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2018 Ford Escape Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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: 10125074
TSB ID: SSM 46854

Some 2017-2018 fusion/mkz/mkc/mkx/continental with all audio systems and 2017-2018 escape with sony audio systems may exhibit an inoperative speed compensation volume feature. do not attempt any repairs at this time. engineering is investig
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125078
TSB ID: SSM 46860

Some 2016-2018 ford or lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various sync symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. this is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
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
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127419
TSB ID: SSM 46933

Some 2017-2018 escape vehicles with electronic manual temperature control (emtc) and ford original accessory (foa) or factory invoiced accessory (fia) scalable remote start systems may exhibit a concern of the air distribution and temperatu
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125067
TSB ID: tsb17-2207

Some 2017-2018 escape vehicles may exhibit a vibration at highway speeds above 80 km/h (50 mph) which may be attributed to short term flat spotting in the tires. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
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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.