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2011 Lincoln Town Car 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
03/12/14 NHTSA ID: 10054924
TSB ID: RP-13R01

Ford: the lower intermediate steering shaft, has corrosion of swing link joints, combined with collapsed upper intermediate steering shaft, resulting in steering column separation and loss of steering control. model 2005-2011 crown victor
12/11/13 NHTSA ID: 10054006
TSB ID: RP-13-R-01

Ford: swing link joints on lower intermediate steering shaft, has corrosion, and combined with collapsed upper intermediate steering shaft, on some vehicles, causes steering column to separate, leading to steering control loss. model 2005
06/22/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10075262
TSB ID: 16-0032

4r75e transmission - grinding/whine/vibration/gear slippage - service kit available issue a service kit has been released to assist with proper repair of the 4r75e transmission in 2008 mark lt, 2008-2010 f-150, 2008-2010 / 2013-2014 e-ser
02/03/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056701
TSB ID: TSB-14-0153

Ford/lincoln/mercury: failure of planetary gear assembly is due to transmission, on certain vehicles, exhibiting grinding, gear slippage, whine type noise, vibration, while driving or loss of reverse.
10/01/14 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10056191
TSB ID: ASI-44538

Ford/lincoln/mercury: the indicator may illuminate overdrive off and/or slipping in 3rd or no 4th gear, due to direct clutch failure and diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0733 and/or p0734. model 2008-2013 mark lt, f-150, crown victoria, gra
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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
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
07/07/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10039077
TSB ID: AS-21710

Ford: 2009-2011 lincoln. the driver seat belt buckle is shorter than the passenger side.

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Lincoln Town Car 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.