5.0L – Tick Tap And/Or Typewriter Noise At Idle – 2011-2021 Ford Mustang/F-150

2021 Ford Mustang

NHTSA ID Number: 10191525 Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 49761   Summary Some 2011-2021 Mustang and F-150 vehicles equipped with a 5.0L engine may exhibit a ticking noise at idle after an engine oil change. It is often referred to as typewriter noise because of its similarity to the sound of a mechanical typewriter. The noise in question … Read more

4WD – Steering Binds/Front Driveline Noise – Hublocks Remain Engaged After Shifting From 4WD To 2WD – 2017-2022 Ford F-Super Duty

2022 Ford F-Super Duty

NHTSA ID Number: 10199653 Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 49989   Summary Some 2017-2022 F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with four-wheel drive (4WD) may exhibit steering bind or front driveline noise because the hublocks do not automatically disengage immediately following a shift from 4WD to two-wheel drive (2WD). This may be due to driveline tension between the axle and … Read more

SYNC 4 – Voice Commands Activate Without Pressing The Steering Wheel Switch – Wake Word – 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, F-150, Edge, Bronco & Lincoln Nautilus

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

NHTSA ID Number: 10199500 Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 49928   Summary Some 2021 Mustang Mach-E, F-150, Edge/Nautilus or Bronco vehicles equipped with SYNC 4 may have a customer symptom of the SYNC voice commands being activated without pushing the steering wheel switch. This may be due to the feature called Wake Word within SYNC 4. This feature … Read more

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Buzz Noise From The Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC)

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

NHTSA ID Number: 10194423 Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 49810   Summary Some 2021 Mustang Mach-E vehicles may exhibit a buzzing noise from the IPC that changes with the brightness setting. This is a normal operating characteristic of the vehicle and replacement of the IPC and/or other parts is not recommended. If compared to like vehicles some variation … Read more

1.5L Ecoboost – Vibration And/Or Boom Noise While Driving – 2020-2021 Ford Escape & 2021 Bronco Sport

2020 Ford Escape

NHTSA ID Number: 10199501 Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 49930   Summary Some 2020-2021 Escape and 2021 Bronco Sport vehicles equipped with the 1.5L engine may exhibit a lugging vibration and/or boom noise while driving in gears 5-8 at approximately 1500 engine revolutions per minute (RPM). This may be felt more when the engine is under a light … Read more