Creaking/Squeaking/Grinding/Rubbing Noise While The Steering Column Is Adjusted Into Tilt Up Or Down Position – 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair

NHTSA ID Number: 10208825

Manufacturer Communication Number: TSB 22-2077

Summary

Some 2020-2022 Corsair vehicles equipped with a power adjustable steering column may exhibit a creaking/squeaking/grinding and/or rubbing noise while the steering column is adjusted into the tilt up or down position. This may be due to a lack of lubrication in the steering column. To correct this condition, follow the Service Procedure to perform a grease application in the steering column.

 


2022 Lincoln Corsair
2022 Lincoln Corsair

 


Model:

Lincoln

2020-2022 Corsair

 

Issue: Some 2020-2022 Corsair vehicles equipped with a power adjustable steering column may exhibit a creaking/squeaking/grinding and/or rubbing noise while the steering column is adjusted into the tilt up or down position. This may be due to a lack of lubrication in the steering column. To correct this condition, follow the Service Procedure to perform a grease application in the steering column.

 

Action: Follow the Service Procedure to correct the condition on vehicles that meet all of the following criteria:

  • 2020-2022 Corsair
  • Vehicles equipped with a power adjustable steering column
  • Creaking/squeaking/grinding/rubbing noise while the steering column is adjusted into the tilt up or down position

 

Parts

Service Part Number Quantity Description
XG-1-E1 As Needed Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease

 

Parts

Parts To Replace Only If Directed By The Service Procedure To Replace The Steering Column

Service Part Number Quantity Description Unit of Issue Piece Quantity
LX6Z-3C529-AB 1 Steering Column Assembly 1 1
W718843-S439 1 Steering Shaft Coupler Retainer 4 2
W718581-S442 1 Steering Column Mounting Bolt 4 1
W520102-S442 1 Mounting Nuts 4 2

Quantity refers to the amount of the service part number required to repair the vehicle.

Unit of Issue refers to the number of individual pieces included in a service part number package.

Piece Quantity refers to the total number of individual pieces required to repair the vehicle.

As Needed indicates the amount of the part may vary and/or is not a whole number. Parts can be billed out as non-whole numbers, including less than 1.

 

Service Procedure

1. Remove the steering column shrouds. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-05 > Interior Trim and Ornamentation > Removal and Installation.

2. Adjust the steering column with the steering column control switch into the full tilt down position to maximize accessibility.

3. Apply Motorcraft® Premium Long-Life Grease at the location shown in Figures 1-3 with a brush.

Figure 1

 

Figure 2

 

Figure 3

 

4. Adjust the steering column into the tilt up and down position approximately 5-10 times to evenly distribute the grease in the steering column. (Figure 4)

NOTE: Avoid applying excessive grease in the steering column that could drip down from the steering column. Using too much grease could cause a squishy noise to be heard during the steering column operation. (Figure 5-6)

Figure 4

 

Figure 5

 

Figure 6

 

5. Verify if the noise persists during steering column operation. Is the creaking/squeaking/grinding and/or rubbing noise present?

(1). Yes – proceed to Step 6.

(2). No – proceed to Step 7.

6. Repeat the greasing procedure in Steps 2-4 of this article. Is the noise still present?

(1). Yes – replace the steering column. Refer to WSM, Section 211-04 > Steering Column > Removal and Installation. Repair is complete.

(2). No – proceed to Step 7.

7. Reinstall the steering column shrouds. Refer to WSM, Section 501-05 > Interior Trim and Ornamentation > Removal and Installation.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
LINCOLN CORSAIR 2020-2022

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

22-2077
02 March 2022

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10208825

MC-10208825-0001.pdf 237.239KB

MC-10208825-0001

 


 

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