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2015 Ford Explorer Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
01/29/18 NHTSA ID: 10127430
TSB ID: 17B25-S4

Certain 2013-2017 model year police interceptor utility vehicles - exhaust odor and carbon monoxide complaints
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125095
TSB ID: 17N03-S1

Certain 2011-2017 model year explorer vehicles - carbon monoxide concerns
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125093
TSB ID: 17N03-AW

Certain 2011-2017 model year explorer retail vehicles - carbon monoxide complaints
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125091
TSB ID: 17M06

Certain 2014 model year police interceptor sedan and 2014-2016 model year police interceptor utility vehicles - canister purge valve leaks
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125094
TSB ID: 17B25-S3

Certain 2013-2017 model year police interceptor utility vehicles - exhaust odor and carbon monoxide complaints
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10119685
TSB ID: 17B25

Certain 2013-2017 model year police interceptor utility vehicles - exhaust odor and carbon monoxide complaints
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10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10119687
TSB ID: 17B25-S1

Certain 2013-2017 model year police interceptor utility vehicles - exhaust odor and carbon monoxide complaints
08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10115945
TSB ID: TSB17-2124

Some 2015-2017 explorer and 2015-2016 f-150 vehicles, equipped with 3.5l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engines may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p2195, p2197, p2626, and/or p2629 stored in p
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
05/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10099076
TSB ID: TSB 17-0029

Some 2011-2015 explorer vehicles may exhibit an exhaust odor in the vehicle with the auxiliary climate control system on. customers may indicate the odor smells like sulfur, or that exhaust odors are entering the vehicle cabin. this condit
03/20/17 NHTSA ID: 10095995
TSB ID: SSM 46210

Some 2010-2016 epas equipped vehicles may exhibit steering related noises. the workshop manual (wsm) diagnostic procedures have been updated in section 211-02. when diagnosing and repairing epas steering noises use the updated procedures.
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
03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094643
TSB ID: SSM 46281

Some 2015-2017 edge/mkx, escape/mkc, fusion/mkz and explorer vehicles equipped with a 2.0l or 2.3l may exhibit damage to the engine appearance cover, valve cover and/or intake manifold when attempting to remove the appearance cover. to redu
03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094612
TSB ID: SSM 46253

Some 2015-2016 edge with 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi), 2015-2016 mustang and f-150 with 5.0l engine and 2016 explorer equipped with 2.3l gtdi engine may exhibit oil leak at engine oil pressure (eop) sensor threads. it
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
02/09/17 NHTSA ID: 10091140
TSB ID: SSM 45880

2013-2017 explorer, taurus, mks exhaust studs not missing
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
02/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10090505
TSB ID: TSB 16-0139

Some 2015-2016 f-150, c-max, edge, mks, taurus, and flex and 2016 expedition, explorer, escape, fusion, mustang, mkz, mkx, navigator, transit and transit connect vehicles equipped with a 2.0l, 2.5l, 3.5l or 3.7l gasoline engine and built on
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02/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10090509
TSB ID: TSB 16-0144

Some 2014-2015 explorer and taurus vehicles equipped with a 3.5l or 3.7l ti-vct engine may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0138 and/or p0158 stored in powertrain control module (pcm) memory. follow the service
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075275
TSB ID: 16-0045

2.0l ecoboost - fuel odor issue some 2013-2016 escape, 2015-2016 mkc vehicles built on or before 12/15/2015, 2013-2016 fusion, mkz, 2013-2015 explorer, 2013-2014 focus st and edge vehicles equipped with 2.0l ecoboost engines may exh
01/20/16 NHTSA ID: 10059062
TSB ID: ASI-45212

Ford: some vehicles and trucks are experiencing a malfunction with the heated steering wheel becoming inoperative and on demand test failure. model 2014-15 fusion, 2011-15 mkx, 2013-15 super duty, explorer, taurus, mks, mkt, 2015 f-150, m
10/20/15 NHTSA ID: 10058601
TSB ID: ASI-45211

Lincoln/ford: once procedure for heated steering wheel module program completed, heated steering wheel fails to operate properly and passes network test but fails on demand self test. model 2011-15 fusion f-150, explorer, taurus, super du
08/06/15 NHTSA ID: 10058153
TSB ID: 14-0223

Ford explorer 2012-2015, ford taurus 2013-2015: some vehicles equipped with 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines built before 10/05/2014 may have lack of power and malfunction illuminated lamp code due to ambient temperatur
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109063
TSB ID: SSM 46069

Some 2015-2016 vehicles equipped with 6f50/6f55 transmission built on 11/2/2015 and through 2/1/2016 may exhibit no reverse, 3rd and 5th gear and/or dtcs p0715, p0717, p0756 and/or p2701. this may be caused by the direct clutch snap ring ou
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03/17/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10095624
TSB ID: SSM 46355

Multiple 2014-2016 vehicles equipped with 6f35 transmission and built on 1-jan-2014 and through 31-dec-2015 may exhibit harsh reverse engagement and harsh/delayed 3rd and 5th gear up/down shifts with no dtcs present. this may be due to a me
02/10/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091272
TSB ID: SSM 45926

2013-2017 fusion/escape/mkz (excluding 3.7l), 2015-2016 edge/explorer (excluding 3.5l/3.7l), 2015-2016 mkc, and 2016 mkx vehicles (excluding 3.7l) equipped with all wheel drive (awd) may exhibit a leaking passenger side power transfer unit
06/22/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10075277
TSB ID: 16-0047

Harsh engagement during elevated idle - ambient temperature below -9 °c issue some 2013-2015 explorer vehicles located in russia and equipped with a 3.5l twin independent variable camshaft timing (ti-vct) engine, may exhibit a harsh eng
10/22/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058625
TSB ID: ASI-45239

Ford: some vehicles transmission will experience, after a cold soak or an extended period with engine off, a 2-3 shift hesitation due to possible hydraulic circuit drain. model 2013-16 various vehicles.
10/21/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058616
TSB ID: SB45277

Ford: transmission fluid leak from converter housing area on police utility equipped with 6f50/6f55 transmission
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
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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
03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094586
TSB ID: TSB 16-0166

Supercedes tsb 16-0165: some 2011-2015 explorer vehicles may exhibit an exhaust odor in the vehicle with the auxiliary climate control system on. customers may indicate the odor smells like sulfur, or that exhaust odors are entering the veh
08/17/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058235
TSB ID: 15-0113

Ford explorer 2014-2016: bulletin information involving vehicles equipped with second row inflatable seat belts may exhibit an airbag warning light illuminated with dtc b141b and b141c. *lj
08/17/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058219
TSB ID: 44985

Ford explorer 2011-2015: bulletin information regarding the front glass window chattering up/down while traveling. the front window regulator motor needs to be replaced. *lj
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
07/01/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057831
TSB ID: 44856

Ford: certain 2013-2015 ford fusion and taurus, 2011-2015 ford explorer, 2013-2014 ford edge and flex, 2013-2015 lincoln mks, mkx, and 2013-2014 lincoln mkt vehicles may experience problems with the cruise control speed that doesn't match t
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03/17/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056924
TSB ID: TSB-14-0130

Ford: there is an exhaust odor in vehicles when auxiliary climate control system is on and it smells like sulfur. model 2011-15 explorer.
03/10/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056901
TSB ID: TSB-14-0130

Ford: when auxiliary climate control system is on, an exhaust odor, like sulfur, can be smelled. model 2011-15 explorer.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137109
TSB ID: SSM 47195

Some 2015-2018 explorer vehicles equipped with hankook brand tires may exhibit tread wear that is not the result of vehicle alignment concerns. for customer satisfaction, hankook is offering pro-rated tire replacement for vehicles with less
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137131
TSB ID: SSM 47230

Some 2007-2016 edge/mkx/flex/mkt/mkz/mks/taurus/police interceptor sedan/explorer/police interceptor utility vehicles equipped with awd and built on or before 30-jun-2016 may exhibit a propane or natural gas odor during idle or low speed dr
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127409
TSB ID: SSM 46905

Some 2015-2018 explorer vehicles equipped with hankook brand tires may exhibit chipping, cutting and/or unusual or even accelerated tread wear. if the tire side wall is marked as: 255/50r20 105h ventus s1 noble 2 contact hankook technical s
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127429
TSB ID: 17N04

Certain 2014-2015 explorer and 2014-2016 police interceptor utility vehicles - front door trim panel repair
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01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127396
TSB ID: 17-2222

Some 2013-2016 explorer/police interceptor utility vehicles may exhibit delamination of the top edge of the front door trim panels. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109012
TSB ID: SSM 46522

2013-2017 edge/mkx/flex/mkt/mkz/mks/taurus/taurus police/explorer/explorer police/continental vehicles equipped with a 3.5l or 3.7l engine, all wheel drive (awd) and a power transfer unit (ptu) that is being repaired or replaced for an inte
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
03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095849
TSB ID: SSM 46400

2011-2015 explorer and mkt vehicles requiring replacement of right front axle shaft no longer require installation of the center support bearing heat shield(7f469). the heat shield can be discarded.
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
02/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091204
TSB ID: TSB16-0097

Some 2009-2010 f-150 and 2011-2016 explorer vehicles may have a seat cushion cover that appears loose near the front of the seat. this may be caused by the seat cushion cover j-retainer becoming disengaged from the seat cushion pan flange.
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02/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091003
TSB ID: SSM 46153

Setting the correct tire inflation pressure is an important step in the pre-delivery process and during routine maintenance intervals. recent customer clinics revealed that most every vehicle in the clinics had the tire pressures set incorr
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10074660
TSB ID: 15-0156

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/17/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058233
TSB ID: 15-0111

Ford explorer 2015: bulletin information on some vehicles exhibit, at higher speeds, wind noise coming from the windshield cowl panel grille area. *lj

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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.