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2018 Ford Transit Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137083
TSB ID: SSM 47128

Some 2011-2018 super duty and 2015-2018 transit vehicles equipped with diesel engines may exhibit diagnostic trouble code (dtc) u0100 stored in various modules after running a continuous memory diagnostic trouble code (cmdtc) test or networ
05/21/18 NHTSA ID: 10137081
TSB ID: SSM 47125

Some 2018 transit vehicles equipped with a 3.2l diesel built on or after 01-nov-2017 may indicate a blank pcm when connected to the ford integrated diagnostic system (ids) or ford j2534 diagnostic software (fjds). follow the ids prompts to
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136604
TSB ID: SSM 47091

Some 2017-2018 transit vehicles may exhibit a coolant leak due to a hose clamp not sealing. to assist with the investigation use the report a vehicle concern link in the purple bar at the bottom of the oasis report and submit a global conce
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136615
TSB ID: SSM 47110

Some 2017-2018 f-super duty/2016-2018 f650-750 with 6.7l diesel engines and 2015-2018 transit with 3.2l diesel engines may exhibit a mil on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p206c in the powertrain control module (pcm). this may be due to
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136605
TSB ID: SSM 47092

2018 f-super duty/f-650/f-750 and transit vehicles equipped with 6.7l or 3.2l diesel engines may exhibit a diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p20ee. the 2018 powertrain control/emissions diagnosis (pc/ed) manual pinpoint test rd for dtc p20ee do
01/29/18 NHTSA ID: 10127408
TSB ID: SSM 46903

When replacing a 2015-2018 transit 3.2l duratorq-tdci engine assembly or block, two new transmission locator dowel pins (w703519 or w718670) must be installed. this information is available in workshop manual, section 303-01c. the parts cat
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12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125087
TSB ID: SSM 46889

Some 2015-2018 transit vehicles may have unique accessory drive noise characteristics. engineering review of warranty returned belt tensioners has not identified an out of specification part, nor have abnormal sounds been recreated during o
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137101
TSB ID: SSM 47170

Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0011, p0012, p0014, p0015, p0016, p0017, p0018, p0019, p0021, p0022, p0024 and/or p0025. this may be due to small debris causing the vct solenoid to stick. b
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137111
TSB ID: SSM 47199

Some 2018 transit/f-650/f-750/f-super duty vehicles equipped with 6.7l or 3.2l diesel engines may exhibit a diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p2002. the 2018 powertrain control/emissions diagnosis (pc/ed) manual pinpoint test rb for dtc p2002 d
05/21/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10137143
TSB ID: SSM 47257

Some 2018 f-150, expedition, navigator, transit and explorer vehicles may exhibit an illuminated mil with dtc p025a stored in the powertrain control module (pcm). this may be due to an intermittent or partial disconnect of the harness to th
05/14/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136601
TSB ID: SSM 47085

Some 2018 transit vehicles equipped with a 3.2l diesel built on or after 01-nov-2017 may indicate a blank pcm when connected to the ford integrated diagnostic system (ids) or ford j2534 diagnostic software (fjds). follow the ids prompts to
05/14/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136583
TSB ID: TSB18-2064

Some 2016-2018 transit vehicles equipped with a 3.2l engine and built on or before 13-feb-2018 may exhibit an illuminated mil with diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p246c and/or p2463 in the powertrain control module (pcm). follow the service
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137082
TSB ID: SSM 47127

The procedure to program keys on 2015-2018 transit vehicles depends on if the vehicle is equipped with the passive anti-theft system (pats). keys for pats and non-pats vehicles look the same, there is no visual difference. vehicles with pat
05/21/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10137105
TSB ID: SSM 47187

Some 2017-2018 escape/focus/transit connect vehicles equipped with remote start may exhibit the engine shut off after using the remote start function to start the vehicle with dtc p1594 stored in the bcm. if using the fordpass app, the app
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: 10137087
TSB ID: SSM 47139

Some 2018 transit vehicles with a 3.2l engine built on or after 01-jan-2018 may exhibit various starting or drivability issues along with various diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs). before performing any diagnostic routines, as part of the sta
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
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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
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
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137119
TSB ID: TSB18-2106

Some 2018 expedition/navigator vehicles built on or before 24-feb-2018, 2017-2018 f-super duty built on or before 26-feb-2018 and transit vehicles built on or before 26-feb-2018 and 2015-2018 f-150 vehicles built on or before 3-mar-2018 may
05/21/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10137142
TSB ID: SSM 47252

Some 2018 transit vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors may exhibit the mirror housing vibrating while driving, moving freely, or not moving to the desired position if the mirror is manually folded. refer to the online owner's manual
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

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Ford Transit 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.