Aluminum Body Panel Corrosion Appearing as Bubbled or Peeling Paint – 2000-2020 Ford, Lincoln & Mercury

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NHTSA ID Number: 10177863

Manufacturer Communication Number: TSB 20-2233

Summary

This article supersedes TSB 19-2026 to update the vehicle model years affected. Some 2000 and newer Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended.

 


Ford Mercury Lincoln
Ford Mercury Lincoln

 


 

This bulletin supersedes 19-2026 . Reason for update: Concern Carryover to New Model

 

Model:

Ford

2000-2020 All

Lincoln

2000-2020 All

Mercury

2000-2011 All

 

Summary

This article supersedes TSB 19-2026 to update the vehicle model years affected.

 

Issue: Some 2000 and newer Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended.

 

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

  • 2000-2020 Ford/Lincoln or 2000-2011 Mercury vehicle
  • Equipped with an aluminum body panel
  • Corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without white dust

NOTE: Part quantity refers to the number of that service part number required, which may be different than the number of individual pieces. Service part numbers contain 1 piece unless otherwise stated. “As Needed” indicates the part is required but the number may vary or is not a whole number; parts can be billed out as non-whole numbers, including less than 1.

 

Parts

Description Part Number Quantity
One Of The Following, Obtain Locally
Lord Fusor® Non-Sag Seam Sealer (Medium) 123EZ Aluminum Body Panel Corrosion Appearing as Bubbled or Peeling Paint - 2000-2020 Ford, Lincoln & Mercury | small light 1
3M™ Control-Flow Seam Sealer 08329 Aluminum Body Panel Corrosion Appearing as Bubbled or Peeling Paint - 2000-2020 Ford, Lincoln & Mercury | small light 1

 

Service Procedure

1. Remove the affected panel. Refer to the appropriate Workshop Manual (WSM) section as required.

2. Remove the new panel from the packaging and clean thoroughly using products recommended in your Ford approved paint system technical manual.

3. Apply Lord Fusor® Non-Sag Seam Sealer (Medium), 3M™ Control-Flow Seam Sealer or equivalent sealer. Allow it to flash per the sealer technical data sheet (TDS) information.

4. Scuff sand the entire panel; then clean and apply the primer or sealer as recommended by your paint system.

5. Mix and apply base coat and clearcoat following your Ford approved paint system technical information.

6. Install the new panel. Refer to the appropriate WSM section as required.

 


227 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD CROWN VICTORIA 2000-2007
FORD EDGE 2010-2020
FORD ESCAPE 2020
FORD EXPEDITION 2000-2020
FORD EXPLORER 2011-2020
FORD EXPLORER POLICE INTERCEPT 2015-2019
FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC 2007
FORD F-150 2004-2020
FORD F-250 SD 2017-2020
FORD F-350 SD 2017-2020
FORD F-450 SD 2017-2020
FORD F-550 SD 2017-2020
FORD FLEX 2019
FORD FORD GT 2005-2006
FORD FUSION 2013-2020
FORD FUSION ENERGI 2013-2019
FORD FUSION HYBRID 2010, 2013-2019
FORD GRAND MARQUIS 2007
FORD MOUNTAINEER 2002-2004
FORD MUSTANG 2005-2020
FORD RANGER 2000-2003
FORD TAURUS 2000-2007
LINCOLN AVIATOR 2020
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2017-2020
LINCOLN CORSAIR 2020
LINCOLN LS 2000-2006
LINCOLN MKC 2019
LINCOLN MKS 2016
LINCOLN MKT 2010-2019
LINCOLN MKZ 2013-2020
LINCOLN MKZ HYBRID 2013-2019
LINCOLN NAUTILUS 2019-2020
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 2000-2020
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 2000-2007
MERCURY SABLE 2000-2006, 2008

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

20-2233
10 July 2020

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10177863

MC-10177863-0001.pdf 106.99KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10156863

Manufacturer Communication Number: TSB 19-2026

Summary

Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

19-2026
06 February 2019

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10156863

MC-10156863-9999.pdf 120.99KB

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NHTSA ID Number: 10155551

Manufacturer Communication Number: TSB 19-2026

Summary

Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition

 

1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

19-2026
06 February 2019

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10155551

MC-10155551-9999.pdf 120.99KB

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