TSB List for the 2018 Ford Escape

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2018 Escape are official communications between Ford & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:REAR
  • BRAKES (PWS)
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
  • POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
  • VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK
  • TIRES
  • WHEELS
  • TRAILER HITCHES
  • SEATS
  • LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #SSM 47638

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152466

      2013-2019 vehicles equipped with a LKS system with customer complaints of steering wheel vibration, steering pull or vehicle drift may be due to an alert and/or steering aid input from the LKS. Read More »

    STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #SSM 47638

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152466

      2013-2019 vehicles equipped with a LKS system with customer complaints of steering wheel vibration, steering pull or vehicle drift may be due to an alert and/or steering aid input from the LKS. Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #SSM 47858

      Date Announced:
      MAR 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156588

      Some 2013-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit damaged or delaminated bushing(s) on the rear suspension front lower arm (dog bone). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47416

      Date Announced:
      JUL 18, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144210

      Some 2013-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit damaged or delaminated bushing(s) on the rear suspension front lower arm (dog bone). Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #SSM 47858

      Date Announced:
      MAR 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156588

      Some 2013-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit damaged or delaminated bushing(s) on the rear suspension front lower arm (dog bone). Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #SSM 47420

      Date Announced:
      JUL 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144211

      Some 2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an oily substance near the bellhousing area that could be perceived as an engine oil leak. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

    • TSB #18U17-S1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143110

      Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:CALIPER

    • TSB #18U17-S1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143110

      Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #SSM 48895

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176943

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L or 2.0L engine may exhibit fuse F34 open with an illuminated MIL and diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0034, P023A, P0245, P0480, P0481, P0645, P06A0, P06DB, P188D, P02602, and/or P2681 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47948

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159494

      SSM 47948 - 2010-2019 Various Vehicles - Turbocharged Engines - Oil Supply Filter Replacement When Replacing The Turbocharger Or The Turbocharger Oil Supply Tube For 2010-2019 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines, when diagnosing ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47937

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159498

      SSM 47937 - 2019 MKC, 2018-2019 Escape - 2.0L - Auto Start/Stop - No Auto Restart After An Auto Stop Event With DTC P164C Some 2018-2019 Escape vehicles built on or after 01-Aug-2018 or 2019 MKC vehicles equipped with a 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47704

      Date Announced:
      DEC 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153945

      Some 2017-2019 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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 18-2255

      Date Announced:
      AUG 23, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144919

      Some 2013-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.5L/1.6L/2.0L EcoBoost, 2013-2018 Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.7L EcoBoost, 2013-2018 MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.0L EcoBoost, 2017-18 MKZ vehicles equipped with 3. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47420

      Date Announced:
      JUL 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144211

      Some 2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an oily substance near the bellhousing area that could be perceived as an engine oil leak. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47397

      Date Announced:
      JUL 02, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144199

      Some 2016-2018 Escape/Focus/Transit Connect vehicles equipped with a remote start system may exhibit an immediate engine shut off with or without diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P1594 stored in the BCM after using the remote start function ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47000

      Date Announced:
      JAN 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140315

      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. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #SSM 49596

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10188003

      Some 2017-2019 Escape/Fusion vehicles may exhibit a rolling idle after an engine repair that required the crankshaft pulley removal, or a drive belt component failure. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49210

      Date Announced:
      SEP 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180428

      Some 2009-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with turbochargers may exhibit an oil leak from the turbocharger oil supply or return tubes, O-rings or 6.7L pedestal gasket. Read More »

    • TSB #19B37-S3

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176008

      Some of the affected vehicles may exhibit coolant intrusion into the cylinder bores. Customer symptoms include coolant loss, excessive tailpipe smoke, or illuminated malfunction indicator lights (MIL) due to engine misfire. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2100

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174400

      Some 2014-2019 Fusion vehicles built on or before 10-Jun-2019 and 2017-2019 Escape vehicles built on or before 08-Apr-2019 equipped with a 1. Read More »

    • TSB #19B37-S1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171011

      Some of the affected vehicles may exhibit coolant intrusion into the cylinder bores. Customer symptoms include coolant loss, excessive tailpipe smoke, or illuminated malfunction indicator lights (MIL) due to engine misfire. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-20-2002

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170908

      Some 2018-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P051B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2346

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169807

      Some 2015-2018 Edge and 2017-2019 Fusion/MKZ/Escape/MKC vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit a low coolant level, white exhaust smoke and/or a runs rough condition with or without an illuminated malfunction indicator ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2375

      Date Announced:
      DEC 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169884

      This article supersedes TSB 19-2139 to update the production fix date. Some 2014-2019 Fusion vehicles built on or before 10-Jun-2019 and 2017-2019 Escape vehicles built on or before 08-Apr-2019 equipped with a 1. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2139

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168739

      Some 2014-2019 Fusion vehicles built on or before 21-Feb-2019 and 2017-2019 Escape vehicles built on or before 06-Apr-2019 equipped with a 1. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48150

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164599

      Some 2014-2019 Fusion and 2017-2019 Escape with 1.5L engine may exhibit coolant usage and white smoke from exhaust. Follow Cooling System Pressure Test process in WSM, Section 303-03. Pressurize system to 138kPa(20 psi) and hold 5 hours. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48106

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163592

      Some 2014-2019 Fusion and 2017-2019 Escape vehicles with 1.5L Ecoboost engine exhibiting coolant consumption and white smoke from the exhaust. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2208

      Date Announced:
      JUN 27, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162071

      Some 2015-2018 Edge and 2017-2019 Fusion/MKZ/Escape/MKC vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit a low coolant level, white exhaust smoke and/or a runs rough condition with or without an illuminated malfunction indicator ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48046

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162084

      Some 2018-2019 Escape vehicles built on 01-Aug-2018 and through 14-May-2019 or 2019 MKC vehicles built on or before 14-May-2019 equipped with a 2. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2172

      Date Announced:
      JUN 13, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162062

      Some 2015-2018 Edge and 2015-2019 Fusion/MKZ/Escape/MKC vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit a low coolant level, white exhaust smoke and/or a runs rough condition with or without an illuminated malfunction indicator ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB19-2171

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160819

      Some 2017-2019 Escape/MKC vehicles equipped with a 1.5, 2.0L or 2.3L EcoBoost engines may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P04F0 and/or P144C stored in the powertrain control ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47849

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156569

      Some 2014-2019 Fusion and 2017-2019 Escape equipped with 1.5L Ecoboost engine may exhibit coolant consumption and white smoke concern. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47625

      Date Announced:
      OCT 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148741

      Some 2014-2019 Fusion and 2017-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L Ecoboost engine may exhibit coolant consumption and white smoke concern. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47462

      Date Announced:
      AUG 13, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144937

      2015-2018 Edge, Fusion, Focus, MKZ, MKC, Escape vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit coolant consumption, white smoke and/or a runs rough condition. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47231

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137132

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47204

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137115

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47187

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137105

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47000

      Date Announced:
      JAN 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138516

      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. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

    • TSB #SSM 47662

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152473

      For 2010-2019 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines, when diagnosing and/or replacing turbo related concerns, all steps within the Workshop Manual (WSM) procedure must be followed including replacement of all mandatory discarded ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

    • TSB #SSM 47158

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137094

      Some 2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated MIL on with DTC P051B. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #SSM 47203

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137114

      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. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSB 21-2033

      Date Announced:
      MAR 10, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189767

      Some 2013-2016 Fusion, 2013-2018 C-MAX, 2013-2019 Escape, 2014-2021 Transit Connect, and 2015-2018 Edge vehicles may indicate an incorrect shifter lever position. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2165

      Date Announced:
      MAY 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10175893

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine and all-wheel drive (AWD) may exhibit a bump or clunk from the rear drive unit (RDU) when turning at low speeds and parking lot maneuvers. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48725

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174407

      2016-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with the 1.6L EcoBoost or 1.5L EcoBoost engines may have missing or damaged dowel alignment pins between the engine and transaxle. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-20-2002

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170908

      Some 2018-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P051B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48423

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169986

      Some 2015-2020 Ford and Lincoln 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. Read More »

    • TSB #19B37

      Date Announced:
      DEC 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169989

      Customer Satisfaction Program 19B37 Certain 2017-2019 Model Year Fusion and Escape Vehicles Equipped with a 1.5L GTDI Engine - Powertrain Control Module Reprograming Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47976

      Date Announced:
      MAY 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160931

      On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission it is imperative that the converter pilot hub be greased with Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Grease Spray XL-5-A even if grease was not applied from the factory. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2017

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155548

      Some all-wheel drive (AWD) 2013-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.5L/1.6L/2.0L EcoBoost/Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.7L EcoBoost/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.0L EcoBoost, 2017-18 MKZ vehicles equipped with 3. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2017

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156860

      Some all-wheel drive (AWD) 2013-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.5L/1.6L/2.0L EcoBoost/Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.7L EcoBoost/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.0L EcoBoost, 2017-18 MKZ vehicles equipped with 3. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #19B37-S3

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176008

      Some of the affected vehicles may exhibit coolant intrusion into the cylinder bores. Customer symptoms include coolant loss, excessive tailpipe smoke, or illuminated malfunction indicator lights (MIL) due to engine misfire. Read More »

    • TSB #18U12

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137150

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47170

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137101

      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. Read More »

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

    • TSB #SSM 49292

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181931

      Some 2018-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles may exhibit inoperative remote features via the Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile app, incomplete user authorization, no modem electronic serial number (ESN) displayed or DTCs U2100 and/or B156D in the ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48895

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176943

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L or 2.0L engine may exhibit fuse F34 open with an illuminated MIL and diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0034, P023A, P0245, P0480, P0481, P0645, P06A0, P06DB, P188D, P02602, and/or P2681 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47750

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153970

      Some 2018-2019 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 18-2246

      Date Announced:
      AUG 17, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144913

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles with a 1.5L Ecoboost engine and built on 2-Feb-2017 and through 3-Aug-2018 may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P04DB and/or P051B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #tsb18-2210

      Date Announced:
      JUL 17, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144191

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine and built on or before 1Jun2018 may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P051B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #tsb18-2178

      Date Announced:
      JUL 04, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144180

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine and built on or before 01-Jun-2018 may exhibit an illuminated MIL (wrench) lamp with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P061E stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47263

      Date Announced:
      APR 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137144

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47238

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137135

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46900

      Date Announced:
      NOV 02, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127405

      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. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

    • TSB #SSM 47000

      Date Announced:
      JAN 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140315

      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. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL

    • TSB #TSB 19-2017

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156860

      Some all-wheel drive (AWD) 2013-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.5L/1.6L/2.0L EcoBoost/Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.7L EcoBoost/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.0L EcoBoost, 2017-18 MKZ vehicles equipped with 3. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB 21-2077

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189785

      Some 2017-2019 Escape/MKC Some 2017-2019 Escape/MKC vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) may exhibit a binding/shudder and/or bump/clunk from the rear drive unit (RDU) when turning at low speeds and parking lot maneuvers. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49084

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179334

      Some 2017-2020 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 no modem electronic serial number (ESN) displayed. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48908

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177042

      Some 2016-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a SYNC 3 Touchscreen may experience the volume control unresponsive from the Front Control Interface Module (FCIM) and steering volume controls when using Apple Car Play. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48895

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176943

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L or 2.0L engine may exhibit fuse F34 open with an illuminated MIL and diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0034, P023A, P0245, P0480, P0481, P0645, P06A0, P06DB, P188D, P02602, and/or P2681 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48858

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176123

      Some 2012-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit an inoperative remote start with a 'Vehicle Failed To Start' message when using MyFord Mobile/Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile applications. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48757

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174421

      Some customers may experience a notification in the FordPass and/or LincolnWay apps that indicates their vehicle has entered "deep sleep mode". Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48619

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172972

      SSM 48619 - Various Vehicles - Perimeter Alarm Armed And Original Vehicle Keys Cannot Be Accessed to Enter Vehicle - CAN Protection Strategy Some 2013-2016 Model Year Vehicles may exhibit a concern in which the Perimeter Alarm is ... Read More »

    • TSB #19B37-S2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 27, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171957

      Attachments: A new Service Advisor to Customer interaction video is now available. This video illustrates the speed and simplicity of the dongle re-flash process. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48558

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172019

      SSM 48558 - 2017-2020 Various Vehicles Equipped With Telematics Control Unit (TCU) - Various FordPass/LincolnWay Mobile App Concerns Some 2017-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit inoperative remote features via ... Read More »

    • TSB #19B37

      Date Announced:
      DEC 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169989

      Customer Satisfaction Program 19B37 Certain 2017-2019 Model Year Fusion and Escape Vehicles Equipped with a 1.5L GTDI Engine - Powertrain Control Module Reprograming Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48340

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168810

      Some 2016-2019 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may experience a map displayed on the left half of the SYNC screen with no other information/soft buttons present after updating to the latest version of V3.0 software. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48335

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168796

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles may exhibit a 'Trailer Connected' or 'Trailer Disconnected' message in the vehicle's message center with no trailer attached to the vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48316

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168794

      Some 2017-2020 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 no modem electronic serial number (ESN) displayed. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48279

      Date Announced:
      OCT 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167210

      Some 2018-2019 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a telematics control unit (TCU) may exhibit a persistent message in the Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile app advising, Your vehicles software is being updated. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48267

      Date Announced:
      OCT 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167233

      Some 2018-2020 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48260

      Date Announced:
      OCT 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167226

      Some 2017-2020 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48123

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164497

      For Ford and Lincoln vehicles that require positive or negative battery terminal replacement, it is not necessary to replace the complete battery cable harness (14300 and 14301) for this concern. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48053

      Date Announced:
      JUN 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162087

      Some 2016-2019 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 not at the latest software level may exhibit Various Performance Related concerns such as Display Operation, Navigation, Voice Recognition, Phone Pairing, Applink, Travel Link, ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47850

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159489

      Some 2013-2019 vehicles equipped with a EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function and/or a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P06A0 in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47937

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159498

      SSM 47937 - 2019 MKC, 2018-2019 Escape - 2.0L - Auto Start/Stop - No Auto Restart After An Auto Stop Event With DTC P164C Some 2018-2019 Escape vehicles built on or after 01-Aug-2018 or 2019 MKC vehicles equipped with a 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47875

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156594

      Some 2014-2019 Escape, 2014-2018 C-MAX, Focus, and Transit Connect vehicles not equipped with an auto start/stop system may exhibit an inability to program and/or no electrical power after installation of a service part body control ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47824

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155575

      Some 2015-2017 vehicles may experience a no crank concern due to a security access key table error. When attempting to program keys or perform a parameter reset, the procedure may fail and the Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) scan tool ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47824

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156887

      Some 2015-2017 vehicles may experience a no crank concern due to a security access key table error. When attempting to program keys or perform a parameter reset, the procedure may fail and the Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) scan tool ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47821

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156885

      Some 2018-2019 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47821

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155573

      Some 2018-2019 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47784

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156871

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles built on or after 6-Apr-2017 equipped with factory trailer tow may exhibit a concern with a trailer lamp out warning and/or blind spot information system (BLIS) not available warning without a trailer ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47784

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155559

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles built on or after 6-Apr-2017 equipped with factory trailer tow may exhibit a concern with a trailer lamp out warning and/or blind spot information system (BLIS) not available warning without a trailer ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47748

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153968

      Some 2016-2019 Escape and 2016-2018 Focus/C-Max vehicles may exhibit a customer perceived concern of a FDIM screen flicker during transitions between day/night mode and/or during auto headlamp on/off. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47750

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153970

      Some 2018-2019 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47735

      Date Announced:
      JAN 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153921

      Some 2018-2019 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47722

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153951

      Some 2018-2019 Escape, Transit Connect and EcoSport vehicles equipped with a keyed ignition and a factory invoiced accessory (FIA) VSS may exhibit intermittent alarm activation with lights flashing and the horn sounding after a loud noise ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47711

      Date Announced:
      DEC 14, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153948

      Some 2016-2019 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and a 6, 8 or 10 inch screen may show a pop-up message every key cycle that states 'SYNC can check for updates when connected to a WiFi network'. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47703

      Date Announced:
      DEC 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153944

      Some 2014-2019 Escape, 2014-2018 C-MAX,Focus, and Transit Connect vehicles may exhibit a concern of not able to program and/or no electrical power after installation of a service part Body Control Module(BCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47575

      Date Announced:
      OCT 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148724

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L or 2.0L engine may exhibit fuse F34 open, an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0034, P023A, P0245, P0480, P0481, P0645, P06A0, P06DB, P188D, P02602, and/or P2681 in ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47538

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149770

      Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit the Android Auto Preference menu selection is not present after an update to version 3.0 software. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47513

      Date Announced:
      SEP 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149756

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with an electronic manual temperature control (EMTC) system and built on 28-Jul-2016 and through 23-Aug-2018 may exhibit an inoperative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47508

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149754

      Some 2014-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit a concern of not able to program and/or no electrical power after installation of a service part BCM. Inspect the BCM for the presence of fuse F88. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 18-2246

      Date Announced:
      AUG 17, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144913

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles with a 1.5L Ecoboost engine and built on 2-Feb-2017 and through 3-Aug-2018 may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P04DB and/or P051B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47467

      Date Announced:
      AUG 15, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144939

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L or 2.0L engine may exhibit fuse F34 open, an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0034, P023A, P0245, P0480, P0481, P0645, P06A0, P06DB, P188D, P02602, and/or P2681 in ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47470

      Date Announced:
      AUG 15, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144942

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with an electronic manual temperature control (EMTC) system and built on or after 28-Jul-2016 may exhibit an inoperative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system display and no HVAC ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47444

      Date Announced:
      AUG 02, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144930

      Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 not at the latest software level may exhibit Various Performance Related concerns such as Display Operation, Navigation, Voice Recognition, Phone Pairing, Applink, Travel Link, ... Read More »

    • TSB #tsb18-2229

      Date Announced:
      JUL 27, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144197

      Some 2018 Escape vehicles equipped with BLIS and CTA built on or before 4-May-2018 may exhibit BLIS and CTA fault messages in the instrument panel cluster (IPC) with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) U3000:46 stored in the side obstacle ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47430

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144219

      If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47424

      Date Announced:
      JUL 20, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144213

      Some 2017-2018 Continental, MKC, MKX, MKZ, and Fusion vehicles with an instrument panel center mounted speaker and 2017-2018 Escape vehicles with Sony audio systems may exhibit an inoperative speed compensated volume feature. Read More »

    • TSB #tsb18-2210

      Date Announced:
      JUL 17, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144191

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine and built on or before 1Jun2018 may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P051B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #tsb18-2178

      Date Announced:
      JUL 04, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144180

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine and built on or before 01-Jun-2018 may exhibit an illuminated MIL (wrench) lamp with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P061E stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47397

      Date Announced:
      JUL 02, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144199

      Some 2016-2018 Escape/Focus/Transit Connect vehicles equipped with a remote start system may exhibit an immediate engine shut off with or without diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P1594 stored in the BCM after using the remote start function ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47379

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143102

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47380

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143103

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47229

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137130

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46933

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127419

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46900

      Date Announced:
      NOV 02, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127405

      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. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #SSM 47086

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136602

      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, ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL

    • TSB #SSM 47784

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156871

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles built on or after 6-Apr-2017 equipped with factory trailer tow may exhibit a concern with a trailer lamp out warning and/or blind spot information system (BLIS) not available warning without a trailer ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #SSM 49292

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181931

      Some 2018-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles may exhibit inoperative remote features via the Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile app, incomplete user authorization, no modem electronic serial number (ESN) displayed or DTCs U2100 and/or B156D in the ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49284

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181913

      Some 2018-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with TCU and WiFi Hotspot, May display Vehicle Hotspot feature not enabled on this vehicle when attempting to enter the Hotspot menu. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2255

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179117

      Some 2016 MKS, 2016-2017 Navigator, 2016-2018 F150/Focus/CMAX/Edge/Fiesta/MKX/ Transit Connect/Mustang, 2017-2018 Continental/Fusion/MKZ, 2017-2019 Explorer, 2016-2019 Escape/MKC/Flex/MKT/Taurus/Transit/Expedition/F-Super Duty, and ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2165

      Date Announced:
      MAY 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10175893

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine and all-wheel drive (AWD) may exhibit a bump or clunk from the rear drive unit (RDU) when turning at low speeds and parking lot maneuvers. Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #SSM 48130

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164508

      Some 2010-2020 vehicles may exhibit distorted glass with a subtle orange peel pattern or streaking etched into the surface. This is caused by hydrofluoric acid which is used in some car wash solutions as a cleaning agent. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

    • TSB #SSM 48130

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164508

      Some 2010-2020 vehicles may exhibit distorted glass with a subtle orange peel pattern or streaking etched into the surface. This is caused by hydrofluoric acid which is used in some car wash solutions as a cleaning agent. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #SSM 47678

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152479

      2013-2019 Escape and 2015-2019 MKC vehicles equipped with a power roof opening panel will exhibit a small vent opening position of 5 mm (.197 in). Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #SSM 47909

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159502

      SSM 47909 - 2017-2019 Escape, MKC - License Plate Bracket Nut(s) Damaged With Over Torqued Screw(s) 2017-2019 Escape and MKC vehicles may exhibit a concern of the license plate bracket nut(s) being damaged due to the screw(s) being over ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2056

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156484

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles may exhibit a power liftgate that bounces back and/or will not cinch to the fully closed position. This may be due to the adjustment of the striker, latch, liftgate margins, flushness and/or striker wings. Read More »

    • TSB #17-2218

      Date Announced:
      NOV 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127394

      Some 2013-2018 Escape, Focus and C-Max vehicles may exhibit a water stained headliner after the vehicle has experienced a water leak from areas such as the roof opening panel, fixed glass, roof rails and roof ditch mouldings. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #TSB 20-2171

      Date Announced:
      MAY 18, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10175895

      Some 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2020 Escape/Fusion/MKZ, 2015-2018 Focus,2015-2019 MKC, 2015-2020 Edge/F150/Mustang, 2016-2018 MKX, 2016-2019 Explorer, 2017-2020 F-Super Duty, 2018-2020 EcoSport/Expedition, 2019-2020 Ranger/Nautilus vehicles ... Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

    • TSB #TSB 19-2056

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156484

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles may exhibit a power liftgate that bounces back and/or will not cinch to the fully closed position. This may be due to the adjustment of the striker, latch, liftgate margins, flushness and/or striker wings. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47430

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144219

      If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

    • TSB #SSM 47430

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144219

      If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #TSB 18-2331

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152457

      Some 2017-2019 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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47634

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152463

      Some 2013-2019 Escape and 2015-2019 MKC vehicles may exhibit a vibration attributed to the tires. Prior to performing any road force balancing procedures or related diagnosis, make sure the vehicle tire pressure is correct and is driven a ... Read More »

    • TSB #tsb17-2207

      Date Announced:
      OCT 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125067

      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. Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #TSB 18-2331

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152457

      Some 2017-2019 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. Read More »

    TRAILER HITCHES

    • TSB #SSM 48335

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168796

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles may exhibit a 'Trailer Connected' or 'Trailer Disconnected' message in the vehicle's message center with no trailer attached to the vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47430

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144219

      If a trailer hitch receiver is installed on a 2013-2018 Escape or 2015-2019 MKC vehicle equipped with a hands-free liftgate, the hands-free liftgate function will become inoperative. Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #TSB 20-2171

      Date Announced:
      MAY 18, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10175895

      Some 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2020 Escape/Fusion/MKZ, 2015-2018 Focus,2015-2019 MKC, 2015-2020 Edge/F150/Mustang, 2016-2018 MKX, 2016-2019 Explorer, 2017-2020 F-Super Duty, 2018-2020 EcoSport/Expedition, 2019-2020 Ranger/Nautilus vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 18-2361

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153931

      Some 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2019 Escape/Fusion/MKZ, 2015-2018 Focus, 2015-2019 Edge/F150/MKC/Mustang, 2016-2018 MKX, 2016-2019 Explorer, 2017 Super Duty, 2018-2019 EcoSport/Expedition, and 2019 Nautilus vehicles may experience seat pan ... Read More »

    LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

    • TSB #SSM 47784

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156871

      Some 2017-2019 Escape vehicles built on or after 6-Apr-2017 equipped with factory trailer tow may exhibit a concern with a trailer lamp out warning and/or blind spot information system (BLIS) not available warning without a trailer ... Read More »

    • TSB #tsb18-2229

      Date Announced:
      JUL 27, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144197

      Some 2018 Escape vehicles equipped with BLIS and CTA built on or before 4-May-2018 may exhibit BLIS and CTA fault messages in the instrument panel cluster (IPC) with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) U3000:46 stored in the side obstacle ... Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

    • TSB #SSM 46862

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125080

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #SSM 49541

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10187930

      Some 2018-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with TCU and WiFi Hotspot, May display Vehicle Hotspot feature not enabled on this vehicle when attempting to enter the Hotspot menu. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48908

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177042

      Some 2016-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a SYNC 3 Touchscreen may experience the volume control unresponsive from the Front Control Interface Module (FCIM) and steering volume controls when using Apple Car Play. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47909

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159502

      SSM 47909 - 2017-2019 Escape, MKC - License Plate Bracket Nut(s) Damaged With Over Torqued Screw(s) 2017-2019 Escape and MKC vehicles may exhibit a concern of the license plate bracket nut(s) being damaged due to the screw(s) being over ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2017

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155548

      Some all-wheel drive (AWD) 2013-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with 1.5L/1.6L/2.0L EcoBoost/Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.0L/2.7L EcoBoost/MKZ vehicles equipped with 2.0L EcoBoost, 2017-18 MKZ vehicles equipped with 3. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47749

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153969

      Some 2012-2019 Vehicles may require repairs to the Smartlink system. Smartlink is a Ford Licensed Accessory which has a warranty provided by the accessory manufacturer. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47735

      Date Announced:
      JAN 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153921

      Some 2018-2019 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47724

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153953

      Some 2018-2019 Escape vehicles equipped with Sirius satellite radio with a 4G telematics control unit (TCU) built on or before 31-Oct-2018 may exhibit an intermittent loss of satellite radio reception while displaying an acquiring signal ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 18-2361

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153931

      Some 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2019 Escape/Fusion/MKZ, 2015-2018 Focus, 2015-2019 Edge/F150/MKC/Mustang, 2016-2018 MKX, 2016-2019 Explorer, 2017 Super Duty, 2018-2019 EcoSport/Expedition, and 2019 Nautilus vehicles may experience seat pan ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47575

      Date Announced:
      OCT 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148724

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L or 2.0L engine may exhibit fuse F34 open, an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0034, P023A, P0245, P0480, P0481, P0645, P06A0, P06DB, P188D, P02602, and/or P2681 in ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47519

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149759

      Some 2016-2018 Escape vehicles built on or before 26-Aug-2018 and 2016-2018 Focus/Transit Connect vehicles equipped with a remote start system may exhibit an immediate engine shut off with or without diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P1594 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47499

      Date Announced:
      AUG 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144949

      Some 2018 Explorer and Escape vehicles equipped with a 4G TCU modem may exhibit an Acquiring Signal message with a loss of satellite radio reception while driving in unobstructed areas. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47470

      Date Announced:
      AUG 15, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144942

      Some 2017-2018 Escape vehicles equipped with an electronic manual temperature control (EMTC) system and built on or after 28-Jul-2016 may exhibit an inoperative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system display and no HVAC ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47420

      Date Announced:
      JUL 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144211

      Some 2018 Escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an oily substance near the bellhousing area that could be perceived as an engine oil leak. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47416

      Date Announced:
      JUL 18, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144210

      Some 2013-2018 Escape vehicles may exhibit damaged or delaminated bushing(s) on the rear suspension front lower arm (dog bone). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47379

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143102

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47380

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143103

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #18U17-S1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143110

      Certain 2018 Model Year Escape and MKC Vehicles - Rear Brake Caliper Bolt Torque Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47238

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137135

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47229

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137130

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47201

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137113

      Replacing the original equipment SYNC/Navigation system with either an aftermarket SYNC/Navigation kit or modifying original SYNC/Navigation parts to provide additional features is not recommended nor supported on any Ford, Mercury or ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47009

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140323

      The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46933

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127419

      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 ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #SSM 47219

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137127

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47040

      Date Announced:
      JAN 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140331

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47009

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140323

      The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47009

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138524

      The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46930

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127417

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #SSM 47187

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137105

      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. Read More »

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

    • TSB #SSM 47080

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136597

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47040

      Date Announced:
      JAN 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10140331

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47040

      Date Announced:
      JAN 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138532

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46854

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125074

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #SSM 46860

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125078

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #SSM 49284

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181913

      Some 2018-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with TCU and WiFi Hotspot, May display Vehicle Hotspot feature not enabled on this vehicle when attempting to enter the Hotspot menu. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47722

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153951

      Some 2018-2019 Escape, Transit Connect and EcoSport vehicles equipped with a keyed ignition and a factory invoiced accessory (FIA) VSS may exhibit intermittent alarm activation with lights flashing and the horn sounding after a loud noise ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47704

      Date Announced:
      DEC 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153945

      Some 2017-2019 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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47703

      Date Announced:
      DEC 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153944

      Some 2014-2019 Escape, 2014-2018 C-MAX,Focus, and Transit Connect vehicles may exhibit a concern of not able to program and/or no electrical power after installation of a service part Body Control Module(BCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47335

      Date Announced:
      JUN 06, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143080

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #SSM 47909

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159502

      SSM 47909 - 2017-2019 Escape, MKC - License Plate Bracket Nut(s) Damaged With Over Torqued Screw(s) 2017-2019 Escape and MKC vehicles may exhibit a concern of the license plate bracket nut(s) being damaged due to the screw(s) being over ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47735

      Date Announced:
      JAN 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153921

      Some 2018-2019 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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47380

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143103

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #SSM 48135

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164596

      Some 2013-2020 vehicles equipped with an EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47850

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159489

      Some 2013-2019 vehicles equipped with a EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function and/or a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P06A0 in the powertrain control module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47335

      Date Announced:
      JUN 06, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143080

      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. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #SSM 48619

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172972

      SSM 48619 - Various Vehicles - Perimeter Alarm Armed And Original Vehicle Keys Cannot Be Accessed to Enter Vehicle - CAN Protection Strategy Some 2013-2016 Model Year Vehicles may exhibit a concern in which the Perimeter Alarm is ... Read More »

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