04/17/2003 – 6.0L Power Stroke Issues

Source: Ford Motor Company

6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Issues

At Ford Motor
Company, providing customers with high quality, dependable vehicles
has been a top priority for 100 years. In order to maintain these
standards, the company is offering no-charge Customer Satisfaction
Programs to owners of certain 2003 MY F-Superduty (250-550) and
Excursion models with 6.0L diesel engines.



A number of these
vehicles may exhibit reduced engine performance and rough idle due to
a faulty Injection Control Pressure (ICP) sensor. Additional
vehicles may exhibit the same symptoms in cold weather conditions due
to a mismatch in the Fuel Injection Control Module (FICM) and the
Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Two Customer Satisfaction Programs
are underway to repair these concerns.



Customer
notification letters were mailed out in mid-April (Customer
Satisfaction Programs 03B05 and 03B06) to owners of approximately
47,000 2003 model year Ford F-Series Superduty (250/350/450/550) and
Excursion vehicles equipped with 6.0 liter diesel engines built from
Job #1, June 2002, through February 3, 2003.

These
vehicles may exhibit reduced engine performance and rough idle due to
powertrain calibration and Injection Control Pressure sensor (ICP)
concerns. Dealers will reprogram the Powertrain Control Module and
replace the ICP sensor at no charge.



An
additional 19,482 trucks built from Job #1, June 2002, through
February 23, 2003 are covered in Customer Satisfaction Program 03B06
for reprogramming of the Powertrain Control Module only. (Note:
After February 3, 2003, a redesigned ICP sensor was installed in
production. Replacement of this part is not required for vehicles in
program 030B06.)




As a show of appreciation to our customers, Ford is offering one free
Motorcraft oil and filter change at authorized dealers. This offer
is for affected vehicles only and will expire December 31, 2003. The
voluntary Customer Satisfaction Programs will be in effect through
December 31, 2005, regardless of mileage.

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