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I have a 2016 Edge SEL eco-boost and unlike any car I’ve driven in the last 48 years it has a prolonged delay from when I depress the gas pedal and the engine reacts AFTER shifting either from forward to reverse or reverse to forward. I first noticed this when backing out of a parking spot and then the car across from me also started backing out. I hit the brakes, shifted to Drive stomped on the gas and then...nothing. No rev, no sounds, what seemed like a 2 count it finally engaged. Later when executing a 3 point turn and had sudden oncoming traffic I experienced the same lags when doing the 2 different direction changes. Makes you feel the vehicle is unsafe. Is this normal? Is it true of other newer cars or just this one? Admittedly, this is my first American car, I’ve owned VW, Honda, Saab, Volvo, Audi, Nissan, BMW,  and Mercedes. None had this acceleration delay which is more prolonged than the acceleration delay when driving along and then you stomp on the gas pedal.

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I don't think that is normal. Better have it checked by a dealer. 

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On 1/2/2019 at 6:03 AM, omar302 said:

I don't think that is normal. Better have it checked by a dealer. 

what he said

 

I rent a bunch of different cars as I travel a lot and none exhibit what you describe. I've only had the Edge for a month and it doesn't do what you describe

 

A ton of items are now computer controlled and it's almost like a sensor is delayed in sending a signal

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Thanks, I’ll take it in

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Check the transmission fluid level. I have had that happen in older cars with low fluid levels. That may not be it, but it's worth a look.

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Sounds like my experience. I had a 2011 edge se V6. Then traded it in to a 2015 titanium 2.0L. Immediately noticed it wasn't as responsive as the V6. I recently tested another 2015 SEL 2.0L and had the same feeling. I think it's how the 2.0L is. But, once it gets going it GOES. 

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