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2013 Ford Transit Connect 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
03/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10095175
TSB ID: SSM 46327

2013-2016 fiesta, escape, transit connect and 2013 fusion vehicles with a 1.6l gasoline turbocharged direct injection (gtdi) engine may exhibit an engine oil level reading that is up to 8 mm above the maximum mark on the engine oil dipstick
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
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
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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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.
02/05/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10054579
TSB ID: ASI-44296

Ford: the removal of front passenger seat, which do not have the delete option, will illuminate airbag disable indicator and srs warning lamp in instrument cluster. model 2010-2013 transit connect.
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137070
TSB ID: TSB18-2084

Some 2013-2018 transit connect vehicles built on 9-jan-2013 and through 5-jan-2018 may exhibit a condition where the second row seat is stuck or difficult to fold or unfold. this may be due to a misrouted cable or a cable in need of adjustm
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
05/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10099452
TSB ID: SSM 46439

Some 2013-2017 transit connect vehicles built on or before 13-jan-2017 may require replacement of the panoramic roof shade. when installing the new roof shade the wire harness connector for the roof shade module may need to be extended in o
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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Ford Transit Connect 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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