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I got PCM code P164D-00 on my OBDII readout device.

A FORD site explains this code as All wheel drive ID Block Corrupted, Not Programed.

No warning lights on dash, but I have had shuddering when turning and backing out of a parking space.

2.0L Titanium 2015

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Informational post or is there a question in there?

The Workshop Manual "Action" for that DTC is "Locate the ID located on the Rear Drive Unit (RDU) and program into the PCM"

Sounds like a trip to the dealer is in order.
 

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Informational post or is there a question in there?

The Workshop Manual "Action" for that DTC is "Locate the ID located on the Rear Drive Unit (RDU) and program into the PCM"

Sounds like a trip to the dealer is in order.
Thanks for the reply.

Will need to schedule a dealer visit. Front desk service advisors have no clue and were unwilling to look up the code.
I was transferred from one person that did not know anything to another person unwilling to look up a code.

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No worries, please do follow-up on the outcome, it'll help folks that 'search' that DTC and land here.

They (and I) will certainly be interested to know if the remedy was covered under any warranty (3/36 or one of the longer drivetrain provisions), or lacking that, the cost involved.

Any indication from the dealer as to root cause would be interesting, too, if you manage to get that.
 

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I assume that you are either currently traveling or have moved since buying your car, because I cannot think of anywhere in the USA where you would be 700 miles from a Ford dealer. Whether or not the car is under warranty, Any Ford dealership will be able to help you, it is not necessary to use the one where you originally bought the car. Or find a transmission shop nearer to you, or an independent or franchise service center such as Wal-Mart, Firestone, Midas, Pep Boys, etc. Good luck! :)
 

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Enter the ID located on the RDU and program into the PCM.
That's what the Workshop Manual says.

RDU= Rear Drive Unit and PCM= Powertrain Control Module.


I don't know if you'd be able to DIY using ForScan? ForScan does also give a list of modules and their details when you connect IIRC.
 

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I assume that you are either currently traveling or have moved since buying your car, because I cannot think of anywhere in the USA where you would be 700 miles from a Ford dealer. Whether or not the car is under warranty, Any Ford dealership will be able to help you, it is not necessary to use the one where you originally bought the car. Or find a transmission shop nearer to you, or an independent or franchise service center such as Wal-Mart, Firestone, Midas, Pep Boys, etc. Good luck! :)
Forgot to say I live in Alaska..
 

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Forgot to say I live in Alaska..
Hmmm. you probably are aware of these, but FWIW, here is a map of all your "nearby" Ford Dealers, and I'm assuming the same sparseness of independent shops. I cannot think of any hack or bandaid solution other than Forscan, which @murcod suggested, to diagnose the problem. Hopefully you have access to other transportation until you can get your Escape to someone who can repair it. I believe it will fail completely sooner or later; probably sooner.

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Here is a long shot:
Some have experienced the shuddering in turns or in reverse, and the cause in most cases is the Power Distribution unit (PDU) malfunctions and doesn't divert power away from the front wheels (the system sends power to the rear axle first from a dead stop), and causes the same type of axle hop or binding that you get on a 4wd vehicle with manual hubs locked in while on pavement.
Talk to a qualified Ford tranny specialist at a dealership and find out if it will power the front axle when the drive shaft is disconnected. And/or there might be some way to "fool" the PDU module until you can get a proper repair. Otherwise, I'd park it if at all possible until you can get it looked at.
 

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