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2003 Ford Crown Victoria Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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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.
01/12/06 NHTSA ID: 10018745
TSB ID: 041601

Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running.
11/10/05 NHTSA ID: 10017556
TSB ID: 042407

Numerous anti-lock brake system (abs) wheel speed sensor (wss) dtcs, such as c1145, c1155, c1165, c1175, c1296, c1297, c1298, c1299 and c1222.
04/27/05 NHTSA ID: 10014077
TSB ID: 04247

Numerous anti-lock brake system (abs) wheel speed sensor (wss) diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs).
04/04/05 NHTSA ID: 10012940
TSB ID: 0524

Idle vibration vehicles equipped with single exhaust. *eh
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.
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01/04/05 NHTSA ID: 10011151
TSB ID: 04155

Squeak or rubbing noise from front suspension - front spring insulator revised.
11/03/04 NHTSA ID: 10010000
TSB ID: 04E12

Emission related service action 04e12. vehicles serviced with an incorrect right hand catalytic converter. inspect and replace right hand catalytic converter. attachments i-iii and customer notification letter.
09/23/04 NHTSA ID: 10009327
TSB ID: 04145

Engine vibration at idle on vehicles equipped with single exhaust.
08/05/04 NHTSA ID: 10008580
TSB ID: 02176

Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
07/28/04 NHTSA ID: 10008342
TSB ID: 16412

Sulphur smell from exhaust under investigation (qsf). *mj
07/28/04 NHTSA ID: 10008346
TSB ID: 16419

Power steering pump noise that may differ depending upon body style.
07/27/04 NHTSA ID: 10008312
TSB ID: 02111

Fuel pressure relief valve (schrader valve) discontinued.
07/27/04 NHTSA ID: 10008316
TSB ID: 16377

Accelerated wear of front brake pads 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: 10008325
TSB ID: 16388

Rear air suspension height adjustment / service tips.
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
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07/23/04 NHTSA ID: 10008211
TSB ID: 17694

Reduction in power at wide open throttle (wot) after extended idle.
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008184
TSB ID: 17360

Lacks power at wide open throttle (wot) after extended idle.
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008116
TSB ID: 17545

Cosmetic cracking of lower control arm bushing sleeve. *mj
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008163
TSB ID: 17313

Steering nibble - service tip.
06/16/04 NHTSA ID: 10007363
TSB ID: 0421

Engine knock during initial cold start, the knock will cease after the engine is fully warmed up.
01/20/04 NHTSA ID: 10004939
TSB ID: 17297

Passive anti-theft system (pats) do not come with a steering wheel lock.
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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,
11/18/03 NHTSA ID: 10004086
TSB ID: 17230

Uneven rear brake pad wear on long wheelbase vehicles.
11/14/03 NHTSA ID: 10004035
TSB ID: 03196

Harsh ride/suspension sits low in front. base vehicles with steel wheels or vehicles equipped with handling package.
11/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10003834
TSB ID: 16941

Hesitation, buck or surge during steady state driving or light acceleration at 30-60 mph.
11/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10003837
TSB ID: 16948

Police interceptor vehicles may exhibit accelerated wear of the front brake linings.
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.
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10/29/03 NHTSA ID: 10003751
TSB ID: 031411

Radiator alignment pin ground clearance.
10/10/03 NHTSA ID: 10003187
TSB ID: 03157

Grinding type noise from the timing chain area.
10/09/03 NHTSA ID: 10003157
TSB ID: 17031

Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble code p0316 (only) stored in memory.
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.
09/10/03 NHTSA ID: 10002672
TSB ID: 16802

Excessive power steering pump noise at cold start.
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09/08/03 NHTSA ID: 10002603
TSB ID: 16886

Vehicles equipped with steel wheels built between april 25, 2003 though may 11, 2003 may exhibit harsh ride characteristics due to the front springs.
09/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10002506
TSB ID: 16639

Fuel gauge reading that fluctuates or reads lower than the actual fuel tank level.
09/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10002513
TSB ID: 16663

Power steering lower assist at low speeds / steering light feel at higher speeds.
09/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10002519
TSB ID: 030409

Possible fuel leak at fill valve - fill valve service part revisions - cng vehicles only.
07/29/03 NHTSA ID: 10001956
TSB ID: 16719

Accelerated wear of the front brake pads. *jb
07/28/03 NHTSA ID: 10001935
TSB ID: 16679

New push type fuel clip and connector removal instructions. *jb
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07/28/03 NHTSA ID: 10001952
TSB ID: 16712

Fuel gauge that comes off full too quickly or reads lower than the actual fuel tank level (electronic or analog cluster). *jb
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
12/06/02 NHTSA ID: 637820
TSB ID: 15920

Some vehicles equipped with a passive anti-theft system (pats) may exhibit steering wheel lock and transmission shift selector that will not move out of park.
12/04/02 NHTSA ID: 637707
TSB ID: 15857

Subject regarding rear park brake clicking noise.
11/08/02 NHTSA ID: 636417
TSB ID: 020503

Guidance for cng tank inspection for vehicles produced after december 2, 1996. update.
12/03/01 NHTSA ID: 625804
TSB ID: 15271

Dedicated cng regulator bowl kit available. *jg
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09/23/04 Engine NHTSA ID: 10009326
TSB ID: 04144

Ignition lock cylinder binding on police interceptors built before 10/31/2003.
07/23/04 Engine NHTSA ID: 10008237
TSB ID: 17737

Ignition switch binding.
04/28/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014086
TSB ID: 042107

General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures.
04/28/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014100
TSB ID: 06216

Limited slip axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation, or vibration during low speed turning maneuvers.
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.
07/28/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10008361
TSB ID: 022402

Loss of 4th gear (overdrive).
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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.
07/25/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10001920
TSB ID: 0355

Rear axle shaft and/or axle bearing premature wear. *jb
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074793
TSB ID: ASI-45182

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/06/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055936
TSB ID: CSP-14-N-01

Ford: the lighting control module has extended warranty coverage, on certain vehicles, due to a possible crack on solder joint that connects relay to circuit board. model 2003-2005 crown victoria, grand marquis.
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.
04/18/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013381
TSB ID: 042111

Malfunction indicator lampand p0460 dtc in memory. *eh
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04/18/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013386
TSB ID: 042123

Charging system - high output generator now available for servicing 2003 police interceptor vehicles.
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.
04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013060
TSB ID: 02208

Climate control a/c service tech tips. *eh
04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013078
TSB ID: 16309

High side pressure fluctuations on vehicles equipped with a fixed scroll a/c compressor.
04/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10012964
TSB ID: 18426

Am fm and cellular phone reception interference . *eh
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01/06/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10011160
TSB ID: 041515

Diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0442.
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.
12/07/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10010733
TSB ID: 18222

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0460 in continuous memory. oasis.
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.
08/05/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008568
TSB ID: 17809

A no crank/no start. connector c192 or c146 not fully connected.
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07/27/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008318
TSB ID: 16379

Battery lamp on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1246 under investigation (qsf).
07/27/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008323
TSB ID: 16386

Procedure to enable/disable courtesy lamps, when doors are opened (dark mode).
07/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008241
TSB ID: 17745

Diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1233 with possile driveability or no start condition.
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: 10008266
TSB ID: 17876

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0442 or p0456.
07/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008204
TSB ID: 0476

Noise-climate control-register vent rattle with a/c blower on. *mj
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07/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008114
TSB ID: 17543

Intermittent horn self-activation. *mj
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.
06/17/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10007398
TSB ID: 17611

Low charging system voltage after extended idle.
06/14/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10007348
TSB ID: 17516

Intermittent horn self-activation.
01/20/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004937
TSB ID: 17295

Flickering electronic instrument cluster display, electronic automatic temperature control display, radio display, and/or overhead console display.
11/17/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004044
TSB ID: 17101

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) light on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p1405 or p1406 with no other dtcs.
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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.
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.
10/29/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10003742
TSB ID: 03142

Battery warning lamp on with a diagnostic trouble code p1246 (generator load input failed) in the powertrain control module (pcm).
09/10/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002657
TSB ID: 16770

Speed control deactivation switch adjustment service procedure.
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09/10/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002661
TSB ID: 16777

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) p0113 (intake air temperature sensor 1 circuit high input), p0114 (intake air temperature sensor 1 intermittent/erratic), or p1112 (intake air temperature circuit interm
07/28/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001943
TSB ID: 16697

Exhaust air rush noise and lower power. *jb
07/28/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001944
TSB ID: 16698

Erratic headlamp operation in autolamp mode. *jb
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.
11/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 635964
TSB ID: 02151

Some police interceptors built before 5/23/2002 may have the tan and pink wires into electrical connector c2232d in the incorrect pin locations.
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10/01/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056190
TSB ID: CSP-14N01

Ford: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding the lighting control module extended warranty coverage, for some vehicles, to 15 years or 250,000 miles, whichever occurs first. model 2003-2005 victoria, grand mar
05/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014680
TSB ID: 04M05

Customer satisfaction program 04m05. steel wheel additional coverage.
05/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014652
TSB ID: 0549

Uncommanded windshield wiper operation.
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.
04/07/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10013079
TSB ID: 16312

Radio suppression pkg (53m) revision.
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04/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10012954
TSB ID: 05310

Safety belt web stop button service. *eh
08/06/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10008585
TSB ID: 021711

Body-collision repair updates. *mj
06/14/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10007336
TSB ID: 17502

Slow or binding side door glass operation.
06/10/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10007320
TSB ID: 17468

Cosmetic cracking of the center floor pan.
10/07/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10003069
TSB ID: 03M03

Customer satisfaction program 03m03 - steel wheel additional coverage. advance notice.
09/10/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10002686
TSB ID: 03125

The goodyear p225/60r16 eagle rs-a plus is a new and improved tire available for police applications.
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04/02/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10000878
TSB ID: 02B02

Installation of optional police interceptor package upgrade kit. update part 2. expiration date removed.
12/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637706
TSB ID: 15857

Some vehicles may exhibit a click or rattle noise coming from the front wheel area.
12/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637751
TSB ID: 15884

Subject regarding seat belt beltminder deactivating / activating clarification.
12/02/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637540
TSB ID: 15812

Overspeed warning chime activation when travelling above 70 m ph / 110 kph.
11/26/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637440
TSB ID: 15980

Some vehicles including the 2003 marauder built from job1 through june 11, 2002 may have poor adhesion of the door trim panel decorative carpet inserts.
11/26/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637445
TSB ID: 16001

A service procedure for poor adhesion of the door trim panel carpet inserts on certain vehicles including the 2003 marauder.

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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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