Fuel Slosh Noise – All Wheel Drive (AWD) – 2015-2019 Ford & Lincoln

Fuel Slosh Noise – All Wheel Drive (AWD)
14 December 2018

This bulletin supersedes 17-2046. Reason for update: Concern Carryover to New Model




2015-2019 Edge


2016-2018 MKX
2019 Nautilus



This article supersedes TSB 17-2046 to update the vehicles affected.

Issue: Some 2015-2019 Edge, 2016-2018 MKX, and 2019 Nautilus vehicles equipped with all wheel drive (AWD) may exhibit a fuel slosh noise primarily when the fuel tank is over 3/4 full and when driving at low speeds. This may be due to the fuel moving around in the fuel tank.


Action: Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.



Description Part Number Quantity
Fuel Tank Strap H2GZ-9054-A 2
Fuel Tank Bolt W718813-S442 4

Warranty Status: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.


Labor Times

Description Operation No. Time
2015-2019 Edge AWD, 2016-2018 MKX AWD, 2019 Nautilus AWD: Replace The Fuel Tank Straps (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 182378A 0.4 Hrs.


Repair/Claim Coding

Causal Part: 9054
Condition Code: 01


Service Procedure

1. Is the customer concern a fuel slosh noise coming from underneath the vehicle that occurs primarily when the fuel tank is around 3/4 full and when driving at low speeds?

(1). Yes – go to Step 2.

(2). No – this article does not apply. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 100-04 for normal diagnostics.

2. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to WSM, Section 310-01.

3. Support the fuel tank using a powertrain lift.

4. Remove and discard the fuel tank straps and fasteners.

5. Install new fuel tank straps and fasteners.

(1). Tighten bolts to 25 +/- 3.8 Nm (18 +/- 2.8 lb-ft.).

14 December 2018



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