5.0L – Engine Knock Type Noise At Idle – 2018-2019 Ford F-150 & Mustang

NHTSA ID Number: 10160810

Manufacturer Communication Number: TSB19-2144

Summary

Some 2018-2019 F-150 and Mustang vehicles equipped with a 5.0L engine may exhibit a light to moderate knocking type noise at idle (600-700 RPM) that is sometimes described as a quiet diesel type sound. The noise is usually more prominent on the passenger side of the vehicle toward the rear of the engine. As the engine comes up to operating temperature, the noise level increases slightly. This noise is not detrimental to engine function and has no short or long term effects on engine durability. This an operating characteristic of the 5.0L engine and no repairs should be attempted. Refer to the Service Procedure

 

4 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD F-150 2018-2019
FORD MUSTANG 2018-2019

 

Model:

Ford

2018-2019 F-150

2018-2019 Mustang

 

Issue: Some 2018-2019 F-150 and Mustang vehicles equipped with a 5.0L engine may exhibit a light to moderate knocking type noise at idle (600-700 RPM) that is sometimes described as a quiet diesel type sound. The noise is usually more prominent on the passenger side of the vehicle toward the rear of the engine. As the engine comes up to operating temperature, the noise level increases slightly. This noise is not detrimental to engine function and has no short or long term effects on engine durability. This an operating characteristic of the 5.0L engine and no repairs should be attempted.

Action: Refer to the Service Procedure for vehicles that meet the following criteria:

 

Service Information

The videos provided are an example of a normally operating vehicle. The intensity of the knocking type noise may vary from vehicle to vehicle.

Right side hot idle

Right side hot restart

Left side hot idle

Left side hot restart



19-2144
09 May 2019

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10160810

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10160810-0001.pdf

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