We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2015 Ford Escape Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

sort by date
TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137115
TSB ID: SSM 47204

Some 2015-2018 fusion/mkz/mkc/escape/edge vehicles equipped with a 2.0l ecoboost engine may exhibit a runs rough condition with dtcs p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304 and/or p0316. this may be due to coolant intrusion due to corrosion on th
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109052
TSB ID: TSB 16-2037

Some 2015-2016 escape and 2016 fusion vehicles equipped with a 2.0l gtdi engine may exhibit a rolling reverse to drive engagement shudder on acceleration. reprogram the powertrain control module (pcm) to the latest calibration using ids rel
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
05/24/17 NHTSA ID: 10100517
TSB ID: SSM 46495

Some 2015-2017 escape and mkc vehicles without a vehicle dynamic suspension system and built on 1-apr-2015 and through 1-oct-2016 may exhibit a rattle and/or clunking noise from the rear suspension while driving over bumps and/or making tur
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.
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!
03/15/17 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
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
03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094578
TSB ID: TSB 16-0161

Some 2015-2016 escape vehicles equipped with 1.6l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engines built on or before 9/30/15 may exhibit runs rough, lack of power, surge, buck/jerk, miss, loss of rpm, hesitation and/or an illuminated
03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094643
TSB ID: SSM 46281

Some 2015-2017 edge/mkx, escape/mkc, fusion/mkz and explorer vehicles equipped with a 2.0l or 2.3l may exhibit damage to the engine appearance cover, valve cover and/or intake manifold when attempting to remove the appearance cover. to redu
02/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10092386
TSB ID: SSM 45966

Some 2015-2016 escape and 2016 fusion vehicles with the 2.0l gasoline turbo direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit a rolling reverse to drive engagement shudder on acceleration which continues after tsb 15-0187 has been completed. engin
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
02/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10090505
TSB ID: TSB 16-0139

Some 2015-2016 f-150, c-max, edge, mks, taurus, and flex and 2016 expedition, explorer, escape, fusion, mustang, mkz, mkx, navigator, transit and transit connect vehicles equipped with a 2.0l, 2.5l, 3.5l or 3.7l gasoline engine and built on
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.
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
Looking for a warranty? Get a quote.
06/22/16 Engine NHTSA ID: 10074783
TSB ID: ASI-45165

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/17/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10095624
TSB ID: SSM 46355

Multiple 2014-2016 vehicles equipped with 6f35 transmission and built on 1-jan-2014 and through 31-dec-2015 may exhibit harsh reverse engagement and harsh/delayed 3rd and 5th gear up/down shifts with no dtcs present. this may be due to a me
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
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.
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
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
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!
12/14/17 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
05/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099002
TSB ID: TSB 17-0027

Some 2015-2017 escape vehicles equipped with emtc and built on or before 8-apr-2016 may exhibit incorrect air distribution from the instrument panel registers when panel mode is selected on the heater ventilation air conditioning (hvac) con
03/06/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093865
TSB ID: TSB 16-0158

Some 2015-2017 escape vehicles equipped with emtc and built on or before 8-apr-2016 may exhibit incorrect air distribution from the instrument panel registers when panel mode is selected on the heater ventilation air conditioning (hvac) con
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: 10078985
TSB ID: SSM-45810

A/c compressor lockup - vehicles in storage or used infrequently
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078990
TSB ID: SSM-45821

Siri eyes free functional issues using bluetooth and apple ios 9.2 and 9.2.1
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!
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074785
TSB ID: ASI-45183

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

Summary to be provided on a future date.
10/26/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058663
TSB ID: SB-45313

2015 ford escape: inoperative digital speedometer or missing digital speedometer after reprogramming
10/26/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058660
TSB ID: SB-45308

2015-2015 ford escape: due to cluster reset vehicle may exhibit intermittent battery draw which can result in a dead battery or no start
10/19/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058593
TSB ID: SB45268

Ford: some escape vehicles may experience a dead battery or a no start condition due to a possible cluster reset
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!
07/28/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058072
TSB ID: ASI-44726

Ford: clock fails to be set unless front control display interface module fcdim) has date set first and then time. model 2013-2015 c-max, 2014-2015 escape, 2014 focus.
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
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137129
TSB ID: SSM 47228

Some 2015-2017 escape vehicles built on or before 5-apr-2017 with factory trailer tow may exhibit a concern with a trailer lamp out warning and/or blis not available warning without a trailer connected. access connectors c439 (4 pin) and c4
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137133
TSB ID: SSM 47234

Some 2013-2016 escape and 2016 focus, transit and transit connect vehicles equipped with a front control display interface module (fcdim) may exhibit the inability to store am/fm presets, select am/fm presets and/or erratic preset button op
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!
01/29/18 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
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
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092555
TSB ID: SSM 46011

Some 2015-2017 focus/c-max/escape vehicles equipped with one touch up feature. the 2016-2017 workshop manual section 501-11 was updated 8/2016 with revised diagnostics, the 2015 wsm updates will follow later. refer to the 2016-2017 wsm revi
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
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!
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.
02/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091003
TSB ID: SSM 46153

Setting the correct tire inflation pressure is an important step in the pre-delivery process and during routine maintenance intervals. recent customer clinics revealed that most every vehicle in the clinics had the tire pressures set incorr
08/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10079006
TSB ID: SSM-45838

Inoperative hands-free liftgate after addition of trailer hitch
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
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!
11/02/15 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: 10058637
TSB ID: SB45300

Ford escape: cleaning tip for chrome appearance physical vapor disposition. use of certain off-the-shelf cleaner/or polishing products may cause harm to wheels
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
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
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!
07/07/15 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.

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.