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2013 Ford F-150 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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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
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
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10074713
TSB ID: TSB-15-0137

Summary to be provided on a future date.
11/02/15 NHTSA ID: 10058702
TSB ID: TSB15-0131

Ford: 2011-2015 f-150 trucks will experience a ticking or tapping or rattling type of noise from engine's top front cover area when starting up
10/26/15 NHTSA ID: 10058662
TSB ID: SB-45310

2012-2015 f150, expedition and navigator: all require integrated wheel end (iwe) replacement. service kit has all parts required for replacement
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10/20/15 NHTSA ID: 10058596
TSB ID: ASI-45201

Ford: during high ambient temperatures, engine cooling fan is noticeable but the strategy of engine cooling fan has change to a/c low vehicle speed performance improvement. no repair needed. model 2013-14 f-150.
09/22/15 NHTSA ID: 10058435
TSB ID: ASI-45093

Ford: on some trucks, pc/ed for clarification is being updated for pin point test hn9 on turbo charger component wastegate regulating valve solenoid (tcwrvs) 21-25 ohms and bypass (tcby) 8-ohms. model 2013-15 f-150.
08/13/15 NHTSA ID: 10058195
TSB ID: 44996

Ford 2013-2015 f-150 expedition, navigator, and transit - service information regarding 3.5l gtdi popping sound on cold startup. *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
08/03/15 NHTSA ID: 10058115
TSB ID: TSB-14-0180

Ford: there are various diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) related to gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine misfiring. symptoms. model 2011-13 f-150.
07/31/15 NHTSA ID: 10058096
TSB ID: TSB-14-0160

Ford: various misfire systems from turbocharge direct injection (gtdi)engines have stored diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) in powertrain control module p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306.
07/28/15 NHTSA ID: 10058057
TSB ID: 15-0071

Ford 2011-2015 f150, 2015 expedition, transit, 2015 lincoln navigator: certain vehicles equipped with a 3.5 l gasoline turbocharged direct injected engine built on 2/28/2015 may have diagnostic codes or driveability symptoms. *lj
07/07/15 NHTSA ID: 10057859
TSB ID: TSB-14-0159

Ford: steering wheel has inoperative, intermittently up and down arrows and/or front control display interface module (fcdim) and latest calibration needs to be reprogram to fcdim. model 2013 f-150.
10/15/14 NHTSA ID: 10056260
TSB ID: TSB-14-0082

Ford: diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p012b (turbocharger/supercharger inlet pressure sensor circuit range/performance) and/or p012d (turbocharger/supercharger inlet pressure sensor circuit high) are stored in powertrain control module (pcm)
10/10/14 NHTSA ID: 10056231
TSB ID: TSB-14-0077

Ford: after using block heater when temperatures below -15 c (0 f), there is a no start or hard start condition exhibited by the engine. model 2011-2014 f-150.
08/01/14 NHTSA ID: 10055873
TSB ID: TSB-14-0075

Ford: the malfunction indicator lamp (mil), on some trucks will experience illumination, in temperatures below -28c (-20f) with diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p0113 and/or p0114. model 2013 f-150.
07/16/14 NHTSA ID: 10055781
TSB ID: TSB-14-0067

Ford: when temperatures are below -15c (0f), the gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine has a no start or a hard start condition. model 2011-2014 f-150. updated 8/1/14. see sb 14-0077.
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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
04/23/14 NHTSA ID: 10055225
TSB ID: SB-14-0040

2011-2014 f-150 has raw fuel smell from the engine oil/oil level overfill. *lj
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.
03/12/14 NHTSA ID: 10054928
TSB ID: TSB-14-0014

Ford: a raw odor of fuel is coming from engine oil and/or an engine oil level indication of overfull. model 2011-2014 f-150.
02/19/14 NHTSA ID: 10054704
TSB ID: TSB-13-12-15

Ford: some trucks, while at hot idle, would shudder or run rough, during stop and go driving and/or diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0015 and malfunction indicator lamp (mil) might be illuminated. model 2013 f150.
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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.
10/30/13 NHTSA ID: 10053466
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-12

Ford: malfunction indicator light (mil) for gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine, on some trucks, will intermittently, illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0236, p0238, p025e, p007d. models 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.
10/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10053409
TSB ID: ASI-32208

Ford: on some trucks, the exhaust reductant system or the nox control module would experience various mil dtc's related to glow plug control module (gpcm), due to loose, missing, modified or damaged ground g400. no models listed. model y
10/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10053411
TSB ID: ASI-32207

Ford: due to loose, missing, modified or damaged ground g400, various malfunction indicator light (mil) dtc's, related to glow plug control module (gpcm), may be exhibit on some diesel equipped trucks. model years 2011-2013. no models li
10/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10053407
TSB ID: ASI-32227

Ford: on some trucks, on hard acceleration, after extended drive at highway speeds, an intermittent stumble and/or misfire may occur, during extreme humid or damp conditions. models 2011-2013 f-150.
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10/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10053410
TSB ID: ASI-32235

Ford: on some trucks, while operating in 4x2 mode, there will be noise coming from front hub integrated wheel end (iwe) and will cease once shifted into 4x4 mode. models 2011-2013 f-150.
06/26/13 NHTSA ID: 10052207
TSB ID: ASI-32166

Ford: some vehicles, with turbochared gasoline direct injection engines, will exhibit flashing malfunction indicator lamp, an intermittent stumble and/or misfire during hard acceleration during extreme humid or damp conditions. models 201
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.
09/22/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058436
TSB ID: ASI-45126

Ford: some trucks are experiencing, from the transmission, a visible fluid leakage from bell housing and transmission case will need replacing, if leakage is in area. model 2012-13 f-150.
03/17/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056928
TSB ID: TSB-14-0134

Lincoln/ford: each and every time shifting from park to drive or reverse, a buzzing or growling noise is heard from transmission after being parked then restarted. model 2013-14 expedition, f-150, mustang, navigator.
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12/02/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056440
TSB ID: TSB-14-0090

Ford: on light acceleration from a stop, there would be an intermittent click or snap type noise coming from rear axle, either in drive or reverse. model 2011-2014 f-150.
08/22/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056040
TSB ID: TSB-14-0100

Ford: provided information regarding the downshifting of 5-3, on some vehicles, exhibiting a transmission squawking noise.
08/01/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10055875
TSB ID: TSB-14-0076

Lincoln/ford: after vehicle/truck has been parked several hours, there is a delayed engagement of park to forward or reverse transmission on initial start up. model 2011-2014 expedition, mustang, f-150, navigator.
03/18/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10054967
TSB ID: ASI-44243

Ford: on some trucks, the gasoline turbo direct injected (gtdi) may exhibit malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagnostics trouble code (dtc) p0627 in powertrain control module (pcm). model 2013 f-150.
03/18/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10054971
TSB ID: ASI-44245

Ford: the instrument cluster transmission temperature gauge may exhibit gauge slow to display reading after hot soak restart. model 2011-2013 f-150, 2011-2014, f-super duty, 2012-2014 expedition.
10/25/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053419
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-8

Lincoln/ford: transmission engagement in 5th gear when starting and wrench indicator and/or seat belt minder may illuminate with speedometer reading zero and odometer displaying dashes, while driving, in some vehicles. models 2012-2013 na
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10/25/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053425
TSB ID: ASI-32252

Lincoln/ford: on certain vehicles and trucks, the multifunction indicator lamp (mil), will illuminate with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1636 (inductive signature chip communication error) present in pcm or tcm. models 2011-2013 f-150 e
09/20/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052843
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-16

Ford: on some trucks, a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination may occur and the powertrain control module (pcm) needs to be reprogram to latest calibration. model 2013 f-150.
09/16/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052788
TSB ID: TSB-13-8-10

Ford: some vehicles, when transmission in 6th gear and engine lugging up grades at 15000-2000 rpm, will buck or jerk or both, slightly, at a steady cruise. model 2011-2013 f-150.
05/06/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10052032
TSB ID: TSB-13-1-10

Ford: after startup, with cold engine, would have a bucking, jerking during parking lot maneuvers and powertrain control module (pcm) should be reprogrammed with latest, higher calibration. model 2012-2013 f-150.
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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08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078990
TSB ID: SSM-45821

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07/31/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058106
TSB ID: TSB-14-0169

Lincoln/ford: due to abnormally low voltage battery or cold ambient temperatures, intermittently, the audio output would fail, after vehicle has been started. model 2013-14 edge, explorer, f150, mkx.
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
06/23/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057735
TSB ID: ASI-44651

Ford: due to improper connection of connector c4000, rear camera is inoperative after repair to tailgate or spray in bedliner installation. model 2011-14 f-150.
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.
06/25/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055645
TSB ID: ASI-44403

Ford: due to an aftermarket powertrain control module (pcm) software program installed, non-ford, malfunction indicator lamp (mil) will come on, with several diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p00c2, p0340. model 2013-2014 f-150. *
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06/16/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055574
TSB ID: ASI-44420

Ford: the roof opening panel frame assembly need replacing due to an issue with sunroof binding on some trucks. model 2013-2014 f150.
05/07/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055312
TSB ID: ASI-44451

Ford: some model vehicles manual for powertrain control/emission diagnostic (pc/ed) has been updated regarding improved cooling fan circuit due to a lack of air conditioning, a malfunctioning indicator lamp (mil) and overheating.
03/24/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055020
TSB ID: ASI-44384

Ford: the low to high beam or high to low beam is an intermittent transition and would need the affected hid 13008 headlamp housing replaced. model 2013-2014 escape, 2013 explorer, f150.
03/12/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054927
TSB ID: TSB-14-0017

Ford: after extended operating at highway speeds, in high humidity or damp conditions, vehicle will experience an intermittent stumble and/or misfire on hard acceleration. model 2013-2014 f-150.
02/03/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054549
TSB ID: ASI-44284

Ford: there is a water leak in the area of the center high mount stop lamp (chmsl) and would need to be isolated to determine the cause, if any. model 2011-2013 f-150.
02/03/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054545
TSB ID: ASI-44280

Ford: due to a possible non ford aftermarket pcm software program installed, malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p00c2, p0340 is accompanied by p2228 in powertrain control module (pcm) and calibration
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10/28/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053457
TSB ID: ASI-32275

Ford: on some vehicles, with mytouch, my experience displayed time jumping or audio popping during initial ignition on cycle, or slow navigation calculations, due to amount of data, within size of contact list, creating processing problem
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.
04/09/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051743
TSB ID: APU-12A04

Ford: see document search button for owner letter. a software upgrade is available for certain vehicles. models 2012-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion, taurus, mks, mkt, f-150. updated 5/10/13.
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
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137088
TSB ID: SSM 47141

Some 2013-2018 f-150/expedition/navigator 4x4 vehicles may exhibit an intermittent grinding noise coming from the right front or left front wheel area while accelerating in 2wd mode. refer to the workshop manual (wsm), section 308-07, diagn
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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
05/12/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099001
TSB ID: TSB 17-0026

Some 2011-2014 f-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.5l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine and built on or before 10-oct-2014 may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0016.
03/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095606
TSB ID: TSB 17-0012

Some 2012-2014 f-150 vehicles equipped with an overhead console may exhibit a headliner sagging concern along the windshield and/or rear window glass. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
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
08/12/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058185
TSB ID: 45018

Ford f-150 2011-2015: bulletin information involving vehicles with uncommanded blower motor speed change or recirculation door movemant. *lj
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
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07/18/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10055793
TSB ID: TSB-14-0072

Ford: lack of heat, in some vehicles, due a possible accumulation of ice on heater core and evaporator core housing. model 2013 f-150.
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.
03/18/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054972
TSB ID: ASI-44249

Ford: when attempting to access factory keyless entry key code, using ids tool, would receive an error message due to production software change in body control module. model 2013 f-150, edge, mkx, 2014 f-super duty, taurus, mks, flex, mk
03/18/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054969
TSB ID: ASI-44244

Ford: outside door handle is difficult to open and may need several attempts to release the door. model 2012-2013 f-150.
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.
10/30/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053471
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-17

Ford:lincoln: on some vehicles, there are various related concerns about the sync features, such as sync features inoperative, lack of or slow response to phone and voice button operation. models 2012-2013 focus, e-series, edge, expeditio
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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.
10/25/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053422
TSB ID: ASI-32251

Ford/lincoln: on certain vehicles, the intelligent access or push button start may have an intermittent ikt, similar symptoms as discharged ikt battery. models 2012-2013 f-150, f super duty, expedition, navigator, flex, edge, explorer, ta
10/24/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053408
TSB ID: AS1-32241

Ford: on various vehicles with my touch,after any apim programming, replacement or disconnect from front display interface module (fdim), touchscreen calibration must be performed. model years 2011-2013. no models listed.
10/21/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053325
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-30

Ford: the sun visor vanity mirror door, on some vehicles, fails to close or is loos and causes mirror light to stay on. models 2012-2013 mustang, explorer, f-150 and 2012 escape.
05/10/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052069
TSB ID: CSP-12M02

Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding extended warranty for covering accessory protocol interface module regardless of mileage. models 2011-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion

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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.

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