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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
02/09/17 NHTSA ID: 10091151
TSB ID: SSM 46132

Some 2008-2017 ford/mercury/lincoln vehicles equipped with sync may generate a vhr that identifies a concern with the brakes and suspension category indicating service is required due to a brake system warning lamp being illuminated. if the
02/06/17 NHTSA ID: 10090681
TSB ID: SSM 46132

Some 2008-2017 ford/mercury/lincoln vehicles equipped with sync may generate a vhr that identifies a concern with the brakes and suspension category indicating service is required due to a brake system warning lamp being illuminated. if the
05/07/14 NHTSA ID: 10055318
TSB ID: ASI-44429

Ford/mercury: to prevent harness damage, on some vehicles, resulting in contact with tire or suspension components, proper routing of wiring harness for wheel speed sensor is key. 2006-2010 explorer, mountaineer, explorer sport trac.
07/10/09 NHTSA ID: 10029565
TSB ID: SB-20705

Ford/mercury: some vehicles may exhibit a no crank, crank no start, driveability symptom, or idle concern with or without mil illumination/dtc's due to the pcm engine harness chaffing against the pcm mounting bracket.
04/04/08 NHTSA ID: 10024323
TSB ID: 08-2-8

Improved brake pedal feel and firmness. *nj
06/22/09 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10029167
TSB ID: ASI-20589

Ford/mercury: some vehicles may exhibit various symptoms such as drivability symptoms, including but not limited to no crank with/without blown fuse, and illumination of malfunction indicator lamp.
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05/20/09 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10028736
TSB ID: TSB-08-19-3

Ford: some vehicles may exhibit oil separation from the internal lube found in the unitized cartridge seal. oil separation appears to be and is often misdiagnosed, as an axle lube leak.
10/23/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10026385
TSB ID: TSB-08-9-5

Ford/mercury: 4.0l/4.6l hard start/rough running; after long hot soak/dip in rpm when coming to a stop; built on or before 4/2/08. may exhibit a dip in rpm below normal idle level of 600 rpm on deceleration.
07/06/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10039053
TSB ID: AS-21769

Ford: if there is an intermittent lack of power, surge, or hesitation while driving the brakes will override acceleration.

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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.