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2008 Ford Escape Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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
08/17/15 NHTSA ID: 10058224
TSB ID: 45006

Ford 2008-2012 escape/mariner: bulletin information regarding steering control module with dtc b2278, not required to have steering column replaced. *lj
08/13/15 NHTSA ID: 10058196
TSB ID: 44986

2008-2012 ford escape/mariner: service information involving the power steering control module with dtc b2278- steering column replacement is not required. *lj
03/11/14 NHTSA ID: 10054916
TSB ID: TSB-14-0016

Ford/mercury: if diagnostic code b2278 is stored in power steering control module (pscm), it needs replacing with torque sensor service kit that is available and if not, does not apply. model 2008-2012 escape, 2008-2011 mariner.
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.
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07/13/11 NHTSA ID: 10039244
TSB ID: AS-21534

Ford: there is excessive engine or exhaust noise, or an exhaust odor due to an exhaust leak. there will be no warning codes or lights. 2007-2008 escape/mariner.
12/03/10 NHTSA ID: 10034548
TSB ID: TSB-10-13-2

Ford/mercury: steering column pop/clunk noise on turns. some vehicles may exhibit a pop or clunk noise from the steering column area while turning. this noise typically occurs quarter turn before the steering wheel reaches it's end of tr
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
06/02/08 NHTSA ID: 10024842
TSB ID: 08-5-4

Slow fuel fill built before 11/26/2007. only hybrid. *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
04/04/08 NHTSA ID: 10024321
TSB ID: 08-2-2

3.0l duratec engine--oil leak (low ambient temperature)--dipstick or crankshaft seal. *nj
09/24/07 NHTSA ID: 10022717
TSB ID: 19819

2008 escape/mariner hybrid - anti brake system (abs) - dtc c1526. *nj
08/03/12 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10044907
TSB ID: TSB-12-4-8

Ford: some model vehicles would lose 2nd and 4th gear on a cd4e transmission. model escape 2007-2008.
09/28/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10041387
TSB ID: CSP-09B10-2

Ford service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. there may be a transmission fluid cooler tube crack which can lead to rough hard shifts/transmission failure.
04/19/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10032610
TSB ID: TB-21019

Ford: increased shift lever effort may have debris or something, such as sweetened drinks spilled in/on the shifter. shifter replacement resulting from spillage or debris is not warrantable.
02/25/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10032244
TSB ID: TSB-07-21-11

Ford/mercury/lincoln: some vehicles equipped with a 6f50 transaxle , with any output shaft speed (oss) sensor or turbine shaft speed (tss) sensor diagnostic trouble code(s) (dtcs) p0715, p0717, p0720, p0721, p0722 and/or harsh engagements,
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05/30/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10024826
TSB ID: 08-5-7

Cd4e transmission--fluid leak transmission fluid cooler (excludes hybrids)--built on or before 2/18/2008. *nj
05/07/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10024695
TSB ID: 20144

Multiple vehicle lines - intermittent pcm, fuel pump, ign. coil, a/c, abs or fog lamp operation. *nj
04/04/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10024328
TSB ID: 08-3-6

No crank / no tcm communication / theft light on / multiple dtcs. (hybrid only) *nj
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
11/08/07 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10023295
TSB ID: 19865

Multiple vehicle lines - intermittent pcm, fuel pump, ign, coil, a/c, abs or fog lamp operation. *nj
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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02/03/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056710
TSB ID: TSB-14-0157

Mercury/ford: in one or more speed settings, electronic manual temperature control (emtc) a/c system is warm and/or lack blower motor operation in settings due to damaged blower motor resistor caused by water entering heater and evaporator
05/13/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055355
TSB ID: ASI-44427

Ford: the wrench light will illuminate when 4x4 function is inoperative due to active torque coupling solenoid coil wiring being broke, but a kit is available to service rear axle assembly/rear drive unit (rdu), at lower level. model 2008
07/06/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039053
TSB ID: AS-21769

Ford: if there is an intermittent lack of power, surge, or hesitation while driving the brakes will override acceleration.
09/15/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033726
TSB ID: TSB-09-21-9

Ford/mercury: new service kit available for accelerator cable to pedal connection. some vehicles may require the accelerator cable to accelerator pedal connection repaired. a new service clip has been released for use, in lieu of replaci
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
07/23/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10022240
TSB ID: 19715

Instrument panel lights dim - spdjb must learn resistance values of dimmer.
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06/23/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057723
TSB ID: ASI-44649

Ford: a job aid was developed and now available for the ptu internal or external fluid leakage for all wheel drive vehicles.
08/01/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10044854
TSB ID: TSB-12-4-3

Ford: vehicle's liftgate is difficult to open or difficult to close.
02/24/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10032234
TSB ID: SI-20010

Ford: some multiples vehicles replacements may require revised as built data. the new level sjb service part introduced between 10/07 and 02/08 will require entry of as built data.
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.
02/08/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10023867
TSB ID: 072316

Windshield wiper chatter/noise--built only on 4/14/2007. *nj

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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.

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.