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2002 Ford Excursion 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.
02/10/06 NHTSA ID: 10019075
TSB ID: 19015

Fuel conditioner. low power, poor fuel economy, fuel gelling in cold weather, excessive white smoke on cold start, hard start, or coking of components exposed to exhaust.
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: 10014666
TSB ID: 05417

Intermittent rough idle - non-commanded egr (exhaust gas recirculation valve) flow.
04/18/05 NHTSA ID: 10013403
TSB ID: 04228

Hard start or no start. *eh
04/07/05 NHTSA ID: 10013071
TSB ID: 16291

Loud squealing noise from the engine area when the engine fan clutch is under load while operated in hot dusty climates. vehicles equipped with a 7.3l engine.
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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.
12/07/04 NHTSA ID: 10010731
TSB ID: 18217

Multiple vehicles - fuel level indication concerns - service tip. various models including 2005 super duty f-series, excursion, expedition, explorer, mountaineer and aviator.
12/07/04 NHTSA ID: 10010734
TSB ID: 18223

Vacuum pump inoperative or runs continuously - climate control defaults to defrost. oasis. to also include 2005 super duty f-series, excursion, and f650/750.
08/09/04 NHTSA ID: 10008589
TSB ID: 02194

Driveability-no start/repeat starter failure-repeat starter replacement. electrical-sticking or binding ignition lock cylinder between start and run. engine-starting-starter staying engaged at start up. *mj
08/05/04 NHTSA ID: 10008580
TSB ID: 02176

Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
07/28/04 NHTSA ID: 10008334
TSB ID: 16403

Engine-light tick or rattle type noise from engine after cold start. *mj
07/26/04 NHTSA ID: 10008288
TSB ID: 17406

Low power, poor fuel economy, fuel gelling cold, excessive white smoke cold, or hard start. *mj this oasis updates previous oasis dated 12/01/03.
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008166
TSB ID: 17316

Fuel signal to instrument cluster service tip.
07/22/04 NHTSA ID: 10008119
TSB ID: 17554

Oil/dust film at cac connections. *mj
06/10/04 NHTSA ID: 10007319
TSB ID: 17467

Engine or fuel system concerns when using fuel with greater than 5% biodiesel concentration.
01/29/04 NHTSA ID: 10005089
TSB ID: 16515

Oil leak at high pressure pump fittings and/or plug. this includes super duty f-series. oasis.
01/29/04 NHTSA ID: 10005093
TSB ID: 16589

Gradual loss of power at cruise. use fuel additive to prevent his condition. all super duty f-series 1999-2003 included. oasis
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01/14/04 NHTSA ID: 10004888
TSB ID: 03205

No start/repeat starter failure or a sticking/binding ignition lock cylinder, starter staying engaged at start up. also includes 2003 super duty f series.
01/13/04 NHTSA ID: 10004882
TSB ID: 16589

Gradual loss of power at cruise. ford special service message. various models including 2003 super duty f series.
01/13/04 NHTSA ID: 10004883
TSB ID: 16859

Some vehicles built after 12/7/1998 equipped with a 7.3l dit engine may exhibit a hoot or howling noise from the turbocharger. 2003 super duty f series also included.
01/12/04 NHTSA ID: 10004856
TSB ID: 032145

External oil leak diagnosis for 7.3l dit engines. various models including 2003 super duty f series.
01/12/04 NHTSA ID: 10004857
TSB ID: 032146

Engine oil pan corrosion on vehicles equipped with the 7.3l diesel engine. various models including 2003 super duty f series.
01/12/04 NHTSA ID: 10004861
TSB ID: 032150

High pressure oil pump leak on vehicles equipped with 7.3l diesel engine.
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01/12/04 NHTSA ID: 10004862
TSB ID: 032151

Some 7.3l diesel turbocharger pedestals may leak oil around the exhaust back pressure actuator (ebp). this article supersedes tsb 03-21-51 dated 10/30/2003.
11/14/03 NHTSA ID: 10004032
TSB ID: 03192

Leak oil around the exhaust backpressure actuator (ebp) - 7.3l diesel turbocharger pedestals.
10/29/03 NHTSA ID: 10003743
TSB ID: 03143

Front hubs will not engage or disengage properly.
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.
10/29/03 NHTSA ID: 10003750
TSB ID: 031410

Turbo pedestal seal oil leak around the exhaust back pressure (ebp) actuator. 2003 super duty f series included.
09/17/03 NHTSA ID: 10002783
TSB ID: 03911

Rough idle and/or hesitation when acclerating on certain super duty vehicles equipped with a 5.4l or 6.8l engine.
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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.
09/16/03 NHTSA ID: 10002773
TSB ID: 03112

On-vehicle front integrated hub/bearing rocking end-play measurement. including 2003 and 2004 super duty f series.
09/09/03 NHTSA ID: 10002632
TSB ID: 16921

Coolant leak due to broken radiator hose clamp. 1999-2003 models.
09/09/03 NHTSA ID: 10002635
TSB ID: 16924

Slight purge of grease from the hub bearing unit. this grease may be noted between the hub unit and the inboard rotor flange and on the inboard side of the bearing. 1999-2003 models.
09/04/03 NHTSA ID: 10002512
TSB ID: 16662

Lack of power, smoke, or oil leaks around the charge air cooler (cac). 1999-2003 super duty/excursion vehicles equipped with 7.3 or 6.0 ford navistar diesel engine.
09/03/03 NHTSA ID: 10002486
TSB ID: 16597

Coolant leak due to a broken lower radiator hose clamp.
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12/06/02 NHTSA ID: 637769
TSB ID: 15891

Subject regarding rear brake bleed screw location on 1999 - 2002 models.
12/06/02 NHTSA ID: 637789
TSB ID: 15902

Some vehicles may exhibit lack of power steering assist.
12/04/02 NHTSA ID: 637757
TSB ID: 15888

Some vehicles may exhibit a fead belt squeal.
12/03/02 NHTSA ID: 637591
TSB ID: 15843

Some vehicles may exhibit steering wheel clear view condition.
11/07/02 NHTSA ID: 636306
TSB ID: 15678

Coolant leak due to a broken lower radiator hose clamp.
04/23/02 NHTSA ID: 630725
TSB ID: 15661

Concerns with rattle noises coming from front brake calipers.
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04/19/02 NHTSA ID: 630645
TSB ID: 15594

Super duty erratic coolant temperature gauge readings - concerns.
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: 630412
TSB ID: 15397

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of oil contamination in cooling system.
04/17/02 NHTSA ID: 630414
TSB ID: 15398

Some vehicles may exhibit a coolant leak due to a broken radiator hose clamp.
04/17/02 NHTSA ID: 630473
TSB ID: 15448

Exhibiting a slight brake pull to the right on initial brake application and then a slight brake pull to the left upon release of the brake pedal.
04/16/02 NHTSA ID: 630370
TSB ID: 15446

Some vehicles may exhibit increased steering efforts at very low speeds or when stopped with the brakes applied.
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04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630126
TSB ID: 15578

Some vehicles may exhibit an anti-lock brake system (abs) light on, b2141/b2477, and/or an inaccurate speedometer.
04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630130
TSB ID: 15579

Some vehicles may exhibit caliper pin rattle noise originating from the front brake calipers.
04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630132
TSB ID: 15581

Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative charging system and/or a no start condition.
04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630152
TSB ID: 15593

Some vehicles built between 11/29/01 and 11/30/01 may exhibit a serpentine belt squeal.
04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630239
TSB ID: 15328

Concerns with rattle noise originating from the front brake calipers.
04/12/02 NHTSA ID: 630053
TSB ID: 15525

Information regarding a rattle noise originating from the front brake caliper.*yd
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04/12/02 NHTSA ID: 630064
TSB ID: 15533

Subject regardidng squeak and rattle condition. *yd
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.
11/30/01 NHTSA ID: 625695
TSB ID: 01185

Subject regarding engine cooling system.*jb
11/08/01 NHTSA ID: 624617
TSB ID: 15199

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition where the transmisison temperature gauge reads in the middle at start up. *yd
11/01/01 NHTSA ID: 624105
TSB ID: 01167

Information regarding cooling system, motorcraft premium gold engine coolant, only for vehicles produced at kentucky truck plant. *slc
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04/15/02 Engine NHTSA ID: 630273
TSB ID: 15355

Some vehicles equipped with 7.3l di engine may exhibit false diagnostic trouble codes p1105, p1106 (upper and lower alternator faults).
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
11/08/01 Engine NHTSA ID: 624699
TSB ID: 15173

Some vehicles equipped with a 7.3l powerstroke may exhibit some and/or all of the following diagnostic trouble codes, p0230,p0640,p0670,p1662,p1690. *yh
10/17/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10026321
TSB ID: CSP-48B01

Ford: vehicles mistakenly charged $100 powertrain warranty deductible for fuel injector repair or repairs. no model or model years provided. econoline, excursion and f-series super duty vehicles, model years 2002-2005. updated
04/14/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013316
TSB ID: 18376

A cold weather reverse engagement stall.
04/07/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013110
TSB ID: 04185

Front hubs not engaging, not staying engaged and/or unlocking.
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08/05/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10008574
TSB ID: 17829

Transfer case shift issues on vehicles with an electronic shift on the fly (esof) transfer case.
07/23/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10008256
TSB ID: 04116

Front hubs not engaging, not staying engaged and/or unlocking.
01/12/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10004859
TSB ID: 032148

Some 7.3l dit vehicles may exhibit the occurrence of p0340 camshaft position sensor false diagnostic trouble code (dtc). others may exhibit a late 4r100 3-4 shift (hanging in 3rd gear) at light throttle due to potential lack of converter l
10/29/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10003748
TSB ID: 03148

New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included.
09/09/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10002636
TSB ID: 16925

No engagement or disengagement of hub locks after replacement or service. to include 2000-2003 excursions.
12/02/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 637517
TSB ID: 15798

Some vehicles equipped with a 7.3l di, 4r100 transmission and built before december 10, 2001 may remain in 2nd gear with the gear shift lever in the first gear position.
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11/07/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 636320
TSB ID: 15686

Concerns of diagnostic trouble code p1280 retrived fromthe power train control module (pcm).
09/23/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 633564
TSB ID: 02E20

Subject regarding demonstration/ delivery hold: powertrain control module reprogramming. *jg
04/16/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 630358
TSB ID: 15429

Some vehicles with 7.3l dit engines, may exhibit an invalid auxiliary powertrain control module display readout of 4100 rpm or above.
11/30/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 625715
TSB ID: 01181

Brake shift interlock.*jb
12/14/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018067
TSB ID: 05174

Vacuum pump inoperative or runs continuously - climate control defaults to defrost mode.
12/14/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018054
TSB ID: 05188

Service kit available for wiper motor wiring.
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12/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10017904
TSB ID: 05419

False parking aid warnings.
05/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014671
TSB ID: 04262

False parking aid warnings. update.
04/28/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014083
TSB ID: 042411

Memontary return to idle during aggressive acceleration - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0123.
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.
04/08/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013113
TSB ID: 02219

Adding additional bulbs to turn indicator or hazard flasher circuits - service tips.
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
01/06/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10011168
TSB ID: 04168

Vacum pump inoperative or runs continuosly - climate control default to defrost. *ar
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.
08/04/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008556
TSB ID: 17784

Door ajar light working improperly after vehicle security module replacement.
07/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008201
TSB ID: 0471

Warning indicators-parking aid-reverse sensing system (rss) and forward sensing system (fss)-false activation of warning tone-service tips. *mj update.
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07/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008134
TSB ID: 17571

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble codes p0603 (powertrain control module keep alive memory error) or p0605 ( powertrain control module read only memory error).
06/17/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10007391
TSB ID: 17594

Diagnostic trouble code (dtc) u1262 (scp communication bus fault) stored in the instrument cluster (ic).
06/17/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10007395
TSB ID: 17603

Air bag light on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1871 or b1935 following ecs/rcm replacement.
01/14/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004886
TSB ID: 03203

Malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457 or p1442 or a check fuel cap lamp illuminated with dtc p0457 for the evaporative emission system.
01/13/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004879
TSB ID: 16258

Vehicles equipped with a 7.3l engine (after serial number 0661894) - under valve cover (uvc) harness retainer clip released for service. includes 2003 econoline, super duty, f650/750 and excursion.
01/13/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004880
TSB ID: 16480

Diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0340, possible false code. various models including 1994-1996 ford excursion.
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11/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004027
TSB ID: 03181

Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips.
07/28/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001943
TSB ID: 16697

Exhaust air rush noise and lower power. *jb
07/24/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001898
TSB ID: 0345

(wait to start) lamp does not operate properly on 2002-2003 models. *jb
04/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001076
TSB ID: 03B03

Adjustable accelerator pedal sensor replacement for vehicles exhibiting a problem with the adjustable accelerator pedal and a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0221 or p0122. supplement #1. *t
12/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637689
TSB ID: 15871

Some vehicles may exhibit interference and / or static in the land-mobile radio.
12/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637750
TSB ID: 15883

Some vehicles equipped with the dvd family entertainment system may exhibit an inoperative dvd system.
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12/02/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637537
TSB ID: 15810

Some vehicles may exhibit inoperative power mirrors.
11/08/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636413
TSB ID: 15764

Concerns with excessive battery draw.
11/08/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636399
TSB ID: 15757

Subject regarding vehicles exhibiting cold start rolling idle.
11/07/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636331
TSB ID: 15694

Information on inoperative charging system and / or no crank condition.
11/06/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636163
TSB ID: 16136

Some vehicles may exhibit a repeat starter failure condition.
11/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636065
TSB ID: 0245

Information regarding discharged battery charging service tips and guidelines.
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04/16/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630382
TSB ID: 15374

Some vehicles may exhibit various electrical conditions such as door ajar light illuminated while engine is running and doors are closed, 4x4 indicator inoperative, radio staying on with engine off, and the speedometer scaling symbol illumi
10/31/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 623944
TSB ID: 01156

Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. *slc
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014138
TSB ID: 042421

Safety belt retraction speed.
08/09/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10008595
TSB ID: 16187

Roof paint scratching from luggage rack crossbars. *mj
05/07/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10006650
TSB ID: 14

Firestone tire safety campaign. firestone steeltex radial a/t lt265/75r16 lr d owl and bsw tires. tire inspection and replacement. *mr
12/06/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637846
TSB ID: 15938

Information used when replacing the drivers seat module.
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12/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637748
TSB ID: 15882

Subject regarding roof rack scratches paint on roof panel.
11/06/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636178
TSB ID: 16170

Some vehicles equipped with a 4r100 transmission and built between january 1, 2001 and may 1, 2002 may exhibit flashing transmission control indicator lamp and any or all torque converter clutch diagnostic trouble codes p0740, p0741, p0743,
11/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636049
TSB ID: 0256

This bulletin involves proper procedures for preparation of service sheet metal parts coated with electro deposition primer (e-coat).
04/16/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630390
TSB ID: 15379

Some vehicles built prior to 10/11/01 may exhibit scratches at the top of the cargo doors.
04/15/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630198
TSB ID: 15297

Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative side power mirror condition.
04/15/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630247
TSB ID: 15334

Some vehicles may exhibit a popping noise beneath the driver's feet area coming from the floorboard.
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04/12/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630103
TSB ID: 15566

Some vehicles may exhibit a tacky surface on the instrument panel (ip).
04/11/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630020
TSB ID: 15574

Some vehicles may exhibit a difficulty in programming the key fob(s).
11/08/01 Other NHTSA ID: 624663
TSB ID: 15133

Some vehicles may exhibit a difficult to diagnose condition with the rear seat entertainment condition. *slc
10/31/01 Other NHTSA ID: 623988
TSB ID: 01157

Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. *slc

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Ford Excursion 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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