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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-17-09, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Question How to change km to miles on 2008 Escape XLT ??

Hi,

Is there any way to change the odometer from miles to km (or km to miles)?

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Re: How to change km to miles on 2008 Escape XLT ??

No. The odo is set by the manufacturer to the country it was sold to. It can be changed, but it's expensive to do and probably isn't worth the while either.

You'll have to remove the dash cluster and the PCM under the hood and send both into Ford (closest dealer). The dealer will have to flash both units with updating programming and then reinstall. A lot of dealers will tell you it can't be done because they don't want to deal with any liability issues that might arise later on; selling or deporting the vehicle; reflash fails and damages dash unit and resets the ODO to '0km'.

A friend of mine moved overseas with the armed services a few years ago and attempted to do something similar to his Dodge Ram and was told it couldn't be done. He looked into it more and found a dealer that would do it, but it was going to cost him $3K so he left it alone as he knew he'd be back in Canada (where KM is used) in no more than three years.

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Re: How to change km to miles on 2008 Escape XLT ??

Thank you for your answer.

I've just found one Escape in my country that's probably been modified. Maybe changing the odo can only be done in more expensive versions - such as "LIMITED" ones (My car haven't got the automatic AC nor the OnBoard Computer).

Take a look at this pic:

This particular car came to europe from usa (it's a LIMITED one with navi on and lots more)
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