23P18 – Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Reprogramming – 2023 Ford Maverick

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NHTSA ID Number: 10243427

Manufacturer Communication Number: 23P18


Certain 2023 Model Year Maverick Vehicles Equipped with a 2.5L Duratec – Hybrid EnginePowertrain Control Module (PCM) Reprogramming


September 28, 2023

Customer Satisfaction Program 23P18
Certain 2023 Model Year Maverick Vehicles Equipped with a 2.5L Duratec – Hybrid Engine
Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Reprogramming



This program will be in effect through September 28, 2031, for vehicles within the new vehicle emissions warranty coverage period (8 years / 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first).



Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
Maverick 2023 Hermosillo April 11, 2023 through August 23, 2023

US population of affected vehicles: 18,063. Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS.



In the affected vehicles, Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P2282 – Air Leak Between Throttle Body and Intake Valves may be inadvertently set, potentially causing the check engine light to illuminate during normal driving conditions while the vehicle is in motion.



Before demonstrating or delivering any new in-stock vehicles involved in this program, dealers are to reprogram the PCM software. This service must be performed on the affected vehicles at no charge to the vehicle owner. For new vehicle storage guidelines, refer to EFC13033.



Owner letters will not be mailed for this program.



  • All repairs in this program have the following assessment level:

– Mobile Reprogramming


  • Confirm with the customer a mobile repair is feasible.
  • Check OASIS before going to the customer’s home or business to confirm if any other outstanding FSA needs to be completed.
  • Transportation – due to the simplicity of this repair, a specialty vehicle is not required.



Please ensure the technician brings the following to the mobile repair destination:

  • Printed Technical Instructions.
  • Printed Repair/Work Order or any other necessary documentation as customer copy(s). o Documents could also be emailed to the customer.
  • Shirt/uniform and vehicle graphic with the dealership or Ford logos are recommended.
  • Recommended specialty tools: Ford Diagnosis and Repair System (FDRS).



  • Correct affected vehicles identified in OASIS which are brought to your dealership within the applicable emissions warranty coverage period.
  • Dealers are to prioritize repairs of customer vehicles over repairs of new and used vehicle inventory.



  • Correct all affected units in your new vehicle inventory before delivery.
  • Use OASIS to identify any affected vehicles in your used vehicle inventory.



Branded / salvaged title vehicles are eligible for this service action.



Refunds are not approved for this program.



Rental vehicles are not approved for this program. 


PICK-UP AND DELIVERY- Participating Dealers

Dealers participating in the Remote Experience Program:

  • Refer to EFC12071, 2023 Remote Experience Program, Pickup & Delivery (PDL) Offset section for additional details.


PICK-UP AND DELIVERY- Non-participating Dealers

Dealers not participating in the 2023 Remote Experience Program for Pick-up & Delivery are authorized to claim unique services for completing this program.

  • Dealers are authorized to claim one-half labor hour per repair for vehicle pick-up & delivery services. Refer to Labor Allowances for details.
  • Dealers must retain a Vehicle Pick-up & Delivery Record with the repair order documentation.



Parts are not required to complete this repair.




Module Reprogramming

NOTE: Reprogram appropriate vehicle modules before performing diagnostics and clear all Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) after programming. For DTCs generated after reprogramming, follow normal diagnostic service procedures.

1. Connect a battery charger to the 12 Volt (V) battery.

NOTE: Verify the negative cable of the charger is installed on a chassis or engine ground and not the 12V battery negative terminal to prevent the battery saver mode from activating on the vehicle.

NOTE: If the diagnostic software does not load or if the vehicle cannot be identified properly, make sure there is a good internet connection and the Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) is properly connected to the Data Link Connector (DLC).

2. Log into Ford Diagnostic and Repair System (FDRS).

NOTE: Vehicle information is automatically retrieved by the diagnostic software and a Network Test is run. Vehicle identification data appears on the screen when this is complete.

NOTE: Follow the FDRS on-screen instructions to complete the reprogramming procedure.

3. Click Read VIN from Vehicle or manually enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

NOTE: Available modules are shown on the left hand (LH) side of the screen and available procedures are listed on the right hand (RH) side of the screen. Modules that are communicating are highlighted in green.

4. Select Toolbox tab.

5. From the list on the LH side of the screen, select the PCM.

6. From the list on the RH side of the screen, select PCMPowertrain Control Module (PCM) Software Update.

7. Click RUN. Follow all on-screen instructions carefully.

NOTE: After the programming of the PCM, the FDRS will automatically prompt you to update the necessary modules based on the vehicles options and calibration levels. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update. You may be prompted to update one or more of the following modules.

• Secondary on-board diagnostic control module C (SOBDMC)

Battery energy control module (BECM)

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) module

8. From the list on the RH side of the screen, select Self-Test and click RUN.

9. Click the Run Selected Tests button in the lower right.

10. Click the Clear & Retest button at the top of the screen to clear DTCs in all modules.

11. Disconnect the battery charger from the 12V battery once the programming has completed.

NOTE: Advise the customer this vehicle is equipped with an adaptive transmission shift strategy which allows the vehicle’s computer to learn the transmission’s unique parameters and improve shift quality. When the adaptive strategy is reset, the computer will begin a re-learning process. This re-learning process may result in firmer than normal upshifts and downshifts for several days. Important Information for Module Programming

NOTE: When programming or reprogramming a module, use the following basic checks to ensure programming completes without errors.

• Make sure the 12V battery is fully charged before carrying out the programming steps and connect FDRS/scan tool to a power source.

NOTE: A good internet connection is necessary to identify the vehicle and to load the diagnostic software.

• Inspect the Vehicle Communication Module II (VCM IIeBay)/Vehicle Communication Module III (VCM III) or the Vehicle Communication and Measurement Module (VCMM) and the cables for any damage. Make sure scan tool connections are not interrupted during programming.

• A hardwired connection is strongly recommended.

• Turn off all unnecessary accessories (radio, heated/cooled seats, headlamps, interior lamps, HVAC system, etc.) and close doors.

• Disconnect/depower any aftermarket accessories (remote start, alarm, power inverter, CB radio,etc.).

• Follow all scan tool on-screen instructions carefully.

• Disable FDRS/scan tool sleep mode, screensaver, hibernation modes.

• Create all sessions Key ON Engine OFF (KOEO). Starting the vehicle before creating a session will cause errors within the programming inhale process.


Recovering a module when programming has resulted in a blank module

a. Disconnect the VCM IIeBay/VCM III or the VCMM from the data link connector (DLC) and your computer.

b. After ten seconds, reconnect the VCMII/VCMIII or the VCMM to the DLC and the PC. Launch FDRS.
The VCMII/VCMIII or the VCMM icon should turn green in the bottom right corner of the screen. If it does not, troubleshoot the FDRS to VCM connection.

c. If you are using the same FDRS as the initial programming attempt, select the appropriate VIN from the Vehicle Identification menu. If you are using a different FDRS, select “Read VIN from Vehicle” and proceed through the Network Test.

d. In the Toolbox menu, navigate to the failed module and Download/Run Programmable Module Installation (PMI). Follow the on-screen prompts. When asked if the original module is installed, select “No” and continue through the installation application.

e. Once programming has completed, a screen may list additional steps required to complete the programming process. Make sure all applicable steps are followed in order.


1 Affected Product




1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

September 28, 2023
Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Reprogramming


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