TSB List for the 2012 Ford Explorer

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BRAKES (PWS)

  • TSB #ASI-44564

    NHTSA ID #10056207

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

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: DUE TO CORROSION BUILDUP BETWEEN BRAKE PAD AND ANCHOR BRACKET, VEHICLE EXPERIENCE A REAR BRAKE DRAG CONDITION AND NEED TO BE CHECKED FOR DEBRIS AND/OR CORROSION. MODEL 2011-2014 EXPLORER, FLEX, TAURUS, EDGE, MKX, MKT, MKS.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

  • TSB #TSB-14-0115

    NHTSA ID #10056149

    • Date Announced: MAY 30 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) THERE IS A TERRAIN MANAGEMENT POP UP WARNING, WITHOUT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) ACCOMPANYING IT, IN THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE OR TERRAIN CONTROL MODULE. MODEL 2011-2014 EXPLORE

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

  • TSB #TSB-14-0115

    NHTSA ID #10056149

    • Date Announced: MAY 30 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) THERE IS A TERRAIN MANAGEMENT POP UP WARNING, WITHOUT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) ACCOMPANYING IT, IN THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE OR TERRAIN CONTROL MODULE. MODEL 2011-2014 EXPLORE

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #ASI-44354

    NHTSA ID #10055042

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

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: AN ACCUMULATION OF OIL, IN LEFT HAND VALVE COVER BAFFLE, MIGRATING THROUGH FRESH AIR INTAKE OF POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) SYSTEM, MAY HAVE ENGINE OIL IN INTAKE AIR SYSTEM COMPONENTS. MODEL 2011-2013 EDGE, EXPLORER

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  • TSB #TSB-13-9-8

    NHTSA ID #10054323

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 09 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LINCOLN/FORD: DUE TO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) P0106, P0236, ENGINE ON SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE HESITATION, LOSS OF IDLE RPM, DIFFICULT IN STARTING, LACK OF POWER, RUNNING ROUGH AND CRANK NO START SITUATION. MODEL 2013-2014 TAURUS, E

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  • TSB #TSB-13-5-29

    NHTSA ID #10053276

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: DUE TO BLOCKED VAPOR PURGE LINE PORT IN AIR CLEANER OUTLET PIPE ASSEMBLY, THE MIL WOULD ILLUMINATE, WITH DTC P144C. MODEL 2012 EXPLORER. *PE

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  • TSB #ASI-22285

    NHTSA ID #10044230

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/MERCURY/LINCOLN: SOME VEHICLES EXHIBIT A COLD WEATHER PHENOMENON WHERE FLUID HAS EXPELLED OUT OF VENT ON REAR DRIVE UNITS (RDU) AND FLUID, ON OCCASION, WOULD BURP OUT. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #CSP-12B36-1-2

    NHTSA ID #10044903

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. THE ENGINE COOLING FAN MOTORS WOULD BE INOPERATIVE DUE TO CONTAMINATION BUILD UP ON ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WHICH CAN CAUSE ENGINE TO HAVE REDUCED POWER. *PE

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

  • TSB #14-0223

    NHTSA ID #10058153

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD EXPLORER 2012-2015, FORD TAURUS 2013-2015: SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.0L GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION ENGINES BUILT BEFORE 10/05/2014 MAY HAVE LACK OF POWER AND MALFUNCTION ILLUMINATED LAMP CODE DUE TO AMBIENT TEMPERATUR

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

  • TSB #CSP-12B36-1-2

    NHTSA ID #10044903

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. THE ENGINE COOLING FAN MOTORS WOULD BE INOPERATIVE DUE TO CONTAMINATION BUILD UP ON ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WHICH CAN CAUSE ENGINE TO HAVE REDUCED POWER. *PE

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

  • TSB #ASI-32211

    NHTSA ID #10053358

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE INTAKE AIR SYSTEM COMPONENTS MAY HAVE ENGINE OIL ACCUMULATION, IN LEFT HAND VALVE COVER BAFFLE MIGRATING THROUGH FRESH AIR INTAKE OF POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) SYSTEM. MODELS 2011-2013 EDGE, EXPLORE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

  • TSB #ASI-32251

    NHTSA ID #10053422

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE INTELLIGENT ACCESS OR PUSH BUTTON START MAY HAVE AN INTERMITTENT IKT, SIMILAR SYMPTOMS AS DISCHARGED IKT BATTERY. MODELS 2012-2013 F-150, F SUPER DUTY, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, FLEX, EDGE, EXPLORER, TA

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DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

  • TSB #TSB-14-0115

    NHTSA ID #10056149

    • Date Announced: MAY 30 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) THERE IS A TERRAIN MANAGEMENT POP UP WARNING, WITHOUT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) ACCOMPANYING IT, IN THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE OR TERRAIN CONTROL MODULE. MODEL 2011-2014 EXPLORE

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  • TSB #TSB-12-5-11

    NHTSA ID #10044523

    • Date Announced: MAY 22 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: WARNING INDICATOR, FOR AIR BAGS, WITH DTC (DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES) B1212 AND/OR B1213, IS INTERMITTENTLT EXHIBITED. *PE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #SSM-45821

    NHTSA ID #10078990

    • Date Announced: MAY 13 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SIRI EYES FREE FUNCTIONAL ISSUES USING BLUETOOTH AND APPLE IOS 9.2 AND 9.2.1

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  • TSB #TSB-14-0175

    NHTSA ID #10058110

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: THE AMBIENT LIGHTING ON LINCOLN (MYLINCOLN TOUCH) VEHICLES WILL DEFAULT TO WHITE AND ON FORD (MYFORD TOUCH) VEHICLES WILL DEFAULT TO ICE BLUE AFTER THE IGNITION SWITCH CYCLE. *PE

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  • TSB #APU-12A04

    NHTSA ID #10051743

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 14 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. A SOFTWARE UPGRADE IS AVAILABLE FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES. MODELS 2012-2013 EDGE, EXPLORER, MKX, FOCUS, ESCAPE, FLEX, FUSION, TAURUS, MKS, MKT, F-150. *PE UPDATED 5/10/13. *PE

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  • TSB #APU-11A02

    NHTSA ID #10044853

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 08 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING UPGRADE OF TOUCH SOFTWARE TO IMPROVE OVERALL SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY AND TO SIMPLIFY SCREENS. *PE UPDATED 8/3/12. *PE UPDATED 8/17/12.

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  • TSB #CSP-12B36-1-2

    NHTSA ID #10044903

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. THE ENGINE COOLING FAN MOTORS WOULD BE INOPERATIVE DUE TO CONTAMINATION BUILD UP ON ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WHICH CAN CAUSE ENGINE TO HAVE REDUCED POWER. *PE

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LIGHTING (PWS)

  • TSB #TSB-14-0175

    NHTSA ID #10058110

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: THE AMBIENT LIGHTING ON LINCOLN (MYLINCOLN TOUCH) VEHICLES WILL DEFAULT TO WHITE AND ON FORD (MYFORD TOUCH) VEHICLES WILL DEFAULT TO ICE BLUE AFTER THE IGNITION SWITCH CYCLE. *PE

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VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

  • TSB #TSB-13-6-13

    NHTSA ID #10053467

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: WHEN FRONT WINDOW GLASS, ON SOME VEHICLES, ARE BEING OPENING OR CLOSING, THERE IS A CHATTERING OR JUMPING MOVEMENT. MODELS 2011-2013 EXPLORER. *PE

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VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

  • TSB #44863

    NHTSA ID #10057834

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: NO SERVICE ACTION IS RECOMMENDED FOR THIS CONDITION. PLEASE USE AT YOUR DISCRETION. VARIOUS 2010-2015 VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A TURBULENCE NOISE, SIMILAR TO AN HELICOPTER NOISE, AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WHEN THE REAR DOOR WINDOW(S) OR SUNROO

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  • TSB #44985

    NHTSA ID #10058219

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD EXPLORER 2011-2015: BULLETIN INFORMATION REGARDING THE FRONT GLASS WINDOW CHATTERING UP/DOWN WHILE TRAVELING. THE FRONT WINDOW REGULATOR MOTOR NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. *LJ

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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #ASI-44713

    NHTSA ID #10057395

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

    Summary: LINCOLN/FORD: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE MOON ROOF SUNSHADE BINDING IS EXPERIENCING ISSUES SUCH AS RETAINING CLIPS/TABS ARE BROKEN AND ITS HARD TO OPEN OR CLOSE. MODEL 2009-14 MKS, 2011-15 EXPLORER, 2013-14 ESCAPE. *PE

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STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

  • TSB #22172

    NHTSA ID #10043550

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: POWER LIFT GATE MAY NOT BE OPENING OR MAY CLOSE AFTER OPENING A VERY LITTLE. *KB

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

  • TSB #44856

    NHTSA ID #10057831

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: CERTAIN 2013-2015 FORD FUSION AND TAURUS, 2011-2015 FORD EXPLORER, 2013-2014 FORD EDGE AND FLEX, 2013-2015 LINCOLN MKS, MKX, AND 2013-2014 LINCOLN MKT VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL SPEED THAT DOESN'T MATCH T

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

  • TSB #44856

    NHTSA ID #10057831

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: CERTAIN 2013-2015 FORD FUSION AND TAURUS, 2011-2015 FORD EXPLORER, 2013-2014 FORD EDGE AND FLEX, 2013-2015 LINCOLN MKS, MKX, AND 2013-2014 LINCOLN MKT VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL SPEED THAT DOESN'T MATCH T

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WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

  • TSB #TSB-13-5-14

    NHTSA ID #10052787

    • Date Announced: MAY 13 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: ON SOME VEHICLES, WHEN ACCELERATING FROM STOP OR SHIFTING BETWEEN DRIVE/REVERSE AND/OR REVERSE/DRIVE, A NOISE IS HEARD LIKE POP, TING, CLICK, COMING FROM FRONT WHEEL AREA. MODELS 2011-2013 TAURUS, EXPLORER, FLEX, MKS, MKT.

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SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

  • TSB #ASI-44531

    NHTSA ID #10056170

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

    Summary: LINCOLN/FORD: ON SOME VEHICLES AND TRUCKS, THERE IS A POPPING, SQUEALING, BINDING OR GRINDING NOISE COME FROM POWER SEATS WHEN MOVING BACKWARDS OR FORWARD. MODEL 2009-2015 F-150, TAURUS, FLEX, MKT, MKS, F-SUPER DUTY, EXPLORER. *PE

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #15-0156

    NHTSA ID #10074660

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 20 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSB-13-6-17

    NHTSA ID #10053471

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD:LINCOLN: ON SOME VEHICLES, THERE ARE VARIOUS RELATED CONCERNS ABOUT THE SYNC FEATURES, SUCH AS SYNC FEATURES INOPERATIVE, LACK OF OR SLOW RESPONSE TO PHONE AND VOICE BUTTON OPERATION. MODELS 2012-2013 FOCUS, E-SERIES, EDGE, EXPEDITIO

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  • TSB #ASI-32251

    NHTSA ID #10053422

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE INTELLIGENT ACCESS OR PUSH BUTTON START MAY HAVE AN INTERMITTENT IKT, SIMILAR SYMPTOMS AS DISCHARGED IKT BATTERY. MODELS 2012-2013 F-150, F SUPER DUTY, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, FLEX, EDGE, EXPLORER, TA

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  • TSB #AS1-32241

    NHTSA ID #10053408

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: ON VARIOUS VEHICLES WITH MY TOUCH,AFTER ANY APIM PROGRAMMING, REPLACEMENT OR DISCONNECT FROM FRONT DISPLAY INTERFACE MODULE (FDIM), TOUCHSCREEN CALIBRATION MUST BE PERFORMED. MODEL YEARS 2011-2013. NO MODELS LISTED.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #TSB-13-6-17

    NHTSA ID #10053471

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD:LINCOLN: ON SOME VEHICLES, THERE ARE VARIOUS RELATED CONCERNS ABOUT THE SYNC FEATURES, SUCH AS SYNC FEATURES INOPERATIVE, LACK OF OR SLOW RESPONSE TO PHONE AND VOICE BUTTON OPERATION. MODELS 2012-2013 FOCUS, E-SERIES, EDGE, EXPEDITIO

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  • TSB #CSP-12M02

    NHTSA ID #10052069

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 14 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. INFORMATION REGARDING EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR COVERING ACCESSORY PROTOCOL INTERFACE MODULE REGARDLESS OF MILEAGE. MODELS 2011-2013 EDGE, EXPLORER, MKX, FOCUS, ESCAPE, FLEX, FUSION

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #TSB-14-0130

    NHTSA ID #10056924

    • Date Announced: JULY 22 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: THERE IS AN EXHAUST ODOR IN VEHICLES WHEN AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM IS ON AND IT SMELLS LIKE SULFUR. MODEL 2011-15 EXPLORER. *PE

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  • TSB #TSB-14-0130

    NHTSA ID #10056901

    • Date Announced: JULY 22 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: WHEN AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM IS ON, AN EXHAUST ODOR, LIKE SULFUR, CAN BE SMELLED. MODEL 2011-15 EXPLORER. *PE

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  • TSB #TSB-14-0019

    NHTSA ID #10055003

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: SOME VEHICLES WILL EXPERIENCE A LACK OF AIR CONDITIONING (AC) PERFORMANCE, WITH DUAL ENGINE COOLING FANS, WHILE STATIONARY OR MOVING AT SLOW SPEEDS, AND/OR OVERHEAT. MODEL 2011-2012 TAURUS, MKS, EXPLORER, FLEX, MKT. *P

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #CSP-12M01

    NHTSA ID #10044905

    • Date Announced: MARCH 06 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: WARRANTY EXTENSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR CERTAIN MODEL VEHICLES WITH ACCESSORY PROTOCOL INTERFACE MODULE (APIM OR SYNC MODULE) TO 4 (FOUR) YEARS ON FORD AND 5 (FIVE) YEARS ON LINCOLN VEHICLES REGARDLESS OF MILEAGE AND SUBSE

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #ASI-44333

    NHTSA ID #10054961

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: DUE TO EXCESSIVE LUBE LOSS FROM PTU, OR INTERNAL PTU FAILURE, SOME TRUCKS, WILL EXPERIENCE CONTAMINATION OR SLUDGING OF PTU LUBE, RESULTING IN AN INCREASED INTERNAL LUBE TEMPERATURE. MODEL 2011-2014 EXPLORER, TAURUS SHO.

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  • TSB #TSB-13-6-17

    NHTSA ID #10053471

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD:LINCOLN: ON SOME VEHICLES, THERE ARE VARIOUS RELATED CONCERNS ABOUT THE SYNC FEATURES, SUCH AS SYNC FEATURES INOPERATIVE, LACK OF OR SLOW RESPONSE TO PHONE AND VOICE BUTTON OPERATION. MODELS 2012-2013 FOCUS, E-SERIES, EDGE, EXPEDITIO

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  • TSB #AS1-32241

    NHTSA ID #10053408

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD: ON VARIOUS VEHICLES WITH MY TOUCH,AFTER ANY APIM PROGRAMMING, REPLACEMENT OR DISCONNECT FROM FRONT DISPLAY INTERFACE MODULE (FDIM), TOUCHSCREEN CALIBRATION MUST BE PERFORMED. MODEL YEARS 2011-2013. NO MODELS LISTED.

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  • TSB #CSP-12M02

    NHTSA ID #10052069

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 14 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. INFORMATION REGARDING EXTENDED WARRANTY FOR COVERING ACCESSORY PROTOCOL INTERFACE MODULE REGARDLESS OF MILEAGE. MODELS 2011-2013 EDGE, EXPLORER, MKX, FOCUS, ESCAPE, FLEX, FUSION

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