TSB List for the 2019 Ford Flex

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2019 Flex are official communications between Ford & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #SSM 47948

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159494

      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 ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #TSB 19-2212

      Date Announced:
      JUL 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163568

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-2212

      Date Announced:
      JUL 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163554

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2183

      Date Announced:
      JUN 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162063

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47797

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156877

      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 ... Read More »

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

    • TSB #SSM 47662

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152473

      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 ... Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSB-2212

      Date Announced:
      JUL 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163554

      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 ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #SSM 48423

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169986

      Some 2015-2020 Ford and Lincoln 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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2183

      Date Announced:
      JUN 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162063

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47976

      Date Announced:
      MAY 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160931

      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. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #SSM 48482

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169903

      Some 2019 Flex vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 without navigation may exhibit a compass that is stuck and/or does not indicate the correct direction. This may be due to the calibration in the accessory protocol interface module (APIM). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48340

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168810

      Some 2016-2019 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may experience a map displayed on the left half of the SYNC screen with no other information/soft buttons present after updating to the latest version of V3.0 software. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48123

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164497

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48070

      Date Announced:
      JUL 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163573

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48053

      Date Announced:
      JUN 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162087

      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, ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47850

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159489

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47797

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156877

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47797

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155565

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47711

      Date Announced:
      DEC 14, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153948

      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'. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47571

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148723

      Some 2019 Flex vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 without navigation may exhibit a compass that is stuck and/or does not indicate the correct direction. This may be due to the calibration in the accessory protocol interface module (APIM). Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #SSM 48130

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164508

      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. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

    • TSB #SSM 48130

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164508

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #SSM 47749

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10153969

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47509

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10149755

      Some 2019 Flex vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 without navigation may exhibit a compass that is stuck and/or does not indicate the correct direction. Do not attempt any repairs at this time. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #SSM 48482

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169903

      Some 2019 Flex vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 without navigation may exhibit a compass that is stuck and/or does not indicate the correct direction. This may be due to the calibration in the accessory protocol interface module (APIM). Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #SSM 47571

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148723

      Some 2019 Flex vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 without navigation may exhibit a compass that is stuck and/or does not indicate the correct direction. This may be due to the calibration in the accessory protocol interface module (APIM). Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #SSM 48135

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164596

      Some 2013-2020 vehicles equipped with an EVDC air conditioning (A/C) compressor may exhibit poor A/C performance/improper climate function. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48070

      Date Announced:
      JUL 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163573

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47967

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160880

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47850

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159489

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47797

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156877

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47797

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155565

      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 ... Read More »

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