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2018 Ford Focus Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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.
05/21/18 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
05/21/18 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: 10137105
TSB ID: SSM 47187

Some 2017-2018 escape/focus/transit connect vehicles equipped with remote start may exhibit the engine shut off after using the remote start function to start the vehicle with dtc p1594 stored in the bcm. if using the fordpass app, the app
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
05/14/18 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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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
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
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
05/14/18 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
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136614
TSB ID: SSM 47107

Some 2018 focus vehicles may exhibit an inoperative and/or intermittent horn operation. refer to workshop manual (wsm), section 413-06 for diagnosis. if testing leads to horn replacement, inspect connector c131 for corrosion and repair as n

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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.