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2016 Ford Mustang Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109039
TSB ID: TSB 16-0121

Some 20152016 mustang vehicles equipped with a 2.3l gtdi engine and built on or before 1/1/2016 may exhibit a lack of power with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0299. this may be due to the turbocharger wastegate actuator rod coming disconn
08/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10109017
TSB ID: SSM 46529

Some 2015 - 2017 mustang vehicles may experience exhaust alignment issues. before replacement of exhaust system components for this issue, align the exhaust system following the workshop manual (wsm) procedure found in section 309-00, muffl
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.
03/20/17 NHTSA ID: 10095975
TSB ID: SSM 46173

Some 2016-2017 mustang gt350 equipped with the 5.2l engine may exhibit a rattle or rapping type sound during cold operation at light loads and speeds from idle - 3000 rpm. the noise will be most noticeable during light acceleration in the 1
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
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03/10/17 NHTSA ID: 10094612
TSB ID: SSM 46253

Some 2015-2016 edge with 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi), 2015-2016 mustang and f-150 with 5.0l engine and 2016 explorer equipped with 2.3l gtdi engine may exhibit oil leak at engine oil pressure (eop) sensor threads. it
02/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10092573
TSB ID: SSM 46033

Some 2016 - 2017 mustang shelby gt350 vehicle may exhibit a p26fe dtc with diagnostics leading to replacement of the exhaust tailpipe actuator. this part was not initially released for service. this part is now available for service and wor
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: 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
02/06/17 NHTSA ID: 10090668
TSB ID: SSM 46123

2015-2016 mustang 5.0l 32v ti-vct engine service engine assemblies (6006), cylinder assemblies short block (6009) and oil pans (6675) will no longer contain a low oil level switch installed in the oil pan. it will be necessary to install ju
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
02/03/17 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
08/29/16 NHTSA ID: 10078972
TSB ID: TSB-16-0085

Some 2015 and 2016 mustang vehicles equipped with a 5.2l twin independent variable camshaft timing (ti-vct) engine and built on or before 2/26/2016 may exhibit an intermittent illuminated mil with dtcs p0720 and p0722 present.
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.
02/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092363
TSB ID: TSB16-0103

Some 2015-2017 mustang vehicles equipped with a manual transmission and built on or before 6/15/2016 may exhibit a no crank condition due to the clutch pedal position (cpp) switch being damaged. follow the service procedure steps to correct
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: 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
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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: 10137091
TSB ID: SSM 47149

Some 2015-2017 mustang vehicles built on or before 2-sep-2016 may exhibit poor a/c performance. if a low refrigerant charge is confirmed and there are no other obvious signs of a refrigerant leak, suspect the evaporator to be the source of
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
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
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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
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
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
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: 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'
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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: 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: 10109001
TSB ID: TSB 17-2068

Some 2016-2017 edge, escape, expedition, fiesta, flex, mkc, mkt, mkx, mustang, navigator and taurus or 2017 explorer and super duty vehicles equipped with sync 3 and built on 1-jul-2015 and through 31-dec-2016 may exhibit a sync display mes
08/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109004
TSB ID: SSM 46465

Some 2016 edge/explorer/f-150/mustang built on or before 01-nov-2016 and equipped with a 4.2-inch fcdim may exhibit a blank screen. to correct the concern, reprogram the fcdim to the latest level using ids release 104.02 or higher. make sur
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: 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
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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
03/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095648
TSB ID: SSM 46367

Some 2016 edge, f150, explorer, and mustang vehicles equipped with a myford display 4 inch screen may exhibit a blank screen and no audio. reprogram the front control display interface module (fcdim) to the latest calibration using integrat
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
02/21/17 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
02/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091436
TSB ID: SSM 45947

Some 2016 - 2017 mustang gt350-r vehicles may display driver selectable suspension malfunction service required in the instrument panel cluster message center along with dtc c103e:00 when driving with the spacer blocks removed and less than
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: 10091147
TSB ID: SSM 45895

2015-2016 mustang built on or before 4/22/2016 - rear tail lamp, turn lamp or stop lamp partial outage - dtcs b1271, b1272, b1273, b1274, b1275 or b1276
02/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091002
TSB ID: SSM 46152

Some 2015 and 2016 mustangs may experience an inoperative rear parking aid camera, luggage compartment lamp, deck lid release and/or poor satellite radio reception. check the 14a005 wire harness at the right deck lid hinge for damage betwee
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078988
TSB ID: SSM-45815

Air conditioning (a/c) inoperative - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0645
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10075270
TSB ID: 16-0040

Gt350-r - driver selectable suspension malfunction service required message with dtc c103e - built on 11/1/2015 and through 12/21/2015 issue some 2016 mustang gt350-r vehicles built on 11/1/2015 and through 12/21/2015 may display driver
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137079
TSB ID: TSB18-2107

Some 2015-2018 mustang gt350 vehicles built on or before 26-feb-2018 may exhibit an excessive panel gap where the rear bumper cover meets the rear quarter panels on either side of the vehicle. this may be due to the method used to fasten th
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137112
TSB ID: SSM 47200

Some 2015-2018 mustang vehicles may exhibit a concern of no horizontal movement of the front power seats. this may be caused by a defective seat track motor or separation of the drive motor cable from the seat track. the seat track motor as
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05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137128
TSB ID: SSM 47225

Some 2015-2018 mustang vehicles equipped with sync 3 may exhibit inoperative usb ports with the diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1252:13 stored in the accessory protocol interface module (apim.) this may be due to a loose connection or damage
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136574
TSB ID: TSB18-2036

Some 2015-2018 mustang vehicles with a convertible top may exhibit a condition where the top sags on one or both sides near the rear glass due to broken tension rod clips. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
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
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
05/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100524
TSB ID: 17B04

Certain 2015 through 2017 model year mustang shelby® gt350 and gt350r vehicles - complimentary oil filter wrench.
05/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10100067
TSB ID: SSM 46465

Some 2016 edge/explorer/f-150/mustang built on or before 01-nov-2016 and equipped with a 4.2-inch fcdim may exhibit a blank screen. to correct the concern, reprogram the fcdim to the latest level using ids release 104.02 or higher. make sur
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03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095976
TSB ID: SSM 46174

2015 - 2017 shelby gt350 and gt350r vehicles require installation of the 3 piece front splitter on gt350 and 1 piece front splitter on the gt350r models during pre-delivery inspection (pdi). installation instructions can be found on the pro
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
03/10/17 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
02/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092364
TSB ID: TSB16-0104

Some 2015 and 2016 mustang vehicles with a convertible top may exhibit a condition where the top sags on one or both sides near the rear glass due to broken tension rod clips. follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition.
02/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091432
TSB ID: SSM 45945

Some 2016 f150, mustang and explorer vehicles equipped with a 3.5l gtdi, 2.3l gtdi or 2.7l gtdi engine built on or before 4/15/2016, and equipped with active noise cancellation (anc) or engine sound enhancement (ese), may exhibit no audio a
02/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091423
TSB ID: SSM 45938

Some 2015-2017 mustang vehicles may experience a driveline vibration directly related to a vehicle speed of 70-100kmh (50-70mph) and is perceived as a tremor in the floor pan, seat track, or steering wheel and may be heard as a rumble, hum,
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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
02/10/17 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
02/08/17 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: 10078984
TSB ID: SSM-45809

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

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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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