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TSB
13-1-7
  • 3.5L/3.7L ENGINE – TRANSMISSION SHIFT QUALITY CONCERNS
Publication Date: January 16, 2013

FORD:
2011-2012 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2012 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.5L engine and 2012 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.7L engine may exhibit a delayed harsh downshift or an abrupt shift event when quickly releasing the throttle pedal after a brief hard acceleration. Other concerns may be a harsh 1-2, 2-3 or 3-4 upshift while driving.

ACTION:

Reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 82.03 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2012.11 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

NOTE:PLEASE ADVISE THE CUSTOMER THAT THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH AN ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION SHIFT STRATEGY WHICH ALLOWS THE VEHICLE'S COMPUTER TO LEARN THE TRANSMISSION'S UNIQUE PARAMETERS AND IMPROVE SHIFT QUALITY. WHEN THE ADAPTIVE STRATEGY IS RESET, THE COMPUTER WILL BEGIN A RE-LEARNING PROCESS. THIS RE-LEARNING PROCESS MAY RESULT IN FIRMER THAN NORMAL UPSHIFTS AND DOWNSHIFTS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
130107A2011-2012 F-150 3.5L GTDI, 2012 F-150 3.7L: Reprogram The PCM Includes Time To Clear Codes After Repair (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
Recal04