TSB List for the 2018 Ford Flex

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STEERING

  • TSB #SSM 47426

    NHTSA ID #10144215

    • Date Announced: JULY 20 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2015-2018 Flex, Taurus, Police Interceptor Sedan, and 2016 Navigator vehicles may exhibit a turn signal that does not operate as expected when the steering column multifunction switch is moved to the lane change position, then quickly

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BRAKES (PWS)

  • TSB #SSM 47466

    NHTSA ID #10144938

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 14 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018 F-Superduty/F-150/Explorer/Taurus/Flex/MKT/Fiesta vehicles built on 8-Mar-2018 and through 18-Jun-2018 may exhibit a soft brake pedal and/or long brake pedal travel. Bleed the brake system per Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 206-00

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  • TSB #SSM 47450

    NHTSA ID #10144933

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 07 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018 F-Superduty/F-150/Explorer/Taurus/Flex/MKT vehicles built on 8-Mar-2018 and through 18-Jun-2018 may exhibit a soft brake pedal and/or long brake pedal travel. Bleed the brake system per Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 206-00. For c

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #SSM 47948

    NHTSA ID #10159494

    • Date Announced: APRIL 26 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SSM 47948 - 2010-2019 Various Vehicles - Turbocharged Engines - Oil Supply Filter Replacement When Replacing The Turbocharger Or The Turbocharger Oil Supply Tube For 2010-2019 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines, when diagnosing an

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #TSB-2212

    NHTSA ID #10163554

    • Date Announced: JULY 03 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018-2019 Explorer/Flex/Taurus/MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), powertrain malfunction (wrench) lamp, Service AdvanceTrac message, Hill Start Assist Not Avai

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  • TSB #TSB 19-2212

    NHTSA ID #10163568

    • Date Announced: JULY 03 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018-2019 Explorer/Flex/Taurus/MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), powertrain malfunction (wrench) lamp, Service AdvanceTrac message, Hill Start Assist Not Avai

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  • TSB #TSB 19-2183

    NHTSA ID #10162063

    • Date Announced: JUNE 05 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018-2019 Explorer/Flex/Taurus/MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), powertrain malfunction (wrench) lamp, Service AdvanceTrac message, Hill Start Assist Not Avai

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  • TSB #SSM 47797

    NHTSA ID #10156877

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

    Summary: Some 2009-2017 Expedition/Navigator, 2009-2014 F-150/Mustang, 2008-2009 Sable, 2008-2019 Taurus/Flex/MKT, 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Sedan/Utility, and 2011-2019 Explorer vehicles may exhibit inoperative or intermittent HVAC blower motor

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

  • TSB #SSM 47662

    NHTSA ID #10152473

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 14 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: For 2010-2019 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines, when diagnosing and/or replacing turbo related concerns, all steps within the Workshop Manual (WSM) procedure must be followed including replacement of all mandatory discarded parts

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

  • TSB #TSB-2212

    NHTSA ID #10163554

    • Date Announced: JULY 03 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018-2019 Explorer/Flex/Taurus/MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), powertrain malfunction (wrench) lamp, Service AdvanceTrac message, Hill Start Assist Not Avai

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #TSB 19-2183

    NHTSA ID #10162063

    • Date Announced: JUNE 05 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018-2019 Explorer/Flex/Taurus/MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), powertrain malfunction (wrench) lamp, Service AdvanceTrac message, Hill Start Assist Not Avai

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  • TSB #SSM 47976

    NHTSA ID #10160931

    • Date Announced: MAY 10 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission it is imperative that the converter pilot hub be greased with Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Grease Spray XL-5-A even if grease was not applied from the factory. Also verify that the engine/tran

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #SSM 47170

    NHTSA ID #10137101

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0011, P0012, P0014, P0015, P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0021, P0022, P0024 and/or P0025. This may be due to small debris causing the VCT solenoid to stick. B

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

  • TSB #SSM 46900

    NHTSA ID #10127405

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition with an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and a DTC P161A after PCM replacement. This may be due to the parameter reset procedure not being properly completed. To clear this DTC, use

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #SSM 48123

    NHTSA ID #10164497

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

    Summary: For Ford and Lincoln vehicles that require positive or negative battery terminal replacement, it is not necessary to replace the complete battery cable harness (14300 and 14301) for this concern. Positive battery cable clamp BT4Z-14450-AA a

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  • TSB #SSM 48070

    NHTSA ID #10163573

    • Date Announced: JULY 02 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2009-2017 Expedition/Navigator, 2009-2014 F-150/Mustang, 2008-2009 Sable, 2008-2019 Taurus/Flex/MKT, 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Sedan/Utility, and 2011-2019 Explorer vehicles may exhibit inoperative or intermittent HVAC blower motor

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  • TSB #SSM 48053

    NHTSA ID #10162087

    • Date Announced: JUNE 24 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2019 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 not at the latest software level may exhibit Various Performance Related concerns such as Display Operation, Navigation, Voice Recognition, Phone Pairing, Applink, Travel Link, S

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  • TSB #SSM 47850

    NHTSA ID #10159489

    • Date Announced: APRIL 26 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2019 vehicles equipped with a EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function and/or a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P06A0 in the powertrain control module (PCM). To support the pr

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  • TSB #SSM 47797

    NHTSA ID #10155565

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

    Summary: Some 2009-2017 Expedition/Navigator, 2009-2014 F-150/Mustang, 2008-2009 Sable, 2008-2019 Taurus/Flex/MKT, 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Sedan/Utility, and 2011-2019 Explorer vehicles may exhibit inoperative or intermittent HVAC blower motor

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  • TSB #SSM 47797

    NHTSA ID #10156877

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

    Summary: Some 2009-2017 Expedition/Navigator, 2009-2014 F-150/Mustang, 2008-2009 Sable, 2008-2019 Taurus/Flex/MKT, 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Sedan/Utility, and 2011-2019 Explorer vehicles may exhibit inoperative or intermittent HVAC blower motor

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  • TSB #SSM 47711

    NHTSA ID #10153948

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 14 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2019 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and a 6, 8 or 10 inch screen may show a pop-up message every key cycle that states 'SYNC can check for updates when connected to a WiFi network'. To remove the inconvenience of t

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  • TSB #SSM 47538

    NHTSA ID #10149770

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit the Android Auto Preference menu selection is not present after an update to version 3.0 software. In prior versions of SYNC 3 software this menu was present, however

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  • TSB #SSM 47444

    NHTSA ID #10144930

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

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 not at the latest software level may exhibit Various Performance Related concerns such as Display Operation, Navigation, Voice Recognition, Phone Pairing, Applink, Travel Link, S

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  • TSB #SSM 47426

    NHTSA ID #10144215

    • Date Announced: JULY 20 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2015-2018 Flex, Taurus, Police Interceptor Sedan, and 2016 Navigator vehicles may exhibit a turn signal that does not operate as expected when the steering column multifunction switch is moved to the lane change position, then quickly

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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  • TSB #SSM 47379

    NHTSA ID #10143102

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various 2016-2018 vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. Using the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website > OASIS tab > SYNC version, verify the vehicle SYNC software version. If the ve

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  • TSB #SSM 46900

    NHTSA ID #10127405

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a no start condition with an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) and a DTC P161A after PCM replacement. This may be due to the parameter reset procedure not being properly completed. To clear this DTC, use

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VISIBILITY

  • TSB #SSM 48130

    NHTSA ID #10164508

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 09 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2010-2020 vehicles may exhibit distorted glass with a subtle orange peel pattern or streaking etched into the surface. This is caused by hydrofluoric acid which is used in some car wash solutions as a cleaning agent. Hydrofluoric acid

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VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

  • TSB #SSM 48130

    NHTSA ID #10164508

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 09 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2010-2020 vehicles may exhibit distorted glass with a subtle orange peel pattern or streaking etched into the surface. This is caused by hydrofluoric acid which is used in some car wash solutions as a cleaning agent. Hydrofluoric acid

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FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

  • TSB #SSM 48049

    NHTSA ID #10162086

    • Date Announced: JUNE 20 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2015-2017 F-150/Mustang, 2015-2018 Edge/MKC, 2016-2018 MKX, 2013-2018 Explorer/Taurus/Flex/MKT, and 2017-2018 Fusion/MKZ/Continental vehicles built on or before 19-Oct-2017 may exhibit an inoperative adaptive cruise control, collision

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #SSM 47749

    NHTSA ID #10153969

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 17 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2012-2019 Vehicles may require repairs to the Smartlink system. Smartlink is a Ford Licensed Accessory which has a warranty provided by the accessory manufacturer. Warranty replacement parts for Smartlink that are ordered through Ford

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  • TSB #SSM 47495

    NHTSA ID #10144948

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2018 F-Superduty/F-150/Explorer/Taurus/Flex/MKT/Expedition/Navigator vehicles built on 8-Mar-2018 and through 18-Jun-2018 may exhibit a soft brake pedal and/or long brake pedal travel. Bleed the brake system per Workshop Manual (WSM),

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  • TSB #SSM 47379

    NHTSA ID #10143102

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Various 2016-2018 vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. Using the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website > OASIS tab > SYNC version, verify the vehicle SYNC software version. If the ve

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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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 47100

    NHTSA ID #10136611

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln Vehicle equipped with SYNC 3 and connected to an iPhone recently upgraded to iOS 11.2.5 may exhibit a concern where USB Audio playback and App Link applications will not function properly. This may also inclu

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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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  • 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 46930

    NHTSA ID #10127417

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #SSM 47171

    NHTSA ID #10137102

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and connected to an iPhone recently upgraded to iOS 11.2.5 may exhibit functional concerns where USB audio playback and App Link will not operate. This may also include, under ce

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  • TSB #SSM 47080

    NHTSA ID #10136597

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 14 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2010-2018 various vehicles equipped with SYNC or SYNC 3 may not function when attempting to find or use the Spotify app via AppLink. As of an update released on 1/15/2018 Spotify will no longer be supporting their AppLink integration. No re

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #SSM 46860

    NHTSA ID #10125078

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford or Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various SYNC symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. This is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #SSM 48135

    NHTSA ID #10164596

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 14 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2020 vehicles equipped with an EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function. To support the proper diagnosis of this compressor, the EVDC control valve tester has been provided

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  • TSB #SSM 48070

    NHTSA ID #10163573

    • Date Announced: JULY 02 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2009-2017 Expedition/Navigator, 2009-2014 F-150/Mustang, 2008-2009 Sable, 2008-2019 Taurus/Flex/MKT, 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Sedan/Utility, and 2011-2019 Explorer vehicles may exhibit inoperative or intermittent HVAC blower motor

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  • TSB #SSM 47967

    NHTSA ID #10160880

    • Date Announced: MAY 06 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2019 vehicles equipped with a EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function and/or a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P06A0 in the powertrain control module (PCM). To support the pr

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  • TSB #SSM 47850

    NHTSA ID #10159489

    • Date Announced: APRIL 26 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2013-2019 vehicles equipped with a EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function and/or a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P06A0 in the powertrain control module (PCM). To support the pr

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  • TSB #SSM 47797

    NHTSA ID #10156877

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

    Summary: Some 2009-2017 Expedition/Navigator, 2009-2014 F-150/Mustang, 2008-2009 Sable, 2008-2019 Taurus/Flex/MKT, 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Sedan/Utility, and 2011-2019 Explorer vehicles may exhibit inoperative or intermittent HVAC blower motor

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  • TSB #SSM 47797

    NHTSA ID #10155565

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

    Summary: Some 2009-2017 Expedition/Navigator, 2009-2014 F-150/Mustang, 2008-2009 Sable, 2008-2019 Taurus/Flex/MKT, 2013-2019 Police Interceptor Sedan/Utility, and 2011-2019 Explorer vehicles may exhibit inoperative or intermittent HVAC blower motor

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #SSM 48049

    NHTSA ID #10162086

    • Date Announced: JUNE 20 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2015-2017 F-150/Mustang, 2015-2018 Edge/MKC, 2016-2018 MKX, 2013-2018 Explorer/Taurus/Flex/MKT, and 2017-2018 Fusion/MKZ/Continental vehicles built on or before 19-Oct-2017 may exhibit an inoperative adaptive cruise control, collision

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  • TSB #SSM 47380

    NHTSA ID #10143103

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Some 2016-2018 Ford and Lincoln vehicles with SYNC 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. Check for SYNC software update under the OASIS Tab SYNC selection. If update is available refer to WSM, Section 415-00 and update APIM so

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