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2016 Ford Fusion Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137115
TSB ID: SSM 47204

Some 2015-2018 fusion/mkz/mkc/escape/edge vehicles equipped with a 2.0l ecoboost engine may exhibit a runs rough condition with dtcs p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304 and/or p0316. this may be due to coolant intrusion due to corrosion on th
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
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109052
TSB ID: TSB 16-2037

Some 2015-2016 escape and 2016 fusion vehicles equipped with a 2.0l gtdi engine may exhibit a rolling reverse to drive engagement shudder on acceleration. reprogram the powertrain control module (pcm) to the latest calibration using ids rel
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109048
TSB ID: TSB 16-0130

Some 2014-2017 fusion and 2017 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit low coolant, white exhaust smoke and an illuminated mil if diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0217, p300, p03
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109069
TSB ID: SSM 46076

Some 2016 model year fusion, mkz and c-max hybrid electric vehicles(hev) vehicles equipped with 2.0l dohc gas/electric engines may exhibit mil on with diagnostic trouble code p0137(o2 sensor circuit low voltage (bank 1 sensor 2) in powertra
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.
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03/20/17 NHTSA ID: 10095958
TSB ID: TSB 16-0150

Some 2014-2017 fusion and 2017 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit low coolant, white exhaust smoke and an illuminated mil if diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0217, p300, p03
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
03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094643
TSB ID: SSM 46281

Some 2015-2017 edge/mkx, escape/mkc, fusion/mkz and explorer vehicles equipped with a 2.0l or 2.3l may exhibit damage to the engine appearance cover, valve cover and/or intake manifold when attempting to remove the appearance cover. to redu
02/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10092386
TSB ID: SSM 45966

Some 2015-2016 escape and 2016 fusion vehicles with the 2.0l gasoline turbo direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit a rolling reverse to drive engagement shudder on acceleration which continues after tsb 15-0187 has been completed. engin
02/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10091202
TSB ID: TSB16-0095

Some 2014-2016 fusion vehicles equipped with a 1.5l gasoline turbo direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit an engine vibration while in park and at idle. this condition may be more pronounced with the a/c on. a new generator pulley is av
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
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: 10090662
TSB ID: SSM 46118

When hooking up the vehicle communication module (vcm) and integrated diagnostic system (ids) to the dlc located on the driver side under the steering column at the gwm, make sure that the ignition is off before connecting to ids. if the ig
02/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10090505
TSB ID: TSB 16-0139

Some 2015-2016 f-150, c-max, edge, mks, taurus, and flex and 2016 expedition, explorer, escape, fusion, mustang, mkz, mkx, navigator, transit and transit connect vehicles equipped with a 2.0l, 2.5l, 3.5l or 3.7l gasoline engine and built on
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10075275
TSB ID: 16-0045

2.0l ecoboost - fuel odor issue some 2013-2016 escape, 2015-2016 mkc vehicles built on or before 12/15/2015, 2013-2016 fusion, mkz, 2013-2015 explorer, 2013-2014 focus st and edge vehicles equipped with 2.0l ecoboost engines may exh
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109029
TSB ID: TSB 16-0111

Some 2014-2016 fusion and 2015-2016 edge vehicles equipped with a 6f35 transmission and active start/stop feature may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with a harsh transmission engagement after an active stop/start ev
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10108994
TSB ID: TSB 17-0039

Some 2013-2016 fusion, mkz and 2013-2016 c-max vehicles equipped with an hf35 transmission and built on or before 15-aug-2015 may exhibit a thumping/rubbing or grinding noise coming from the transmission. the noise may be present in all gea
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08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109043
TSB ID: TSB 16-0125

Some 2016 fusion and escape vehicles equipped with 2.5l engine may experience a delayed engagement/shudder during a drive to reverse shift. this condition occurs when the throttle is applied during reverse engagement. reprogram the powertra
08/01/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109076
TSB ID: SSM 46098

2013-2017 fusion, mkz and c-max hybrid and energi vehicles equipped with hf35 ecvt transaxles may have literature published that lists either a 2.56 or 2.57 axle ratio. for service and parts ordering purposes, both are the same. the differe
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
02/22/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092578
TSB ID: 16B35

Certain 2016-2017 model year c-max and fusion energi vehicles - reprogram powertrain control module.
02/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092366
TSB ID: TSB16-0105

Some 2013-2016 fusion, mkz, and 2013-2015 c-max vehicles equipped with an hf35 transmission and built on or before 8/15/2015 may exhibit a thumping/rubbing or grinding noise coming from the transmission. the noise may be present in all gear
02/10/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091272
TSB ID: SSM 45926

2013-2017 fusion/escape/mkz (excluding 3.7l), 2015-2016 edge/explorer (excluding 3.5l/3.7l), 2015-2016 mkc, and 2016 mkx vehicles (excluding 3.7l) equipped with all wheel drive (awd) may exhibit a leaking passenger side power transfer unit
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10/22/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058625
TSB ID: ASI-45239

Ford: some vehicles transmission will experience, after a cold soak or an extended period with engine off, a 2-3 shift hesitation due to possible hydraulic circuit drain. model 2013-16 various vehicles.
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: 10137084
TSB ID: SSM 47129

Some 2013-2017 c-max energi, 2013-2018 fusion energi, 2013-2018 c-max/fusion hybrid/mkz hybrid may exhibit a no start with battery energy control module (becm) diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0ae5. for 2015-2017 c-max energi refer to the 201
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: 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: 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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05/14/18 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: 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
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
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109084
TSB ID: 16B35-S1

Certain 2016-2017 model year c-max and fusion energi vehicles - reprogram powertrain control module
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109085
TSB ID: 16B32

Certain 2015 model year edge, 2015-2016 model year f-150, mkt, and police interceptor sedan, and 2016 model year escape, explorer, flex, fusion, mkx, mustang, police interceptor utility, taurus, and transit vehicles - electronic throttle bo
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
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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
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
03/20/17 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
03/15/17 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
02/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092562
TSB ID: SSM 46022

When hooking up the vehicle communication module (vcm) and integrated diagnostic system (ids) to the dlc located on the driver side under the steering column at the gwm, make sure that the ignition is off before connecting to ids. if the ig
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
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02/09/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091135
TSB ID: SSM 45875

2013-2016 fusion - window switch bezel warped or does not sit flush - ebony/piano black
02/06/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090671
TSB ID: SSM 46129

Some 2013-2016 fusion/escape/mkt/flex/mks/taurus, 2015-2016 mkz/mkc/edge and 2016 mkx vehicles may exhibit various radio concerns including: speaker static with key-off, no audio after vehicle is first started with diagnostic trouble code (
09/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10081010
TSB ID: SSM-45866

2013-2016 focus/c-max - remote keyless entry (rke) programing concerns
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078991
TSB ID: SSM-45823

Neutral tow enable/disable not available in the vehicle setting menu of the instrument panel cluster message center
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: 10078985
TSB ID: SSM-45810

A/c compressor lockup - vehicles in storage or used infrequently
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06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10075280
TSB ID: 16-0050

Energi - malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0c27 and/or p0c28 issue some 2016 fusion energi and c-max energi vehicles may exhibit a mil with dtc p0c27 and/or p0c28. action reprogram the powertrain
09/22/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058434
TSB ID: ASI-45090

Ford/lincoln: on some vehicles, after module programming procedure or other routine service has been performed, the malfunction indicator lamp would illuminate due to various resets of modules. model 2013-16 fusion, mkz, 2013-15 c-max, 20
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119686
TSB ID: 17B28

Certain 2015 model year flex and taurus, 2015-2016 model year c-max, and mks, and 2016 model year edge, fusion, mkz, and transit connect vehicles - electronic throttle body replacement
08/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115953
TSB ID: SSM 46703

Some 2013-2017 edge/mkx/escape/mkc/fusion/mkz/flex/mkt/mondeo/kuga/ecosport awd vehicles where diagnosis leads to a rdu clutch issue, a rear drive unit (rdu) service kit is available. use the vehicle identification number (vin) in the parts
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
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109030
TSB ID: TSB 16-0112

Some 2014-2016 fusion vehicles built at the flat rock assembly plant and built on or before 2/26/2016 may exhibit an a-pillar trim panel out of position near the headliner at one or both front doors. follow the service procedure steps to co
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05/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100024
TSB ID: SSM 46454

Some 2013-2017 c-max/fusion energi and 2017 c-max/fusion/mkz hybrid vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p04b5. this may be due to inadvertent actuation of the fuel door release button by the customer w
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
05/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099073
TSB ID: TSB 17-0028

Some 2014-2017 fusion and 2017 escape vehicles equipped with a 1.5l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine and an odometer reading 16,000 km (10,000 miles) or above may exhibit low coolant, white exhaust smoke and may also exh
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
03/13/17 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.
03/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094778
TSB ID: 16B35-S2

Certain 2016-2017 model year c-max and fusion energi vehicles - reprogram powertrain control module.
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02/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091139
TSB ID: 16B32-S1

Certain 2015 model year edge, 2015-2016 model year f-150, mkt, and police interceptor sedan, and 2016 model year escape, explorer, flex, fusion, mkx, mustang, police interceptor utility, taurus, and transit vehicles - electronic throttle bo
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: 10078980
TSB ID: SSM-45800

Remove water or moisture before removing the sobdmc fuse cover
10/22/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058620
TSB ID: ASI-45230

Ford: certain darker colored vehicles will have visible markings of mold on front fascia and where fascia edge meets hood, 5 cm (2 inches) from headlamp fascia point on both sides. model 2013-16 fusion.

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Ford Fusion 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.