Some 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles built on or before 6/12/2013 and equipped with a power or hands-free liftgate may exhibit a concern with a “Liftgate Ajar” warning chime, indicator message illuminated and/or a difficult to open or close liftgate. DTC C2006:19, B1453 and/or U3000 may be stored in the liftgate/trunk module (LTM).
1. Measure body margins (rear panels for liftgate to vehicle body fit). Refer to workshop manual section 501-35.
2. If liftgate measurements are within specification, proceed to Step 3. If not, perform liftgate alignment procedure (manual section 501-03).
3. Reprogram the LTM to the latest calibration using IDS (integrated diagnostic system) using release 85.02 or higher. Calibration files may be obtained at www.motorcraft.com..