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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
12/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10018061
TSB ID: 0427

Steering shudder during low speed maneuvers - 4.0l engine.
12/05/05 NHTSA ID: 10017860
TSB ID: 18719

Malfunction indicator lamp coming on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0171, p0172, p0174 and/or p0175 (fuel system too rich or lean).
05/17/06 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10019947
TSB ID: 0645

Neutral tow capability - service kit requirements.
12/07/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10017899
TSB ID: 05611

No 3rd gear, dtc p0733 (3rd gear incorrect ratio) and flashing tcil - vehicles built prior to 9/23/2004.
12/06/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10017891
TSB ID: 030508

Front axle leaks fluid from vent tube - vehicles equipped with 4x4 or awd.
04/29/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014263
TSB ID: 042511

Moan/vibration during air conditioning operation.
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01/25/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10018934
TSB ID: 05252

Neutral tow capability -- service kit requirements.
01/25/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10018938
TSB ID: 052624

Vibration diagnosis - tire/wheel runout.
10/11/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10016814
TSB ID: 05-11-11

Irregular tire wear. *sc
04/29/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014310
TSB ID: 042616

Weld bonding procedure.

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Ford Explorer Sport Trac 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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