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2012 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
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095154
TSB ID: SSM 46295

To help differentiate engine oil leaks from other possible sources, a new white-colored fluorescent engine oil dye is available. workshop manual (wsm), section 303-00 has been revised to reference the new white-colored dye. the new white fl
02/09/17 NHTSA ID: 10091151
TSB ID: SSM 46132

Some 2008-2017 ford/mercury/lincoln vehicles equipped with sync may generate a vhr that identifies a concern with the brakes and suspension category indicating service is required due to a brake system warning lamp being illuminated. if the
02/06/17 NHTSA ID: 10090681
TSB ID: SSM 46132

Some 2008-2017 ford/mercury/lincoln vehicles equipped with sync may generate a vhr that identifies a concern with the brakes and suspension category indicating service is required due to a brake system warning lamp being illuminated. if the
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
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03/24/14 NHTSA ID: 10055019
TSB ID: ASI-44363

Ford: within 20 seconds after remote starting vehicle, there is a start stall issue and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1594 is set in body control module (bcm). model 2012-2014 focus, 2013-2014 escape, c-max.
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.
11/13/13 NHTSA ID: 10053656
TSB ID: ASI-32332

Ford: due to an intermittent loss of rpm or lack of acceleration, in some vehicles, with illuminated wrench light, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p2111, p2112 may or may not be stored in powertrain control module (pcm). models 2009-12 es
06/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10052191
TSB ID: SB-32167-70

Ford/lincoln/mercury: some vehicles may experience an illuminated mil or safety stop now message, or a no start condition or possible misfire or roughness at idling through 2000rpm or a lack of acceleration. models 2009-12 escape, 2009-1
05/23/12 NHTSA ID: 10044230
TSB ID: ASI-22285

Ford/mercury/lincoln: some vehicles exhibit a cold weather phenomenon where fluid has expelled out of vent on rear drive units (rdu) and fluid, on occasion, would burp out.
04/17/12 NHTSA ID: 10043648
TSB ID: ASI-22173

Ford: the variable camshaft timing vct) solenoid movement may be temporarily restricted due to debris in engine oil that is causing diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs).
06/22/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10075273
TSB ID: 16-0043

6f35 transmission - fluid leak at left side halfshaft seal built on or before 10/14/2013 issue some 2009-2014 escape, 2009-2011 mariner, 2010-2014 fusion, 2010-2011 milan, 2012-2014 edge/explorer, and 2013-2014 taurus/mkt/mkz vehicles b
07/28/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058067
TSB ID: 15-0079

Ford 2009-2014 escape, 2010-2014 fusion, 2012-2014 edge, explorer, 2013-2014 taurus: lincoln 2013-2014 mkt,mkz: mercury 2009- 2011 mariner, 2010-2011 milan. some vehicles equipped with 6f35 automatic transmission may exhibit a fluid leak f
05/07/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10055321
TSB ID: TSB-14-0056

Mercury/ford: on some vehicles, there is a fluid leakage, coming from left hand (lh) halfshaft seal of the automatic transmission and a service kit is available now, for repair. model 2009-2012 escape, mariner, fusion, milan.
02/05/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10054575
TSB ID: SB-44300

Ford: on the left hand half shaft seal, there is a fluid leak from the transmission because of wear on case bushing. model 2009-2012 escape, 2009-2011 mariner, 2010-2012 fusion, 2010-2011 milan.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136597
TSB ID: SSM 47080

2010-2018 various vehicles equipped with sync or sync 3 may not function when attempting to find or use the spotify app via applink. as of an update released on 1/15/2018 spotify will no longer be supporting their applink integration. no re
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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07/07/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057865
TSB ID: ASI-44707

Ford: after powertrain control module reprogramming, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is on with several diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p06b8, p068a, p2610, if key not left for 30 seconds in off position following programming on some m
07/01/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057834
TSB ID: 44863

Ford: no service action is recommended for this condition. please use at your discretion. various 2010-2015 vehicles may experience a turbulence noise, similar to an helicopter noise, at highway speeds when the rear door window(s) or sunroo
02/06/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056711
TSB ID: CSP-14N02

Ford/lincoln: there is an extended warranty coverage for the loss of abs speed signal related communication that disable obdii system monitors for pcm reprogramming. model 2011-14 f-super duty, escape, taurus, fusion, mkt, mkz.
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
09/29/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056184
TSB ID: CSP-13B16

Lincoln/ford: in powertrain control module (pcm), that allows anti lock brake system (abs) and output shaft speed sensor (oss) signal faults, a software error has occur and disabled on board diagnostic (obd) monitors with no illumination o
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
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03/12/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054926
TSB ID: CSP-13N03

Ford: throttle body will develop contamination on internal motor contacts resulting in an intermittent electrical connectivity and malfunction indicator lamp (mil) or wrench light will illuminate. model 2009-2013 fusion, milan, escape, ma
07/13/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10044540
TSB ID: TSB-22353

Ford: due to a possible leak in the internal check valve, the red brake lamp illuminates with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) c1015, c0101c or p1a1b with brake pedal feeling no change.
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109079
TSB ID: SSM 46102

Some vehicles may have a concern where the safety belt retractor webbing does not extract from the stowed position or exhibits excessive pressure on the occupant during use. this may be due to a normal condition which happens when the seatb
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.
09/29/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056183
TSB ID: CSP-13B17

Ford: the throttle body internal motor contacts may be contaminated, resulting in an electrical, intermittent, connectivity, causing malfunction indicator lamp (mil) or wrench light to be illuminated. model 2009-2012 fusion, milan, escap
10/24/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053408
TSB ID: AS1-32241

Ford: on various vehicles with my touch,after any apim programming, replacement or disconnect from front display interface module (fdim), touchscreen calibration must be performed. model years 2011-2013. no models listed.
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10/21/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053325
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-30

Ford: the sun visor vanity mirror door, on some vehicles, fails to close or is loos and causes mirror light to stay on. models 2012-2013 mustang, explorer, f-150 and 2012 escape.
09/25/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053063
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-2

Mercury/ford: on some vehicles, the front seat track assemblies may show rust or corrosion and may need track assembly cleaned. model 2009-2012 escape, mariner.

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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.

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