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  1. Driving in snow and ice takes skill and respect for the true abilities of the vehicle and tires. After driving heavier 4 wheel drives, GMC Acadia AWD, Yukon Denali XL AWD I did not like the way the EDGE AWD performed at all. It accelerated and stopped fine. I feel it is just to light to perform any better than I experienced in heavier snow and slushy conditions. The snow/slush moved the edge all over the place even at moderate speeds.

  2. Hope you don't have to lemon law your Edge, and that future analysis shows no such problems.


    I hope that will not be the case. I hate to abuse anything mechanical and will keep accurate records on my correspondence with the dealer. It is a 3 year lease and will be under warranty the entire time that I have it in my possession. The dealer has a great loaner car program so at least I will never be without a vehicle.



  3. I've heard (maybe just another persons personal experience) they they do come on if the outside temp is below a certain level. And...they come on at a very low level. Not the same level as when you manually turn them on. This is done as a safety feature so that they don't get too hot when the vehicle is unattended. It's more just meant to heat up quicker when you actually get into the car and are sitting on the seat.


    I think you have it right. I notice when it really cold the seats are not even as warm as the lowest setting. Trust me when it -5° you know a seat that has a little heat from one that does not.

  4. Hello All


    Has anyone else has a fuel dilution issue? I have a 2015 AWD Edge with the 2.0. I check my oil just about every two weeks. When I checked my oil late last week I noticed that the oil has a very strong smell of gasoline. At that time I had the original fill oil and 6100 miles on the engine and oil. When I got to work the next morning I pulled a sample of the oil out to analyze it. I own an oil analysis lab so run it through the complete battery of tests.


    The oil had more than 10% fuel dilution, and the viscosity was significantly reduced due to the fuel dilution. I also noticed that the engine had a lot more chatter and was noisier than normal but never even thought to test my own oil at that point.


    I took the car into my dealer and told them what was going on as gave them a copy of the report as well. Ford supposedly had them test the fuel pump and injectors and they didn't find any issues. Fords response was to change the oil more often if the problem continues. I don't find this acceptable when even the Motorcraft oil is decent and fully capable of performing very well until the service/change oil notice comes on. Basically I will have to change my oil almost twice as often as the owners manual states and/or change oil notice comes on.


    I typically see fuel dilution on large commercial diesels due to the emissions equipment or cracked and leaky injectors. I rarely see passenger vehicles with high fuel dilution unless there's a major mechanical problem.


    Has anyone else experienced this?


    I have attached a PDF of the report. I will not start doing analysis every 1,000 miles and post the trending data for anyone that may be interested.



    2015-Edge Apex Oil Lab.pdf

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  5. Yes, a couple weekends ago when I washed my car at home I noticed there was water and condensation in the driver's side rear signal housing. I have an appt. on Tuesday to get this replaced/fixed. It is not acceptable to have this getting water/condensation inside, that will turn in to long term issues with the housing and for a $40K plus vehicle this should not be an issue!

    Mine is a 1 1/2 weeks old with 700 miles on it. Washed it for the first time tonight and have the same condensation in the drivers side rear. Very frustrating