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2010 Ford Explorer Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
08/01/17 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
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.
09/17/13 NHTSA ID: 10052803
TSB ID: CSP-13N01

Ford: see search button for owner letter. on some vehicles, the instrument cluster indicator light illuminates service engine soon due to leakage in evaporative emissions (evap) system, if easy fuel capless fuel fill pipe flap is bent o
05/04/11 NHTSA ID: 10037082
TSB ID: TSB-10-18-11

Ford: on some 2010 models there may be many symptoms such as an engine rattle, malfunction light, lack of power, no start, and runs rough. updated 8/9/11.
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05/17/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10099463
TSB ID: SSM 46451

2009-2017 vehicles equipped with a 6r80, 6r100, 6r140 automatic transmission have an updated main control valve body overhaul procedure. refer to workshop manual (wsm), section 307-01 for main control valve body (7a100) overhaul procedures.
07/16/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10055783
TSB ID: TSB-14-0069

Lincoln/mercury/ford: there is fluid leaking around the transmission bulkhead connector sleeve, from the transmission. model 2009-10 expedition, explorer, explorer sport trac, f-150, navigator, mountaineer.
07/07/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039072
TSB ID: AS-21687

Ford: there may be a loss of power, hesitation, surge, or lack of throttle response while driving. the brake over accelerator feature may be activating.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136597
TSB ID: SSM 47080

2010-2018 various vehicles equipped with sync or sync 3 may not function when attempting to find or use the spotify app via applink. as of an update released on 1/15/2018 spotify will no longer be supporting their applink integration. no re
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
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.
06/29/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038965
TSB ID: SIS-21841

Comm-trans lund: some 2009-2011 models may have the air bag inicator flashing with a stored trouble code. this is a software problem.
03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095858
TSB ID: SSM 46412

Some 2007-2016 edge/mkx/flex/mkt/mkz/mks/taurus/taurus police/explorer/explorer police equipped with all wheel drive (awd) and built on or before 30-jun-2016 may exhibit a ticking and/or knocking noise coming from the driveline area. to ide

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Ford Explorer 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.