March 17, 2016
New! REASON FOR THIS SUPPLEMENT
- Affected Vehicles: The population has been expanded to include additional vehicles.
- Service Action: IDS release 99.04 or higher is required to repair vehicles in the expanded population.
|Vehicle||Model Year||Assembly Plant||Build Dates|
|E-Series||2004||Lorain||June 24, 2003 through July 30, 2004|
Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.
REASON FOR THIS EMISSION RECALL
In all of the affected vehicles, a powertrain calibration flaw is present that may prevent the Catalyst Monitor from achieving a “Ready” condition. There is no perceivable impact on vehicle operation. However, the vehicle may not be able to complete emissions certification requirements in some states. Without completed emissions certification, certain states may not renew vehicle registrations.
New! SERVICE ACTION
NOTE: No additional action is required for vehicles previously repaired under this program. NOTE: The State of California and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts require the completion of emission recall repairs prior to vehicle registration renewal. For vehicles registered in these states, please provide the owner with a Vehicle Emission Recall Proof of Correction certificate after this emission recall has been performed. These certificates may be obtained by contacting your regional office.
New! OWNER NOTIFICATION MAILING SCHEDULE
Owner Letters were mailed the week of November 19, 2015. Owner letters for the additional vehicles are expected to be mailed the week of March 28, 2016. Dealers should repair any affected vehicles that arrive at their dealerships, whether or not the customer has received a letter.
Attachment I: Administrative Information
Attachment II: Labor Allowances and Parts Ordering Information
Attachment III: Technical Information
QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
For questions and assistance, contact the Special Service Support Center (SSSC) via the SSSC Web Contact Site. The SSSC Web Contact Site can be accessed through the Professional Technician Society (PTS) website using the SSSC link listed at the bottom of the OASIS VIN report screen or listed under the SSSC tab.
Michael A. Berardi
New! OASIS ACTIVATION
New! FSA VIN LISTS ACTIVATION
FSA VIN lists became available through https://web.fsavinlists.dealerconnection.com on October 8, 2015. Revised FSA VIN Lists will be available by March 17, 2016. Owner names and addresses for the additional vehicles will be available by April 8, 2016.
NOTE: Your FSA VIN Lists may contain owner names and addresses obtained from motor vehicle registration records. The use of such motor vehicle registration data for any purpose other than in connection with this recall is a violation of law in several states, provinces, and countries.
Accordingly, you must limit the use of this listing to the follow-up necessary to complete this recall.
Use OASIS to identify and correct all affected vehicles in your used vehicle inventory.
- Owners of affected vehicles will be directed to dealers for repairs.
- Immediately contact any of your affected customers whose vehicles are not on your VIN list but are identified in OASIS. Give the customer a copy of the Owner Notification Letter (when available) and schedule a service date.
- Correct other affected vehicles identified in OASIS which are brought to your dealership.
TITLE BRANDED / SALVAGED VEHICLES
Affected title branded and salvaged vehicles are eligible for this recall.
ADDITIONAL LABOR TIME AND/OR PARTS
Submit a request to the SSSC Web Contact Site prior to the repair if you have any of the following:
- Damage that you believe was caused by the covered condition.
- A condition that requires additional labor and/or parts to complete the repair.
- Aftermarket equipment or non-Ford modifications to the vehicle which might prevent the repair of the covered condition.
Requests for approval after completion of the repair may not be granted. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to deny coverage for related damage in cases where the vehicle owner has not had this recall performed on a timely basis. Additional related damage parts are subject to random selection for return to the Ford Warranty Parts Analysis Center (WPAC).
Refunds are not approved for this program.
The use of rental vehicles is not approved for this program.
CLAIMS PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION
- Enter claims using Direct Warranty Entry (DWE) or One Warranty Solution (OWS). o DWE: refer to ACESII manual for claims preparation and submission information.
- OWS: when entering claims in DMS software, select claim type 31: Field Service Action. The FSA number 15E06 is the sub code.
- Additional labor and/or parts must be claimed as related damage on a repair line that is separate from the repair line on which the FSA is claimed. Additional labor and/or parts require prior approval from the SSSC via the SSSC Web Contact Site.
NOTE: Maintain supporting documentation for all Miscellaneous Expenses according to procedure as identified in the Warranty and Policy Manual.
New! LABOR ALLOWANCES
|Description||Labor Operation||Labor Time|
|Reprogram the PCM using IDS release 99.04 or higher||15E06B||0.3 Hours|
PARTS REQUIREMENTS / ORDERING INFORMATION
Parts are not required to complete this repair.
In all of the affected vehicles, a powertrain calibration flaw is present that may prevent the Catalyst Monitor from achieving a “Ready” condition. There is no perceivable impact on vehicle operation. However, the vehicle may not be able to complete emissions certification requirements in some states. Without completed emissions certification, certain states may not renew vehicle registrations. Dealers are to reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) using the following procedure.
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.
NOTE: Follow the IDS on-screen instructions to complete the reprogramming procedure.
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 IDS/scan tool to a power source.
- Inspect Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) and 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 IDS/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:
NEVER DELETE THE ORIGINAL SESSION!
a. Obtain the original IDS that was used when the programming error occurred during Module Reprogramming (MR) or Programmable Module Installation (PMI).
b. Disconnect the VCM from the Data Link Connector (DLC) and the IDS.
d. Locate the ORIGINAL vehicle session when programming failed. This should be the last session used in most cases. If not, use the session created on the date that the programming failed.
NOTE: If the original session is not listed in the previous session list, click the ”Recycle Bin” icon at the lower right of the previous session screen. This loads any deleted sessions and allows you to look through them. Double-click the session to restore it.
e. Once the session is loaded, the failed process should resume automatically.
f. If programming does not resume automatically, proceed to the Module Programming menu and select the previously attempted process, PMI or MR.
g. Follow all on-screen prompts/instructions.
h. The last screen on the IDS may list additional steps required to complete the programming process.
Make sure all applicable steps listed on the screen are followed in order.
Emission Recall 15E06
Programa de Emisiones 15E06
Mr. John Sample
123 Main Street
Anywhere, USA 12345
Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): 12345678901234567
Ford Motor Company values you as a customer and is committed to vehicle quality and preserving the environment. Therefore, we are voluntarily recalling your vehicle, with the VIN shown above. Your vehicle may be equipped with an improperly functioning on-board emission-related diagnostic system that violates regulations in your state.
|What is the issue?||On your vehicle, a powertrain calibration flaw is present that may prevent the On Board Diagnostic system (OBD) Catalyst Monitor from achieving a “Ready” condition. There is no perceivable impact on vehicle operation. However, the vehicle may not be able to complete emissions certification requirements in some states. Without complete emissions certification, certain states may not renew vehicle registrations.|
|What will Ford and your dealer do?||Ford Motor Company has authorized your dealer to reprogram the Powertrain Control Module free of charge (parts and labor).
If you do not have this service performed:
|How long will it take?||The time needed for this repair is less than one-half day. However, due to service scheduling requirements, your dealer may need your vehicle for a longer period of time.|
|What should you do?||Please call your dealer without delay and request a service date for Emission Recall 15E06. Provide the dealer with the VIN, which is printed near your name at the beginning of this letter.
If you do not already have a servicing dealer, you can access www.Fordowner.com for dealer addresses, maps, and driving instructions. Ford Motor Company wants you to have this recall completed on your vehicle. The vehicle owner is responsible for making arrangements to have the work completed.
|What if you no longer own this vehicle?||If you no longer own this vehicle, and have an address for the current owner, please forward this letter to the new owner.
You received this notice because government regulations require that notification be sent to the last known owner of record. Our records are based primarily on state registration and title data, which indicate that you are the current owner.
|Can we assist you further?||If you have difficulties getting your vehicle repaired promptly and without charge, please contact your dealership’s Service Manager for assistance.
RETAIL OWNERS: If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Ford Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. If you wish to contact us through the Internet, our address is: www.Fordowner.com.
For the hearing impaired call 1-800-232-5952 (TDD). Representatives are available Monday through Friday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM(Eastern Time).
FLEET OWNERS: If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Fleet Customer Information Center at 1-800-34-FLEET, choose Option
#3, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. If you wish to contact us through the Internet, our address is: www.fleet.ford.com. Representatives are available Monday through Friday: 8:00AM – 8:00PM(Eastern Time).
|Para asistencia en Español||Visite nuestro sitio web para ver este anuncio en Español al siguiente dirección: https://es.owner.ford.com/tools/account/maintenance/recalls.html
Si necesita ayuda o tiene alguna pregunta, por favor llame al Centro de Relación con Clientes al 1-866-436-7332 y presione 2 para Español.
|The State of California and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts require the completion of emission recall repairs prior to vehicle registration renewal. If your vehicle is registered in California or Massachusetts, it is subject to these requirements.
When your dealer completes this emission recall repair, you will receive a
Vehicle Emission Recall Proof of Correction certificate.
Please make sure that you receive a certificate from your dealer and that you have it with you when you renew your vehicle registration.
It is also important for you to know that the certificate should be returned to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) only if it is requested by the DMV. Otherwise, this certificate is to be held by you for your records.
In order to ensure your full protection under emissions warranty provisions, and to avoid any inconvenience when renewing your registration, it is recommended that you have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Failure to do so could be determined as lack of proper maintenance of your vehicle.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Ford Customer Service Division
- Reprogramming emission-related (OBDII) modules on some vehicles manufactured in 1995 and all vehicles manufactured from 1996 to the present
- Reprogramming or reconfiguring non-emission-related modules on many vehicles (UBP and MS-CAN not supported)