leg room. Same as the fronts. Car will be 10 years old this winter, has 76000 on it now....and it's been an awesome vehicle for the family. Also have a Honda CRV, but it's a big step down from the Edge (costs less also). Will be buying something new this winter. Looking at the Lincoln Nautilus.....but don't really see any advantage in it over a Titanium Edge. And I'm not sure I like being seen in something so cash wasteful. So will probably get another Edge. Like the idea of the new Intelligent AWD, but here in Florida, don't need it. But may still get it.
  5. My 2012 Edge Limited 3.5 has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. At almost 10 years old, and 76,000 miles, the only thing I have ever had to fix was the dash module (about $1000), which the dealership then gave me a life time warranty on. Can't ask for more than that. Car is washed regularly and garage kept. Has been waxed every year. Still looks new. Serviced regularly, tires rotated, etc. I have serviced the trans and cooling system at 60,000. Changed out the brake fluid at about 75,000 miles, but brake pads still good. Mechanic said it didn't need a brake job. Haven't changed out plugs yet, idle still the same and fuel economy still good. But that's probably coming. Front axle boots still look good also. Original tires lasted 60,000 miles, and still had 3/32 tread left. Only bought new Michelins because wife said the tires were over 8 years old, and she didn't feel safe with them. Otherwise would have gone safely another 5000 or so. Great car....Ford did a good job. My only real complaint was the front bumper was drilled for a tag. Had to remove that and put in two plugs. Don't know if dealership or Ford did that. But it was a big deal to me. Ford take note.
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    Buying Back my Lease

    If you have a vehicle coming off lease any time soon....you might want to check what you can buy it back for and what is the current market value. Used car prices have gone nuts lately. You "Might" be able to buy it from lease and sell it yourself and make a couple bucks. Assuming you don't keep it.
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    Buying Back my Lease

    I leased a 2012 Ford Edge Limited. At end of the lease, called the dealership and asked who I see there to buy the vehicle at the residual amount in the lease contract. They gave me the name of a salesman there that did that, I stopped by, wrote them a check, drove off, and some time later the title showed up in my mail box. Easy with no hassle. I like to lease, invest what I don't spend, then buy car at lease end. BTW....Still own that Edge....has been a great car. Only issue in almost 10 years has been the dash controller went out (or whatever you call it).
  8. Noticed the factory Tow package requires AWD. I just need a 2" receiver for a 3 bike bike rack. Total weight less than 100 lbs. And I don't need or want AWD. But on past vehicles I have purchased, preferred the factory tow package because it (in the past anyway) included some other items like larger radiator, trans coolers, etc....stuff that I like whether I tow or not. (maybe I'm wrong about the benefit if not towing). The Titanium brochure says it has power hands free lift gate, so if I were to purchase an aftermarket hitch, will it interfere with the hands free function of the powered lift gate? Thanks
  9. I regularly use my 1 UP bike rack, when I go for rides away from home. Mine needs a 2" receiver. 1 1/4 receiver bike racks usually aren't stable enough for 3 nice bikes. Sometimes one an E bike, which is heavier than a 17-18 lb road bike. But like akirby said, don't need the wiring, etc. But would like the receiver to not detract from vehicle rear looks. Never liked how the current aftermarket hitch looks on wife's 2012 Limited Edge. And all the various brands are available close by.
  10. Do I need to do anything special. Like having engine running when I take out old one and put in this one? Or have climate control and entertainment off? Vehicle has all the updates. APIM has been replaced and tech said I was all up to date. BTW.....This A9 chip came from a Ford site. One I got earlier off E bay only worked a few days than got message "insert valid SD card". Hope this one works.
  11. 2012 Ford Edge. Have the black screen. Other screens still there. it's gone out a few times before, and came back. This time, can't get it to come back on. Suspect it's the APIM module. Resets don't seem to help. Thanks
  12. Services was like.....when you hit the button instead of saying "phone", I would say "services". Like give me stock quotes, and other things I can't remember. Our Edge came with a 3 year subscription free....and when the 3 years were up....I don't remember anyone asking me to renew. The only thing I will lose that matters to me is Sync would send a vehicle health report to my insurance company when I ran one, and report the miles driven. Now have a gadget I keep in the dash that operates off an app on my phone. Get an insurance discount for reporting miles and how I drive.
  13. Probably main difference is amount of boost....where the waste gate is set.
  14. and along wih that tech installed a new A9 SD NAV chip I purchased on E Bay. Everything worked fine.....for about 10 days. Then....started getting a message on the NAV line that said "insert valid SD Chip". Guess it didn't like the E bay A9 chip....from a company in Atlanta Ga. Installed the A4 chip I was using before....and so far.....everything works fine. Thought maybe some software update was needed for the A9 chip....but Syncmyride.com says my Edge has the latest update......Sync2 V3.10 From settings on the dash it says CCPU S/W 3.10.16180 So.....do I have the latest update? Hard for me to tell from the discussions on here. Or.....does it not like the E Bay SD chip? Will A9 from Ford work? At the Ford site where you order new chips ($149.000 US and Canada), looks like I do have the latest software. Sync my ride said I got a software update on June 25, 2018 with the new APIM. Car has been registered there from beginning when I bought it new, and shows full history of software updates. Says I'm up to date. I do have a portable Garmin with lifetime maps that works great.....and could live with that and the old A4 chip......but inquiring minds want to know....and you guys usually have the answers. Thanks
  15. Ford must embed some "code" into the factory SD chips to make them proprietary and the E Bay ones don't don't have that. But some report the E Bay chips working. Shucks.....the A9 one I bought worked for about 10 days before the "insert valid SD Chip" came on.
  16. My 2012 Limited edge had black screen....on and off for a while. Finally just stayed off. Put in new APIM. Now fine. Delership gave me "lifetime" warranty on the new APIM. $892 plus tax....I'm satisfied. Just a maintenance item to me. First repair expense I've had on this car in 6 1/2 years. Good car.
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    The truth about Edge A/C

    I have a 2012 Edge in hot humid Florida....and the AC is more than adequate. My neighbor was complaining about the "weak" AC in his Edge, and I asked him how often he changed out the cabin air filter? he said "what filter" ? I informed him his car had a cabin air filer than needed changing periodically. he changed it....and he told me "WOW"! Now his AC works fine. BTW....If my engine is running, the AC is on....100% of the time. if real cold...maybe the compressor not on....but I run my AC on auto all the time. Sometimes will put it on recirculate if behind cars, or interior hot from being in sun, etc.
  18. Lincoln dealership where I have the car serviced is doing it....$892.00. Just have to mark it up to maintenance....It's been a good car for 6 1/2 years. .
  19. FWIW....Have got two quotes of around $900 to diagnose and then replace the APIM. Could be worse. Question for some of you guys.....is the replacement model better than the one originally installed?
  20. It has the latest update that came with the A4 chip. Has all the updates I've been notified about. From Ford Owners site, and syncmyride.com, etc. Car has been registered from day one. I have a new A9 chip....but haven't installed that. Assumed no soft ware update needed for that.
  21. I bought the vehicle new in January of 2012. Soon after got a letter saying warranty on APIM was extended to 5 years (VS 3) until January 2017. That time has passed. Are you saying warranty is further extended on this part?
  22. Coolant and trans fluid replacements already done.
  23. Don't mind too much having a dealership replace it. It's the only thing we have ever had to do to this 2012 Limited Edge. Garage kept, still hve original tires, 56,000 miles, 6/32 left. Just wondering what they are charging? Generally have the Lincoln dealership service the car.....but imagine Lincoln dealership parts cost more than "Ford" parts. Thought I might shop around to local Ford dealerships.
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