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EXPLORER
 
2003

Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls for 2003 FORD EXPLORER

Bulletin Number: TSB-08-19-3 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2009
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft
Summary
Ford: some vehicles may exhibit oil separation from the internal lube found in the unitized cartridge seal. oil separation appears to be and is often misdiagnosed, as an axle lube leak. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-08-19-3 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2009
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Ford: some vehicles may exhibit oil separation from the internal lube found in the unitized cartridge seal. oil separation appears to be and is often misdiagnosed, as an axle lube leak. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-08-19-3 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2009
Component:
106200 power train:axle assembly:axle shaft
Summary
Ford: some vehicles may exhibit oil separation from the internal lube found in the unitized cartridge seal. oil separation appears to be and is often misdiagnosed, as an axle lube leak. *pe
Bulletin Number: TSB-08-19-3 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2009
Component:
106220 power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Ford: some vehicles may exhibit oil separation from the internal lube found in the unitized cartridge seal. oil separation appears to be and is often misdiagnosed, as an axle lube leak. *pe
Bulletin Number: 7212 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2007
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some 1997-2008 vehicles equipped with a 4.6l 2v, 5.4l 2v, or 6.8l 2v engine--spark plug thread repair procedure--not covered under new vehicle limited warranty. *nj this includes f-53 motorhome chassis. updated 2/23/10. *pe
Bulletin Number: 7212 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2007
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some 1997-2008 vehicles equipped with a 4.6l 2v, 5.4l 2v, or 6.8l 2v engine--spark plug thread repair procedure--not covered under new vehicle limited warranty. *nj this includes f-53 motorhome chassis. updated 2/23/10. *pe
Bulletin Number: 6216 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2006
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Limited slip axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation, or vibration during low speed turning maneuvers. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5213 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2006
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp on with pcm diagnostic trouble code p0463 and/or ic diagnostic trouble code b1201 - fuel gauge drops to empty or slow to update after refueling. *tt
Bulletin Number: 637 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2006
Component:
Tires
Summary
Low tire indicator on - tpms system sensor wake up. *tt
Bulletin Number: 6216 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2006
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Limited slip axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation, or vibration during low speed turning maneuvers. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5213 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2006
Component:
091200 fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp on with pcm diagnostic trouble code p0463 and/or ic diagnostic trouble code b1201 - fuel gauge drops to empty or slow to update after refueling. *tt
Bulletin Number: 637 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2006
Component:
190000 tires
Summary
Low tire indicator on - tpms system sensor wake up. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41601 Bulletin Date: 11-14-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41601 Bulletin Date: 11-14-2005
Component:
060000 engine and engine cooling
Summary
Wds cop kit diagnostic tip - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - engine misfire or rough running. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42115 Bulletin Date: 10-31-2005
Component:
Fuel system, diesel:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Fuel gauge slow to update after refueling. *eh
Bulletin Number: 42115 Bulletin Date: 10-31-2005
Component:
081100 fuel system, diesel:storage:tank assembly
Summary
Fuel gauge slow to update after refueling. *eh
Bulletin Number: 51710 Bulletin Date: 10-07-2005
Component:
Suspension:front:wheel bearing
Summary
Noise from rear wheel hub bearings. *tt
Bulletin Number: 51710 Bulletin Date: 10-07-2005
Component:
021600 suspension:front:wheel bearing
Summary
Noise from rear wheel hub bearings. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18719 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2005
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp coming on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0171, p0172, p0174 and/or p0175 (fuel system too rich or lean). *tt
Bulletin Number: 18719 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2005
Component:
090000 fuel system, other
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp coming on with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0171, p0172, p0174 and/or p0175 (fuel system too rich or lean). *tt
Bulletin Number: 4105 Bulletin Date: 06-07-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Axle seal leaks. leaks from rear halfshaft axle seal. service tips. *tt
Bulletin Number: 537 Bulletin Date: 06-07-2005
Component:
Power train:driveline
Summary
Driveline 1st order vibration/boom/drone. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42421 Bulletin Date: 06-07-2005
Component:
Seat belts:front:retractor
Summary
Safety belt retraction speed. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4105 Bulletin Date: 06-07-2005
Component:
106220 power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal
Summary
Axle seal leaks. leaks from rear halfshaft axle seal. service tips. *tt
Bulletin Number: 537 Bulletin Date: 06-07-2005
Component:
105000 power train:driveline
Summary
Driveline 1st order vibration/boom/drone. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42421 Bulletin Date: 06-07-2005
Component:
151300 seat belts:front:retractor
Summary
Safety belt retraction speed. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18478 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle seal leaks. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18478 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2005
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle seal leaks. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18572 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
No start/hard start n hot soak restart. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5618 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5419 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
Communications:back up alarm
Summary
False parking aid warnings. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18572 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
060000 engine and engine cooling
Summary
No start/hard start n hot soak restart. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5618 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5419 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2005
Component:
342000 communications:back up alarm
Summary
False parking aid warnings. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5416 Bulletin Date: 03-07-2005
Component:
Seats
Summary
Front seat(s) slight movement when accelerating and/or decelerating. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4262 Bulletin Date: 03-07-2005
Component:
Communications:back up alarm
Summary
False parking aid warnings. *tt update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 5416 Bulletin Date: 03-07-2005
Component:
220000 seats
Summary
Front seat(s) slight movement when accelerating and/or decelerating. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4262 Bulletin Date: 03-07-2005
Component:
342000 communications:back up alarm
Summary
False parking aid warnings. *tt update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18466 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle whine howl. this includes 1997-05 ford vehicles. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18466 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2005
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle whine howl. this includes 1997-05 ford vehicles. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18423 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2005
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle whine howl service with individual parts instead of an axle assembly. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18423 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2005
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle whine howl service with individual parts instead of an axle assembly. *eh
Bulletin Number: 4259 Bulletin Date: 01-24-2005
Component:
Visibility:power window devices and controls
Summary
Rear power window(s) inoperative. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4259 Bulletin Date: 01-24-2005
Component:
133000 visibility:power window devices and controls
Summary
Rear power window(s) inoperative. *tt
Bulletin Number: 485 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Liftgate glass applique damaged/cracked. service procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18381 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Open fuse f2.20 (5 amp) and/or f2.1 (30 amp) which may result in loss of function of several systems including power seats, adjustable pedals and power door locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 50618 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *sc
Bulletin Number: 51313 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Hard start/no start condition during cold ambeint temperatures after short hot soak period-4.0l engine. *sc
Bulletin Number: 5136 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
Visibility:glass, side/rear
Summary
Backglass difficult to close and an intermittent door ajar lamp. *tt
Bulletin Number: 485 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
162000 structure:body
Summary
Liftgate glass applique damaged/cracked. service procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18381 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Open fuse f2.20 (5 amp) and/or f2.1 (30 amp) which may result in loss of function of several systems including power seats, adjustable pedals and power door locks. *tt
Bulletin Number: 50618 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
022000 suspension:rear
Summary
Rear axle noise repair. *sc
Bulletin Number: 51313 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Hard start/no start condition during cold ambeint temperatures after short hot soak period-4.0l engine. *sc
Bulletin Number: 5136 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2005
Component:
132000 visibility:glass, side/rear
Summary
Backglass difficult to close and an intermittent door ajar lamp. *tt
Bulletin Number: 471 Bulletin Date: 12-31-2004
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Warning indicators-parking aid-reverse sensing system (rss) and forward sensing system (fss)-false activation of warning tone-service tips. *mj update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 471 Bulletin Date: 12-31-2004
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Warning indicators-parking aid-reverse sensing system (rss) and forward sensing system (fss)-false activation of warning tone-service tips. *mj update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4251 Bulletin Date: 12-27-2004
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Aluminum corrosion - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4251 Bulletin Date: 12-27-2004
Component:
162000 structure:body
Summary
Aluminum corrosion - service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4189 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system:rear window
Summary
Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42107 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4189 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
138200 visibility:defroster/defogger system:rear window
Summary
Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42107 Bulletin Date: 12-13-2004
Component:
103100 power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42212 Bulletin Date: 11-15-2004
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl)
Summary
Gear selector lever - increased effort to shift from drive to park. *tt
Bulletin Number: 42212 Bulletin Date: 11-15-2004
Component:
103300 power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl)
Summary
Gear selector lever - increased effort to shift from drive to park. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41910 Bulletin Date: 10-04-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Oil leak from oil filter adapter - 4.0l sohc engine built before 4/1/2004. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41910 Bulletin Date: 10-04-2004
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Oil leak from oil filter adapter - 4.0l sohc engine built before 4/1/2004. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18215 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Broken rear cargo storage door lift handle. various models including 2005 explorer/mountaineer. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18217 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Multiple vehicles - fuel level indication concerns - service tip. various models including 2005 super duty f-series, excursion, expedition, explorer, mountaineer and aviator. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18221 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise. oasis. various models including 2005 explorer, mountaineer and aviator. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18224 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Runs rough or misfire - diagnostic trouble codes p0300-p0308 or p0316. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18254 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Speed control inoperative or not holding the set speed. oasis. various models including 2005 explorer, sport trac, mountaineer and aviator. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18215 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
162300 structure:body:door
Summary
Broken rear cargo storage door lift handle. various models including 2005 explorer/mountaineer. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18217 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
090000 fuel system, other
Summary
Multiple vehicles - fuel level indication concerns - service tip. various models including 2005 super duty f-series, excursion, expedition, explorer, mountaineer and aviator. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18221 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise. oasis. various models including 2005 explorer, mountaineer and aviator. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18224 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
090000 fuel system, other
Summary
Runs rough or misfire - diagnostic trouble codes p0300-p0308 or p0316. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18254 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2004
Component:
180000 vehicle speed control
Summary
Speed control inoperative or not holding the set speed. oasis. various models including 2005 explorer, sport trac, mountaineer and aviator. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3198 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Chatter, shudder, a binding sensation, or vibration during low speed turns on vehicles equipped with the 9.75 inch or 8.8 inch limited slip rear axle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4174 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2004
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. various models including 2004 f-series. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41715 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Front axle tube leak. *eh
Bulletin Number: 4174 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2004
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. various models including 2004 f-series. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41715 Bulletin Date: 09-06-2004
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Front axle tube leak. *eh
Bulletin Number: 18121 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
Fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system
Summary
Fuel gauge slow to update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18123 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
Power train
Summary
Updated rear halfshaft removal procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18171 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
Electrical system:starter assembly
Summary
No crank/no start condition when vehicle temperature is below freezing (32f/0c). *tt
Bulletin Number: 18121 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
091200 fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system
Summary
Fuel gauge slow to update. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18123 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
100000 power train
Summary
Updated rear halfshaft removal procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 18171 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2004
Component:
113000 electrical system:starter assembly
Summary
No crank/no start condition when vehicle temperature is below freezing (32f/0c). *tt
Bulletin Number: 31404 Bulletin Date: 08-23-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
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.
Bulletin Number: 31404 Bulletin Date: 08-23-2004
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
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.
Bulletin Number: 41514 Bulletin Date: 08-09-2004
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring
Summary
Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 41514 Bulletin Date: 08-09-2004
Component:
138130 visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring
Summary
Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair. *tt
Bulletin Number: 31501 Bulletin Date: 07-12-2004
Component:
Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring
Summary
Inoperative electric rear window defroster (heated backlite) grid lines, integral antenna concerns. *tt
Bulletin Number: 31501 Bulletin Date: 07-12-2004
Component:
138130 visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring
Summary
Inoperative electric rear window defroster (heated backlite) grid lines, integral antenna concerns. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17905 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Multiple vehicles using fehp rear axle fluid. fluid usage change. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17905 Bulletin Date: 07-01-2004
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Multiple vehicles using fehp rear axle fluid. fluid usage change. *tt
Bulletin Number: 4111 Bulletin Date: 06-14-2004
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401. additional symptoms may include runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy.
Bulletin Number: 4111 Bulletin Date: 06-14-2004
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Streamlined diagnostic procedure for vehicles with malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0401, p0402, p1400 or p1401. additional symptoms may include runs rough, lacks power, surge, poor fuel economy.
Bulletin Number: 02M01 Bulletin Date: 06-01-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve)
Summary
Customer satisfaction program 02m01 supplement #4. certain ford 2000 through 2003 vehicles equipped with a tube-mounted egr pressure sensor - additional egr pressure sensor warranty coverage. *tt supplement #3. *mj supplement #6
Bulletin Number: 04B15 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle date code inspection and service. vehicles may have been built with an improper mix of rear axle lubricant and friction modifier additive. if so, the customer may experience noise and vibration while driving. *tt *mj
Bulletin Number: 04B15 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2004
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle date code inspection and service. vehicles may have been built with an improper mix of rear axle lubricant and friction modifier additive. if so, the customer may experience noise and vibration while driving. *tt *mj
Bulletin Number: 04B15 Bulletin Date: 05-01-2004
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle date code inspection and service. vehicles may have been built with an improper mix of rear axle lubricant and friction modifier additive. if so, the customer may experience noise and vibration while driving. *tt *mj
Bulletin Number: 17717 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation, or vibration during low speed turns. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17729 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
Equipment:electrical
Summary
Message center displays computing fuel instead of distance to empty. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17736 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17717 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation, or vibration during low speed turns. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17729 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
353000 equipment:electrical
Summary
Message center displays computing fuel instead of distance to empty. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17736 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2004
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear axle noise. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17621 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2004
Component:
Tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems
Summary
Tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) low tire or tire very low message and/or the tpms light on. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17640 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2004
Component:
Air bags:frontal
Summary
Poor fit between driver air bag and steering wheel. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17641 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Rear 3.55 axle noise. certified rear axle or improved gear set available. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17544 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Generator noise in cold ambient temperatures. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17555 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
Power train
Summary
Certified rear axle available. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17558 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Intermittent air bag warning lamp on, memory seat, and/or adjustable pedal concerns. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17560 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
Power train
Summary
Rear axle noise. also includes lincoln aviator 2002. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17544 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Generator noise in cold ambient temperatures. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17555 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
100000 power train
Summary
Certified rear axle available. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17558 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Intermittent air bag warning lamp on, memory seat, and/or adjustable pedal concerns. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17560 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
100000 power train
Summary
Rear axle noise. also includes lincoln aviator 2002. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17494 Bulletin Date: 01-01-2004
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Distance to empty not displayed. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3256 Bulletin Date: 12-22-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine-romeo built 4.6l 2v-tick noise from engine-engines built before 9/17/2003. *mj
Bulletin Number: 3256 Bulletin Date: 12-22-2003
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine-romeo built 4.6l 2v-tick noise from engine-engines built before 9/17/2003. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17411 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2003
Component:
Tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems
Summary
Tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) module configuration - service tip. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17411 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2003
Component:
199000 tires:pressure monitoring and regulating systems
Summary
Tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) module configuration - service tip. *mj
Bulletin Number: 17316 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
Fuel system, other
Summary
Fuel signal to instrument cluster service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17326 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine auxiliary oil cooler line and the right side motor mount squeaking noise from front exterior while driving over bumps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17375 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and hard start/long crank. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17316 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
090000 fuel system, other
Summary
Fuel signal to instrument cluster service tip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17326 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine auxiliary oil cooler line and the right side motor mount squeaking noise from front exterior while driving over bumps. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17375 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and hard start/long crank. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17246 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Instrument cluster locking up and accessories such as the radio, power windows, power locks and moonroof inoperative. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17276 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
A popping or creaking noise that appears to be coming from the front exterior of the vehicle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17280 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator
Summary
Generator whistle/hoot noise in cold ambient temperatures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17276 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
162000 structure:body
Summary
A popping or creaking noise that appears to be coming from the front exterior of the vehicle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17280 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
112000 electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator
Summary
Generator whistle/hoot noise in cold ambient temperatures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17276 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
162000 structure:body
Summary
A popping or creaking noise that appears to be coming from the front exterior of the vehicle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17280 Bulletin Date: 10-01-2003
Component:
112000 electrical system:alternator/generator/regulator
Summary
Generator whistle/hoot noise in cold ambient temperatures. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3181 Bulletin Date: 09-15-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17107 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2003
Component:
Power train:driveline
Summary
Driveline vibration on drone/boom at highway speeds. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17167 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Multiple vehicles with 3.0l or 4.0l engines lacks power/runs rough/black smoke. 2004 sport trac included. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17215 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2003
Component:
Service brakes, air:antilock:abs warning light
Summary
The amber anti-lock brake system (abs) warning light on with diagnostic trouble codes c1235, c1236/c1237 stored in memory. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17216 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2003
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments
Summary
Breakage of a liftgate window hinge. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17217 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2003
Component:
Equipment:electrical:air conditioner
Summary
Air conditioner hooting noise during light load acceleration at low speeds, from 1000-1300 rpm. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3164 Bulletin Date: 08-18-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some vehicles, equipped with the 4.6l 2v engine, with an engine build date prior to 8/29/03 may exhibit an engine tick noise that is present at all temperatures during idle. 2004 models included. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17011 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) p0171, p0172, p0174, or p0175. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17049 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Rough idle / engine shake. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17050 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Power train
Summary
Tcil flashing with diagnostic trouble code p0741 and/or noise from the converter housing. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17054 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Axle whine at cruise or during acceleration/ deceleration. *tt
Bulletin Number: 17069 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Rough/rolling idle or hesitation after first startup or a rough/rolling engine speed when returning to idle after a short trip. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3144 Bulletin Date: 07-21-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
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. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3148 Bulletin Date: 07-21-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines
Summary
New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. *tt
Recall Date: 05-11-2009 Affected Vehicles: 42,540
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary:
"dope, inc. is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Dope, inc. will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on july 28, 2009. owners may contact dope, inc. at 1-626-272-1798.
Recall Date: 04-07-2009 Affected Vehicles: 16,270
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on may 11, 2009. owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589.
Recall Date: 12-11-2007 Affected Vehicles: 1,657
Component:
Visibility:glass, side/rear
Summary:
"certain curved tempered replacement glass manufactured by hangzhou safety glass ltd and supplied to safelite by auto temp inc., identified as dot-430, and sold for use on certain domestic and foreign vehicles may not break into small pieces as expected of tempered glass and fails to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 205, ""glazing materials."""
Consequence:
In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant(s) may be seriously injured by shattered glass.
How to Fix:
Safelite will notify its retail customers and replace the glass free of charge. retail customers can contact safelite toll free at 1-888-843-2906. safelite will notify its wholesale customers and reimburse wholesale customers for current inventory and at a specified rate for replacing their customer's glass. wholesale customers can contact safelite's wholesale division, service autoglass toll free at 1-888-246-6298. the recall began on january 15, 2008.
Recall Date: 05-24-2006 Affected Vehicles: 27,176
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
Certain ck motorsports combination headlights, clear corner, bumper, and side marker lights sold as replacement lamps for use on the passenger vehicles listed above. some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence:
Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
How to Fix:
Ck motorsport will notify owners and replace the noncompliant lamps free of charge. the recall began on july 1, 2006. owners may contact ck motorsport at 1-909-610-7211.
Recall Date: 03-23-2006 Affected Vehicles: 61,944
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.
Consequence:
Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.
How to Fix:
Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. the recall began on april 3, 2006. owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988.
Recall Number: 04S20 Recall Date: 09-13-2004 Affected Vehicles: 955,732
Component:
Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles, the liftgate glass strut may become disengaged or the hinge may fracture allowing the glass to fall and possibly break.
Consequence:
If the hinge should fracture, there is a potential for the glass to fall and ultimately break and personal injuries could occur.
How to Fix:
Dealers will have the liftgate glass strut brackets and glass hinges replaced. for the vehicles built from august 1, 2000 through march 3, 2002, the dealers will replace the hinges and liftgate strut bracket. on vehicles built from march 3, 2002 through june 23, 2003, the dealers will only replace the hinges. the recall began on september 30, 2004. a postcard was sent to owners on december 27, 2004, advising them that parts are now available. owners should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall Date: 03-07-2003 Affected Vehicles: 3,674
Component:
Structure
Summary:
Certain pickup truck, van, and mini van conversions equipped with southern comfort built running boards that contain certain courtesy lights manufactured by american technology components, inc. these units contain a courtesy light or lights that might overheat when the wire harness is exposed to excessive moisture and road salt.
Consequence:
This overheating condition can cause the running board to melt or cause a fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the wiring harness on these running boards. owner notification began march 7, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact southern comfort at 1-800-745-6096.
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