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2012 Lincoln MKS 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
03/20/17 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
07/28/15 NHTSA ID: 10058076
TSB ID: 15-0086

Ford 2010-2014 flex, taurus, 2013-2014 explorer, lincoln 2012-2014 mks, mkt vehicles equipped with a 3.5l gasoline turbocharged direct injection enginewith an aluminum valve cover may exhibit excessive oil consumption and excessive engine
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
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02/21/14 NHTSA ID: 10054740
TSB ID: TSB-13-12-21

Ford/lincoln: due to a lack of performance by air conditioner, while stationary or overheating or slowly moving, dual engine cooling fans may not be working and possibly need to reprogram the pcm. model 2011-2012 taurus, flex, mks, mkt.
10/28/13 NHTSA ID: 10053459
TSB ID: ASI-32276

Ford/lincoln: long block engines shipped with cam sensors, crank sensor, crank sensor tone wheel, coolant inlet tube, the components must be swapped over engine being replaced to replacement engine before engine is installed.
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
09/22/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058460
TSB ID: ASI-45132

Lincoln/ford: an overhaul transmission motorcraft kit, available for some vehicles, contains an incorrect valve bode separator plate and would need to discard 7z490 part and use bt4z-7z490 to prevent harsh downshifts. model 2010-12 edge,
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
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078988
TSB ID: SSM-45815

Air conditioning (a/c) inoperative - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0645
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
05/26/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057395
TSB ID: ASI-44713

Lincoln/ford: on some vehicles, the moon roof sunshade binding is experiencing issues such as retaining clips/tabs are broken and its hard to open or close. model 2009-14 mks, 2011-15 explorer, 2013-14 escape.
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.
03/20/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10055003
TSB ID: TSB-14-0019

Ford/lincoln: some vehicles will experience a lack of air conditioning (ac) performance, with dual engine cooling fans, while stationary or moving at slow speeds, and/or overheat. model 2011-2012 taurus, mks, explorer, flex, mkt. *p
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: 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
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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
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.
08/06/12 Other NHTSA ID: 10044944
TSB ID: TSB-12-5-9

Lincoln: driveability symptoms indicates this condition, windshield wiper pivots chaffing 14290 harness, may exists and damage needs to be repaired.

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Lincoln MKS 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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