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2001 Ford Crown Victoria Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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10/24/08 NHTSA ID: 10026401
TSB ID: CSP 08B04

Ford/lincoln mercury: certain 1992-2001 model year crown victoria, grand marquis, and town car vehicles registered in the states of wisconsin and connecticut upgrade modifications for high speed rear impacts.
10/23/08 NHTSA ID: 10026389
TSB ID: CSP-08B01

Ford: certain 1999-2001 model year vehicles up to 6000 lb gvwr registered in new york and certain 2001 vehicles up to 6000 lb gvwr registered in the state of maine, certified for sale in california-federal emission warranty refund.
02/20/08 NHTSA ID: 10023943
TSB ID: 07212

Some 1997-2008 vehicles equipped with a 4.6l 2v, 5.4l 2v, or 6.8l 2v engine--spark plug thread repair procedure--not covered under new vehicle limited warranty. *nj this includes f-53 motorhome chassis. updated 2/23/10.
01/25/06 NHTSA ID: 10018959
TSB ID: 05N04

Extended coverage program 05n04 - extended coverage for composite intake manifold. this program is being provided as a settlement to a class action lawsuit. the terms of the settlement extend the coverage of the all-composite intake manif
01/12/06 NHTSA ID: 10018745
TSB ID: 041601

Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running.
05/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10014620
TSB ID: 18351

Charging system limitations. *eh
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01/06/05 NHTSA ID: 10011162
TSB ID: 031404

Engine misfire or running - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - wds cop kit diagnostic tips. to include various 2005 models. * ar this article 04161 supersedes tsb 03-14-04.
08/05/04 NHTSA ID: 10008580
TSB ID: 02176

Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
08/04/04 NHTSA ID: 10008536
TSB ID: 0441

Cracks in the rear of the frame side member between the upper and lower trailing arm brackets.
07/28/04 NHTSA ID: 10008342
TSB ID: 16412

Sulphur smell from exhaust under investigation (qsf). *mj
07/27/04 NHTSA ID: 10008317
TSB ID: 16378

Idle miss or surge at highway speeds. premature ignition coil-on-plug (cop) replacement / under investigation (qsf).
07/27/04 NHTSA ID: 10008319
TSB ID: 16380

Service cylinder head gasket for 4.6l applications.
07/27/04 NHTSA ID: 10008332
TSB ID: 16401

Brake booster push rod adjustment. brake pedal feel condition. *mj
07/26/04 NHTSA ID: 10008278
TSB ID: 03256

Engine-romeo built 4.6l 2v-tick noise from engine-engines built before 9/17/2003. *mj
06/03/04 NHTSA ID: 10007207
TSB ID: 02M01

Customer satisfaction program 02m01 supplement #4. certain ford 2000 through 2003 vehicles equipped with a tube-mounted egr pressure sensor - additional egr pressure sensor warranty coverage. supplement #3. *mj supplement #6
01/14/04 NHTSA ID: 10004889
TSB ID: 03206

Some dedicated cng vehicles may exhibit various driveability conditions due to a loss of injector performance, resulting from fuel quality. loss of power at heavy load, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) for lean fuel, rough idle, hard start,
10/29/03 NHTSA ID: 10003744
TSB ID: 03144

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.
10/10/03 NHTSA ID: 10003187
TSB ID: 03157

Grinding type noise from the timing chain area.
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10/08/03 NHTSA ID: 10003118
TSB ID: 03164

Some vehicles, equipped with the 4.6l 2v engine, with an engine build date prior to 8/29/03 may exhibit an engine tick noise that is present at all temperatures during idle. 2004 models included.
09/17/03 NHTSA ID: 10002780
TSB ID: 0398

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.
09/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10002519
TSB ID: 030409

Possible fuel leak at fill valve - fill valve service part revisions - cng vehicles only.
09/03/03 NHTSA ID: 10002472
TSB ID: 0322

Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401, or runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy, and the above listed dtcs without
07/25/03 NHTSA ID: 10001901
TSB ID: 0349

A possible fuel leak may occur at the fuel fill valve on some cng (compressed natural gas) vehicles. *jb
07/23/03 NHTSA ID: 10001855
TSB ID: 0361

Malfunction indicator lamp on with or without rough running, lack of power, surge or poor fuel economy with diagnostic trouble codes p0401, p0402, p1400, p1401. *jb
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06/19/03 NHTSA ID: 10001688
TSB ID: 03E01

Replacement of incorrect catalytic converters.
12/06/02 NHTSA ID: 637773
TSB ID: 15893

Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative engine cooling fan.
12/04/02 NHTSA ID: 637694
TSB ID: 15850

Some vehicles equipped with a 4.6l romeo engine may exhibit a slight oil leak or weep at the cylinder head to block joint.
12/04/02 NHTSA ID: 637746
TSB ID: 15881

Subject regarding engine stumble / hesitation cold only condition.
12/02/02 NHTSA ID: 637509
TSB ID: 15793

Some vehicles may exhibit a slight oil leak at the cylinder head to block joint.
11/08/02 NHTSA ID: 636408
TSB ID: 15761

Some dedicated cng vehicles may exhibit driveability conditions of hard start / no start / rough running.
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11/08/02 NHTSA ID: 636417
TSB ID: 020503

Guidance for cng tank inspection for vehicles produced after december 2, 1996. update.
11/07/02 NHTSA ID: 636263
TSB ID: 16068

Some vehicles may exhibit an engine vibration at 1100-1500 rpm.
11/05/02 NHTSA ID: 636120
TSB ID: 16102

Some cng vehicles, equipped with an extended range rear tank, may exhibit a rear ride height that is below specification.
11/04/02 NHTSA ID: 636042
TSB ID: 0253

Subject regarding alternative fuel vehicle compressed natural gas tank inspection.
11/04/02 NHTSA ID: 636045
TSB ID: 0254

On some vehicles equipped with the 4.6l engine, the front end accessory drive (fead) belt may hydroplane on the water pump pulley whenthe belt is splashed with water.
04/23/02 NHTSA ID: 630732
TSB ID: 15668

Concerns with hesitation/stumble , cold only , when shifting from park to drive or park to reverse.
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04/19/02 NHTSA ID: 630628
TSB ID: 0222

Some vehicles may exhibit an intake manifold crossover (first runner) coolant seepage condition.
04/18/02 NHTSA ID: 630515
TSB ID: 01246

Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure.
04/17/02 NHTSA ID: 630431
TSB ID: 15415

Some vehicles may exhibit an engine vibration between 1100-1300 rpm when the transmission is placed in either park or neutral.
04/16/02 NHTSA ID: 630320
TSB ID: 01221

Some dedicated compressed natural gas (cng) vehicles may exhibit a rough idle, or no start in cold conditions.
04/11/02 NHTSA ID: 630001
TSB ID: 0214

Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area.
02/26/02 NHTSA ID: 627927
TSB ID: 01205

Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174.
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02/25/02 NHTSA ID: 627791
TSB ID: 012114

Parts and procedure to reduce the potential of fuel tank punctures during rare and extremely high-speed rear impacts.
12/04/01 NHTSA ID: 625839
TSB ID: 011809

Some vehicles may exhibit a fuel filler door that does not fit correctly or the fuel door may inadvertently pop open.
12/04/01 NHTSA ID: 625849
TSB ID: 011809

Some vehicles may exhibit a fuel filler door taht does not fit correctly or the fuel door may inadvertently pop open.
12/03/01 NHTSA ID: 625804
TSB ID: 15271

Dedicated cng regulator bowl kit available. *jg
11/30/01 NHTSA ID: 625710
TSB ID: 01189

Information on fule filler door, poor fit remote fuel door pops open.*jb
11/08/01 NHTSA ID: 624689
TSB ID: 15113

Some vehicles may exhibit a fuel fill valve sealing condition. *yd
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11/07/01 NHTSA ID: 624571
TSB ID: 15158

Some vehicles may exhibit a fead belt jump-off toss. *yh
10/23/01 NHTSA ID: 622846
TSB ID: 15026

Some vehicles may exhibit a stall at idle after start-up condition.
10/22/01 NHTSA ID: 622711
TSB ID: 14956

Some vehicles may exhibit false activation of the anti-lock braking system during braking just prior to coming to a stop.
07/23/01 NHTSA ID: 620228
TSB ID: 14928

Some vehicles may exhibit false activation of the anti-lock braking system during braking just prior to coming to a stop.
07/19/01 NHTSA ID: 620174
TSB ID: 01M02

Some of the composite intake manifolds used on 4.6l sohc engines may develop fatigue cracks at the coolant crossover duct. this condition could result in engine coolant leakage which, if not serviced, may cause engine overheating. compl
05/31/01 NHTSA ID: 619445
TSB ID: 01M02

Owner notification program regarding additional coverage on certain 4.6l sohc intake manifolds. some of the composite intake manifolds may develop fatigue cracks at the coolant crossover duct.
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05/30/01 NHTSA ID: 619424
TSB ID: 0147

Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil.
05/23/01 NHTSA ID: 619311
TSB ID: 14807

Some vehicles may exhibit a hoot noise at idle coming from the induction system. possible additional symptoms may include diagnostic trouble code p1506 and a higher than normal idle.
05/23/01 NHTSA ID: 619315
TSB ID: 14821

Some vehicles equipped with 4.6l romeo engine may exhibit an oil leak from the cylinder head gasket area.
05/23/01 NHTSA ID: 619335
TSB ID: 14864

Subject regarding certain vehicles with 4.6l romeo engines exhibiting an oil leak from the cylinder head gasket area.
05/23/01 NHTSA ID: 619299
TSB ID: 14862

Information on replacing fuel tank strap bolts.
04/16/01 NHTSA ID: 618547
TSB ID: 00214

Information regarding revised engine mounts for severe duty vehicles. *jb
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04/03/01 NHTSA ID: 618089
TSB ID: 01114

Some vehicles may exhibit vibrations felt at speeds above 72 km/h (45 mph).
07/23/04 Engine NHTSA ID: 10008264
TSB ID: 17871

Multiple driveability concerns under acceleration caused by ignition coil.
02/22/02 Engine NHTSA ID: 627774
TSB ID: 012113

Some ignition switch lock cylinder assemblies may exhibit rougness and / or excess effort in turning, key does not fully return from start, a malfunction indicator lamp may illuminate with p0500, p1502 and u1039 stored in powertrian control
04/28/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014086
TSB ID: 042107

General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures.
08/05/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10008569
TSB ID: 17810

Transmission failure where there is a large amount of metal or debris in the pan.
07/26/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10008279
TSB ID: 03261

New service part - number 5 needle bearing and race kit - 4r70w transmission - service tip.
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11/04/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 635970
TSB ID: 02155

Some police package equipped vehicles may exhibit a loss of 4th gear (overdrive).
11/04/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 635994
TSB ID: 02136

On some vehicles, the brake shift interlock may be inoperative, now allowing the operator to move the shift lever from the park position. stop lamp operation may also be affected.
11/30/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 625715
TSB ID: 01181

Brake shift interlock.*jb
09/06/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 621082
TSB ID: 15078

Some police and taxi vehicles may exhibit either underbody sheetmetal cracking in the driveshaft tunnel at the rear seat kickup and / or driveshaft contact with the underbody.
09/05/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 620988
TSB ID: 01137

Some vehicles equipped with a 4r70w automatic transmission may exhibit a clunk noise during the 2-1 downshift event.
05/30/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 619437
TSB ID: 0158

Some vehicles equipped with the 4r70w automatic transmission may exhibit a ticking or clicking type noise in first gear.
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04/02/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 617895
TSB ID: 14594

Information pertaining to trac control switch - evtm update. *jb
03/13/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 616818
TSB ID: 00251

Some vehicles may exhibit a flashing transmission control indicator light (tcil) with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0782 stored in memory and / or a 200 - 400 engine rpm rise during light throttle 3-4 shifts.
03/05/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 616522
TSB ID: 002310

Subject regarding contamination from prior transmission concerns or excess wear may be trapped in the transmission fluid cooling system.
04/27/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014062
TSB ID: 04189

Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair.
04/14/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013321
TSB ID: 18383

Am/fm and cellular phone reception interference - service tip.
04/08/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013116
TSB ID: 04174

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. various models including 2004 f-series.
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04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013060
TSB ID: 02208

Climate control a/c service tech tips. *eh
04/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10012964
TSB ID: 18426

Am fm and cellular phone reception interference . *eh
04/04/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10012934
TSB ID: 0522

Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble code p0420 and or p0430. *eh
01/04/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10011159
TSB ID: 041514

Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair.
09/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10009321
TSB ID: 031501

Inoperative electric rear window defroster (heated backlite) grid lines, integral antenna concerns.
09/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10009320
TSB ID: 04136

Diagnostic trouble code b1342 (restraints control module (rcm) fault. update.
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08/05/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008579
TSB ID: 02175

Restraint system-air bag deployment strategy with advanced restraint system. *mj
07/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008247
TSB ID: 17757

Intermittent rapid flashing of the turn signals.
07/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008252
TSB ID: 04111

Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401. additional symptoms may include runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy.
07/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008160
TSB ID: 03228

Lack of air conditioner (a/c) cooling and restricted/reduced air flow through the a/c vents typically during extended idling conditions.
06/16/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10007360
TSB ID: 03223

Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401. additional symptoms may include runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy.
11/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004029
TSB ID: 03183

Dedicated compressed natural gas (cng) rough idle or no start when cold vehicles equipped with dedicated 4.6l or 5.4l cng engine only.
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11/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004033
TSB ID: 03193

Excessive moisture in the headlamp assembly.
11/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004027
TSB ID: 03181

Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips.
11/04/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10003855
TSB ID: 16996

Police interceptor may exhibit low charging system voltage at idle.
09/10/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002657
TSB ID: 16770

Speed control deactivation switch adjustment service procedure.
12/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637736
TSB ID: 15875

Some retail customers may perceive the operation of the dash light dimming feature as being faulty.
12/02/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637524
TSB ID: 15802

On some vehicles the headlamps remain illuminated when wipers are activated and then deactivated.
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12/02/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637533
TSB ID: 15808

Some vehicles equipped with a one-touch down module or a drivers door moudle may exhibit a condition where the drivers window moves down when one of the other windows is operated.
11/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636099
TSB ID: 0297

Some vehicles produced before 3/5/2002 may exhibit an intermittent rapid flashing of the turn signals.
11/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636065
TSB ID: 0245

Information regarding discharged battery charging service tips and guidelines.
04/16/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630368
TSB ID: 15444

Information on clock function in radio.
02/22/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 627758
TSB ID: 01213

Vehicles may exhibit an intermittent rapid flashing of the turn signals.
10/31/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 623934
TSB ID: 01154

Some vehicles may exhibit a high pitched whistle noise from the a/c plenum area. *slc
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10/31/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 623944
TSB ID: 01156

Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. *slc
10/23/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 622843
TSB ID: 15024

Addressing concerns with turn signal fast flash condition with the engine running and the temperature control blend door at the full hot or fullcold setting.
05/22/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 619266
TSB ID: 0162

Vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) may not start or crank.
05/16/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 619147
TSB ID: 0125

Seat belt warning system - belt reminder function, operation and service tips.
04/17/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 618581
TSB ID: 00S26

On some vehicles, it may be possible for the restraint control module (rcm) to inadvertently activate an airbag or safety belt pre-tensioner while starting the engine. ford motor company will install a revised rcm. *jb
04/16/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 618546
TSB ID: 00213

Subject regarding climate control - eatc - blower motor control service tips. *jb
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03/13/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 616843
TSB ID: 14510

Subject regarding radio clock activation.
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014138
TSB ID: 042421

Safety belt retraction speed.
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014165
TSB ID: 04251

Aluminum corrosion - service tip.
04/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10012954
TSB ID: 05310

Safety belt web stop button service. *eh
04/02/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10000878
TSB ID: 02B02

Installation of optional police interceptor package upgrade kit. update part 2. expiration date removed.
12/02/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637540
TSB ID: 15812

Overspeed warning chime activation when travelling above 70 m ph / 110 kph.
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11/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636009
TSB ID: 0274

Some vehicles may exhbit a squeak / creak noise coming from the left front or right front door hinge area.
11/08/01 Other NHTSA ID: 624586
TSB ID: 15115

Some vehicles may exhibit a fascia blemish or paint peeling condition on either the front or rear bumper. *slc
11/07/01 Other NHTSA ID: 624555
TSB ID: 15171

Information regarding police option-rear window disable-tamper resistance. *yd
10/31/01 Other NHTSA ID: 623988
TSB ID: 01157

Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. *slc
07/20/01 Other NHTSA ID: 620221
TSB ID: 14907

Concerns with vehicles exhibiting the oil pressure gauge registering low or no oil pressure usually on initial start-up after several hours of cold soak.
03/13/01 Other NHTSA ID: 616817
TSB ID: 00S26

Subject regarding demonstration / delivery hold - safety recall 00s26 supplement #4 - restraint control module replacement.
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03/02/01 Other NHTSA ID: 616540
TSB ID: 14457

Information regarding steel hub cap installation service tip.

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Ford Crown Victoria TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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