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12-6-5
  • 6.7L – CALIBRATION UPDATE – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P2200 AND/OR P204F – BUILT 10/12/2011 THROUGH 5/16/2012
Publication Date: June 8, 2012

FORD:
2012 F-250, F-350, F-450

This article supersedes TSB 12-3-5 to update the production fix date, vehicle model lines covered and Service Procedure.

ISSUE:

Some 2012 F-250, 350 and 450 pickups (non-chassis cab) vehicles equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine and built 10/12/2011 through 5/16/2012 may exhibit DTC P2200 and/or P204F with exhaust fluid system fault warning in the instrument cluster message center. A calibration update is available to resolve this concern.

ACTION:

Follow Service Procedure steps to correct this condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Using a scan tool, check all continuous memory diagnostic trouble codes (CMDTCs). Is DTC P2200 and/or P204F stored in memory?
    1. Yes – reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 79.01 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2012.5 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com. Proceed to Step 2.
    2. No – this article does not apply, follow the appropriate Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) pin point test to resolve additional exhaust system related codes.
      1. All other exhaust system related codes must be repaired before DTC P204F can be cleared.
  2. Drive vehicle for 15 minutes at normal operating temperature to clear the Exhaust Fluid System Fault warning displayed on the instrument cluster.
    1. A 15 minute drive at normal operating temperature is required to clear the P204F monitor/message center warning.

      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 And Emissions 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
120605A2012 F-Super Duty 6.7L: Check DTCs, Reprogram The PCM Includes Time To Perform Road Test (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.9 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
RECALEM04