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2018 Ford F-150 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137145
TSB ID: SSM 47265

Some ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with a 2.7l or 3.0l ecoboost engines may exhibit an oil leak from the engine oil pan rtv seal. replace the oil pan by performing the published workshop manual (wsm) service procedures. after removing
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136610
TSB ID: SSM 47099

Some 2018 mustang equipped with 5.0l engines and f-150 equipped with 2.7l, 3.3l, 3.5l and 5.0l engines may exhibit illuminated malfunction indicator light(mil) with diagnostic trouble code p0181(fuel temperature sensor a circuit range/perfo
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137143
TSB ID: SSM 47257

Some 2018 f-150, expedition, navigator, transit and explorer vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtc p025a stored in the powertrain control module (pcm). this may be due to an intermittent or partial disconnect of the harness to th
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137122
TSB ID: TSB18-2119

Some 2018 expedition/f-150/mustang/navigator vehicles equipped with a 10r80 automatic transmission and built on or before 30-nov-2017 may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0721 in th
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137101
TSB ID: SSM 47170

Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0011, p0012, p0014, p0015, p0016, p0017, p0018, p0019, p0021, p0022, p0024 and/or p0025. this may be due to small debris causing the vct solenoid to stick. b
05/14/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136585
TSB ID: SSM 47057

Some 2018 mustang vehicles equipped with a 5.0l engine and f-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.3l engine may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtc p0111 stored in powertrain control module (pcm) memory. refer to the powertrain control/emissions
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05/14/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136581
TSB ID: TSB18-2058

Some 2018 f-150 equipped with 5.0l engines built on or before 3-jan-2018 may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0316 and/or p0011, p0012, p0016, p0018, p0021, p0022, p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0
05/14/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136606
TSB ID: SSM 47093

2017-2018 f-150/raptor and 2018 expedition/navigator/mustang vehicles equipped with a 10r80 automatic transmission require a new automatic transmission fluid, merconù ultra low viscosity (ulv). it is important to positively identify the tra
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137102
TSB ID: SSM 47171

Some 2016-2018 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 and connected to an iphone recently upgraded to ios 11.2.5 may exhibit functional concerns where usb audio playback and app link will not operate. this may also include, under ce
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137127
TSB ID: SSM 47219

Various 2018 vehicles equipped with sync or sync 3 automatic system updates via wi-fi are unable to connect to the vehicles 4g wi-fi hotspot. sync/sync3 with automatic system updates do not support connecting sync to the vehicles internal 4
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137149
TSB ID: SSM 47270

Some 2015-2018 f-150 may exhibit a dash panel distortion at the defrost duct area. engineering is investigating the condition. do not attempt repair at this time.
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136608
TSB ID: SSM 47097

Some 2017-2018 f-150 vehicles built on or before 29-sep-2017 may exhibit a no crank/no start, auto-start-stop inoperative, illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and or powertrain malfunction indicator lamp, transmission shift issues,
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136611
TSB ID: SSM 47100

Some 2016-2018 ford and lincoln vehicle equipped with sync 3 and connected to an iphone recently upgraded to ios 11.2.5 may exhibit a concern where usb audio playback and app link applications will not function properly. this may also inclu
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
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136593
TSB ID: SSM 47072

Some 2018 f-150, expedition, and navigator vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtc p0521 stored in powertrain control module (pcm) usually after a crank, no-start event. refer to workshop manual (wsm), section 303-14 for normal dia
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136592
TSB ID: SSM 47070

When connecting the vehicle communication module (vcm) and integrated diagnostic system (ids) or ford diagnosis and repair system (fdrs) to the dlc located on the driver side under the steering column at the gwm, make sure that the ignition
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136589
TSB ID: SSM 47067

Some 2015-2018 f-150, 2017-2018 f-super duty, 2018 expedition/navigator vehicles equipped with a vista roof opening panel may exhibit binding while opening or closing of the movable glass panel. the roof opening panel glass brackets are ava
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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01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127410
TSB ID: SSM 46906

Some 2015-2018 f150/edge, 2016-2018 mkx and 2017-2018 fusion, continental vehicles equipped with a 2.7l engine may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and/or wrench lamp with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs): p0116, p0117, p0118, p
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127412
TSB ID: SSM 46908

Some 2018 f-150 vehicles with less than 300 miles on the odometer may exhibit 0 percentage oil life remaining or change oil now message in the message center after pcm reprogramming or a kam reset. allow pcm to completely shut down by turni
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125078
TSB ID: SSM 46860

Some 2016-2018 ford or lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may exhibit a blank screen or other various sync symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. this is due to the power saving features enabled while in transport mode and
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137130
TSB ID: SSM 47229

Some 2018 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with a tcu may exhibit inoperative remote features via ford pass/lincoln way mobile app, incomplete user authorization and/or accessory protocol interface module (apim) dtc u0198 or no modem elec
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137119
TSB ID: TSB18-2106

Some 2018 expedition/navigator vehicles built on or before 24-feb-2018, 2017-2018 f-super duty built on or before 26-feb-2018 and transit vehicles built on or before 26-feb-2018 and 2015-2018 f-150 vehicles built on or before 3-mar-2018 may
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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05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137103
TSB ID: SSM 47172

Some 2018 mustang equipped with 5.0l engines and f-150 equipped with 2.7l, 3.3l, 3.5l and 5.0l, expedition, navigator with 3.5l gtdi engines may exhibit diagnostic trouble code p0181(fuel temperature sensor a circuit range/performance) afte
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136594
TSB ID: SSM 47075

Some 2015-2018 f-150 vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors may exhibit the mirror housing vibrating while driving, moving freely or not moving to the desired position after the mirror is manually folded. refer to the owner's manual f
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127418
TSB ID: SSM 46931

Some 2018 f-150 and expedition vehicles equipped with sync without touchscreen may have dtc b1252 present in the apim when running an apim on-demand self test. on sync systems without touchscreen, this dtc flag cannot be configured off, the
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127399
TSB ID: 17-2227

Some 2018 f-150 vehicles built on or before 21-sep-2017 and equipped with 4g telematics control unit (tcu) may exhibit fordpass remote start/lock/unlock, vehicle health alerts, vehicle status, vehicle locator, fleet and wi-fiù hotspot inope
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127404
TSB ID: SSM 46899

Some 2015-2018 f-150 vehicles equipped with a vista roof opening panel may exhibit binding while opening or closing of the movable glass panel. the roof opening panel glass bracket is available for service. both brackets must be replaced. r
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127423
TSB ID: SSM 46946

Some 2015-2018 f-150, 2017-2018 f-super duty, 2018 expedition/navigator vehicles equipped with a vista roof opening panel may exhibit binding while opening or closing of the movable glass panel. the roof opening panel glass brackets are ava
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01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127427
TSB ID: SSM 46951

Some 2016-2018 f-150 and expedition vehicles equipped with a sync non-touchscreen display may exhibit a blank screen or other various sync symptoms only when the vehicle is in transport mode. this is due to the power saving features enabled

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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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