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2013 Ford Taurus 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
02/09/17 NHTSA ID: 10091140
TSB ID: SSM 45880

2013-2017 explorer, taurus, mks exhaust studs not missing
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
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01/20/16 NHTSA ID: 10059062
TSB ID: ASI-45212

Ford: some vehicles and trucks are experiencing a malfunction with the heated steering wheel becoming inoperative and on demand test failure. model 2014-15 fusion, 2011-15 mkx, 2013-15 super duty, explorer, taurus, mks, mkt, 2015 f-150, m
10/20/15 NHTSA ID: 10058601
TSB ID: ASI-45211

Lincoln/ford: once procedure for heated steering wheel module program completed, heated steering wheel fails to operate properly and passes network test but fails on demand self test. model 2011-15 fusion f-150, explorer, taurus, super du
08/06/15 NHTSA ID: 10058153
TSB ID: 14-0223

Ford explorer 2012-2015, ford taurus 2013-2015: some vehicles equipped with 2.0l gasoline turbocharged direct injection engines built before 10/05/2014 may have lack of power and malfunction illuminated lamp code due to ambient temperatur
10/01/14 NHTSA ID: 10056207
TSB ID: ASI-44564

Ford/lincoln: due to corrosion buildup between brake pad and anchor bracket, vehicle experience a rear brake drag condition and need to be checked for debris and/or corrosion. model 2011-2014 explorer, flex, taurus, edge, mkx, mkt, mks.
09/17/14 NHTSA ID: 10056147
TSB ID: TSB-14-0113

Ford/lincoln: some vehicles, with aluminum valve cover, will experience an excessive condition of smoking engine oil and/or consumption of oil, from tail pipe, during normal engine temperature operation. model 2010-2014 flex, taurus, exp
09/15/14 NHTSA ID: 10056139
TSB ID: TSB-14-0105

Ford/lincoln: some vehicles may experience a rough idle, in gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine, may occur after hot start. model 2012-2014 flex, taurus, explorer, mkt.
03/28/14 NHTSA ID: 10055042
TSB ID: ASI-44354

Ford/lincoln: an accumulation of oil, in left hand valve cover baffle, migrating through fresh air intake of positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) system, may have engine oil in intake air system components. model 2011-2013 edge, explorer
03/19/14 NHTSA ID: 10054975
TSB ID: ASI-44315

Ford: due to fuel vapor line not being connected properly (fully seated) to underside of fuel deliver module (fdm), which leads to carbon canister saturated with liquid fuel and a fuel odor, slow fill, or hesitation or stumble, occurs whil
01/10/14 NHTSA ID: 10054323
TSB ID: TSB-13-9-8

Lincoln/ford: due to diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p0106, p0236, engine on some vehicles experience hesitation, loss of idle rpm, difficult in starting, lack of power, running rough and crank no start situation. model 2013-2014 taurus, e
10/22/13 NHTSA ID: 10053358
TSB ID: ASI-32211

Ford: on some vehicles, the intake air system components may have engine oil accumulation, in left hand valve cover baffle migrating through fresh air intake of positive crankcase ventilation (pcv) system. models 2011-2013 edge, explore
06/22/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10075273
TSB ID: 16-0043

6f35 transmission - fluid leak at left side halfshaft seal built on or before 10/14/2013 issue some 2009-2014 escape, 2009-2011 mariner, 2010-2014 fusion, 2010-2011 milan, 2012-2014 edge/explorer, and 2013-2014 taurus/mkt/mkz vehicles b
10/21/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058616
TSB ID: SB45277

Ford: transmission fluid leak from converter housing area on police utility equipped with 6f50/6f55 transmission
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07/28/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058067
TSB ID: 15-0079

Ford 2009-2014 escape, 2010-2014 fusion, 2012-2014 edge, explorer, 2013-2014 taurus: lincoln 2013-2014 mkt,mkz: mercury 2009- 2011 mariner, 2010-2011 milan. some vehicles equipped with 6f35 automatic transmission may exhibit a fluid leak f
06/24/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10055640
TSB ID: ASI-44400

Lincoln/ford: on some vehicles, there are no upshift, only reverse and first gear available, which is due to a software discrepancy. model 2013-2014 escape, fusion, edge, explorer, taurus, mkt, mkz.
02/03/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10054557
TSB ID: ASI-44301

Ford/lincoln: due to wear on case bushing, some vehicles will have a fluid leak from the half shaft seal on the left hand side. model 2013 escape, fusion, edge, taurus, explorer, mkt, mkz.
01/10/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10054326
TSB ID: TSB-13-9-16

Ford/lincoln: due to ptu vent hose being disconnected or missing, some vehicles may experience fluid leaking from ptu vent. model 2013 taurus, explorer, mks.
10/25/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053427
TSB ID: ASI-32271

Lincoln/ford: on certain vehicles, the diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0741 and p1744 malfunction indication lamp (mil) will illuminate without any other symptoms present and may be caused by torn inner torque converter seal. model 2013
10/24/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053412
TSB ID: ASI-32238

Ford/lincoln: some vehicles may experience, a slippage during shifting or possible clutch damage might have hydraulic fluid leak in valve body. models 2013 edge, mkx, flex, taurus, mkt, mks, mkz.
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10/24/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10053415
TSB ID: ASI-32216

Lincoln/ford: due to seal and/or bushing wearing caused by halfshaft surface finish, on some vehicles, transmission may experience a leakage of fluid from left hand (lh) halfshaft seal. model 2013 escape, fusion, edge, explorer, taurus, m
09/24/13 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10053008
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-13

Lincoln/ford: intermittent service advancetrac warning message (sliding car icon) stability-traction control may illuminate on some vehicles. models 2013 mks, taurus.
09/16/13 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10052785
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-13

Lincoln/ford: some vehicles stability traction control indicator (sliding car icon) will illuminate, intermittently, and warning message center shows service advance trac. models 2013 taurus, mks.
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
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 (
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08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078988
TSB ID: SSM-45815

Air conditioning (a/c) inoperative - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0645
08/14/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058209
TSB ID: 44978

Ford 2013 taurus- bulletin information involving factory remote start activated heated seat operation after remote start without customer input. *lj
08/14/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058210
TSB ID: 44979

Ford flex 2013 and 2013-2015 taurus: bulletin information involving the electronic manual temperature control & climate control setting inaccurate. *lj
07/31/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058110
TSB ID: TSB-14-0175

Ford/lincoln: the ambient lighting on lincoln (mylincoln touch) vehicles will default to white and on ford (myford touch) vehicles will default to ice blue after the ignition switch cycle.
07/01/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057831
TSB ID: 44856

Ford: certain 2013-2015 ford fusion and taurus, 2011-2015 ford explorer, 2013-2014 ford edge and flex, 2013-2015 lincoln mks, mkx, and 2013-2014 lincoln mkt vehicles may experience problems with the cruise control speed that doesn't match t
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
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02/06/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056711
TSB ID: CSP-14N02

Ford/lincoln: there is an extended warranty coverage for the loss of abs speed signal related communication that disable obdii system monitors for pcm reprogramming. model 2011-14 f-super duty, escape, taurus, fusion, mkt, mkz.
09/29/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056184
TSB ID: CSP-13B16

Lincoln/ford: in powertrain control module (pcm), that allows anti lock brake system (abs) and output shaft speed sensor (oss) signal faults, a software error has occur and disabled on board diagnostic (obd) monitors with no illumination o
09/24/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056170
TSB ID: ASI-44531

Lincoln/ford: on some vehicles and trucks, there is a popping, squealing, binding or grinding noise come from power seats when moving backwards or forward. model 2009-2015 f-150, taurus, flex, mkt, mks, f-super duty, explorer.
09/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056136
TSB ID: TSB-14-0102

Ford/lincoln: diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0420 and/or p0430, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil), on some vehicles, will be illuminated and the powertrain control module (pcm) would be reprogram with latest calibration. model 2013-201
05/07/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055312
TSB ID: ASI-44451

Ford: some model vehicles manual for powertrain control/emission diagnostic (pc/ed) has been updated regarding improved cooling fan circuit due to a lack of air conditioning, a malfunctioning indicator lamp (mil) and overheating.
05/07/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055322
TSB ID: TSB-14-0060

Ford: interceptor vehicles will have erratic operation with climate control blower motor and with heating ventilation air conditioning (hvac) module, an inability to communicate, during repair diagnosis. model 2013-2014 explorer, taurus
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04/23/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055224
TSB ID: SB-14-0042

Taurus police interceptor & explorer has defects with the operation of climate control blower motor. *lj
01/24/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054430
TSB ID: TSB-13-12-11

Ford: information concerning police interceptor sedan. some vehicles may have an illuminated air bag warning lamp with driver seat belt buckle sensor dtcs b00050: 11 or b0050:13. *js
10/28/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053457
TSB ID: ASI-32275

Ford: on some vehicles, with mytouch, my experience displayed time jumping or audio popping during initial ignition on cycle, or slow navigation calculations, due to amount of data, within size of contact list, creating processing problem
10/17/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053272
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-25

Ford: on some vehicles, the illumination of air bag warning lamp, with dtcs b0050:11 or b0050:13, on police interceptor needs to be corrected. models 2013 taurus.
04/09/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10051743
TSB ID: APU-12A04

Ford: see document search button for owner letter. a software upgrade is available for certain vehicles. models 2012-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion, taurus, mks, mkt, f-150. updated 5/10/13.
12/12/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10048119
TSB ID: CSO-12B40

Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. systems intended for supplemental driver assist features could malfunction or be inoperative, because one or both side obstacle detection (sod) modules, on blind spot information
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05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137075
TSB ID: TSB18-2096

Some 2011-2017 taurus/police interceptor sedan vehicles may exhibit a loose and/or sagging headliner near the high mounted stoplamp. this may be caused by the headliner mounting bracket separating from the headliner. follow the service proc
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137131
TSB ID: SSM 47230

Some 2007-2016 edge/mkx/flex/mkt/mkz/mks/taurus/police interceptor sedan/explorer/police interceptor utility vehicles equipped with awd and built on or before 30-jun-2016 may exhibit a propane or natural gas odor during idle or low speed dr
08/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109012
TSB ID: SSM 46522

2013-2017 edge/mkx/flex/mkt/mkz/mks/taurus/taurus police/explorer/explorer police/continental vehicles equipped with a 3.5l or 3.7l engine, all wheel drive (awd) and a power transfer unit (ptu) that is being repaired or replaced for an inte
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
03/20/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095858
TSB ID: SSM 46412

Some 2007-2016 edge/mkx/flex/mkt/mkz/mks/taurus/taurus police/explorer/explorer police equipped with all wheel drive (awd) and built on or before 30-jun-2016 may exhibit a ticking and/or knocking noise coming from the driveline area. to ide
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
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06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10074660
TSB ID: 15-0156

Summary to be provided on a future date.
07/10/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057898
TSB ID: 14R01

Ford: some 2010 to 2014 ford taurus and 2013 to 2014 police inceptor sedan vehicles manufactured from 2010 to 2014 are not included in the 14s08 license plate lamp assembly replacement safety recall. *ta
03/24/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10055022
TSB ID: TSB-14-0023

Ford: at rear window glass, around high mounted stop lamp area, headliner is dropping down or is loose, on some vehicles, due to mounting brackets separating from headliner. model 2011-2014 taurus.
03/18/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10054961
TSB ID: ASI-44333

Ford: due to excessive lube loss from ptu, or internal ptu failure, some trucks, will experience contamination or sludging of ptu lube, resulting in an increased internal lube temperature. model 2011-2014 explorer, taurus sho.
10/30/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053465
TSB ID: TSB-13-6-11

Ford: on the left or right front door, on some vehicles, the ballistic door panels may exhibit a sticking or binding of door window glass. models 2013 taurus, explorer.
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: 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.
09/16/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052787
TSB ID: TSB-13-5-14

Ford/lincoln: on some vehicles, when accelerating from stop or shifting between drive/reverse and/or reverse/drive, a noise is heard like pop, ting, click, coming from front wheel area. models 2011-2013 taurus, explorer, flex, mks, mkt.
05/10/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10052069
TSB ID: CSP-12M02

Ford/lincoln: see document search button for owner letter. information regarding extended warranty for covering accessory protocol interface module regardless of mileage. models 2011-2013 edge, explorer, mkx, focus, escape, flex, fusion

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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.