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TSB
12-10-17
  • HEADLINER VISIBLE AT A-PILLAR TRIM
Publication Date: October 24, 2012

FORD:
2012-2013 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2012-2013 F-150 vehicles built on or after 5/1/2012 may exhibit an exposed edge of the headliner material (headliner too short) at the A-pillar trim panel.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the left and right hand A-pillar trim panels. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-05.
  2. Remove garment hooks.
  3. Remove left and right sun visors.
    1. Lighted vanity equipped units allow the visor to hang from the wiring.
  4. Remove overhead console and allow it to hang freely from the wiring. Refer to WSM, Section 501-12.
  5. Remove headliner rear retainers.
    1. SuperCab and SuperCrew vehicles, remove two (2) push pins in the headliner.
    2. Regular Cab vehicles, remove rear fastening clips at the rear of the headliner.
    3. SuperCab vehicles only, remove left and right hand rear door latch covers.
  6. Using the palm of your hand, lightly tap the headliner at the overhead console to move it forward 3-4 mm (1/8-5/32″). (Figure 1)


    Figure 1 – Article 12-10-17

    1. The headliner is suspended in place by magnets and should move freely under light pressure.
  7. Loosely reposition the left hand and right hand A-pillar trim panels and measure the headliner leading edge protrusion into the space covered by the trim. There should be 6 mm (1/4″) trim overlap over the headliner leading edge. (Figure 2)


    Figure 2 – Article 12-10-17

  8. If the overlap is not approximately 6 mm (1/4″), remove right front 4-way visor clip and left rear clip or push pin to readjust until acceptable.
  9. Reassemble in reverse order.

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
121017A2012-2013 F-150: Adjust The Headliner Following The Service Procedure (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.6 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
705194407