TSB List for the 2009 Ford Explorer

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STEERING

  • TSB #DOR-S3J9G-11

    NHTSA ID #10148819

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 02 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: This SKU is a front upper ball joint. The Customer communication requested return of unsold inventory to inspect for ball studs with excessive rotational friction in the ball joint assembly. Excessive friction in the ball joint assembly ma

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BRAKES (PWS)

  • TSB #SSM 46132

    NHTSA ID #10090681

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME 2008-2017 FORD/MERCURY/LINCOLN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SYNC MAY GENERATE A VHR THAT IDENTIFIES A CONCERN WITH THE BRAKES AND SUSPENSION CATEGORY INDICATING SERVICE IS REQUIRED DUE TO A BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LAMP BEING ILLUMINATED. IF THE

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  • TSB #SSM 46132

    NHTSA ID #10091151

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME 2008-2017 FORD/MERCURY/LINCOLN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SYNC MAY GENERATE A VHR THAT IDENTIFIES A CONCERN WITH THE BRAKES AND SUSPENSION CATEGORY INDICATING SERVICE IS REQUIRED DUE TO A BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LAMP BEING ILLUMINATED. IF THE

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

  • TSB #ASI-44429

    NHTSA ID #10055318

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/MERCURY: TO PREVENT HARNESS DAMAGE, ON SOME VEHICLES, RESULTING IN CONTACT WITH TIRE OR SUSPENSION COMPONENTS, PROPER ROUTING OF WIRING HARNESS FOR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR IS KEY. 2006-2010 EXPLORER, MOUNTAINEER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC.

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK

  • TSB #AS-21769

    NHTSA ID #10039053

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: IF THERE IS AN INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER, SURGE, OR HESITATION WHILE DRIVING THE BRAKES WILL OVERRIDE ACCELERATION. *RM

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

  • TSB #ASI-44429

    NHTSA ID #10055318

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/MERCURY: TO PREVENT HARNESS DAMAGE, ON SOME VEHICLES, RESULTING IN CONTACT WITH TIRE OR SUSPENSION COMPONENTS, PROPER ROUTING OF WIRING HARNESS FOR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR IS KEY. 2006-2010 EXPLORER, MOUNTAINEER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC.

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #SSM 47331

    NHTSA ID #10143079

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various vehicles equipped with a 4.6L, 5.4L, 6.8L modular 3 valve engine built on or before 8-Jan-2016 may exhibit symptoms that may include upper end engine noise, rough running, misfire and/or engine damage. If diagnosis leads to only cam

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  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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  • TSB #AS-21769

    NHTSA ID #10039053

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: IF THERE IS AN INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER, SURGE, OR HESITATION WHILE DRIVING THE BRAKES WILL OVERRIDE ACCELERATION. *RM

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  • TSB #SB-20705

    NHTSA ID #10029565

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/MERCURY: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A NO CRANK, CRANK NO START, DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM, OR IDLE CONCERN WITH OR WITHOUT MIL ILLUMINATION/DTC'S DUE TO THE PCM ENGINE HARNESS CHAFFING AGAINST THE PCM MOUNTING BRACKET. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

  • TSB #SSM 46085

    NHTSA ID #10109070

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

  • TSB #CSP-13N01

    NHTSA ID #10052803

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 19 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: SEE SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ON SOME VEHICLES, THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATES SERVICE ENGINE SOON DUE TO LEAKAGE IN EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS (EVAP) SYSTEM, IF EASY FUEL CAPLESS FUEL FILL PIPE FLAP IS BENT O

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #AS-21769

    NHTSA ID #10039053

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: IF THERE IS AN INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER, SURGE, OR HESITATION WHILE DRIVING THE BRAKES WILL OVERRIDE ACCELERATION. *RM

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #SSM 46451

    NHTSA ID #10099463

    • Date Announced: MARCH 14 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2009-2017 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 6R80, 6R100, 6R140 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAVE AN UPDATED MAIN CONTROL VALVE BODY OVERHAUL PROCEDURE. REFER TO WORKSHOP MANUAL (WSM), SECTION 307-01 FOR MAIN CONTROL VALVE BODY (7A100) OVERHAUL PROCEDURES.

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  • TSB #TSB-14-0069

    NHTSA ID #10055783

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LINCOLN/MERCURY/FORD: THERE IS FLUID LEAKING AROUND THE TRANSMISSION BULKHEAD CONNECTOR SLEEVE, FROM THE TRANSMISSION. MODEL 2009-10 EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, F-150, NAVIGATOR, MOUNTAINEER. *PE

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

  • TSB #SSM 46412

    NHTSA ID #10095858

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 27 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME 2007-2016 EDGE/MKX/FLEX/MKT/MKZ/MKS/TAURUS/TAURUS POLICE/EXPLORER/EXPLORER POLICE EQUIPPED WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) AND BUILT ON OR BEFORE 30-JUN-2016 MAY EXHIBIT A TICKING AND/OR KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE DRIVELINE AREA. TO IDE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

  • TSB #ASI-44429

    NHTSA ID #10055318

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/MERCURY: TO PREVENT HARNESS DAMAGE, ON SOME VEHICLES, RESULTING IN CONTACT WITH TIRE OR SUSPENSION COMPONENTS, PROPER ROUTING OF WIRING HARNESS FOR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR IS KEY. 2006-2010 EXPLORER, MOUNTAINEER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #SIS-21841

    NHTSA ID #10038965

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMM-TRANS LUND: SOME 2009-2011 MODELS MAY HAVE THE AIR BAG INICATOR FLASHING WITH A STORED TROUBLE CODE. THIS IS A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM

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  • TSB #AS-21769

    NHTSA ID #10039053

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: IF THERE IS AN INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER, SURGE, OR HESITATION WHILE DRIVING THE BRAKES WILL OVERRIDE ACCELERATION. *RM

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #SIS-21841

    NHTSA ID #10038965

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMM-TRANS LUND: SOME 2009-2011 MODELS MAY HAVE THE AIR BAG INICATOR FLASHING WITH A STORED TROUBLE CODE. THIS IS A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM

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STRUCTURE

  • TSB #TSB 19-2026

    NHTSA ID #10156863

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 07 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Fo

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  • TSB #TSB 19-2026

    NHTSA ID #10155551

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 07 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Fo

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #TSB 19-2026

    NHTSA ID #10156863

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 07 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Fo

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  • TSB #SSM 47331

    NHTSA ID #10143079

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various vehicles equipped with a 4.6L, 5.4L, 6.8L modular 3 valve engine built on or before 8-Jan-2016 may exhibit symptoms that may include upper end engine noise, rough running, misfire and/or engine damage. If diagnosis leads to only cam

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  • TSB #SSM 47201

    NHTSA ID #10137113

    • Date Announced: MARCH 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Replacing the original equipment SYNC/Navigation system with either an aftermarket SYNC/Navigation kit or modifying original SYNC/Navigation parts to provide additional features is not recommended nor supported on any Ford, Mercury or Linco

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  • TSB #SSM 47009

    NHTSA ID #10140323

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 10 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). The master code for the Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can be retrieved from FMCDealer - Parts a

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #SSM 47009

    NHTSA ID #10138524

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 10 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). The master code for the Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can be retrieved from FMCDealer - Parts a

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  • TSB #SSM 47009

    NHTSA ID #10140323

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 10 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: The Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can only be used with vehicles that are factory built with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). The master code for the Accessory (Wireless) Keyless Entry Keypad can be retrieved from FMCDealer - Parts a

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #SSM 46412

    NHTSA ID #10095858

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 27 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SOME 2007-2016 EDGE/MKX/FLEX/MKT/MKZ/MKS/TAURUS/TAURUS POLICE/EXPLORER/EXPLORER POLICE EQUIPPED WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) AND BUILT ON OR BEFORE 30-JUN-2016 MAY EXHIBIT A TICKING AND/OR KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE DRIVELINE AREA. TO IDE

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