Ford Escape 2007-2014 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Ford Escape.
ADD KEY (Must have two working original keys):
1. Insert the first previously programmed coded keys into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the second coded key from the ignition.
7. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new un-programmed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3(RUN) position for at least 6 seconds.
9. Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.
If the key has been successfully programmed, it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming.
If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features. The theft indicator light may flash on and off. Wait 20 seconds and you may repeat Steps 1 through 8. If the failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed.
To program additional new un-programmed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.
About Ford Escape
The second-generation Ford Escape made its début during the 2006 Los Angeles International Auto Show, replacing the first model. The Escape, as well as its Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner siblings, were revised to remain competitive with other new small SUVs for the North American market; nonetheless, the majority of the interior components have been carried over for the 2008 model year. The CD2 platform is still in use by the Escape. The 2008 Escape is also equipped with an electronic stability control system as standard equipment.
The Escape has gotten some styling cues from the Explorer, Edge, and Expedition, among other vehicles. The front fascia has been updated with a new grille and wider headlamps, while the sides have been redesigned with cleaner lines and rounder wheel arches, among other changes. The interior has also been entirely renovated, and it now includes the most up-to-date Ford family navigation system as a standard feature.
The Ford Escape and its Mercury Mariner sibling were the first vehicles to be equipped with Ford’s pull-drift steering mode, which was made feasible through the application of software control to the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system.
It was announced in 2011 that Ford would discontinue manufacture of the second generation Escape and relocate production to its Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The Escape was replaced by a new Escape based on its European CUV equivalent, the Ford Kuga.