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Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls for 2013 FORD ESCAPE

Bulletin Number: ASI-32165 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2013
Component:
022400 suspension:rear:shock absorber
Summary
Ford: when going over bumps in road, a clunking noise is heard. rear lower shock mounting bolts needs to be checked for sealing and torquing for correct specs and replace, if necessary and knuckle mounting threads cleaned, if there is con
Bulletin Number: ASI-32165 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2013
Component:
356000 equipment adaptive
Summary
Ford: when going over bumps in road, a clunking noise is heard. rear lower shock mounting bolts needs to be checked for sealing and torquing for correct specs and replace, if necessary and knuckle mounting threads cleaned, if there is con
Bulletin Number: TSB-13-1-5 Bulletin Date: 01-15-2013
Component:
120000 exterior lighting
Summary
Ford: some vehicles, with trailer tow package, may not be compatible with new model trailers due to led lighting. model 2013 escape. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-13-1-5 Bulletin Date: 01-15-2013
Component:
120000 exterior lighting
Summary
Ford: some vehicles, with trailer tow package, may not be compatible with new model trailers due to led lighting. model 2013 escape. *pe
Bulletin Number: CSP-12M02 Bulletin Date: 01-14-2013
Component:
353000 equipment:electrical
Summary
Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding extended warranty for covering accessory protocol interface module regardless of mileage. models 2011-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion
Bulletin Number: CSP-12M02 Bulletin Date: 01-14-2013
Component:
356000 equipment adaptive
Summary
Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding extended warranty for covering accessory protocol interface module regardless of mileage. models 2011-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion
Bulletin Number: APU-12A04 Bulletin Date: 01-14-2013
Component:
118000 electrical system: software
Summary
Ford: see document search button for owner letter. a software upgrade is available for certain vehicles. models 2012-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion, taurus, mks, mkt, f-150. *pe updated 5/10/13.
Bulletin Number: APU-12A04 Bulletin Date: 01-14-2013
Component:
118000 electrical system: software
Summary
Ford: see document search button for owner letter. a software upgrade is available for certain vehicles. models 2012-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion, taurus, mks, mkt, f-150. *pe updated 5/10/13.
Bulletin Number: CSP-12M02 Bulletin Date: 01-14-2013
Component:
353000 equipment:electrical
Summary
Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding extended warranty for covering accessory protocol interface module regardless of mileage. models 2011-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion
Bulletin Number: CSP-12M02 Bulletin Date: 01-14-2013
Component:
356000 equipment adaptive
Summary
Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding extended warranty for covering accessory protocol interface module regardless of mileage. models 2011-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion
Bulletin Number: TSB-13-1-4 Bulletin Date: 01-08-2013
Component:
061320 engine and engine cooling:engine:other fuel types:turbo-charger
Summary
Ford: on left hand side of intake manifold, a plug is missing, causing gasoline turbo direction injection (gtdi) to exhibit a fast idle or a rolling. models 2013 fusion, escape. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-13-1-4 Bulletin Date: 01-08-2013
Component:
061320 engine and engine cooling:engine:other fuel types:turbo-charger
Summary
Ford: on left hand side of intake manifold, a plug is missing, causing gasoline turbo direction injection (gtdi) to exhibit a fast idle or a rolling. models 2013 fusion, escape. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-12-12-12 Bulletin Date: 12-22-2012
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Ford: the exterior door handle will either binds, sticks or fails to return properly and gets worse when weather is colder. models 2013 escape. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-12-12-12 Bulletin Date: 12-22-2012
Component:
162310 structure:body:door:hinge and attachments
Summary
Ford: the exterior door handle will either binds, sticks or fails to return properly and gets worse when weather is colder. models 2013 escape. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-23 Bulletin Date: 08-28-2012
Component:
103100 power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Ford: due to evaporative emissions vapor ejected, that was installed backwards and blocks vapor purge line in air cleaner outlet pipe assembly, engine may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p144c, a malfunction indicator lamp, in powert
Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-23 Bulletin Date: 08-28-2012
Component:
Engine (pws)
Summary
Ford: due to evaporative emissions vapor ejected, that was installed backwards and blocks vapor purge line in air cleaner outlet pipe assembly, engine may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p144c, a malfunction indicator lamp, in powert
Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-23 Bulletin Date: 08-28-2012
Component:
103100 power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Ford: due to evaporative emissions vapor ejected, that was installed backwards and blocks vapor purge line in air cleaner outlet pipe assembly, engine may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p144c, a malfunction indicator lamp, in powert
Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-23 Bulletin Date: 08-28-2012
Component:
Engine (pws)
Summary
Ford: due to evaporative emissions vapor ejected, that was installed backwards and blocks vapor purge line in air cleaner outlet pipe assembly, engine may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p144c, a malfunction indicator lamp, in powert
Recall Number: 13S02 Recall Date: 03-07-2013 Affected Vehicles: 5,675
Component:
Latches/locks/linkages
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 focus and c-max vehicles built from november 16, 2012, through november 21, 2012; and model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from november 14, 2012, through november 21, 2012. the left rear door child lock was built incorrectly. as a result, the child lock may not engage when the operator uses normal force to activate the child lock.
Consequence:
The operator may incorrectly believe the child lock is engaged. however, the door may be opened from the inside, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained child.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected rear door latches, and replace them as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 27, 2013. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
Recall Number: 12S41 Recall Date: 12-03-2012 Affected Vehicles: 80,057
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary:
This is an update to a recently announced recall. ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from october 5, 2011, through november 26, 2012, equipped with 1.6l engines, as well as certain model year 2013 fusion vehicles manufactured from february 3, 2012, through november 29, 2012, equipped with 1.6l engines. coolant system leaks may cause the engines to overheat and leak flammable engine fluids.
Consequence:
If flammable engine fluids come in contact with the vehicle¿s hot exhaust system, a vehicle fire could occur.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine for coolant system leaks and reprogram the vehicle¿s powertrain control module and instrument cluster with an updated calibration and overheat strategy software. there will be no charge to owners for this service. owners were recently notified to contact dealers to arrange for alternative transportation as ford developed a remedy. owners will be shortly receiving notifications to contact ford dealers to schedule the free remedy repair. owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
Recall Number: 12S39 Recall Date: 09-04-2012 Affected Vehicles: 6,146
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from october 5, 2011, through august 31, 2012, equipped with 1.6l engines. the cylinder head cup plug (freeze plug) may become dislodged resulting in significant loss of engine coolant.
Consequence:
As leaking engine coolant evaporates on the hot engine, the glycol may ignite causing an engine compartment fire.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will seal the existing plug and add a secondary plug cover, free of charge. the safety recall began on september 11, 2012. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Recall Number: 12S35 Recall Date: 07-18-2012 Affected Vehicles: 9,320
Component:
Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from october 5, 2011, through july 11, 2012, and equipped with a 1.6l engine. these vehicles have an engine compartment fuel line which may split, resulting in a leak.
Consequence:
If this leak occurs in the presence of an ignition source, there is an increased risk of a fire and/or personal injury.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify and instruct owners to stop driving their vehicles and contact a ford or lincoln dealer to arrange pick-up of their vehicle. customers will be provided with a rental vehicle if needed. the dealer will replace the engine compartment fuel line, free charge. the recall began on august 10, 2012. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Recall Number: 12S34 Recall Date: 07-06-2012 Affected Vehicles: 8,266
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:pedals and linkages
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from march 8, 2012 through june 7, 2012. due to mis-positioned carpet padding the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package.
Consequence:
The reduced clearance may result in the driver¿s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel replaced with a new panel, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2012. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.
Recall Number: 12S34 Recall Date: 07-06-2012 Affected Vehicles: 8,266
Component:
Structure
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 escape vehicles manufactured from march 8, 2012 through june 7, 2012. due to mis-positioned carpet padding the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package.
Consequence:
The reduced clearance may result in the driver¿s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel replaced with a new panel, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2012. owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332.
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