We are 104,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2013 Lincoln MKS Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

sort by date
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
02/09/17 NHTSA ID: 10091140
TSB ID: SSM 45880

2013-2017 explorer, taurus, mks exhaust studs not missing
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
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
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
03/17/15 NHTSA ID: 10056923
TSB ID: TSB-14-0129

Ford: stored in powertrain control module (pcm) memory are various diagnostic trouble codes (dtc), along with malfunction indicator lamp illuminating (mil) and information provided to correct the issue. model 2013 escape, fusion.
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
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
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
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.
02/19/14 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10054705
TSB ID: TSB-13-12-16

Lincoln: with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p061a, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may be setting, during low speed maneuvers below 32 km/h and instrument cluster is set to metric units and powertrain control module needs reprogrammi
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.
Looking for a warranty? Get a quote.
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
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 (
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078990
TSB ID: SSM-45821

Siri eyes free functional issues using bluetooth and apple ios 9.2 and 9.2.1
08/29/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10078988
TSB ID: SSM-45815

Air conditioning (a/c) inoperative - diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0645
08/24/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058265
TSB ID: 15-0075

Ford 2013-2015 lincoln mkt and mks: bulletin information regarding vehicles built on 05/04/2015 may experience an drive malfunction message in the instrument cluster. *lj
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
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.
07/28/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058061
TSB ID: 15-0075

Ford 2013-2015 lincoln mks, mkt: bulletin information regarding mkt, mks vehicles built before 5/04/2015 may exhibit adaptive drive malfunction message in the instrument cluster. *lj
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
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
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.
02/13/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056751
TSB ID: ASI-44670

Lincoln/ford: there are chimes emitting, intermittently, from instrument cluster and not audio system, when vehicle has a cold start. model 2013-14 fusion, mkz.
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
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
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
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
NHTSA's feed only includes summaries. For the full text of TSBs:

Get a 1 year subscription for only $19.95 from ALLDATAdiy! Use Code DIYDISCOUNT. Click here now!
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
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.

Return to top

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.