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TSB List for the 2018 Ford Escape

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

  • TSB #18U17-S1

    NHTSA ID #10143110

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER

  • TSB #18U17-S1

    NHTSA ID #10143110

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #SSM 47000

    NHTSA ID #10140315

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2018 Escape/Fusion/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.5L or 1.5L/2.0L/3.0L Ecoboost engine, 2015-2018 MKC/Edge/Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.3L/2.7L EcoBoost engine, 2016-2018 MKX vehicles equipped with 2.7L Ecoboost engine, 20

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #SSM 47231

    NHTSA ID #10137132

    • Date Announced: APRIL 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47204

    NHTSA ID #10137115

    • Date Announced: MARCH 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47187

    NHTSA ID #10137105

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47000

    NHTSA ID #10138516

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2018 Escape/Fusion/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.5L or 1.5L/2.0L/3.0L Ecoboost engine, 2015-2018 MKC/Edge/Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.3L/2.7L EcoBoost engine, 2016-2018 MKX vehicles equipped with 2.7L Ecoboost engine, 20

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

  • TSB #SSM 47158

    NHTSA ID #10137094

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

  • TSB #SSM 47203

    NHTSA ID #10137114

    • Date Announced: MARCH 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #18U12

    NHTSA ID #10137150

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47170

    NHTSA ID #10137101

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

  • TSB #SSM 47263

    NHTSA ID #10137144

    • Date Announced: APRIL 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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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  • TSB #SSM 47238

    NHTSA ID #10137135

    • Date Announced: APRIL 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 46900

    NHTSA ID #10127405

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

  • TSB #SSM 47000

    NHTSA ID #10140315

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2018 Escape/Fusion/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.5L or 1.5L/2.0L/3.0L Ecoboost engine, 2015-2018 MKC/Edge/Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.3L/2.7L EcoBoost engine, 2016-2018 MKX vehicles equipped with 2.7L Ecoboost engine, 20

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #SSM 47379

    NHTSA ID #10143102

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various 2016-2018 vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. Using the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website > OASIS tab > SYNC version, verify the vehicle SYNC software version. If the ve

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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  • TSB #SSM 47229

    NHTSA ID #10137130

    • Date Announced: APRIL 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 46933

    NHTSA ID #10127419

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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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  • TSB #SSM 46900

    NHTSA ID #10127405

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

  • TSB #SSM 47086

    NHTSA ID #10136602

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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,

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TIRES

  • TSB #tsb17-2207

    NHTSA ID #10125067

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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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BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

  • TSB #SSM 46862

    NHTSA ID #10125080

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #SSM 47379

    NHTSA ID #10143102

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various 2016-2018 vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. Using the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website > OASIS tab > SYNC version, verify the vehicle SYNC software version. If the ve

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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  • TSB #18U17-S1

    NHTSA ID #10143110

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque

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  • TSB #SSM 47238

    NHTSA ID #10137135

    • Date Announced: APRIL 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47229

    NHTSA ID #10137130

    • Date Announced: APRIL 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47009

    NHTSA ID #10140323

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 10 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). The master code for the Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can be retrieved from FMCDealer - Parts a

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  • TSB #SSM 46933

    NHTSA ID #10127419

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #SSM 47219

    NHTSA ID #10137127

    • Date Announced: APRIL 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47040

    NHTSA ID #10140331

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit inoperative climate or radio controls with DTCs U2100, U0140 in the FCIM or DTC U0164 in the body control module (BCM). This may be due to loss of communication or incomplete module configuration.

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  • TSB #SSM 47009

    NHTSA ID #10138524

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 10 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). The master code for the Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can be retrieved from FMCDealer - Parts a

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  • TSB #SSM 47009

    NHTSA ID #10140323

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 10 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). The master code for the Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can be retrieved from FMCDealer - Parts a

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

  • TSB #SSM 47187

    NHTSA ID #10137105

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #SSM 47080

    NHTSA ID #10136597

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 14 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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  • TSB #SSM 47040

    NHTSA ID #10140331

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit inoperative climate or radio controls with DTCs U2100, U0140 in the FCIM or DTC U0164 in the body control module (BCM). This may be due to loss of communication or incomplete module configuration.

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  • TSB #SSM 47040

    NHTSA ID #10138532

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 26 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit inoperative climate or radio controls with DTCs U2100, U0140 in the FCIM or DTC U0164 in the body control module (BCM). This may be due to loss of communication or incomplete module configuration.

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  • TSB #SSM 46854

    NHTSA ID #10125074

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 04 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #SSM 46860

    NHTSA ID #10125078

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #SSM 47335

    NHTSA ID #10143080

    • Date Announced: JUNE 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Escape and 2017-2019 MKC vehicles may exhibit a lack of A/C cooling performance during PDI. This may be due to a insufficient/low refrigerant charge. If a vehicle displays a lack of cooling performance during PDI, inspect for

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #SSM 47335

    NHTSA ID #10143080

    • Date Announced: JUNE 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2017-2018 Escape and 2017-2019 MKC vehicles may exhibit a lack of A/C cooling performance during PDI. This may be due to a insufficient/low refrigerant charge. If a vehicle displays a lack of cooling performance during PDI, inspect for

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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