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2005 Ford Escape Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109070
TSB ID: SSM 46085

The powertrain control/emissions diagnosis (pc/ed) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (etbs). the etc_act and etc_dsd pids should not used to diagnose possible etb concerns. the ids has a limited refresh rate
09/23/16 NHTSA ID: 10081014
TSB ID: SSM-45870

2005-2008 escape/mariner hybrid - anti-lock brake system (abs) warning indicator illuminated with dtc(s) c1478, c1479, c1480 and/or c1481
05/22/12 NHTSA ID: 10044212
TSB ID: ASI-22242

Ford/mercury: some hybrid vehicles may require a unique bleed procedure after a replacement for one or more of hydraulic brake system components.
06/02/08 NHTSA ID: 10024845
TSB ID: 20213

2005-08 escape/escape hybrid/mariner - 2006-08 mariner hybrid - wheel speed sensor ring replacement procedure update to workshop manual. *nj
06/02/08 NHTSA ID: 10024841
TSB ID: 08-5-5

Slow fuel fill and/or dtc p0451. *nj
04/04/08 NHTSA ID: 10024326
TSB ID: 08-3-1

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) u2062 (hybrid only). *nj
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07/23/07 NHTSA ID: 10022235
TSB ID: 19536

Slow fuel fill due to clogged vent.
08/03/06 NHTSA ID: 10020173
TSB ID: 06116

Possible engine damage - install special service tools prior to removing crankshaft pulley bolt - service tip.
07/19/06 NHTSA ID: 10020079
TSB ID: 0687

Abs light on and dtc c1475 - hybrid vehicles built from 8/2/2004 - 3/30/2006.
03/13/06 NHTSA ID: 10019382
TSB ID: 04208

Camshaft tick noise - 3.0l 4v engine only.
02/10/06 NHTSA ID: 10019081
TSB ID: 19026

Mirfire diagnostic trouble codes p0316, p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, or p0304 - 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.
12/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10018068
TSB ID: 05172

Steering clunk/rattle noise - vehicles built 3/29/2005 to 4/4/2005.
12/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10018057
TSB ID: 05184

Slow fuel fill - repeat filling station pump shut-off.
12/07/05 NHTSA ID: 10017906
TSB ID: 05913

Vibration at highway speeds over a wide speed range on vehicles built after 8/1/2004 equipped with a 3.0l engine and continental contitrac p235/70r16 104t tires only.
12/06/05 NHTSA ID: 10017896
TSB ID: 05614

Lack of power after deceleration - mil and wrench lamp on - dtcs p1a13, u2023, and p2104 - vehicles built 8/2/2004 through 2/7/2005.
11/10/05 NHTSA ID: 10017553
TSB ID: 0585

Abs and brake warning lamp on with diagnostic trouble code c1526 - dtc c1524 may also be present - vehicles built prior to 2/11/2005.
10/07/05 NHTSA ID: 10016797
TSB ID: 05925

Rear disc brake grind, rubbing or thump noise. *sc
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05/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10014605
TSB ID: 18338

Rough idle at low mileage. *eh
05/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10014699
TSB ID: 05514

High steering efforts in cold ambient temperatures - vehicles built prior to 2/15/2005.
05/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10014606
TSB ID: 18339

Slow fill or premature shutoff when filling the fuel tank. *eh
05/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10014653
TSB ID: 05410

Electric motor temperature indicator lamp on - possible diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0a2f, p0a3b, p0a3c, p0a3e, p0a7c.
04/28/05 NHTSA ID: 10014085
TSB ID: 042413

Engine overheating and/or loss of air conditioning (a/c) performance.
04/15/05 NHTSA ID: 10013366
TSB ID: 04214

Steering drift/pull - improved diagnostic and repair procedure - service tip.
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04/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10013324
TSB ID: 18389

Intermittent high steering effort in cold temperatures.
04/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10012967
TSB ID: 18408

Rear brake noise/moan (4 wheel disc only).
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.
09/24/04 NHTSA ID: 10009336
TSB ID: 17919

Water pump pulley cover no longer installed.
08/04/04 NHTSA ID: 10008537
TSB ID: 0443

Oil leak from dipstick or front or rear crankshaft seals - heated pcv service kit - 3.0l duratec engine.
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04/18/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10036913
TSB ID: TSB-10-18-10

Ford/mercury: mil on with dtc p0351-p0356; multiple coil primary circuit. built on or before 10/03/05. some vehicles equipped with a 3.0l engine may exhibit a mulfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with two or more diagnostic trouble codes
04/04/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10024327
TSB ID: 08-3-3

Intermittent red triangle on and (stop safely now) on message center with wrench light and dtc p1a0c. (hybrid only) *nj
05/17/06 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10019947
TSB ID: 0645

Neutral tow capability - service kit requirements.
05/05/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014645
TSB ID: 0545

Shifter release button cap falls off.
05/05/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014684
TSB ID: 0553

No start with service engine soon light on - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0a90 or p0a92 in transmission control module (tcm).
05/05/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014698
TSB ID: 05513

Wrench lamp on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0a1f present in tbcm and/or pcm (power train control modules) modules - vehicles built 8/2/2004 through 1/26/2005.
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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.
04/05/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10012975
TSB ID: 18431

When inspecting a transfer case it is normal to find metallic shavings on the magnetic fill plug. *eh
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.
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109036
TSB ID: TSB 16-0118

Some 2005-2012 escape hybrid and 2006-2011 mariner hybrid vehicles may set dtcs p0a81 (battery pack cooling fan 1 control circuit) and/or p0a96 (battery pack cooling fan 2 control circuit) in the traction battery control module (tbcm). thes
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06/25/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033035
TSB ID: TSB-09-15-3

Ford/mercury: some vehicles may set diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0a81 (battery pack cooling fan 1 control circuit) and/or p0a96 (battery pack cooling fan 2 control circuit) in the traction battery control module (tbcm). these codes by
11/06/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10023255
TSB ID: 0748

Service harness installation - corrosion of a resistor in the battery power unit. also have an owner's letter. *nj
01/25/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018947
TSB ID: 05261

Long crank/hard start -- 3.0l.
12/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10017927
TSB ID: 051514

Passenger air bag disabled (pad) lamp intermittently on while driving - dtc c1414 retrieved during ocs diagnosis/repair.
12/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10017923
TSB ID: 04147

Service wiring harness replacement guidelines - service tips.
12/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10017904
TSB ID: 05419

False parking aid warnings.
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12/01/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10017814
TSB ID: 18894

Drivability concerns - hesitation/stumble.
05/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014671
TSB ID: 04262

False parking aid warnings. update.
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: 10013423
TSB ID: 18281

Condensation inside the foglamps. *eh
04/13/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013245
TSB ID: 18109

Charging system concerns - service tip.
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.
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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.
08/04/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008559
TSB ID: 17794

Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble code p1639 (vehicle id block corrupted, not programmed).
07/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008201
TSB ID: 0471

Warning indicators-parking aid-reverse sensing system (rss) and forward sensing system (fss)-false activation of warning tone-service tips. *mj update.
06/22/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10029164
TSB ID: TSB-08-24-5

Ford/mercury: vehicles may exhibit a red triangle light and codes indicating a transaxle overtemp. condition may result in reduced power as system activates fail safe operation.
01/25/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10018934
TSB ID: 05252

Neutral tow capability -- service kit requirements.
01/25/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10018938
TSB ID: 052624

Vibration diagnosis - tire/wheel runout.
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04/29/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014265
TSB ID: 042513

Serviceability of instrument panel register vents.
04/29/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014310
TSB ID: 042616

Weld bonding procedure.
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014138
TSB ID: 042421

Safety belt retraction speed.
04/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10012954
TSB ID: 05310

Safety belt web stop button service. *eh

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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.

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