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2010 Ford F-150 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
03/13/18 NHTSA ID: 10130290

This bulletin is being issued to inform dealers of diesel particulate filter (dpf) cleaning recommendations, inspection practices, and recommended r&r procedures for service and cleaning system availability.
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
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10074713
TSB ID: TSB-15-0137

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/17/15 NHTSA ID: 10058236
TSB ID: 15-0114

Ford f-150 2009-2012 : some trucks with a 9.75 traction lok rear axle assembly may exhibit, during tight slow turns, vibration, chatter or a shudder. *lj
08/13/15 NHTSA ID: 10058199
TSB ID: 44964

Ford 2009-2014 f150: service information regarding , damaged 4x4 front pinion bearing damage is noted during the repair of the front axle on 2009-2014 f150 vehicles units operated in severe cold climates. *lj
11/04/14 NHTSA ID: 10056338
TSB ID: TSB-14-0084

Ford/lincoln: some trucks are experiencing diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p2270 or p2272, malfunction indicator lamp (mil) comes on. model 2010-2011 ranger, 2010-2012 e series, expedition, f-150, f-super duty, navigator.
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09/17/14 NHTSA ID: 10056148
TSB ID: TSB-14-0114

Lincoln/ford: when driving from idle up to 1200 rpm, there may be an intermittent rattle noise coming from engine. 2004-2013 f-150, f-250, f-350, expedition, mark lt, navigator.
06/24/14 NHTSA ID: 10055638
TSB ID: ASI-44421

Ford: on some trucks, there is noise (chirp, clunk, boom) coming from right front rear shock absorber, when traveling over sharp, small bumps (potholes, frost heaves or expansion joints, and more apparent during cold temperatures. model 2
03/24/14 NHTSA ID: 10055029
TSB ID: ASI-44362

Ford: on some vehicles, fluid is present on shock absorber shaft to body interface or there is wetness at rear reservoir snap ring and no replacement should occur, since shock weepage is normal. model 2010-2014 f-150 raptor.
03/12/14 NHTSA ID: 10054920
TSB ID: TSB-14-0010

Ford: some trucks will experience a no or hard start condition if weather is below -15 celsius, 0 fahrenheit. model 2011-2014 f-150.
02/03/14 NHTSA ID: 10054546
TSB ID: ASI-44281

Ford: the shock absorber has fluid or wetness at rear reservoir snap ring and weepage or leakage is normal and will not have a detrimental effect to lift of shock absorbers or suspension. model 2010-2013 f-150.
10/28/13 NHTSA ID: 10053458
TSB ID: ASI-32295

Ford: on some vehicles, during a programmable module installation (pmi) of anti lock brake (abs) module an ids error message appears, if ids session started with new abs module connect. models 2010-2013 f-150.
04/05/13 NHTSA ID: 10051733
TSB ID: TSB-12-11-18

Ford: due to traction control flashing or illuminating indicator, diagnostic codes (dtc) c1963, c1278, c1280, c1282 are stored in anti lock brake system (abs), during low speed maneuvers . models 2009-2012 f-150.
05/22/12 NHTSA ID: 10044211
TSB ID: ASI-22234

Ford: the complete caliper assembly, bracket (anchor plate), brake pads, rotors and clips needs to be replaced due to sticking or binding of front brake caliper.
12/12/11 NHTSA ID: 10042485
TSB ID: TSB-11-11-6

Ford: when making tight turns or driving slow, vehicle may exhibit a shudder, chatter and/or vibration, even after cold startup.
11/16/11 NHTSA ID: 10041932
TSB ID: TSB-11-8-8

Ford: after refueling vehicle, would be hard to start, runs rough and an audible clicking noise can be heard.
07/13/11 NHTSA ID: 10039184
TSB ID: AS-21450

Ford: when accelerating after a cold start there may be lack of power or rough running. normal condition. 2009-2010 expedition/navigator/f150.
07/12/11 NHTSA ID: 10039147
TSB ID: AS-21458

Ford: the brakes may feel touchy or aggressive. 2010 f150.
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07/12/11 NHTSA ID: 10039159
TSB ID: TSB-10-21-6

Ford: the idle speed drops lower than desired and may fluctuate. there may be two possible trouble codes stored.
07/06/11 NHTSA ID: 10039050
TSB ID: TSB-11-2-5

Ford: the traction control light is flashing with multiple stored trouble codes. the stability light may also be on while towing a trailer at low speed. 2009-2010 f-150.
06/28/11 NHTSA ID: 10038946
TSB ID: TSB-11-4-7

Ford: 2009-2011 f150. traction control light may be illuminated with trouble codes stored. the electronic stability control may also activate intermittently while towing a trailer.
05/25/11 NHTSA ID: 10037561
TSB ID: TSB11-1-5

Ford: vehicles may run rough, hard start after refueling, clicking noise under hood, and have trouble codes stored.
05/04/11 NHTSA ID: 10037085
TSB ID: SB-21512

Ford: with some 2010 f-150s the anti-lock brake system light is on and possible brake fluid leak.
12/13/10 NHTSA ID: 10034631
TSB ID: SB-21434

Ford: supply/return lines installation at high pressure pump-revised washer for trucks equipped with 6.4l engines. when installing supply or return lines at high pressure pump on diesel engines, do not use the bonded style washer (w302870)
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11/29/10 NHTSA ID: 10034532
TSB ID: SB-21351

Ford: lack of power wide open throttle only. some vehicles may exhibit a lack of power during wide open throttle only. no dtcs will be present and engine performance during normal driving will not be affected. check engine air inlet tube
11/29/10 NHTSA ID: 10034528
TSB ID: SB-21317

Ford: some f150 svt raptor vehicles may exhibit hill decent control fault with abs dtc c116a. on vehicles built before 2/26/10 only, inspect the high mounted stop lamp for evidence of water intrusion.
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.
02/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092370
TSB ID: TSB16-0108

Some 2004-2014 f-150 and 2006-2008 mark lt vehicles equipped with four-wheel drive (4wd) may exhibit noisy or engaged front hubs when operating in two-wheel drive (2wd) mode. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
06/22/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10075262
TSB ID: 16-0032

4r75e transmission - grinding/whine/vibration/gear slippage - service kit available issue a service kit has been released to assist with proper repair of the 4r75e transmission in 2008 mark lt, 2008-2010 f-150, 2008-2010 / 2013-2014 e-ser
02/03/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056701
TSB ID: TSB-14-0153

Ford/lincoln/mercury: failure of planetary gear assembly is due to transmission, on certain vehicles, exhibiting grinding, gear slippage, whine type noise, vibration, while driving or loss of reverse.
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10/01/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056191
TSB ID: ASI-44538

Ford/lincoln/mercury: the indicator may illuminate overdrive off and/or slipping in 3rd or no 4th gear, due to direct clutch failure and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0733 and/or p0734. model 2008-2013 mark lt, f-150, crown victoria, gra
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.
08/09/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039725
TSB ID: TSB-10-18-1

Ford: some expedition/navigator/f150 vehicles may have a delayed forward/reverse engagement with stored trouble codes.
07/13/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039164
TSB ID: TSB-10-24-1

Ford: there may be an rpm surge when cold and at 25-35 mph. 2010 f150.
07/11/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039138
TSB ID: AS-21578

Ford: there is a rattle noise when driving 25-30 mph from the transmission when under load. 2009-2010 f-150.
07/11/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039135
TSB ID: TSB-10-24-7

Ford: the gear selector lever may be tough to operate in cold weather due to snow buildup around the shift cable. 2009-2010 f150.
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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.
07/06/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039051
TSB ID: TSB-11-3-8

Ford: with cold weather, the gear selector may require extra effort. there may be snow buildup on the shift lever. 2009-2011 f150.
05/04/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037098
TSB ID: TSB-10-18-1

Ford: some expedition, f-150, and navigator models may experience a delayed forward or reverse transmission engagement. usually happens on cold start in cold climates.
08/17/12 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10045085
TSB ID: TSB-12-6-18

Ford: on some trucks, traction control indicator flashes or illuminates and at low speed maneuvering turns, electronic stability control (esc) is an intermittent nuisance activation.
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
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
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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
09/24/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056170
TSB ID: ASI-44531

Lincoln/ford: on some vehicles and trucks, there is a popping, squealing, binding or grinding noise come from power seats when moving backwards or forward. model 2009-2015 f-150, taurus, flex, mkt, mks, f-super duty, explorer.
10/25/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053423
TSB ID: ASI-32259

Ford: a power sliding rear window, on some vehicles, may experience a possible inoperative rear window defrost. models 2010-2013 f-150.
09/17/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10052801
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-15

Ford: on some vehicles, the rear sliding glass center panel has a water leakage at the side panel. model 2010-2013 f-150.
04/05/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051724
TSB ID: ASI-12048

Ford: due to an open headlight switch, the headlamps, park lamps or lamps are inoperative and headlamps will remain on because of aftermarket or genuine ford accessories (gfa), installed incorrectly. causing possible damage to switch. 200
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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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.
05/04/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037081
TSB ID: TSB-10-18-6

Ford: on some 2010-2011 ford trucks there is a brake drag condition. there is an improperly adjusted stoplamp switch.
02/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091441
TSB ID: SSM 45950

Some 2009-2014 f-150 vehicles that require replacement of the lower rocker panel and/or cab corners no longer need the entire door frame/opening panel (211a10/1) replaced. a new lower level service rocker patch panel(211a80/1) is now availa
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.
02/13/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10056749
TSB ID: ASI-44669

Ford/lincoln: there will be 2 new piece receiver dryer desiccant bag that will replace 1 piece receiver dry cartridge, which are interchangable, fully, do not affect form, fit, or function. model 2011-14 f-super duty, 2009-14 f150, 2007-1
03/28/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10055041
TSB ID: ASI-44383

Ford: while repairing the front axle, damage to pinion bearing is noted after operating in severe cold climates. model 2009-2014 f-150.
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02/03/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054547
TSB ID: ASI-44282

Ford: the torca*clamp, that secures two catalyst pipes, requires replacement due to repeated stretching and no longer provide necessary clamping force sealing exhaust joint. model 2010-2014 f-150.
10/28/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053447
TSB ID: ASI-32270

Ford: there is a noise coming from the front hub integrated wheel end (iwe) areas and when shifted into 4x4 mode, the noise will cease. models 2008-2013 f-150, expedition, navigator, mark lt.
10/25/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053429
TSB ID: ASI-32266

Ford: on some vehicles, the outside door handles needs to be pulled at least twice before opening. models 2010-2013 f150, mustang.
05/14/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10044117
TSB ID: 12-2-13

Ford: some vehicles may exhibit a condition where one or more rear doors are difficult to lock or unlock using the door lock rod. this may be due to dust buildup in the door latch. also included model f150 model years 2009-2011. *js
07/07/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10039065
TSB ID: TSB-11-4-11

Ford: the tailgate applique may separate from the sheet metal. 2009-2011 f150.
09/27/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10033867
TSB ID: TSB-10-15-9

Ford: tailgate applique separation. some platinum trucks may exhibit tailgate applique separation from the sheet metal. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.

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Ford F-150 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.