Hard Start or No Start Condition After Using the Block Heater When Temperatures are Below -15 °C (0 °F) – 2011-2014 Ford F-150

TSB 15-0002 3.5L GTDI – COLD NO START AFTER USING BLOCK HEATER – TEMPERATURES BELOW -15 °C (0 °F)
Publication Date: January 14, 2015
FORD: 2011-2014 F-150

This article supersedes TSB 14-0077 to update the Service Procedure.

 

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2014 F-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine may exhibit a hard to start or no start condition after using the block heater when temperatures are below -15 °C (0 °F).

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Rough Idle in Drive – 2009 Ford Escape & Mercury Mariner

FORD: 2009 Escape
MERCURY: 2009 Mariner

 

2009 Escape and Mariner vehicles built before 3/5/2009 equipped with 2.5 liter engine and 6 speed automatic transmission may exhibit a rough idle.

Concern typically occurs when the engine is cold, under load (such as A/C on) and in drive.

All ignition and fuel system testing pass and there are no DTCs.

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Clicking Rubbing Noise from Front Wheel Speed Sensors, ABS Light – 2009 Ford & Mercury

  • LEFT FRONT ABS SENSOR CONTACTING TONE RING – VEHICLES BUILT 10/21/2008-10/31/2008
FORD: 2009 Escape Hybrid, Escape
MERCURY: 2009 Mariner Hybrid, Mariner

 

2009 Escape, Mariner, Escape Hybrid and Mariner Hybrid vehicles built from 10/21/2008 to 10/31/2008 may exhibit a clicking or rubbing noise from the left front wheel speed sensor and/or exhibit ABS warning light activation.

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Buck Jerk or Miss During Drive Cycle Above 3000 RPM with No DTC – 2000-2003 Ford

  • BUCK/JERK AND MISS DURING DRIVE CYCLE ABOVE 3000 RPM – NO DTC – 3.0L 2V GAS AND FFV ENGINE
FORD: 2000-2003 Taurus, Ranger
MERCURY: 2000-2003 Sable

2000-2003 Taurus, Sable, Ranger vehicles equipped with a 3.0L 2-valve gas or FFV engine may exhibit a buck/jerk/miss during drive cycles above 3000 RPM with no diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s).

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Buck Jerk at Steady Throttle or Slight Tip In – 2005-2006 Ford F-Super Duty

  • BUCK/JERK STEADY THROTTLE OR SLIGHT TIP IN – 6.0L – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 3/15/2006
FORD: 2005-2006 F-Super Duty

 

2005-2006 F-Super Duty vehicles built on or before 3/15/2006 equipped with a 6.0L engine may exhibit a buck/jerk condition in Low (L), first (1st), or second (2nd) in manual transmission vehicles, or in manual 1st, manual 2nd, or in tow-haul mode in first (1st) or second (2nd) on automatic transmission vehicles.

This concern occurs anywhere from 1800-2500 RPM at steady throttle or slight tip in. Concern will be more evident under a load, or while pulling a trailer.

This concern is more noticeable in manual transmission equipped vehicles.

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