2.3L EcoBoost – Deletion Of Engine Cover – 2019 Ford Explorer

NHTSA ID Number: 10152469

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47654

Summary

On 2019 Explorer vehicles equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, the engine cover has been deleted. The vehicle is not mis-built. The addition of any parts would not be considered a warrantable repair. Do not submit a claim for this condition.

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EPDI Tool will not Accept the Tire Placard Specification – 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

NHTSA ID Number: 10153924

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47739

Summary

Some 2019 Nautilus vehicles may encounter an issue during the EPDI process where the vehicle does not communicate properly or the EPDI tool will not accept the tire placard specification of 33 psi for 245/60R18 tire size equipped units. If the vehicle fails to communicate during EPDI, technicians should disable transport mode by depressing the brake pedal 5 times and then turning the hazards on/off twice within 10 seconds of turning the key on. Proceed with the inspection and manually enter the results into the online tool. The concern of not being able to communicate with the EPDI tool is not indicative of a vehicle issue. Submission of the inspection results using the online tool is required for claims payment of PDI allowance. Engineering is investigating, monitor OASIS for updates.

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SYNC Update Error Message when Attempting to Update to Version 3.3 – 2019 Ford EcoSport

NHTSA ID Number: 10156599

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47882

Summary

Various 2019 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and the latest software version 3.2 may exhibit an error message when attempting to update the software to version 3.3. Professional Technician Society (PTS) website may show that software version 3.3 is available for 2019 SYNC 3 vehicles. Do not carry out this update as it may lead to a hardware error message. Engineering is investigating, monitor OASIS for updates.

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8F35 – Appearance of a Fluid Leak or Weep from Transmission Axle Shaft Seal – 2019 Ford Focus/Transit Connect/Edge & Lincoln Nautilus

NHTSA ID Number: 10152481

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47682

Summary

Some 2019 Focus/Transit Connect/Edge/Nautilus vehicles equipped with 8F35 transmission may exhibit an appearance of a fluid leak or weep from transmission axle shaft seal. This condition may be caused by excessive internal seal (dark brown) grease lubricant that is applied during manufacturing of the axle seals. With a suitable cloth, clean the grease from the transmission seal and housing with Motorcraft Metal Brake Parts Cleaner or equivalent. If the fluid is red, refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 307-01 for normal diagnostics.

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Front Seat Track Covers No Longer Equipped – 2018-2019 Ford Transit

NHTSA ID Number: 10152483

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47690

Summary

2018-2019 Transit vehicles built on or after 30-April 2018 no longer have front seat track covers on the ends of the seat rails. The vehicle is not misbuilt. The addition of any parts would not be considered a warrantable repair. Do not submit a claim for this condition.

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