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Technical Service Bulletins

TSB
07-4-3
  • LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL – LEATHER COMING LOOSE
Publication Date: February 13, 2007

FORD:
2000-2005 Thunderbird
2000-2007 Crown Victoria, Focus, Mustang, Taurus
2005-2007 Five Hundred, Freestyle
2006-2007 Fusion
1999-2003 Windstar
1999-2008 F-Super Duty
2000-2005 Excursion
2000-2007 E-Series, Expedition, Explorer, Ranger
2001-2003 Explorer Sport
2001-2007 Explorer Sport Trac
2001-2008 Escape
2004-2007 F-150, Freestar
2005-2008 Escape Hybrid
2007 Edge
2004-2007 F-650, F-750
LINCOLN:
2000-2002 Continental
2000-2006 Lincoln LS
2000-2007 Town Car
2006 Zephyr
2007 MKZ
2000-2007 Navigator
2003-2005 Aviator
2006-2007 Mark LT
2007 MKX
MERCURY:
2000-2005 Sable
2000-2007 Grand Marquis
2005-2007 Montego
2006-2007 Milan
2000-2007 Mountaineer
2004-2007 Monterey
2005-2008 Mariner
2006-2008 Mariner Hybrid

This article supersedes TSB 04-24-3 to update the vehicle model years.

ISSUE:

Some vehicles equipped with leather-wrapped steering wheels may exhibit the leather coming loose from the spoke area.

ACTION:

Apply Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive to re-adhere the loose leather to the wheel spoke. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE:IF RE-ADHERING LEATHER TO THE FRONT SIDE OF THE STEERING WHEEL ONLY, OMIT STEPS 1 AND 6. STEERING WHEEL/AIR BAG ASSEMBLY REMOVAL IS NECESSARY ONLY WHEN REPAIRING LOOSE LEATHER ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE STEERING WHEEL.

CAUTION:AVOID SKIN CONTACT WITH MOTORCRAFT INSTANT GEL ADHESIVE.

  1. Remove the steering wheel (ONLY NECESSARY TO REPAIR BACKSIDE OF STEERING WHEEL). Refer to Workshop Manual Sections 211-04 and 501-20B.
  2. Fold loose leather out of the way.
  3. Apply Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive evenly over the wheel spoke.
  4. Fold the leather back into its original position.
  5. Smooth the leather, tuck in for neat appearance, and apply pressure until the leather is bonded to the wheel spoke (apply pressure for at least 30 seconds).

    NOTE:THE ADHESIVE SHOULD BE COMPLETELY SET AFTER 5 MINUTES. DO NOT PULL ON THE REPAIR AREA.

  6. Reinstall steering wheel.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
TA-19Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
MT070403Use SLTS Operations If Available; Claim Additional Diagnosis Or Labor Performed As Actual Time.Actual Time

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
360033