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2012 Ford Mustang 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
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
02/03/15 NHTSA ID: 10056696
TSB ID: TSB-14-0156

Ford: in front of left hand (lh) on driver side cylinder head, an intermittent noise of metallic rattle or scratching, is heard when vehicle is idle and engine at operating temperature. model 2011-12 f-150, mustang.
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10/30/13 NHTSA ID: 10053469
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-15

Ford: no other dtcs or drivability symptoms present, on some vehicles, when mil is illuminated with combination of any diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300, p0301, p0302, p0303, p0304, p0305, p0306, p0307, p0308 and/or p0316. models 20
06/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10052191
TSB ID: SB-32167-70

Ford/lincoln/mercury: some vehicles may experience an illuminated mil or safety stop now message, or a no start condition or possible misfire or roughness at idling through 2000rpm or a lack of acceleration. models 2009-12 escape, 2009-1
04/05/13 NHTSA ID: 10051734
TSB ID: TSB-12-11-12

Ford: due to a blown fuse in battery junction box, vehicle exhibit an intermittent drivability condition, with a crank/no start and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0627 stored in powertrain control module (pcm). models 2011-2013 mustang.
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.
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.
04/04/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10055062
TSB ID: ASI-44352

Ford: due to vehicles, with carbon fiber clutches, a chatter or moan/groan noise is heard while making sharp turns, at low speed and is characteristic of heavy duty/racing type limited slip differential. model 2007-2014 mustang gt500, gt,
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
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
12/12/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10042484
TSB ID: TSB-11-11-1

Ford: on vehicles with 6 speed manual transmission, vehicle may experience, in cold ambient temperatures, an increased shift effort noticeable in 1st and 2nd gears.
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
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109086
TSB ID: 16B23

Certain 2011-2012 model year edge and mkx vehicles equipped with 3.5l or 3.7l engines, and 2011-2012 model year mustang vehicles equipped with 3.7l engines - electronic throttle body replacement
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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
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
02/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091155
TSB ID: 16N02

Certain 2011-2012 model year f-150 and 2012 model year expedition, navigator and mustang vehicles equipped with a 6r80 transmission - molded leadframe extended coverage
07/07/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057862
TSB ID: ASI-44719

Ford: a clicking or grinding noise can be heard from seat track area and power seat would bind during tilting of seat control or adjustment lift operation and could be from either rear vertical lift gear boxes or front tilt, specifically.
03/18/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054968
TSB ID: ASI-44237

Ford: when opening the door, using the outside door handle, it must be pulled more than one time before door(s) open. model 2010-2013 mustang.
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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10/25/13 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.
10/22/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053359
TSB ID: ASI-32230

Ford: on some vehicles, the overhead console is replaced and the intrusion/inclination sensor, can not be serviced separately, and must be re-configured. model 2010-2014 mustang.
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.
09/14/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10040950
TSB ID: SIS-21755

Ford: 2011-2012 mustang. race track tires may cause a steering wander/fight when on regular roads. they may also shake/shudder.

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Ford Mustang 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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