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  1. BillE

    Ford ST SUV experience

    If possible, please ask your instructor to demonstrate using the paddle shifters in the Sport Mode. In particular the 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th gear shifts. If you haven't tried paddle shifting in the Sport Mode, you should do so before you go. Please let me know how it works for you. I have a 2019 and can not achieve acceptable shifts. I get combinations of bucks, 3rd gear skips and 3rd gear flares. I would also be interested in how the instructor responds. Thank you
  2. Who at Ford did you complain to? Do you have your contact's name and address ? When I contact Ford Customer Support, they usually tell me to talk to the Dealer Service Department which I have already done and is the reason that I am contacting Customer Support. Thanks
  3. I own a 2019 White Platinum Edge ST. I was wondering if rear splash or mud guards would reduce the road spray and associated dirt that collects on the rear bumper, hatch and window when driving on wet roads? If splash or mud guards will not help, is the road spray dirt a result of the aerodynamic design(?) of the ST's rear trim? Do all Edge trims have the same road spray dirt problem. I previously owned a Mercedes SUV and don't recall collecting nearly as much road spray dirt on the rear of the car.
  4. BillE

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    Thanks for your response.
  5. BillE

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    Thanks for your response. I will try to pay closer attention to determine exactly what my transmission is doing. Weird thing, the strange behavior is not noticeable in the automatic mode with normal or Sport ratio.. I have asked forum members who have been to the ST Experience if the instructors discussed or demonstrated using the manual S mode. One person said there wasn't enough time. I have also asked several members who were scheduled for the experience to specifically ask their instructor to demonstrate manually shifting in the S-mode. No responses. Other ST owners must not be interested and just don't care.
  6. BillE

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    I will look forward to your response and that of any other ST owners in the forum. THANK YOU
  7. BillE

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    I have made the following request, or a similar request, many times in the past few months, but have never received a response. I am hoping that you can respond to my request. I own a 2019 Edge ST that I purchased new in September of 2019. I had the June transmission software update (TSB) Flashed when it was first announced. I noticed significant improvement in the normal and S automatic modes. However, I still feel that an additional software update is required, especially in the S mode when manually shifting using the paddles. In the S mode, when shifting manually ( paddles) under moderate acceleration, I feel that my ST does not shift properly from 2nd to 3rd to 4th. It almost seems like the transmission holds 3rd and then flares and sometimes bucks before going into 4th. Could you (and possibly other ST owners from the forum) please try manually shifting (paddles) under moderate acceleration while in the S mode and report how your transmission behaves. I would like to know if my ST is like all the other STs, or if it has a transmission problem. Perhaps the June update was not flashed correctly? Thank you.
  8. BillE

    Ford ST SUV experience

    Please try to get your instructor to discuss using the shift paddles to achieve acceptable 2nd to 3rd to 4th shifts under moderate acceleration in the sport mode. My car appears to skip 3rd with unacceptable flare and delay before going into 4th. Try the shifting scenario with your car and see how transmission performs. Could be that several of us members have a nondisclosed (by Ford Performance) problem with our shift program or transmissions. Perhaps the problem was fixed for 2020s. Thank you.
  9. BillE

    Question about floor mats / SYNC 3

    On my 2019, there is white stitching on mats to match seats but no branding.
  10. BillE

    New 2020 EDGE ST

    Are you sure that you did not misinterpret the build selection options? I just went through the build exercise for a 2020 Edge ST and the option that you referred to appears to be part of the 401A equipment group. The 400A equipment group is the standard equipment group. The way i interpret it, 400A does not have the adaptive cruise control either.
  11. BillE

    Hello from NC

    Welcome to the forum. It would be very interesting if you could ask a performance team member in North Carolina to demonstrate the use of the shift paddles in the S mode, paying particular attention to the shift from 3rd to 4th gear. There have been many posts expressing concern about the weirdness in the shift from 3rd to 4th gear in the S mode when using the shift paddles. Some owners are even questioning the intended use and how to effectively use paddles in the S mode. It would be appreciated if you could express this interest and relay owners's concern about this subject. Thank you!!
  12. Thanks, good thought. I checked and did not see a "shift indicator lamp". It would probably be in the left display when in the S mode and using the paddles. I don't think there is a lamp test mode that would pick it up.. There is an S lamp in the bottom left hand corner of the left display when in the the S mode with out paddle mode selected. The S lamp goes out when the paddle mode is selected. As such, that lamp has nothing to do with optimum shifting. When the paddle mode is selected, the S lamp as mentioned above is not illuminated, but there is a selected gear indicator lamp illuminated in the center of the tach in left display indicating which gear, S!, S2, S3... S8, you have selected by the paddles. I believe this gear indicator will flash if the engine RPM is too low for the gear you are trying to upshift to or if the RPM becomes too low for the gear you are in. If the situation is not corrected I believe the transmission automatically downshift for you. The indicator lamp basically provides a stall alert and protection by automatic downshifting if required. As far as I can tell this indicator lamp does not provide a high rev alert. The transmission will not automatically upshift to prevent engine damage. Seems like this lamp could have been made to function as the advertised "shift indication lamp" to achieve the optimum level of efficiency and fuel economy", but was not. For me, the context of the supplement's "shift indication lamp" statement, indicates that alerts are provided for optimal upshifting and downshifting. Blowing the engine should not be considered optimal. Maybe I am reading too much into it?
  13. I posted the same topic, see below, in the ST forum but received only one reply. That reply suggested that the owners manual might be wrong, which I realize is quite possible. I know there are many other Edge ST owners in the forums. Does anyone else realize that per the SUPPLEMENT there is suppose to be a "shift indicator lamp"? Does anyone know where or what it is? Has anyone developed a satisfactory technique (shift points ,etc.) for using the paddles in the S mode with or without the "shift indicator lamp'. For anyone who attended the ST Experience event, was the S mode using paddles part of the experience? I realize the "shift indicator lamp" it is not a big deal, but I am just curious. Page 12 of the FORD EDGE ST SUPPLEMENT provided with the owners manual (see attached), states that when using the paddle shifters you should take notice of the "shift indicator lamp" which alerts you when to shift to help you achieve the optimum level of efficiency and fuel economy. Where or what is the "shift indicator lamp" ? Maybe the paddles shifters will function better if shifts are made per the "shift indicator lamp" alerts. Has anyone developed a technique for achieving a satisfactory 3rd to 4th shift (2nd gear might be part of the problem also) using the paddle shifters in the S mode?
  14. I have a 2019 Edge ST with approximately 3500 miles. The car was purchased new a year ago. Since my wife and I are retired, the Edge being the second car spends most of the time in the garage. The last two times that I used the Edge for grocery shopping on hot days, the rear liftgate would not remain closed after I loaded the groceries . Upon pushing the close button, the liftgate would lower and click at the end of travel but not latch and then reopen. I was able to make the liftgate stay closed by lightly pushing and holding the liftgate at the latching position. After driving home the liftgate will close and latch properly. There is no visible obstruction in the closing path, Could strut drag be affected by hot weather. Can the struts be lubricated?
  15. Page 12 of the FORD EDGE ST SUPPLEMENT provided with the owners manual (see attached), states that when using the paddle shifters you should take notice of the "shift indicator lamp" which alerts you when to shift to help you achieve the optimum level of efficiency and fuel economy. Where or what is the "shift indicator lamp" ? Maybe the paddles shifters will function better if shifts are made per the "shift indicator lamp" alerts. Has anyone developed a technique for achieving a satisfactory 3rd to 4th shift (2nd gear might be part of the problem also) using the paddle shifters in the S mode? scan0362.pdf
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