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2013 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
05/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10099087
TSB ID: TSB 17-0034

Some 2013-2017 escape vehicles built on or before 28-feb-2017 may exhibit a noise and/or vibration from the climate control blower motor with or without a lack of airflow from panel registers and may also have an odor. this concern may be d
03/20/17 NHTSA ID: 10095995
TSB ID: SSM 46210

Some 2010-2016 epas equipped vehicles may exhibit steering related noises. the workshop manual (wsm) diagnostic procedures have been updated in section 211-02. when diagnosing and repairing epas steering noises use the updated procedures.
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095175
TSB ID: SSM 46327

2013-2016 fiesta, escape, transit connect and 2013 fusion vehicles with a 1.6l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit an engine oil level reading that is up to 8 mm above the maximum mark on the engine oil dipstick
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
02/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10091223
TSB ID: TSB16-0101

Some 2013-2014 focus st, fusion, escape and vehicles equipped with a 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine and built on 9/1/2012 and through 8/1/2013 may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagn
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02/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10091269
TSB ID: SSM 45922

Some 2013-2016 escape vehicles equipped with 2.5l engine may exhibit a rough idle, low rpm at idle or a stall on hot restart with no dtcs in self test. this may be due to the a/c compressor clutch being seized. if a vehicle comes in for thi
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
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075261
TSB ID: 16-0031

Issue some 2013-2014 focus st, fusion, escape and mkz vehicles equipped with a 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine and built on 9/1/2012 and through 8/1/2013 may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil)
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075275
TSB ID: 16-0045

2.0l ecoboost - fuel odor issue some 2013-2016 escape, 2015-2016 mkc vehicles built on or before 12/15/2015, 2013-2016 fusion, mkz, 2013-2015 explorer, 2013-2014 focus st and edge vehicles equipped with 2.0l ecoboost engines may exh
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10074663
TSB ID: 15-0162

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075282
TSB ID: 16-0052

1.6l gtdi - service engine soon light - dtc p26b7 - built on or before 2/13/2013 issue some 2013 escape vehicles equipped with 1.6l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine built on or before 2/13/2013 may exhibit a serv
08/03/15 NHTSA ID: 10058117
TSB ID: TSB-14-0182

Ford: during highway speeds of 64-88 km/h (40/55 mph), some vehicles with all wheel drive (awd) will experience a whinnying in the rear drive unit (rdu). model 2013-14 escape.
07/28/15 NHTSA ID: 10058056
TSB ID: 15-0070

Ford 2013-2015 escape: bulletin information involving vehicles equipped with 1.6l gasoline turbocharged direct injected engine built before 3/13/2015 may experience an engine idle surge at on cold start, reprogramming the pcm may correct t
03/17/15 NHTSA ID: 10056923
TSB ID: TSB-14-0129

Ford: stored in powertrain control module (pcm) memory are various diagnostic trouble codes (dtc), along with malfunction indicator lamp illuminating (mil) and information provided to correct the issue. model 2013 escape, fusion.
01/27/15 NHTSA ID: 10056662
TSB ID: TSB-14-0129

Ford/lincoln: diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0132, p0135, p0030, p2243, p2251 are stored in powertrain control module (pcm) memory and causes malfunction indicator lamp (mil) to illuminate. model 2013 escape, fusion, mkz.
10/01/14 NHTSA ID: 10056204
TSB ID: ASI-44551

Ford: at bottom of transmission housing is accumulation of fluid and if its sticky and honey colored likely excessive grease applied to torque converter hub or rust inhibitor applied to flexplate at time of manufacturing. model 2013-2014
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10/01/14 NHTSA ID: 10056201
TSB ID: ASI-44553

Ford: the outboard right hand cylinder head to block tofront cover t joint is leaking engine oil. model 2013-2014 fwd.
09/17/14 NHTSA ID: 10056141
TSB ID: TSB-14-0107

Ford: during ambient temperatures that is below 0 "c (32 "f), causes gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engines to have a lack of power and malfunction indicator lamp (mil) to illuminate. model 2013-2014 escape.
06/16/14 NHTSA ID: 10055572
TSB ID: ASI-44389

Ford: diagnostic trouble code (dtc) 01594 is set in body control module (bcm) and no other codes, after remote starting and with a start stall symptom, within 20 seconds. model 2012-2014 focus, 2013-2014 escape, c-max.
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.
10/22/13 NHTSA ID: 10053344
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-33

Ford: some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0011, p0016, p0015 and/or p0017 regarding variable camshaft timing (vct) oil control solenoids and pcv hose, with mil light on. models 2013 fusion, escape.
09/25/13 NHTSA ID: 10053065
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-28

Ford: on some vehicles, the intelligent access remote start will experience diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p025a/u0109, p025a/u0109/p0103, p025a/p0103/p1a0c, as well as stalling after vehicle was driven and crank no start. models 2013 c-
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09/20/13 NHTSA ID: 10052837
TSB ID: ASI-44135

Ford: due to a solder short, between pins 18 and 19, engine continues to run after ignition is shut off, on some vehicles. models 2014 escape.
09/11/13 NHTSA ID: 10052773
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-11

Ford: when driving over bumps or making low speed turns, some vehicles may experience some noises from front suspension, like creaking or crunching type. model 2012-2013 focus, escape.
05/06/13 NHTSA ID: 10052037
TSB ID: TSB-13-1-4

Ford: on left hand side of intake manifold, a plug is missing, causing gasoline turbo direction injection (gtdi) to exhibit a fast idle or a rolling. models 2013 fusion, escape.
12/10/12 NHTSA ID: 10047961
TSB ID: TSB-12-8-23

Ford: due to evaporative emissions vapor ejected, that was installed backwards and blocks vapor purge line in air cleaner outlet pipe assembly, engine may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p144c, a malfunction indicator lamp, in powert
02/10/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091272
TSB ID: SSM 45926

2013-2017 fusion/escape/mkz (excluding 3.7l), 2015-2016 edge/explorer (excluding 3.5l/3.7l), 2015-2016 mkc, and 2016 mkx vehicles (excluding 3.7l) equipped with all wheel drive (awd) may exhibit a leaking passenger side power transfer unit
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
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10/22/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058625
TSB ID: ASI-45239

Ford: some vehicles transmission will experience, after a cold soak or an extended period with engine off, a 2-3 shift hesitation due to possible hydraulic circuit drain. model 2013-16 various vehicles.
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
06/24/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10055640
TSB ID: ASI-44400

Lincoln/ford: on some vehicles, there are no upshift, only reverse and first gear available, which is due to a software discrepancy. model 2013-2014 escape, fusion, edge, explorer, taurus, mkt, mkz.
02/03/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10054557
TSB ID: ASI-44301

Ford/lincoln: due to wear on case bushing, some vehicles will have a fluid leak from the half shaft seal on the left hand side. model 2013 escape, fusion, edge, taurus, explorer, mkt, mkz.
10/31/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053484
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-28

Ford: on some vehicles, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) are stored in powertrain control module memory, and using remote start feature, would have crank no start or stall, shortly after vehicle has been driven. models 2013 c-max, focus, e
10/25/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053427
TSB ID: ASI-32271

Lincoln/ford: on certain vehicles, the diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0741 and p1744 malfunction indication lamp (mil) will illuminate without any other symptoms present and may be caused by torn inner torque converter seal. model 2013
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10/24/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053415
TSB ID: ASI-32216

Lincoln/ford: due to seal and/or bushing wearing caused by halfshaft surface finish, on some vehicles, transmission may experience a leakage of fluid from left hand (lh) halfshaft seal. model 2013 escape, fusion, edge, explorer, taurus, m
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127405
TSB ID: SSM 46900

Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition with an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and a dtc p161a after pcm replacement. this may be due to the parameter reset procedure not being properly completed. to clear this dtc, use
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125080
TSB ID: SSM 46862

Some owners of 2013-2018 escape vehicles may complain of the rear license plate viewed in the lower portion of the display screen when using the parking aid camera. this is due to the convex camera lens to provide as much viewing angle as p
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095125
TSB ID: TSB 17-0004

Some 2013-2014 escape vehicles equipped with emtc may exhibit incorrect air distribution from the instrument panel registers when panel mode is selected on the heating ventilation air conditioning (hvac) control panel. follow the service pr
02/06/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090671
TSB ID: SSM 46129

Some 2013-2016 fusion/escape/mkt/flex/mks/taurus, 2015-2016 mkz/mkc/edge and 2016 mkx vehicles may exhibit various radio concerns including: speaker static with key-off, no audio after vehicle is first started with diagnostic trouble code (
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078990
TSB ID: SSM-45821

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06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074789
TSB ID: ASI-45166

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074779
TSB ID: ASI-45156

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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
07/01/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057830
TSB ID: 44855

Ford: some 2013-2015 ford c-max, 2013-2015 ford escape, and 2012-2014 ford focus equipped with my ford touch may be experiencing compact discs getting stuck while attempting to eject out the system. *ta
05/26/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057395
TSB ID: ASI-44713

Lincoln/ford: on some vehicles, the moon roof sunshade binding is experiencing issues such as retaining clips/tabs are broken and its hard to open or close. model 2009-14 mks, 2011-15 explorer, 2013-14 escape.
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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.
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
05/07/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055312
TSB ID: ASI-44451

Ford: some model vehicles manual for powertrain control/emission diagnostic (pc/ed) has been updated regarding improved cooling fan circuit due to a lack of air conditioning, a malfunctioning indicator lamp (mil) and overheating.
03/24/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055020
TSB ID: ASI-44384

Ford: the low to high beam or high to low beam is an intermittent transition and would need the affected hid 13008 headlamp housing replaced. model 2013-2014 escape, 2013 explorer, f150.
03/24/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055021
TSB ID: ASI-44356

Ford: in battery junction box, is a damaged or an improperly seated connector, causing check engine light to illuminate, with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p2122, p2127 and/or 02138. model 2012-2013 focus, 2013 escape.
03/18/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054973
TSB ID: ASI-44234

Ford: when attempting to eject the compact disc (cd), it would stick in player. model 2013 c-max, 2013-2014 escape.
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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
03/11/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054912
TSB ID: TSB-14-0006

Ford: due to an extended operation in hot, humid conditions, the loss of airflow and/or air conditioning (a/c) may occur, intermittently, due to icing of evaporator core. model 2013 c-max, 2013-2014 escape.
02/03/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054558
TSB ID: ASI-44287

Ford: some vehicles can have a poor ground that causes low voltage in body control module (bcm) that leads to erratic, intermittent operation of several electrical components and ground circuits need to be checked. model 2013 c-max, 2013
01/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054363
TSB ID: TSB-13-12-12

Ford: diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0106, p0236, for loss of rpm, hesitation, difficult to start, crank no start, runs rough, lack of power and also a message displayed-engine fault service engine now may be caused by wiring in signal ret
11/13/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053655
TSB ID: ASI-32314

Ford: the cruise control, on some vehicles, may be inoperative due to steering wheel wiring harness with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b112b.07. models 2012-2013 focus, escape.
10/28/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053457
TSB ID: ASI-32275

Ford: on some vehicles, with mytouch, my experience displayed time jumping or audio popping during initial ignition on cycle, or slow navigation calculations, due to amount of data, within size of contact list, creating processing problem
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10/17/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053265
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-23

Ford: on some vehicles, the front door glass stops midway, going up or bounce back down or is slow operating, up or down, during cold ambient conditions. model 2013 escape.
09/20/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052840
TSB ID: ASI-44129

Ford: the driver seat hard stops must be calibrated, when power driver seat module (dsm) has been installed and if calibration not completed, dtc p1188 maybe set. model 2014 escape.
05/08/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052057
TSB ID: TSB-13-1-5

Ford: some vehicles, with trailer tow package, may not be compatible with new model trailers due to led lighting. model 2013 escape.
04/09/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051743
TSB ID: APU-12A04

Ford: see document search button for owner letter. a software upgrade is available for certain vehicles. models 2012-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion, taurus, mks, mkt, f-150. updated 5/10/13.
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127421
TSB ID: SSM 46937

Some 2013-2016 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.6l ecoboost engine may require the replacement of the a/c suction line. when replacing the suction line, verify that all of the compressor to engine block fasteners are installed and torqued
08/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115953
TSB ID: SSM 46703

Some 2013-2017 edge/mkx/escape/mkc/fusion/mkz/flex/mkt/mondeo/kuga/ecosport awd vehicles where diagnosis leads to a rdu clutch issue, a rear drive unit (rdu) service kit is available. use the vehicle identification number (vin) in the parts
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08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109025
TSB ID: SSM 46547

Some 2012-13 focus and 2013 escape/c-max vehicles may have the wrong part in the box for the bcm (base 14a068). the suspect service part number is gv6z-14a068-g. the wrong part will have an engineering number of gv6t-14a073-gd and it will n
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
03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095968
TSB ID: SSM 46170

2013-2017 escape vehicles equipped with moonroof exhibit a small vent opening position of 5 mm. this is the normal vent position for optimal nvh/windnoise qualities. when the vent is closed, the moonroof will open to the 10 mm position then
02/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091142
TSB ID: SSM 45887

2013-2016 escape,2014-2016 fiesta, transit connect and 2013-2015 fusion vehicles equipped with 1.6l gtdi engine - updated workshop manual (wsm) section 303-03 cooling system
02/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091125
TSB ID: SSM 46157

All 2013-2017 escape vehicles exhibit a frayed/cut short appearance at the front edge of the headliner near the windshield. this is a normal characteristic of the headliner and no repairs should be attempted.
08/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10079006
TSB ID: SSM-45838

Inoperative hands-free liftgate after addition of trailer hitch
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08/29/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10078979
TSB ID: SSM-45797

Drive minimum 15 miles before diagnosing tire vibrations
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10074576
TSB ID: 45259

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075263
TSB ID: 16-0033

Wind or whistle noise from exterior mirror(s) at highway speed - built on or before 1/22/2016 issue some 2013-2016 escape vehicles built on or before 1/22/2016 may exhibit a wind or whistle noise from the exterior mirror(s) at highway
11/02/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058700
TSB ID: TSB15-0129

Ford: 2013-2015 c-max and 2013-2016 escape equipped with leather seating may experience cracks in driver front or passenger side facing panel or seat cushion cover outboard bolster
11/02/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058701
TSB ID: TSB15-0130

Ford: 2013-2016 escape vehicles will have a whistling or wind type noise from exterior mirrors, at highway speed
10/22/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058631
TSB ID: SB45295

Ford escape: right or left side catch/striker assembly coming loose, cause glovebox door to be misaligned
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10/20/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058612
TSB ID: ASI-45225

Lincoln/ford: some vehicles will experience tire vibration and possible flat spotting. vehicle needs to be checked and driven, by workshop tech, approximately 15 miles for diagnosis of vibrations and flat spotting. model 2013-16 escape,
10/19/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058592
TSB ID: SB45261

Ford: when attempting to eject compact disc (cd) from player the cd gets stuck. misalignment of player to instrument panel may be possible cause
07/28/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058071
TSB ID: 15-0082

Ford 2013-2014 escape: bulletin information involving vehicles equipped with a 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine with factory equipped trailer tow package may experience issues with trailers equipped with light emitting di
07/07/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057871
TSB ID: ASI-44725

Ford/lincoln: vehicle is exhibiting vibrations while driving and cause is being attributed to tires and procedure is drive approximate 15 miles to eliminate any flat condition and misdiagnosis. model 2013-15 escape, 2015 mkc. *
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.
04/10/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057080
TSB ID: ASI-44704

Ford: when moving power seats rearward or forward, grinding, squealing, binding and/or a popping noise is heard.
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10/10/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056234
TSB ID: TSB-14-0078

Ford: the front door (left or right) fails to operate due to an intermittent ia smart unlock function. model 2012-2014 focus, c-max, escape.
10/01/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056209
TSB ID: ASI-44557

Ford: tensioner arm can cause belt and tensioner to overheat from friction due to accessory drive belt not positioned and installed correctly on accessory drive belt tensioner pulley. model 2013 escape.
09/17/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056145
TSB ID: TSB-14-0111

Ford: the glass, on front door is slow and will stop midway up or bounces back when going up, after being down, during cold ambient conditions. model 2013-2014 escape.
05/13/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10055354
TSB ID: ASI-44452

Ford: some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1d06:15 after the replacement of the body control module (bcm) and should be ignored and no repairs or diagnostics perform. model 2012-2014 focus, c-max, escape.
04/04/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10055057
TSB ID: ASI-44360

Ford: the body control module (bcm) could have low voltage from poor ground, causing an intermittent, erratic operation of several components, if diagnostic trouble code (dtc) is present. model 2013 c-max, 2013-2014 escape, focus.
03/20/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054992
TSB ID: TSB-14-0013

Ford: some vehicles may have a broken latch or the latch housing is cracked. model 2013 c-max, 2013-2014 escape.
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03/19/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054976
TSB ID: TSB-14-0012

Ford: on some vehicles, longer attaching screws and a new torque specification is available for the inside liftgate pull handle that is loose and/or the trim panel on liftgate, that is loose, at lower right corner. model 2013-2014 escape.
03/11/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054910
TSB ID: TSB-14-0004

Ford: at bottom of door, is a loose attachment of the left or right rear door trim panel and available for correction is a new retaining clip. model 2013-2014 escape.
03/11/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054897
TSB ID: ASI-44239

Ford: some vehicles may experience vibration, and to determine,this condition, vehicle should be driven, approximately, 15 miles to eliminate possible flat spotting conditions and other diagnosis. model 2013-2014 escape.
10/31/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053475
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-21

Ford: concern with power or hands free lift-gate ajar warning chime, on some vehicles, message indicator illuminating and/or difficult to open/close liftgate. model 2013-2014 escape.
10/30/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053471
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-17

Ford:lincoln: on some vehicles, there are various related concerns about the sync features, such as sync features inoperative, lack of or slow response to phone and voice button operation. models 2012-2013 focus, e-series, edge, expeditio
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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06/26/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052209
TSB ID: ASI-32165

Ford: when going over bumps in road, a clunking noise is heard. rear lower shock mounting bolts needs to be checked for sealing and torquing for correct specs and replace, if necessary and knuckle mounting threads cleaned, if there is con
05/20/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052116
TSB ID: TSB-12-12-12

Ford: the exterior door handle will either binds, sticks or fails to return properly and gets worse when weather is colder. models 2013 escape.
05/10/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052069
TSB ID: CSP-12M02

Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding extended warranty for covering accessory protocol interface module regardless of mileage. models 2011-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion

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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.