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2016 Ford Focus Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137073
TSB ID: TSB18-2093

Some 2015-2018 focus st vehicles may exhibit a misfire condition and/or illuminated mil with dtcs p0300 and/or p0316 with engine coolant temperature below 49°c (120°f). follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136616
TSB ID: 17B32-S1

Certain 2016-2017 model year focus rs vehicles cylinder head gasket replacement
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10119670
TSB ID: SSM 46814

Some 2014-2017 focus st vehicles equipped with a 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit an audible engine idle ticking noise at normal operating temperature. this is considered a normal operating characteristi
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109019
TSB ID: SSM 46539

Some 2015-2017 focus st vehicles may exhibit mil on with a perceived misfire after cold start. diagnostic trouble codes dtc's) may include p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303,p0304, and p0316. refer to general service bulletin gsb) g0000106 to confi
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109056
TSB ID: SSM 46053

Some 2017 focus and c-max vehicles built on or after 8/1/2016 may exhibit a growl or rubbing noise from the wheel assembly after pre-delivery inspection has been performed to remove the brake rotor covers. this may be due to the brake calip
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
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05/24/17 NHTSA ID: 10100503
TSB ID: SSM 46477

2016-2017 focus rs models are shipped with front coil spring spacers that keep the suspension from bottoming out and to provide ramp clearance during shipping. the vehicle is shipped with a sticker on the windshield and section 2 in the pdi
03/20/17 NHTSA ID: 10095982
TSB ID: SSM 46192

2016-2017 focus vehicles with 2.0l gasoline direct injection(gdi) engines built on or after 04/07/2016 will no longer have a high pressure fuel pump cover. please do not submit for a miss-built unit, and/or add the cover back on the engine.
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.
03/17/17 NHTSA ID: 10095617
TSB ID: TSB 17-0016

Some 2016-2017 focus rs vehicles equipped with a 2.3l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine and built on or before 10-dec-2016 may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtcs p0456, p1450 and/or p144a. this may be due to an intermit
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095164
TSB ID: SSM 46303

The 2012-2017 focus workshop manual (wsm) procedure for oil pan and rear main oil seal installation has been revised. refer to wsm, section 303-01 removal and installation. the sealant application location has been revised. special attentio
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095171
TSB ID: SSM 46322

Some 2015-2016 focus vehicles if equipped with remote start and built on or before 17-oct-2016 may exhibit vehicle stall with a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and diagnostic trouble code (dtc)p1594. this may be due to wheel speed sensor r
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095144
TSB ID: TSB 17-0010

Some 2016-2017 focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0l gasoline turbo direct injection (gtdi) engine and built on or before 18-jan-2017 may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtc p04db (crankcase ventilation system disconnected) stored in powertra
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
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095159
TSB ID: SSM 46296

Some 2016-2017 focus and c-max vehicles built on or after 1-aug-2016 may exhibit a growl or rubbing noise from the wheel assembly after pre-delivery inspection has been performed to remove the brake rotor covers. this may be due to the brak
03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094637
TSB ID: SSM 46277

Some 2016 focus vehicles may not successfully complete reprogramming or programmable module installation (pmi) of the bcm. make certain the integrated diagnostic system (ids) is at release 103.03 or higher before attempting bcm programming.
02/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10091224
TSB ID: SSM 45910

2016 focus rs intercooler plate which partially covers the intercooler area is necessary for the vehicle. do not remove this plate it is required for robust durable function of the vehicle. removal may cause water ingestion from normal cond
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
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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
02/06/17 NHTSA ID: 10090636
TSB ID: SSM 46110

2017 escape vehicles equipped with power roof opening panel built on or after 6/6/16 have a change to the initialization procedure for both the roof opening panel and the shield(sunshade). refer to workshop manual, section 501-17. in step 2
08/31/16 NHTSA ID: 10079012
TSB ID: SSM-45856

May illuminate the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with misfire codes
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075285
TSB ID: 16-0055

1.0l ecoboost - illuminated mil - dtc p1450 - built on or before 10/19/2015 issue some 2015-2016 focus vehicles equipped with an 1.0l ecoboost engine and built on or before 10/19/2015 may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator la
12/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10125072
TSB ID: SSM 46850

Some 2015-2017 focus vehicles equipped with a dual clutch power-shift transmission may exhibit excessive engine vibration. this may be due to a binding condition with the powertrain mounts. before replacing components, perform the powertrai
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109047
TSB ID: TSB 16-0129

Some 2011-2016 fiesta and 2012-2016 focus vehicles equipped with a dps6 transmission may exhibit intermittent concerns of loss of transmission engagement while driving, intermittent no start or a loss of power. these symptoms are usually ac
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08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109062
TSB ID: SSM 46068

Some focus vehicles built on or after 21-jul-2016 thru 15-sep-2016 equipped with the dps6 transmission exhibiting concerns of shift quality may have an incorrectly aligned clutch actuator spring retainer (7515). while performing transmissio
05/15/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10099106
TSB ID: SSM 46421

2013-2017 focus s model vehicles do not have an outside ambient temperature displayed in the ipc and this feature cannot be added. the sensor is in the right hand outside mirror and is used by the powertrain control module (pcm) for calcula
03/20/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10095866
TSB ID: 14M02-S3

Certain 2011 through 2015 model year fiesta and 2012 through 2016 model year focus vehicles equipped with a dps6 automatic transmission - transmission control module extended warranty coverage
03/20/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10096001
TSB ID: 16B43

Certain 2016-2017 model year focus rs vehicles - powertrain control module reprogramming
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
03/17/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10095628
TSB ID: SSM 46358

2011-2017 fiesta and 2012-2017 focus service pigtail for transmission control module connector c1750a is available. if repairs are needed use part number fu2z-14s411-va. replacement of wiring harness 12a581 is no longer required when this c
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02/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092372
TSB ID: TSB16-0109

Some 2011-2015 fiesta vehicles built on or before 10/15/2014 and 2012-2016 focus vehicles equipped with a dps6 automatic transmission may exhibit excessive transmission clutch shudder on light acceleration. some vehicles may or may not exhi
02/13/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091429
TSB ID: SSM 45941

2011-2016 fiesta and 2012-2016 focus with dps6 transmission have a new clutch available. this change affects tcm/pcm calibrations. 2011-2013 fiesta calibrations have not yet been released, continue to service with bv6z-7b546-f clutch, perfo
06/22/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10075274
TSB ID: 16-0044

Dps6 - no start and/or transmission engagement or loss of power with dtcs u0100, u0101, u1013, u3003 and/or p0606 issue some 2011-2016 fiesta and 2012-2016 focus vehicles equipped with a dps6 transmission may exhibit intermittent co
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: 10137085
TSB ID: SSM 47130

Some 2012-2018 focus electric, 2013-2017 c-max energi, and 2013-2018 fusion energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (phev) may exhibit the high voltage (hv) battery failing to charge while connected to the delphi 120 volt electric vehicle s
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137097
TSB ID: SSM 47161

Some 2012-2017 focus bev, 2013-2016 fusion energi and 2013-2017 cmax energi vehicles equipped with a telematics control unit (tcu) may exhibit inoperative remote features via my ford mobile app, discharged battery, incomplete user authoriza
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05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137100
TSB ID: SSM 47167

Various 2016-2017 vehicles with sync 3 may experience a touch screen that does not respond to any input. using the professional technician society (pts) website > oasis tab > sync version, verify the vehicle sync software version. if the ve
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137110
TSB ID: SSM 47198

Some 2013-2017 fusion energi, 2012-2017 focus electric and 2013-2017 c-max energi vehicles equipped with a tcu built on or before 11-oct-2017 may exhibit a discharged battery, inoperative remote features via myford mobile app, incomplete us
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137126
TSB ID: SSM 47211

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 version 2.2 software may exhibit a blank screen after attempting to exit valet mode. sync software updates are now available under the oasis tab sync selection. if update is avai
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: 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
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: 10127411
TSB ID: SSM 46907

Some 2015-2018 focus st vehicles may exhibit mil on with dtc's p0300 and/or p0316 store in powertrain control module(pcm) memory. vehicle may also exhibit perceived misfire after cold start until engine coolant temperature(ect) reaches 49 d
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127424
TSB ID: SSM 46947

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may intermittently display an overhead image of a vehicle in the center of the sync touchscreen with no obstacle detection grids or warning chimes. sync may appear unresponsive when the o
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127425
TSB ID: SSM 46948

Some owners of 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may experience inoperative mobile device navigation applications. mobile device navigation via applink requires sync 3 version 2.3 or higher for apple ios users. mobile
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125071
TSB ID: tsb17-2217

Some 2016-2017 focus rs vehicles built on or before 02-aug-2017 may exhibit an unable to change drive mode message in the instrument panel cluster (ipc) and/or an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with dtc p26fe stored in the pow
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
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125079
TSB ID: SSM 46861

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may intermittently display an overhead image of a vehicle in the center of the sync touchscreen with no obstacle detection grids or warning chimes. sync may appear unresponsive when the o
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12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125089
TSB ID: SSM 46891

Some 2016 escape and focus vehicles equipped with a front control display interface module (fcdim) may exhibit the inability to store am/fm presets and/or preset buttons work erratically. engineering is currently investigating this concern.
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119669
TSB ID: SSM 46813

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 version 2.2 software may exhibit a blank screen after attempting to exit valet mode. to recover the screen, perform a complete ignition cycle (key off, open and close the driver'
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119678
TSB ID: SSM 46834

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may exhibit an intermittent blue or black screen. check for sync software update under the oasis tab sync selection. if update is available refer to wsm, section 415-00 and update apim so
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119684
TSB ID: SSM 46848

Some owners of 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may experience inoperative mobile device navigation applications. mobile device navigation via applink requires sync 3 version 2.3 or higher for apple ios users. mobile
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109018
TSB ID: SSM 46534

Some 2013-2017 fusion hybrid energi built on or before 24-mar-2017, 2012-2016 focus electric and 2013-2016 c-max energi and equipped with a tcu may exhibit inoperative remote features via myford mobile app, discharged battery, incomplete us
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109020
TSB ID: SSM 46540

Some 2016-2017 focus rs customers may ask to have the upshift lamp operation programmed to function on their vehicle. north american vehicles do not support this feature and it cannot be added. the performance shift indicator (the rs icon i
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08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109023
TSB ID: SSM 46545

Some 2014-2017 focus/c-max vehicles when a replacement bcm is received for a service repair may include a white keyless entry card. in an effort to consolidate the complexity of bcm's only the highest level will be available for service. if
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109028
TSB ID: 17B07

Certain 2016 c-max energi, 2016 focus electric and 2016-2017 fusion energi - telematics control unit reprogramming
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109054
TSB ID: SSM 46048

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 may have dtcs u3000:04, b108e:12 and/or u1a00:87 present in the apim. if these dtcs are present and no other symptoms are reported by the customer, then clear the dtcs and retest
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108999
TSB ID: TSB 17-2063

Some 2016-2017 focus rs vehicles built on or before 03-apr-2017 may exhibit an unable to change drive mode message in the instrument panel cluster (ipc) and/or an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with dtc p26fe stored in the pow
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109067
TSB ID: SSM 46073

Some 2016-2017 escape, mkc, fiesta, f150, expedition, navigator, mustang, transit, focus, c-max, mkx, taurus, mks, flex, mkt, and edge and 2017 explorer, fusion, mkz, super duty, transit connect and continental vehicles equipped with sync 3
05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100508
TSB ID: SSM 46486

Some 2016-2017 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 considered normal due to the power saving features enabled while in t
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03/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095978
TSB ID: SSM 46176

Some 2016 c-max and focus electric vehicles may exhibit a false activation of the alarm system. a work around until the software is updated(4th qtr. 2016), procedure is available. 1. put the vehicle in park. 2. take your foot off the brake
03/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095996
TSB ID: SSM 46211

Some 2016-2017 focus rs vehicles with sync 3 may experience a condition in which a sound mode selection is displayed in the front display interface module (fdim) sound settings screen. focus rs audio systems are not equipped with sound mode
03/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095763
TSB ID: SSM 46368

Some 2016 c-max energi/focus electric and 2016-2017 fusion energi vehicles built on or before 10-jul-2016, may exhibit a 12-volt and/or high voltage battery with a low state of charge and/or an intermittent battery draw. reprogram the telem
03/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095781
TSB ID: SSM 46371

Some 2012-2017 focus electric/2013-2017 cmax energi/fusion energi/2015-2017 mkc/mkz/2016-2017 mkx and 2017 continental vehicles operating with a 3g tcu on or before 16-jan-2017 may not respond to customers remote commands via mylincoln/myfo
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095173
TSB ID: SSM 46323

Some 2016 c-max and focus electric vehicles built on or after 11-may-2016 may exhibit a false activation of the alarm system. reprogram the body control module (bcm) to the latest level using integrated diagnostic system (ids) release 103.0
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095207
TSB ID: SSM 46337

Some 2016-2017 focus rs vehicles may exhibit a message displayed in the instrument panel cluster (ipc) that states drive mode selection not possible. diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p26fe may also be present in powertrain control module (pcm)
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03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095227
TSB ID: SSM 46347

Some 2016 focus battery electric vehicle (bev) and c-max energi plug-in hybrid vehicles (phev) equipped with sync3 may be unable to change the settings for the charge port light ring under vehicle settings function. this may be due to the g
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095163
TSB ID: SSM 46298

The ev range after fully charging a 2012-2016 focus electric, 2013-2016 c-max/fusion energi may vary after each charging event. the window sticker indicates 0-19 mile range for 2013-2016 cmax/fusion energi. variation of ev range may not ind
03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094603
TSB ID: SSM 46232

Some 2016-2017 focus rs with sync 3 may exhibit a condition in which a sound mode selection is displayed in the front display interface module (fdim) sound settings screen. focus rs audio systems are not equipped with sound mode surround so
02/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092572
TSB ID: SSM 46032

Some 2016 c-max and focus electric vehicles may exhibit a false activation of the alarm system. a work around until the software is updated(4th qtr. 2016), procedure is available. 1. put the vehicle in park. 2. take your foot off the brake
02/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092383
TSB ID: SSM 45963

Some 2015-2016 focus vehicles built on or before 11/18/2015 may exhibit an incorrect average fuel economy reading. focus clusters have two trip computers (trip 1 and trip 2). if the customer is using one for short trips (reset at every refi
02/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092402
TSB ID: SSM 45968

Some 2016 escape/mkc/fiesta/f150/expedition/navigator/mustang /transit/focus/c-max/mkx/taurus/mks/flex/mkt/edge and 2017 escape/explorer/mkc/fusion and mkz vehicles equipped with sync 3 might exhibit a blank screen or other various sync sym
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02/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091425
TSB ID: SSM 45939

Some 2016 c-max energi and focus electric vehicle built on or before 4/18/2016, may have 12-volt and/or high voltage battery with a low state of charge and/or an intermittent battery draw. reprogram the telematics control unit (tcu) to the
02/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091270
TSB ID: SSM 45923

2013-2016 focus s model vehicles do not have an outside ambient temperature displayed in the ipc and this feature cannot be added. the sensor is in the right hand outside mirror and is used by the powertrain control module (pcm) for calcula
02/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091230
TSB ID: SSM 45917

Some 2016-2017 vehicles equipped with sync 3 may experience the following concerns; the gps not tracking the vehicle position correctly, the vehicle location arrow icon spinning in circles on the navigation screen or a spinning compass on n
02/09/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091136
TSB ID: SSM 46164

Some 2016 c-max built on 1-may-2016 and through 6-sep-2016, may exhibit a false activation of the alarm system. this may be due to a change in the body control module (bcm) software. reprogram the bcm to the latest calibration using ids rel
02/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090512
TSB ID: TSB 16-0147

Some 2013-2016 focus electric vehicles built on or after 22-feb-2013 may exhibit an illuminated green ready to drive indicator in the instrument panel cluster (ipc) and the vehicle does not move. follow the service procedure steps to correc
08/31/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10079011
TSB ID: SSM-45855

Average fuel economy low and/or incorrect - built on or before 11/18/2015
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08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078988
TSB ID: SSM-45815

Air conditioning (a/c) inoperative - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0645
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078990
TSB ID: SSM-45821

Siri eyes free functional issues using bluetooth and apple ios 9.2 and 9.2.1
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10074364
TSB ID: 16B02

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05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137133
TSB ID: SSM 47234

Some 2013-2016 escape and 2016 focus, transit and transit connect vehicles equipped with a front control display interface module (fcdim) may exhibit the inability to store am/fm presets, select am/fm presets and/or erratic preset button op
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136590
TSB ID: SSM 47068

Some 2016-2018 focus rs vehicles may exhibit paint discoloration once the protective wrap guard is removed. it is recommended the wrap stay in place until vehicle is delivered, but no longer than 6 months past the vehicle build date. longer
01/29/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127426
TSB ID: SSM 46949

Some 2016-2017 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 version 2.2 software may exhibit a blank screen after attempting to exit valet mode. sync software updates are now available under the oasis tab sync selection. if update is avai
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10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119683
TSB ID: SSM 46842

Some 2016-2017 focus rs vehicles may exhibit paint discoloration once the protective wrap guard is removed. it is recommended the wrap stay in place until vehicle is delivered, but no longer than 6 months past the vehicle build date. longer
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
05/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099451
TSB ID: SSM 46438

Some 2016-2017 f150, edge, mkx, escape, focus, mkc, fusion, mkz, taurus and 2017 continental vehicles equipped with 2.0l, 2.7l or 3.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection(gtdi) ecoboost engines may exhibit malfunction indicator light(mil
03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095990
TSB ID: SSM 46196

2016-2017 focus vehicles built on or after 10/nov/2016 will no longer have a flex-fuel badge. please do not submit for a mis-built unit, and/or add the badge to the tailgate and/or lift gate. service management team please share with the sa
03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095991
TSB ID: SSM 46197

Some 2013-2017 focus/c-max vehicles exhibit a frayed/cut short appearance at the front edge of the headliner near the windshield. this is a normal characteristic of the headliner and no repairs should be attempted. on 5 door focus(hatchback
03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095994
TSB ID: SSM 46207

Some 2013-2017 focus 4-door sedans have a single dampener on the left hand side, adjacent to the lifting coil spring, to slow the operation of the luggage compartment deck lid when opening and closing. the luggage compartment deck lid is he
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03/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095184
TSB ID: SSM 46332

Replacing the original equipment sync/navigation system with either an aftermarket sync/navigation kit or modifying original sync/navigation parts to provide additional features is not recommended nor supported on any ford, mercury or linco
03/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095211
TSB ID: SSM 46339

Some 2015-2017 focus vehicles equipped with remote start (factory or dealer installed) may exhibit a climate control system that does not respond correctly to a remote start event. this may be due to the body control module (bcm) configurat
03/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095212
TSB ID: SSM 46340

Some 2016-2017 focus rs customers may ask to have the global window open option programmed to function on their vehicle. north american vehicles do not support this feature and it cannot be added.
03/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094770
TSB ID: 15N04-S2

Certain 2015 model year mkc and mkz vehicles equipped with the reserve equipment group, and certain 2012-2016 focus electric, c-max energi, and fusion energi vehicles - embedded modem replacement.
03/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094645
TSB ID: SSM 46282

Some 2014-2017 fiesta and 2015-2017 focus vehicles with the 1.0l gtdi engine may exhibit a turbocharger wastegate rod rattle. this may be due to the wastegate linkage. this noise is considered normal and is not a sign of a defective turboch
03/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094646
TSB ID: SSM 46283

Some owners of 2016 ford and lincoln mkx vehicles equipped with sync 3 may inquire about upgrading to apple carplay and android auto. this upgrade is not currently available for those vehicles. apple carplay and android auto are currently a
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02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092555
TSB ID: SSM 46011

Some 2015-2017 focus/c-max/escape vehicles equipped with one touch up feature. the 2016-2017 workshop manual section 501-11 was updated 8/2016 with revised diagnostics, the 2015 wsm updates will follow later. refer to the 2016-2017 wsm revi
02/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092556
TSB ID: SSM 46012

Some 2016 focus, c-max, fiesta, expedition, and navigator vehicles equipped with sync 3 may exhibit a condition in which the sirius satellite channel guide category buttons may not respond when selected and a loading message is displayed
02/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091267
TSB ID: SSM 45918

Some 2016-2017 ford/lincoln vehicles with sync 3 may see a navigation fault message appear on the map on the home screen or a system lock up when the phone is connected. applink maybe inoperative, or the system may perform random reboots du
02/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091225
TSB ID: SSM 45911

2016 focus rs spoiler is wrapped for export to north america with wrap guard. when the wrap is removed it can leave a residue on the spoiler. the residue is water soluble, use warm water only to assist with the removal.
02/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091229
TSB ID: SSM 45916

Some 2016 ford and lincoln vehicles equipped with sync 3 and navigation along with a valid paid subscription to sirius travel link may not display sirius travel link fuel prices. replacing components will not resolve the condition and is no
02/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091149
TSB ID: SSM 45898

2012-2016 focus sedan luggage compartment lid won't stay up
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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
08/29/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10078968
TSB ID: TSB-16-0083

Some 2016 focus se vehicles may exhibit a thumping, tapping and/or buzz noise from the footwell area at speeds above 64 km/h (40 mph) and built on or before 4/11/2016. the noise may be caused by the forward edge of the underbody acoustic sh
08/29/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10078984
TSB ID: SSM-45809

Sync 3 accessory protocol interface module (apim) dtcs u3000 or b108e or u1a00

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Ford Focus 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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