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2018 Ford Escape Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137132
TSB ID: SSM 47231

Some 2017-2018 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l ecoboost engine may exhibit a timing belt saw or chirp type noise at idle while the vehicle is in transport mode. the noise is noticeable because of an elevated idle speed while the vehicl
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137114
TSB ID: SSM 47203

Some 2018 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l ecoboost engine may exhibit an illuminated mil on with dtc p051b. this dtc sets if the crankcase pressure sensor voltage is greater than a calibrated threshold. if dtc p051b is set with any oth
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
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137094
TSB ID: SSM 47158

Some 2018 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l ecoboost engine may exhibit an illuminated mil on with dtc p051b. this dtc sets when the pcm detects a sensor offset greater than a calibrated threshold just prior to engine cranking or if it d
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137150
TSB ID: 18U12

Certain 2018 model year escape and mkc vehicles - transmission bell housing bolt torquecertain 2012-2016 model year f-450 ? f-750 and f-59 commercial stripped chassis vehicles equipped with a 6.8l engine - camshaft roller follower replaceme
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137144
TSB ID: SSM 47263

Some 2018 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l or 2.0l ecoboost engine may exhibit an illuminated powertrain malfunction indicator (wrench) lamp with dtc p061e stored in the powertrain control module (pcm). clear the dtc and return the vehi
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05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137101
TSB ID: SSM 47170

Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0011, p0012, p0014, p0015, p0016, p0017, p0018, p0019, p0021, p0022, p0024 and/or p0025. this may be due to small debris causing the vct solenoid to stick. b
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137127
TSB ID: SSM 47219

Various 2018 vehicles equipped with sync or sync 3 automatic system updates via wi-fi are unable to connect to the vehicles 4g wi-fi hotspot. sync/sync3 with automatic system updates do not support connecting sync to the vehicles internal 4
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137105
TSB ID: SSM 47187

Some 2017-2018 escape/focus/transit connect vehicles equipped with remote start may exhibit the engine shut off after using the remote start function to start the vehicle with dtc p1594 stored in the bcm. if using the fordpass app, the app
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136602
TSB ID: SSM 47086

Some 2017-2018 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l or 2.0l engine and built on or before 24-jan-2018 may exhibit fuse f34 open, an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0034, p023a, p0245, p0480, p0481, p0645, p06a0, p06db,
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
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
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137130
TSB ID: SSM 47229

Some 2018 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with a tcu may exhibit inoperative remote features via ford pass/lincoln way mobile app, incomplete user authorization and/or accessory protocol interface module (apim) dtc u0198 or no modem elec
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137135
TSB ID: SSM 47238

Some 2018 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l ecoboost engine may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtc p04db (crankcase ventilation system disconnected) in the powertrain control module (pcm). inspect the crankcase pressure sensor tube at t
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
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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.