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TSB List for the 2003 Ford Taurus

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 Taurus 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.

  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
  • SEAT BELTS
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

    • TSB #17225

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004082

      STEERING COLUMN LOCK DISCONTINUED. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #17094

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003184

      RATTLING OR CLUNKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16710

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001950

      RATTLING OR CLUNKING NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. *TT *JB Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #052212

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018746

      BUCK/JERK AND MISS DURING DRIVE CYCLE ABOVE 3000 RPM - NO DTC - 3.0L 2V GAS AND FFV ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #18614

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017916

      SURGE, IDLE ROLL, ROUGH IDLE ONLY WHEN THE ENGINE COOLING FANS ARE OPERATING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03111

      Date Announced:
      JUN 09, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002772

      ENGINE COOLING FAN INDUCED BODY BOOM, ROUGH ENGINE IDLE SENSATION OR UNUSUAL ENGINE NOISE AT IDLE WHEN THE ENGINE COOLING FAN IS IN THE HIGH SPEED MODE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16809

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002642

      THE NEW HIGH FLOW WATER PUMP IS NOT YET LISTED IN THE PARTS CATALOG BUT WILL BE SOON. THE SERVICE CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH NORMAL PART ORDERING SYSTEM. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #04208

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019382

      CAMSHAFT TICK NOISE - 3.0L 4V ENGINE ONLY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17928

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009338

      ROUGH RUNNING, MISFIRE AND A LACK OF POWER DUE TO A LOSS OF COMPRESSION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17703

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008217

      TICKING NOISE FROM LEFT CYLINDER HEAD WITH WARM ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0415

      Date Announced:
      JAN 26, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007358

      LOWER ENGINE OIL LEAKS 3.0L 2V VULCAN ENGINE. DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17503

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007337

      SURGE AT A STEADY SPEED BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH WITH NO OTHER DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17434

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008296

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH CONTINUOUS MEMORY DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) P0172/P0175 (SYSTEM TOO RICH). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17224

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004081

      INTERMITTENT ROLLING IDLE ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.0L 2-VALVE ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17234

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004089

      ENGINE OIL LEAKS FROM THE FILTER AREA ON VEHICLES WITH A 3.0L 2-VALVE ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03144

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003744

      ENGINE MISFIRE OR ROUGH RUNNING CONDITION WITH COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS MAY BE MORE ACCURATELY DIAGNOSED USING THE OPTIONAL WORLDWIDE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (WDS) COIL ON PLUG (COP) KIT. 2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. Read More »

    • TSB #16974

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003848

      ENGINE OIL LEAK NEAR THE OIL PAN OR OIL FILTER ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.0L 2-VALVE (VULCAN) ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16982

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003851

      CLUNKING/POPPING NOISE FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT UPON ACCELERATION AND/OR DECELERATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0335

      Date Announced:
      FEB 17, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002482

      IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16613

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002497

      VEHICLES WITH VERY LOW ODOMETER MILES, MAY EXHIBIT A HIGHER THAN NORMAL TEMPORARY START-UP FAST IDLE (1600-2500 RPM THAT DECREASES SLOWLY). NO SERVICE NECESSARY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02221

      Date Announced:
      NOV 11, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008304

      ENGINE-GEAR DRIVEN SYNCHRONIZERS-INCORRECT INSTALLATION-CAMSHAFT POSITION SYNCHRONIZER (CMP) INSTALLATION TOOL CORRECT APPLICATION. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #870197

      Date Announced:
      OCT 22, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000592

      INCORRECTLY INSTALLED GEAR DRIVEN CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR SYNCHRONIZER ASSEMBLIES CAUSING SURGE, LOST OF POWER, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1336, P1309 AND P0340. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #16679

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001935

      NEW PUSH TYPE FUEL CLIP AND CONNECTOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS. *TT *JB Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #18719

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017860

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP COMING ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0171, P0172, P0174 AND/OR P0175 (FUEL SYSTEM TOO RICH OR LEAN). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0398

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002780

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0457. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

    • TSB #17564

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008127

      FUEL GAUGE DOES NOT READ FULL AFTER FILLING TANK. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #17416

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008290

      FUEL GAUGE DOES NOT READ FULL. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #17355

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008181

      FUEL GAUGE WHICH DOES NOT READ COMPLETELY FULL WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS FILLED. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #17358

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008183

      GROAN/BUZZ/VIBRATION WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR IS IN PARK WITH THE VEHICLE PARKED ON AN INCLINE. *TT THIS BULLETIN UPDATES PREVIOUS BULLETIN 17358, DATED 11/01/2003 TO INCLUDE 2005 MODELS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16678

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001934

      AX4S TRANSAXLE MAY EXHIBIT NO REVERSE ENGAGEMENT CONDITION. *TT *JB Read More »

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

    • TSB #042107

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014086

      GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04E13

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010639

      EMISSION RELATED SERVICE ACTION 04E13. RE-FLASH THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM). *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

    • TSB #03148

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003748

      NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER - SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER

    • TSB #03123

      Date Announced:
      JUN 23, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002684

      TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH NOT ENGAGING WHEN COMMANDED AND/OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0741 OR P1744 STORED IN MEMORY. MODELS FROM 1996 TO 2003. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #05145

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016808

      ERRATIC FLUID LEVEL READING ON TRANSAXLE DIPSTICK-LEAKS-4F50N, AX4N, AX4S TRANSAXLE. *SC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #18411

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012969

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0133, P1131 OR P2195. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #042514

      Date Announced:
      DEC 27, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014266

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0300, P0316 OR P030X - NO CRANK BATTERY DISCHARGED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04174

      Date Announced:
      SEP 06, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013116

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED - SYSTEM LEAN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) - SERVICE TIPS. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2004 F-SERIES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17960

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011176

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0171/P0174, P1131/P1151, AND/OR P2195/P2197 IN CONTINUOUS MEMORY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03181

      Date Announced:
      SEP 15, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004027

      REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16911

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002622

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON AND TCIL LAMP ILLUMINATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH MULTIPLE MEMORY DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES RELATED TO TRANSMISSION SOLENOIDS AND HEGO HEATER CIRCUITS. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

    • TSB #02176

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008580

      LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #05227

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018742

      POWER WINDOW CONCERNS - SERVICE TIP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04223

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013395

      GRUNTING NOISE FROM FRONT POWER WINDOW GLASS IS POWERED TO THE FULL UP POSITION. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #0325

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002475

      GRUNTING NOISE FROM FRONT POWER WINDOW AFTER GLASS IS POWERED TO THE FULL-UP POSITION. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT

    • TSB #041514

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011159

      REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #031501

      Date Announced:
      JUL 12, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009321

      INOPERATIVE ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (HEATED BACKLITE) GRID LINES, INTEGRAL ANTENNA CONCERNS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02236

      Date Announced:
      NOV 25, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008314

      ERRATIC OPERATION OF THE COOL/WARM FUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM - REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR STRATIFICATION (SECONDARY) TEMPERATURE BLEND DOOR. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

    • TSB #04189

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014062

      REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR

    • TSB #031506

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011149

      WATER IN THE BLOWER CASE OR ON THE PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR, AN INOPERATIVE CLIMATE CONTROL BLOWER MOTOR, A MOTOR THAT OPERATES ON HIGH SPEED ONLY, AND/OR A BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR FAILURE. VEHICLES BUILT 5/1/2001 TO 12/15/2003. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #05310

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012954

      SAFETY BELT WEB STOP BUTTON SERVICE. *EH Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSB 20-2233

      Date Announced:
      JUL 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177863

      This article supersedes TSB 19-2026 to update the vehicle model years affected. Some 2000 and newer Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155551

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156863

      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. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #05224

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018738

      POWER LOCK CONCERNS - SERVICE TIP. *TT Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

    • TSB #CSP-13B04

      Date Announced:
      JUN 21, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052600

      FORD: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. SPEED CONTROL CABLE IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE AND CAN DISCONNECT DURING HOOD MAINTENANCE AND ALSO INTERFERE WITH FULL THROTTLE RETURN TO IDLE AFTER RELEASING ACCELERATOR PEDAL. Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSB 19-2026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10156863

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #18471

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014663

      RKE INOPERATIVE. *EH Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #17681

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008206

      AUTOLOCKS AND (RKE) REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY INOPERATIVE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #02208

      Date Announced:
      OCT 14, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013060

      CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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