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Just bought in late January after first week it started displaying "Cross Traffic- Not Available- Trailer Attached" "Blind spot- Not available- Trailer Attached" "Trailer Brake Lamp Bulb Fault". Called dealer and took it in. Service writer checked codes and said wiring has a problem. Ordered new wires and plug. Waiting on parts and has been at dealer. Is this a problem with 2019 Escape's with trailer tow packages? I want my Escape back, I've made 2 payment and don't have a vehicle.:(
 

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Welcome to the forum, congrats on your new Titanium, sorry to hear of your problem.

That's not a problem that's been reported here AFAIK (which is a good sign IMO).

Occasionally things happen during manufacture / assembly, that's why there are warranties to cover such.

Yes, understandably a bit aggravating but hopefully it'll be set right and you'll then enjoy many happy miles with your new Escape. :)
 

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I recently bought a 2017 FE Titanium with the trailer package and have none of the problems you mention. My hatch works by kicking my foot under either side between the hitch and outside wheels.
George
 

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I recently bought a 2017 FE Titanium with the trailer package and have none of the problems you mention. My hatch works by kicking my foot under either side between the hitch and outside wheels.
George
His problem is the vehicle thinks there is a trailer attached when there really isn't. So that's a problem with the trailer wiring since it uses the wiring to detect when a trailer is attached. Nothing to do with the liftgate.
 

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Hello Patty-Scape, congrats on your new escape with towing package. I have owned mine for over 2.5 years now. I bought one of the first 2017 when they came out. The problem you described has occurred to me multiple times. At one point I was very frustrated with it and was about ready to take it to the dealer. Being a little tech savvy though, I found a solution for this problem on my own. You need to clean your plug and pack good quality grease in it. That's it:|. It appears the trailer control module is very sensitive and even the slightest moisture or dust debris would short the pins and throw "Trailer Brake Lamp Bulb Fault". I still get the message occasionally (most often after getting the plug wet) but as soon as I lubricate and displace the moisture the problem is solved. Try it please, let me know if this works for you, or the dealer tells you otherwise. I am almost at the end of my basic warranty so if I need to change anything I need to do so while its covered.
 

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Just bought in late January after first week it started displaying "Cross Traffic- Not Available- Trailer Attached" "Blind spot- Not available- Trailer Attached" "Trailer Brake Lamp Bulb Fault". Called dealer and took it in. Service writer checked codes and said wiring has a problem. Ordered new wires and plug. Waiting on parts and has been at dealer. Is this a problem with 2019 Escape's with trailer tow packages? I want my Escape back, I've made 2 payment and don't have a vehicle.:(
I am having this very problem with my 2017 FE Titanium with Tow Pkg. The dealer first wanted to charge me 200.00 for a diagnostic and then "reprogramming" because my 7 pin connector not a "Ford" connector. When I asked them, if Ford had a 7 pin connector part, they weren't sure. I also asked if buying a Ford 7 pin connector would relieve many of any future responsibility to pay, then the ticket writer was uncertain of that also. This has just started happening in wet inclement weather. My wiring 7 pin wiring harness has performed fine for 2 years. Frankly, I believe it is some sort of sensor that is getting wet and failing and not the wiring harness at all. We will see. The dealer claims it is moisture inside the 7 pin, but I believe something is getting wet, but I don't believe it is the capped 7 pin causing all these false alarms in inclement weather. Thoughts anyone?
 

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I have a '19 Titanium for about 9 months now and have not had that problem, but a host of other problems.
 

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rankly, I believe it is some sort of sensor that is getting wet and failing and not the wiring harness at all. We will see. The dealer claims it is moisture inside the 7 pin, but I believe something is getting wet, but I don't believe it is the capped 7 pin causing all these false alarms in inclement weather. Thoughts anyone?
there is no sensor. the computor detects a electrical connection with a trailer. So, if you were getting water in the connector, or wherever you spliced in the 7 pin, it could be sensing a closed circuit and thinks there is a trailler.

i suggest cleaning out your connectors, wd40, electrical contact cleaner, rubbing alcohol, q-tips or little files and what not., once its clean and dry and no corrosion, fill it with dielectric grease to protect it.
 
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