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TSB
11-3-13
  • OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE DISPLAY INACCURATE / INCORRECT REMOTE START CLIMATE CONTROL OPERATION WHEN SET TO AUTO FUNCTION – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 1/6/2011
Publication Date: March 10, 2011

FORD:
2011 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2011 F-150 vehicles built on or before 1/6/2011 equipped with a outside air temperature display in the front display interface module (FDIM) may exhibit inaccurate temperature indication. This concern may also affect electronic automatic temperature control (EATC) equipped vehicle’s temperature control operation and remote start system climate control operation when set to auto function.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Check for any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) present in the FDIM, HVAC, or powertrain control module (PCM) using Integrated Diagnostic Software (IDS).
    1. If any DTCs are present, discontinue this procedure and proceed with Workshop Manual or Powertrain Controls/Emissions Diagnosis as directed by the appropriate DTC chart.
    2. If no DTCs are present in the above listed modules, proceed to Step 2.
  2. Reprogram the HVAC module to the latest calibration using IDS release 71.04 and higher or 72.01 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2011.3 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

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
110313A2011 F-150: Check For DTCs And Reprogram The HVAC Module (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
1998004

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford or Lincoln dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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