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2013 Ford E-Series van Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095154
TSB ID: SSM 46295

To help differentiate engine oil leaks from other possible sources, a new white-colored fluorescent engine oil dye is available. workshop manual (wsm), section 303-00 has been revised to reference the new white-colored dye. the new white fl
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10059773
TSB ID: P-B-42.10/124

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/30/15 NHTSA ID: 10057811
TSB ID: 44848

Ford: certain 2011-2015 ford f-super duty with 6.7 diesel engines may experience a vibration buzz noise from the diesel fuel conditioning module (dfcm) and/or may 10/1/1 pressure fuel lines w/o diagnostic trouble code poosa. *ta
10/28/13 NHTSA ID: 10053444
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-9

Ford: on some vehicles, the oil consumption is excessive, and is determined as less than 4,800 km (3,000 miles) driven per 0.95l (1 qt) engine oil consumed. models 2011-2013 e series.
09/11/13 NHTSA ID: 10052770
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-8

Ford: after stationary elevated idle control (seic) operation is diabled, the wrench lamp may illuminate on some vehicles. models 2013 e-350, e-450.
09/11/13 NHTSA ID: 10052766
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-4

Ford: vehicle's engine consumes at least 1 qt of engine oil after being driven approx. 3,000 miles (4,800km). models 2011-2013 e-350, e-450.
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04/29/13 NHTSA ID: 10051992
TSB ID: SC-2013010001

Mercedes: due to left and right secondary chain tensioners, of the check valve, being installed and pressed deeply into cylinder heads, the oil supply can not be ensured for cylinder head, and check valve, of left and right secondary chai
04/26/13 NHTSA ID: 10051975
TSB ID: LI33-15-P047471

Xentry (mercedes): with steering at full lock, noise can be heard, like knocking and/or creaking, coming from area of front axle when maneuvering. models 203 (c240, 320, 32, 230), 171 (slk350, 55, 280), 209 (clk 320, 500, 55, 63), 204 (c3
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109070
TSB ID: SSM 46085

The powertrain control/emissions diagnosis (pc/ed) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (etbs). the etc_act and etc_dsd pids should not used to diagnose possible etb concerns. the ids has a limited refresh rate
08/20/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058246
TSB ID: 15-0116

Ford 2011-2016 f-250,350,450,550: some vehicles may experience multiple diagnostic codes stored in the power control module memory due to crystals developing on the injector nozzle. *lj
12/09/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056470
TSB ID: LI-27-19P056458

Xentry (mercedes): combination of fault codes p060c00 and/or p060600, causing various transmission symptoms due to central processing unit, software induced internal control unit fault is detected. model 212.098, 212.298, 212. 095, 212.19
10/01/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056191
TSB ID: ASI-44538

Ford/lincoln/mercury: the indicator may illuminate overdrive off and/or slipping in 3rd or no 4th gear, due to direct clutch failure and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0733 and/or p0734. model 2008-2013 mark lt, f-150, crown victoria, gra
10/01/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056196
TSB ID: ASI-44534

Ford: when shifting between park, reverse and/or during 2-3 shift, an intermittent clunk occurs with a torqshift transmission. model 2003-2014 f-super duty, e series, excursion, f-53 motorhome chassis, low cab forward. *p
06/02/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10055475
TSB ID: 13B-08

Due to rubber hose built with uncured rubber, a leak in the transmission line is causing a rapid loss of transmission fluid. * 06/02/2014*lj
09/23/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052888
TSB ID: LI27-00P-056298

Xentry (mercedes): after driving long periods, some vehicles may experience ready indicator is yellow on instrument cluster, or oil for transmission is higher than 100 degrees, or electric motor for hybrid are not active. models 212.098,
09/23/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052887
TSB ID: SC-2013050005

Mercedes: the automatic transmission do not meet internal specifications, in some vehicles, that causes, in some cases, the transmission to make noises and need to have automatic transmission replaced. models 2011 204 (c series), x204(c s
06/19/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052164
TSB ID: LI27-19-P056151

Xentry (mercedes): on some vehicles, sensors are delivering incorrect rpm and control unit of transmission is detecting overspeeding, with possible cause of software error. models 212.
09/23/16 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10081013
TSB ID: SSM-45869

2009-2016 e-series ¿ difficulty programing trailer brake control (tbc) module.
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01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127405
TSB ID: SSM 46900

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
04/11/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10062335
TSB ID: LI82.95-P-054406

Summary to be provided on a future date.
07/01/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057834
TSB ID: 44863

Ford: no service action is recommended for this condition. please use at your discretion. various 2010-2015 vehicles may experience a turbulence noise, similar to an helicopter noise, at highway speeds when the rear door window(s) or sunroo
12/12/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056472
TSB ID: LI46-35P059241

Xentry (mercedes): after engine has started, several issues occurs, an acoustic warning sounds is heard, the instrument cluster displays warning message power steering malfunction, service required. steering system is sluggish. model 117
08/29/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056074
TSB ID: LI-54-15-P057918

Xentry (mercedes): the side markers continuously lights up, due to damaged esd of driver circuitry side marker output.
05/14/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055387
TSB ID: SCB-2013120001

Xentry (mercedes): moisture is entering trunk of vehicle due to failure of seam seal, of left rear tail lamp, not meeting the required specification. model 2013 207 (e coupe).
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05/14/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055385
TSB ID: SCB-2013090008

Mercedes: software fails to correspond, on some vehicles, to current production configuration. model 2013 166 (ml), x166 (gl), 204 (c), x204 (glk), 207 (e-coupe), 212 (e), 218 (cls), 231 (sl).
05/09/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055333
TSB ID: LI54-15-P057373

Xentry (mercedes): the fuse and relay boxes (srb) in engine compartment or rear compartment has a malfunction and disruptions to communication paths causing a no start in vehicle. model 2012-2013 204, 207, 212, 218, 231, 246, 176, 117, 1
05/07/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055312
TSB ID: ASI-44451

Ford: some model vehicles manual for powertrain control/emission diagnostic (pc/ed) has been updated regarding improved cooling fan circuit due to a lack of air conditioning, a malfunctioning indicator lamp (mil) and overheating.
11/05/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053535
TSB ID: PB-54-10-225-D

Mercedes: information provide regarding the handling high voltage systems in hybrid vehicles. models 221, 212, 164. no model years listed.
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109079
TSB ID: SSM 46102

Some vehicles may have a concern where the safety belt retractor webbing does not extract from the stowed position or exhibits excessive pressure on the occupant during use. this may be due to a normal condition which happens when the seatb
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10059572
TSB ID: 2013040003

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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08/20/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058247
TSB ID: 15-0117

Ford 2011-2016 f-250: bulletin information involving some customers trucks sitting lower, in rear, under light loads. *lj
02/25/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054768

Ford: there is an increasing number of tires experiencing rapid air loss and/or tread loss, on some vans, causing tire failure and possible crash and tires need to be replaced. model 2010-2013 e series (e-150, 250, 350, 450).
11/13/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053665
TSB ID: LI91-45P056629

Xentry (mercedes): on some vehicles, the seat belt extender switch fails to operate. model 207. no model years.
10/30/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053471
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-17

Ford:lincoln: on some vehicles, there are various related concerns about the sync features, such as sync features inoperative, lack of or slow response to phone and voice button operation. models 2012-2013 focus, e-series, edge, expeditio

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Ford E-Series van 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.