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2002 Lincoln LS Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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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: 10017917
TSB ID: 18615

Unusual engine noise or engine knock concerns due to regular fuel.
05/04/05 NHTSA ID: 10014594
TSB ID: 18320

Vibration felt for a few miles of driving after parking. *eh
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.
08/05/04 NHTSA ID: 10008580
TSB ID: 02176

Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. *mj
08/05/04 NHTSA ID: 10008581
TSB ID: 02177

Cooling system-motorcraft premium gold engine coolant-serivce tips. *mj
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07/27/04 NHTSA ID: 10008308
TSB ID: 02225

Brakes-abs/ats (antilock braking system/advance trac system) diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) b1288?b1289 diagnosis-service tips. *mj
07/26/04 NHTSA ID: 10008293
TSB ID: 17423

Advance trac indicator illuminated - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) c1286. *mj
07/26/04 NHTSA ID: 10008286
TSB ID: 17402

Advance trac indicator illuminated - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) c1286. *mj
07/26/04 NHTSA ID: 10008287
TSB ID: 17403

Advance trac indicator illuminated - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) c1287. *mj
06/17/04 NHTSA ID: 10007401
TSB ID: 17620

Squeak/clunk noise from the front stabilizer bar area.
01/29/04 NHTSA ID: 10005092
TSB ID: 16581

Intermittent engine quit on decel/stops/turns. oasis.
10/29/03 NHTSA ID: 10003744
TSB ID: 03144

Engine misfire or rough running condition with coil on plug (cop) ignition systems may be more accurately diagnosed using the optional worldwide diagnostic system (wds) coil on plug (cop) kit. 2003 super duty f series included.
10/09/03 NHTSA ID: 10003169
TSB ID: 17061

Intermittent drivability symptoms - reduced power on deceleration.
09/17/03 NHTSA ID: 10002780
TSB ID: 0398

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457.
09/10/03 NHTSA ID: 10002682
TSB ID: 0373

Engine flood during cold start, extended cranking time, or hard to start engine when cold.
09/03/03 NHTSA ID: 10002473
TSB ID: 0323

Abs/ats (anti-lock braking system)/(advance trac system) warning lamp with both diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) c1288 (pressure transducer main/primary input circuit failure) & c1289 (pressure transducer redundant/secondary input circuit fa
09/03/03 NHTSA ID: 10002482
TSB ID: 0335

Idle air control (iac) valve diagnostic service tips.
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12/04/02 NHTSA ID: 637692
TSB ID: 15622

Subject regarding spark knock condition.
11/26/02 NHTSA ID: 637466
TSB ID: 15772

Some vehicles may exhibit a engine missing or rough running condition.
11/06/02 NHTSA ID: 636176
TSB ID: 16168

Some vehicles may exhibit a squeak or rubbing noise while turning the steering wheel.
11/04/02 NHTSA ID: 635972
TSB ID: 02161

Engine flooding, extended engine cranking time required to start, or hard start condition.
04/19/02 NHTSA ID: 630667
TSB ID: 15622

Concerns with spark knock condition.
04/19/02 NHTSA ID: 630669
TSB ID: 15623

Concerns with engine flooding or hard start condition after a cold start.
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04/18/02 NHTSA ID: 630515
TSB ID: 01246

Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure.
04/18/02 NHTSA ID: 630572
TSB ID: 15466

Some vehicles may exhibit inaccurate fuel level condition with approximately 1/4 tank reading on the fuel gauge.
04/17/02 NHTSA ID: 630434
TSB ID: 15418

Some vehicles equipped with a 3.9l v8 engine may exhibit a spark knock condition.
04/15/02 NHTSA ID: 630144
TSB ID: 15588

Some vehicles equipped with 3.9l v8 engine only, may exhibit a rattling noise from the hydraulic cooling fan pump.
04/12/02 NHTSA ID: 630109
TSB ID: 15569

Some vehicles may exhibit a long crank or engine flooded condition when attempting to start the engine cold.
04/11/02 NHTSA ID: 630001
TSB ID: 0214

Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area.
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02/26/02 NHTSA ID: 627927
TSB ID: 01205

Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174.
02/22/02 NHTSA ID: 627764
TSB ID: 01217

Exhibiting a moaning / droning noise during light acceleratins with the transmission in 5th gear at highway speeds 60-65 mph for v6 vehicles or 50-55 mph for v8 engines.
02/22/02 NHTSA ID: 627770
TSB ID: 012111

Some vehicles may exhibit an engine overheating condition and / or the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may also be illuminated with codes p1285 and p1299 stored in memory.
11/08/01 NHTSA ID: 624603
TSB ID: 15117

Some vehicles may exhibit an engine overheating condition. *slc
10/31/01 NHTSA ID: 623927
TSB ID: 01151

Some vehicles may experience steering wheel nibble, vibration, and an audbile low frequency hum/boom noise. *slc
04/28/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10014086
TSB ID: 042107

General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures.
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04/15/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013369
TSB ID: 04217

General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures.
10/29/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10003748
TSB ID: 03148

New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included.
12/03/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 637567
TSB ID: 15826

Some vehicles, built between 10/1/01 and 1/31/02, with a 5r55n transmission may exhibit a transmission fluid leak at the converter housing.
11/06/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 636156
TSB ID: 16133

Some vehicles may exhibit an advance trac system (ats) warning lamp on with diagnostic trouble codes c1288 and c1289 stored and a low / spongy brake pedal feel.
11/04/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 636035
TSB ID: 0266

Some vehicles equipped with automatic transmission may exhibit a fluid leak around the fluid pan drain plug.
04/19/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 630661
TSB ID: 15616

Concerns with driveline vibration.
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11/30/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 625704
TSB ID: 15250

Information regarding misdiagnosis of main controls - incorrect pressures.
11/30/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 625715
TSB ID: 01181

Brake shift interlock.*jb
06/07/00 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 612260
TSB ID: 7867

Driveline vibration (a high frequency buzz) that is felt through the seat and floorpan at highway speeds.
05/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10014672
TSB ID: 18505

Day time running lamps. *eh
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.
04/14/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013321
TSB ID: 18383

Am/fm and cellular phone reception interference - service tip.
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04/08/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013116
TSB ID: 04174

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. various models including 2004 f-series.
04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013060
TSB ID: 02208

Climate control a/c service tech tips. *eh
04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013066
TSB ID: 22115

Musty ordor from climate control. *eh
04/07/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10013090
TSB ID: 022115

Musty odor from climate control.
04/05/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10012964
TSB ID: 18426

Am fm and cellular phone reception interference . *eh
01/04/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10011159
TSB ID: 041514

Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair.
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09/23/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10009321
TSB ID: 031501

Inoperative electric rear window defroster (heated backlite) grid lines, integral antenna concerns.
07/28/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008357
TSB ID: 16435

New service headlamp now available. *mj
07/22/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10008188
TSB ID: 17375

Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and hard start/long crank.
01/20/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004912
TSB ID: 17258

Squeaking noise when switching climate control between panel, floor and panel/floor modes.
01/14/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004886
TSB ID: 03203

Malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457 or p1442 or a check fuel cap lamp illuminated with dtc p0457 for the evaporative emission system.
11/17/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004063
TSB ID: 17170

Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble code p0133 and/or p0153.
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11/14/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10004027
TSB ID: 03181

Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips.
10/09/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10003159
TSB ID: 17033

Electrical feature enable/disable - service tip.
10/08/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10003116
TSB ID: 03162

Condensation build up inside of either headlamp assembly.
09/16/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002760
TSB ID: 16836

Unintended window and moonroof opening (false global open) which may occur when the vehicle is parked.
09/09/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002644
TSB ID: 16736

Diagnostic trouble code c1287 (booster pedal force switch circuit failure) on vehicles equipped with ats (advance trac system). *mj
09/03/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10002481
TSB ID: 0334

Lack of cooling from driver and/or passenger side vents on vehicles equipped with dual automatic temperature control (datc) only.
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07/28/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001936
TSB ID: 16681

An illuminated advance trac system (ats) warning lamp with diagnostic trouble code c1286 stored. *jb
12/06/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637785
TSB ID: 15900

Some vehicles may exhibit a whistling or buzzing noise originating from the climate control system when the blower motor is running at 2 or 3 bar speed.
12/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 637723
TSB ID: 15866

Subject regarding the availability of the day time running lamps.
11/07/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636348
TSB ID: 15710

Information on vehicles with programmable modules.
11/06/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636168
TSB ID: 16144

Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated airbag warning lamp with diagnostic trouble code b1994 (drivers side impact circuit high resistance) or b1998 (passenger side impact circuit high resistance).
11/06/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636239
TSB ID: 16042

Some vehicles may exhibit headlamps fogging or presence of moisture.
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11/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636096
TSB ID: 0295

Excessive electrical system current draw which could result in a discharged battery and a no crank condition. service tips.
11/05/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636065
TSB ID: 0245

Information regarding discharged battery charging service tips and guidelines.
11/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 635996
TSB ID: 02137

The air bag warning lamp may illuminate with diagnostic trouble codes b1994 and / or b1998 stored on some vehicles built before 2/18/2002.
11/04/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 636007
TSB ID: 0273

On vehicles built through 1/22/2002, the rear door power window regulator may become inoperative, leaving the customer unable to raise or lower the rear window glass.
04/23/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630730
TSB ID: 15665

Concerns with air bag warning lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code b1994 (driver airbag circuit hi resistance) or b1998 (pass side air bag circuit hi resistance).
04/18/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630529
TSB ID: 01252

Some vehicles may have the air bag warning lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes b1994 (driver - side air bag circuit high resistance) and/or b1998 (passenger - side air bag circuit high resistance) stored.
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04/17/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630405
TSB ID: 15387

Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of dual automatic temperature control (datc) operating at full heat in all modes, and/or no temperature control from side to side.
04/15/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630194
TSB ID: 15295

Some vehicles may exhibit an air bag warning lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes b1994 (driver airbag circuit hi resistance) or b1998 (pass side air bag circuit hi resistance).
04/11/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 630016
TSB ID: 15512

Some vehicles may exhibit a slight fogging or presence of condensation inside the headlamp assembly.
10/31/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 623944
TSB ID: 01156

Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. *slc
09/06/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 621032
TSB ID: 15036

Some vehicles may exhibit a flashing advance trac light after a repair to the abs or interactive vehicle dynamics (ivd) systems.
09/06/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 621041
TSB ID: 15041

Concerns with driver power seat calibration procedure.
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12/07/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10017925
TSB ID: 02162

Water/moisture in cop wells - dtc p0301-p0308 - 3.9l engine - vehicles built through 5/1/2004.
05/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014674
TSB ID: 04B20

Customer satisfaction program 04b20. rear seat latches and owner guide label for vehicles that may have a rear seat latch that is difficult to latch and supplemental latch verification instruction label which should be affixed to the owner
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014138
TSB ID: 042421

Safety belt retraction speed.
04/28/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10014165
TSB ID: 04251

Aluminum corrosion - service tip.
04/05/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10012954
TSB ID: 05310

Safety belt web stop button service. *eh
01/20/04 Other NHTSA ID: 10004923
TSB ID: 17279

Ngs service card version 11.0 or higher must be used for advancetrac (ivd) calibration.
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09/09/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10002650
TSB ID: 16748

Difficulty fully engaging a lug nut wrench or socket over the nut on vehicles with exposed wheel lug nuts only.
09/04/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10002511
TSB ID: 16661

Front or rear seatbelt that is slow to retract when unbuckled.
12/06/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637791
TSB ID: 15903

Some vehicles exhibiting an illuminated advance-trac system (ats) warning lamp or amber anti-skid brake system (abs) lamp with diagnostic trouble codes, b1342, c1286, c1287.
12/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637698
TSB ID: 15852

Some vehicles built before 12/15/01 may exhibit a door latch that will not open / release.
12/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637722
TSB ID: 15865

Information on discontinuation of valet switch.
11/26/02 Other NHTSA ID: 637469
TSB ID: 15775

Subject regarding front license plate bracket fit.
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11/07/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636243
TSB ID: 16045

Some 3.9l v8 engines may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp with diagnostic trouble code p0340 (camshaft position sensor) stored.
11/06/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636198
TSB ID: 16013

Some vehicles equipped with advance-trac system (ats) also known as interactive vehicle dynamics may exhibit an illuminated ats warning lamp or amber abs lamp with diagnostic trouble codes b1342, c1288, c1289.
11/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636049
TSB ID: 0256

This bulletin involves proper procedures for preparation of service sheet metal parts coated with electro deposition primer (e-coat).
11/04/02 Other NHTSA ID: 636063
TSB ID: 0244

Rain sense wiper system information - diagnostic aid - service tips.
04/15/02 Other NHTSA ID: 630176
TSB ID: 15349

Some vehcles may exhibit auto wipers that are inoperative or have erratic operation.
12/03/01 Other NHTSA ID: 625768
TSB ID: 15222

Some vehicles may exhibit a mottled, blotchy, hazy or inconsistent appearance on the top of the instrument panel.
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11/30/01 Other NHTSA ID: 625725
TSB ID: 15273

Information on trailer tow wiring kit.
11/08/01 Other NHTSA ID: 624645
TSB ID: 15129

Some vehicles may exhibit inoperative auto or rain sensitive wipers. *slc
10/31/01 Other NHTSA ID: 623988
TSB ID: 01157

Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. *slc
09/06/01 Other NHTSA ID: 621055
TSB ID: 15057

Exhibiting overspeed warning and reverse warning indicator / chimes activation after replacing the instrument cluster (icm).

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Lincoln LS 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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