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2005 Ford Taurus Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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
03/13/06 NHTSA ID: 10019382
TSB ID: 04208

Camshaft tick noise - 3.0l 4v engine only.
01/13/06 NHTSA ID: 10018749
TSB ID: 052218

Spark knock, hesitation above 3000 rpm, loss of power, misfire, and possible engine damage due to detonation and pre-ignition - 3.0l-2v vulcan gas/ffv.
01/12/06 NHTSA ID: 10018745
TSB ID: 041601

Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running.
12/07/05 NHTSA ID: 10017916
TSB ID: 18614

Surge, idle roll, rough idle only when the engine cooling fans are operating.
12/06/05 NHTSA ID: 10017886
TSB ID: 18583

No start/hard start/rough running during cold weather - incorrect seasonal fuel blend.
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04/18/05 NHTSA ID: 10013397
TSB ID: 04224

Acceleration pedal vibration. *eh updates.
04/04/05 NHTSA ID: 10012942
TSB ID: 0529

Hard start, excessive oil pressure, oil leaks at oil filter o-ring on 3.0l 2v engines build dates 9/27/2004 and 9/28/2004 only.
01/06/05 NHTSA ID: 10011162
TSB ID: 031404

Engine misfire or running - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - wds cop kit diagnostic tips. to include various 2005 models. * ar this article 04161 supersedes tsb 03-14-04.
07/23/07 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10022203
TSB ID: 0607

Extended warranty coverage for vehicles with hard start when operating on e85 fuel, powertrain control module (pcm) calibration. warranty extended for 10 years or 100,000 miles which ever comes first. sample consumer letter attached.
04/28/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014086
TSB ID: 042107

General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures.
01/04/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10011157
TSB ID: 041512

4f50n transaxle no 1-2 upshift and diagnositc trouble code p0732.
07/22/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10008183
TSB ID: 17358

Groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park with the vehicle parked on an incline. this bulletin updates previous bulletin 17358, dated 11/01/2003 to include 2005 models.
05/10/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10019913
TSB ID: 0655

Flex fuel - long crank/hard start.
01/12/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018742
TSB ID: 05227

Power window concerns - service tip.
04/29/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014264
TSB ID: 042512

No crank - battery discharged on 3.0l 4v engine.
04/27/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014062
TSB ID: 04189

Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair.
07/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008117
TSB ID: 17551

Air bag system warning light on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1884. *mj
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01/12/06 Other NHTSA ID: 10018738
TSB ID: 05224

Power lock concerns - service tip.
05/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014663
TSB ID: 18471

Rke inoperative. *eh
04/29/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014310
TSB ID: 042616

Weld bonding procedure.
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014138
TSB ID: 042421

Safety belt retraction speed.
04/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10012954
TSB ID: 05310

Safety belt web stop button service. *eh

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Ford Taurus 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.