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13-8-10
  • 3.5L GTDI – SLIGHT BUCK/JERK AT STEADY CRUISE IN 6TH GEAR WITH ENGINE LUGGING UP GRADES AT 1500-2000 RPM – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 7/29/2013
Publication Date: August 28, 2013

FORD:
2011-2013 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2013 F-150 equipped with 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine and built on or before 7/29/2013 may exhibit a slight buck/jerk at steady cruise with the transmission in 6th gear and engine lugging up grades at 1500-2000 RPM.

ACTION:

Reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 86.02 and higher. 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
130810A2011-2013 F-150 3.5L GTDI: Reprogram The PCM (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.4 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
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