Re: 2009 Escape XLT hesitation on accelerating
It sounds software related as the throttle is electronically controlled. When you press the gas pedal it tells the software how much fuel to pump into the cylinders to get you moving. Not to sound rude but this vehicle was just redesigned for '09 and there are bound to be some kinks, as there is with any other redesigned vehicle! Still, electronic throttles can require some getting used to. I doubt your auto start has anything to do with this problem.
Next time you're at the dealer ask if you can test drive a similar vehicle to see fi you can duplicate the problem.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!