We are 109,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2001 Ford Escape Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

sort by date
TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
12/02/14 NHTSA ID: 10056443
TSB ID: TSB-14-0143

Ford: the lower control arm (lca) forward attachment will separate from subframe, causing diminishing directional control, due to operating in high corrosion areas for extended period of time. model 2001-2004 escape.
10/23/08 NHTSA ID: 10026389
TSB ID: CSP-08B01

Ford: certain 1999-2001 model year vehicles up to 6000 lb gvwr registered in new york and certain 2001 vehicles up to 6000 lb gvwr registered in the state of maine, certified for sale in california-federal emission warranty refund.
03/13/06 NHTSA ID: 10019382
TSB ID: 04208

Camshaft tick noise - 3.0l 4v engine only.
02/10/06 NHTSA ID: 10019076
TSB ID: 19016

Replace timing belt idler pulley during 2.0l zetec engine cylinder head replacement - service tip.
01/12/06 NHTSA ID: 10018745
TSB ID: 041601

Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running.
04/18/05 NHTSA ID: 10013396
TSB ID: 042210

Steering gear squeak - when turning the steering wheel during low speed parking maneuvers.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
04/15/05 NHTSA ID: 10013366
TSB ID: 04214

Steering drift/pull - improved diagnostic and repair procedure - service tip.
01/06/05 NHTSA ID: 10011162
TSB ID: 031404

Engine misfire or running - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - wds cop kit diagnostic tips. to include various 2005 models. * ar this article 04161 supersedes tsb 03-14-04.
12/07/04 NHTSA ID: 10010731
TSB ID: 18217

Multiple vehicles - fuel level indication concerns - service tip. various models including 2005 super duty f-series, excursion, expedition, explorer, mountaineer and aviator.
08/05/04 NHTSA ID: 10008580
TSB ID: 02176

Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
07/28/04 NHTSA ID: 10008336
TSB ID: 16405

Brake squeal / engineering contract request. *mj
07/28/04 NHTSA ID: 10008339
TSB ID: 16409

Click on turns. *mj
07/28/04 NHTSA ID: 10008343
TSB ID: 16413

Park brake adjustment / contact request. *mj
07/26/04 NHTSA ID: 10008277
TSB ID: 03252

Engine-cooling system-low coolant warning indicator lamp illuminaion-coolant degas bottle inspection-serice tip. *mj
07/23/04 NHTSA ID: 10008205
TSB ID: 02231

Driveability-intermittent engine quit or idle dip-no diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) present-vehicles equipped with 3.0l duratec engine only. *mj
07/23/04 NHTSA ID: 10008217
TSB ID: 17703

Ticking noise from left cylinder head with warm engine.
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008166
TSB ID: 17316

Fuel signal to instrument cluster service tip.
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008104
TSB ID: 17532

Low pressure power steering line leak after cold soak in temperatures of -23c (-10) or lower. *mj
Looking for a warranty? Get a quote.
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008192
TSB ID: 17380

A check fuel cap indicator illuminated with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0457 or a malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with dtc p0455 or p0457.
06/10/04 NHTSA ID: 10007315
TSB ID: 17457

Excessive front rotor wear and/or brake dust.
06/03/04 NHTSA ID: 10007207
TSB ID: 02M01

Customer satisfaction program 02m01 supplement #4. certain ford 2000 through 2003 vehicles equipped with a tube-mounted egr pressure sensor - additional egr pressure sensor warranty coverage. supplement #3. *mj supplement #6
11/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10003841
TSB ID: 16964

Excessive brake pad/lining dust and wear.
10/29/03 NHTSA ID: 10003744
TSB ID: 03144

Engine misfire or rough running condition with coil on plug (cop) ignition systems may be more accurately diagnosed using the optional worldwide diagnostic system (wds) coil on plug (cop) kit. 2003 super duty f series included.
10/10/03 NHTSA ID: 10003192
TSB ID: 031513

Tie rod end inspection procedure.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
09/17/03 NHTSA ID: 10002780
TSB ID: 0398

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457.
09/08/03 NHTSA ID: 10002619
TSB ID: 16908

Squeaking noise from the power steering rack when turning.
09/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10002510
TSB ID: 16645

Instrument panel brake lamp illumination and/or brake fluid leaking condition.
09/03/03 NHTSA ID: 10002472
TSB ID: 0322

Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401, or runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy, and the above listed dtcs without
07/28/03 NHTSA ID: 10001942
TSB ID: 16696

Whining / propeller / helicopter type noise from front wheel / knuckle bearing area. *jb
07/23/03 NHTSA ID: 10001855
TSB ID: 0361

Malfunction indicator lamp on with or without rough running, lack of power, surge or poor fuel economy with diagnostic trouble codes p0401, p0402, p1400, p1401. *jb
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
12/09/02 NHTSA ID: 637930
TSB ID: 0286

Some vehicles equipped with the 3.0l duratec engine may exhibit an intermittent engine quit condition.
12/04/02 NHTSA ID: 637713
TSB ID: 15860

Some vehicles may exhibit a brake fluid leak from the master cylinder reservoir cap.
11/07/02 NHTSA ID: 636245
TSB ID: 16046

Some vehicles may exhibit a rear shock leak and / or noise condition.
11/07/02 NHTSA ID: 636318
TSB ID: 15685

Some vehicles equipped with a 2.0l engine and a manual transmission, may exhibit a rolling idle condition in high ambient temperatures.
11/06/02 NHTSA ID: 636171
TSB ID: 16154

Some vehicles with aluminum wheels may exhibit a clicking noise heard coming from the front of the vehicle during left or right hand turns.
11/06/02 NHTSA ID: 636204
TSB ID: 16016

Some vehicles may exhibit a clicking noise heard on left or right hand turns coming from the front suspension.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
11/04/02 NHTSA ID: 636040
TSB ID: 0252

Some vehicles built before 2/12/2002 may exhibit a power steering fluid leak at the return hose and / or cooler hose at the intermiediate tube assembly during extreme cold ambient temperatures -20 to -28c (-5 to -20 f),
04/18/02 NHTSA ID: 630515
TSB ID: 01246

Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure.
04/17/02 NHTSA ID: 630456
TSB ID: 15434

Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent engine quit condition.
04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630146
TSB ID: 15589

Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent engine quit condition, usually 1 time during closed throttle decel with no diagnostic trouble codes or malfunction indicator lamps.
04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630270
TSB ID: 15352

Some vehicles equipped with a 3.0l engine built before 7/21/2001 may exhibit the fuel gauge needle dropping too quickly after fuel tank fill-up.
04/12/02 NHTSA ID: 630120
TSB ID: 15576

Some vehicles built before 12/11/2001 may exhibit a slight looseness of the steering wheel in a fore-aft direction.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
04/11/02 NHTSA ID: 629995
TSB ID: 0211

Some vehicles built before 3/5/2001 equipped with a 3.0l duratec engine may exhibit a hesitation on cold start drive away.
04/11/02 NHTSA ID: 630001
TSB ID: 0214

Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area.
02/26/02 NHTSA ID: 627927
TSB ID: 01205

Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174.
12/03/01 NHTSA ID: 625758
TSB ID: 15216

Concerns with fuel gauge needle dropping too quickly after fill-up.
12/03/01 NHTSA ID: 625771
TSB ID: 15224

Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent high frequency brake squeal noise.
11/15/01 NHTSA ID: 624866
TSB ID: 15159

Some vehicles may exhibit a pcv disengaged at the upper intake manifold in the event of an engine backfire. *slc
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
10/23/01 NHTSA ID: 622799
TSB ID: 14989

Some four wheel anti-lock brake system (4wabs) may exhibit a red brake lamp on.
10/22/01 NHTSA ID: 622692
TSB ID: 14982

Information regarding alignment specifications.
09/07/01 NHTSA ID: 621093
TSB ID: 15085

Concerns with anti-lock brake system (abs) warning indicator on.
08/07/01 NHTSA ID: 620419
TSB ID: 14335

Information on recommended 5w-20 motor oil.
08/07/01 NHTSA ID: 620440
TSB ID: 14411

Some vehicles may exhibit an audible clicking or grinding type noise in driveline, not transmission related, when driving at low speeds.
06/01/01 NHTSA ID: 619483
TSB ID: 14749

Experiencing hesitation / stumble / miss at speeds greater than 70 mph and stored diagnostic trouble code p1270 (engine rpm / vehicle speed limiter on vehicles equipped with 2.0l zetec engine and manual transmission.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
06/01/01 NHTSA ID: 619490
TSB ID: 14780

Some vehicles equipped with 3.0l engine may exhibit hesitation / stumble, skips / misses under load with malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble code p0300 - p0306.
05/30/01 NHTSA ID: 619420
TSB ID: 0143

Some vehicles may exhibit a fuel odor noticed through the vents inside the vehicle. the odor may be noticed upon initial startup after hot soak. this condition produces a fuel odor only and does not involve visible fuel or include the
05/30/01 NHTSA ID: 619424
TSB ID: 0147

Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil.
04/18/01 NHTSA ID: 618610
TSB ID: 14335

Information on engine oil for service on 2001 vehicles. *jb
04/18/01 NHTSA ID: 618618
TSB ID: 14386

Information regarding steering wheel removal service tip. *jb
04/16/01 NHTSA ID: 618567
TSB ID: 00B56

Information on front stabilizer bar replacement. *jb
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
03/14/01 NHTSA ID: 616930
TSB ID: 14536

Some vehicles equipped with a 3.0l duratec (24v) engine may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0401 and / or p0402, related to the exhaust gas recirculation system (egr).
03/13/01 NHTSA ID: 616842
TSB ID: 14508

Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition after programming pats keys.
12/03/02 Engine NHTSA ID: 637571
TSB ID: 15828

Some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble code b1213, b1342, b1601, b2431.
04/28/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014086
TSB ID: 042107

General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures.
04/18/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013406
TSB ID: 04232

Wheel speed sensor removal tip. *eh
04/15/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013369
TSB ID: 04217

General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
01/18/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10011344
TSB ID: 18173

A final drive whine at 25-45 mph (40-72 km/h).
09/23/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10009323
TSB ID: 04141

Transmission control indicator lamp (tcil) on with diagnostic trouble code p1783 and/or p0733 cold climate shift/engagement concerns with a cd4e transaxle.
07/22/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10008185
TSB ID: 17366

Final drive whine most noticeable at 25-45 mph during light acceleration or deceleration.
06/22/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10007421
TSB ID: 17657

Clutch chatter when cold.
10/29/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10003748
TSB ID: 03148

New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included.
07/28/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10001954
TSB ID: 16717

Automatic transaxle shudder. *jb
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
11/07/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 636254
TSB ID: 16056

Cd4e transaxle may exhibit a final drive whine / warble type noise mostly in the 25-45 mph speed range on light throttle acceleration or deceleration.
11/05/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 636139
TSB ID: 16116

Subject regarding throttle body service replacement / transmission vent hose bracket instructions.
04/19/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 630631
TSB ID: 0224

Some vehicles equipped with the cd4e transaxle may exhibit harsh and delayed 1-2/2-3 upshifts after transaxle or turbine shaft speed sensor replacement, possible diagnostic trouble codes 628, 642, 645, 646, 647, 648, p0731, p0732, p0734, p0
04/18/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 630505
TSB ID: 01241

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of not being able to disengage clutch as the clutch pedal is stroked or the clutch pedal remains on floor.
04/16/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 630360
TSB ID: 15430

Some 4x4 vehicles may exhibit driveline binding, wheel hop on tight turns, or a clunk type noise from the driveline during torque reversal.
04/12/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 630051
TSB ID: 15524

Some vehicles may experience gear shifter buzz or rattle when in 3rd or 4th gear.*yd
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
11/30/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 625715
TSB ID: 01181

Brake shift interlock.*jb
09/06/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 621063
TSB ID: 15062

Some vehicles equipped with a manual transaxles may exhibit gear shifter buzz or rattle whine in 3rd or 4th gear.
08/09/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 620474
TSB ID: 14552

Some vehicles equipped with manual transaxles may exhibit gear shifter buzz or rattle while in 3rd or 4th gear. this condition is under investigation.
07/19/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 620178
TSB ID: 14893

Some vehicles may exhibit driveline binding, wheel hop on tight turns, or a clunk type noise from the driveline during torque reversal. this is caused by operating in the 4x4 on mode on dray or merely wet pavement. the 4x4 on mode is no
06/01/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 619486
TSB ID: 14761

Cd4e transaxle may exhibit a leak in the transaxle converter housing near the cooler line connector.
05/23/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 619324
TSB ID: 14838

Some vehicles with cd4e transmissions built 7/1/2000 thru 12/20/200 may exhibit intermittent loss of both first and second gear, (reported as a loss of power) tcil lamp flash, malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate, with diagnostic troub
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
05/22/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 619271
TSB ID: 0177

Rear axle pinion seal leak at the rotary blade coupling (rbc).
04/17/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 618586
TSB ID: 00182

Some vehicles may exhibit no forward gear ranges due to the misalignment of the forward / coast clutch cylinder snap ring with respect to the legs of the forward clutch piston. *jb
04/03/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 618040
TSB ID: 010201

Subject pertaining to transaxle differential shim measurement. *jb
04/02/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 617926
TSB ID: 14552

Vehicles may experience manual transmission shifter rattle or buzz. *jb
07/18/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10020067
TSB ID: 0693

Pcm failure - electrical accessories intermittent - inoperative.
12/14/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018063
TSB ID: 04244

Restraint system - safety belt buckle and pretensioner diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1877 and/or b1881.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
04/29/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014302
TSB ID: 042612

Side air bag diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1994 or b1998.
04/27/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014062
TSB ID: 04189

Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair.
04/18/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013422
TSB ID: 18280

Air bag warning lamp on . *eh
04/18/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013423
TSB ID: 18281

Condensation inside the foglamps. *eh
04/18/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013426
TSB ID: 18284

High airflow from defroster vents when in floor or floor defrost modes. *eh
04/08/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013116
TSB ID: 04174

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. various models including 2004 f-series.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013060
TSB ID: 02208

Climate control a/c service tech tips. *eh
04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013067
TSB ID: 16266

False alarm activation.
01/04/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10011159
TSB ID: 041514

Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair.
09/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10009321
TSB ID: 031501

Inoperative electric rear window defroster (heated backlite) grid lines, integral antenna concerns.
08/09/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008599
TSB ID: 16209

Cimate control system odor. *mj
07/28/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008340
TSB ID: 16410

Trailer tow harness installation / service tip. *mj
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
07/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008252
TSB ID: 04111

Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401. additional symptoms may include runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy.
07/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008144
TSB ID: 16447

Musty odor from climate control system.
06/16/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10007360
TSB ID: 03223

Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401. additional symptoms may include runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy.
01/14/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004894
TSB ID: 032011

Airbag lamp illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) b1877 (driver pretensioner circuit open) or b1881 (passenger pretensioner circuit open). this bulletin supersedes tsb 03-20-11 dated 2003.
01/14/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004886
TSB ID: 03203

Malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457 or p1442 or a check fuel cap lamp illuminated with dtc p0457 for the evaporative emission system.
11/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004027
TSB ID: 03181

Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
09/10/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002663
TSB ID: 16779

Perceived condition of no entry or unable to manually unlock the door. this may occur when the battery is allowed to become discharged or completely dead and the remote keyless entry (keyfob) is used while the battery is in this state.
09/10/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002676
TSB ID: 16811

Intermittent electrical conditions with power windows, locks, fobs, radio, lighting, cruise control or other electrical accessories.
12/02/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637521
TSB ID: 15800

Some vehicles may exhibit a high accelerator pedal effort just off idle or tip in.
11/26/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637443
TSB ID: 15999

Some vehicles may exhibit cd ejecting or loading issues with the cdx-6 radio.
11/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636065
TSB ID: 0245

Information regarding discharged battery charging service tips and guidelines.
04/18/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630564
TSB ID: 15456

Exhibiting a condition of the climate control system defaulting to defrost/windshield on acceleration.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
04/12/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630117
TSB ID: 15573

Some vehicles built before 3/5/2001 equipped with a 3.0l duratec engine may exhibit icing in the throttle body.
02/26/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 627916
TSB ID: 01202

Some 3.0l equipped vehicles produced before 7/27/2001 may experience charge lamp illumination, discharged battery or loss of power during extended drives when operating accessories requiring high electrical load (headlamps, rear window defr
11/16/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 625020
TSB ID: 15192

Some vehicles may exhibit a concern with the climate control system defaulting to defrost windshield on accel.
10/31/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 623944
TSB ID: 01156

Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. *slc
07/19/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 620179
TSB ID: 14897

Some vehicles may exhibit an a/c temperature control knob that is hard to turn / adjust.
05/31/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 619459
TSB ID: 14748

Subject regarding power window switch illumination - feature clarification.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
05/22/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 619266
TSB ID: 0162

Vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) may not start or crank.
04/02/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 617900
TSB ID: 14605

Subject pertaining to rear window defrost operation. *jb
04/02/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 617976
TSB ID: 14602

Concern with instrument cluster contact request. *jb
04/29/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014265
TSB ID: 042513

Serviceability of instrument panel register vents.
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014138
TSB ID: 042421

Safety belt retraction speed.
04/27/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014052
TSB ID: 04191

Safety belt buckle and pretensioner diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1877, b1881, b1885 or b1886.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
04/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10012954
TSB ID: 05310

Safety belt web stop button service. *eh
07/28/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10008347
TSB ID: 16420

Squeak, creak or rattle type noise from rear liftgate area.
07/22/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10008176
TSB ID: 17343

Front safety belt slow to retract and/or missing web stop button.
10/09/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10003175
TSB ID: 17067

Front seatbelt slow to retract.
11/08/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636397
TSB ID: 15756

Subject regarding hanging door weatherstrip.
11/05/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636092
TSB ID: 0293

Some vehicles built before 12/15/01 may exhibit door latches that will not open.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
04/19/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630651
TSB ID: 15604

Some vehicles with 3.0l duratec engine built between june 12, 2000 and december 15, 2000 may exhibit an intemittent malfunction indicator lamp illumination and / or diagnostic trouble codes p0301 or p0351.
04/18/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630558
TSB ID: 15476

On some vehicles, the aftermarket/non-factory installed trailer tow wiring may become inoperative.
04/17/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630448
TSB ID: 15427

Exhibiting a clicking type noise from either or both of the front wheels when turning at slow speeds after driving for approximatel 20-30 minutes.
04/16/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630343
TSB ID: 01237

Some vehicles built prior to 7/31/2001 may exhibit a headliner sag/loose condition at rear quarter glass area near c/d pillar.
04/12/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630103
TSB ID: 15566

Some vehicles may exhibit a tacky surface on the instrument panel (ip).
04/11/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630011
TSB ID: 0217

Some vehicles may exhbiit a dip in the center of the instrument panel.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
11/30/01 Other NHTSA ID: 625697
TSB ID: 01172

Driveability - malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - and/or diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457. *nlm
11/16/01 Other NHTSA ID: 624976
TSB ID: 15195

Some vehicles may exhibit a headliner sag/loose condition at rear quarter glass near c/d pillar. *jg
11/16/01 Other NHTSA ID: 625108
TSB ID: 011702

Some vehicles may exhibit an malfunction indicator lamp illuminated,and/or diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457.
11/08/01 Other NHTSA ID: 624677
TSB ID: 15112

Customers may complain of difficulty programming a key by using the customer spare key programming method. *yd
10/31/01 Other NHTSA ID: 623988
TSB ID: 01157

Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. *slc
07/19/01 Other NHTSA ID: 620175
TSB ID: 14878

Information pertaining to 2-step unlock / lock feature clarification.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
07/19/01 Other NHTSA ID: 620185
TSB ID: 14921

Information stating that firestone wilderness ht 16 inch tires have been replaced effective 05/07/2001 with continental contitrac suv 16 inch tires.
07/19/01 Other NHTSA ID: 620188
TSB ID: 14940

Information regarding new continental contitrac suv 16 inch tires.
07/19/01 Other NHTSA ID: 620189
TSB ID: 14945

Information regarding 2-step unlock / lock feature clarification.
07/19/01 Other NHTSA ID: 620194
TSB ID: 14869

Some vehicles equipped with 3.0l engine may exhibit low coolant warning lamp illumination even though the coolant recovery reservoir is full.
06/01/01 Other NHTSA ID: 619477
TSB ID: 14738

Some vehicles equipped with 3.0l engine built before 03/07/2001 may exhibit malfunction indicator lamp illumination with diagnostic trouble code p0125 (insufficient coolant temperature for closed loop fuel control) stored in memory.
05/31/01 Other NHTSA ID: 619451
TSB ID: 14712

Subject regarding child seat latch guides - owner guide update.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
05/31/01 Other NHTSA ID: 619458
TSB ID: 14746

Information on obtainin engineering assistance for anti-lock brake system.
05/30/01 Other NHTSA ID: 619434
TSB ID: 0155

Some vehicles may exhibit a red charge lamp illumination in cold ambient temperatures below -6 degrees c (20 degrees f).
05/23/01 Other NHTSA ID: 619302
TSB ID: 14865

Information stating that the exterior mirror glass can be service separately.
04/02/01 Other NHTSA ID: 617905
TSB ID: 14607

Conditions on escape running change on vehicles equipped with a rear lock cylinder on the rear hatch. *jb
04/02/01 Other NHTSA ID: 617970
TSB ID: 14592

Conditions on intermittent charge lamp illumination. *jb
04/02/01 Other NHTSA ID: 617971
TSB ID: 14593

Some vehicles may exhibit a pop, snap or rattle type noise from rear liftgate area.

Return to top

Ford Escape TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.