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2016 Escape has a delay in acceleration when gas petal is

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2016 Escape has a delay in acceleration when gas petal is initial applied
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 4 months ago.

This vehicle has a neutral idle feature that essentially puts the transmission in neutral when you are stopped. It reduces a small amount of drag on the engine and therefore gets you slightly better gas mileage. Some drivers report that they can fell when the car is in neutral because of a slight hesitation between being stopped and the transmission dropping back into gear.