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TSB 13-12-15
3.5L GTDI – SHUDDER/RUNS ROUGH AT HOT IDLE – DTC P0015
Publication Date: December 5, 2013

FORD: 2013 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2013 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine and with an engine build date of 4/1/2013 and through 9/15/2013, may exhibit a shudder/runs rough concern at hot idle during stop-and-go driving and/or diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0015 stored. The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may or may not be illuminated.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Determine the engine build date. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-01. Is the engine build date on 4/1/2013 and through 9/15/2013?
    1. Yes – the engine build date is on 4/1/2013 and through 9/15/2013; proceed to Step 2.
    1. No – this procedure does not apply. Refer to Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual for normal diagnostics.
  1. Replace the Brake Vacuum Pump. Refer to WSM, Section 206-07.
PART NUMBER PART NAME
DL3Z-2A451-B Brake Vacuum Pump Assembly
TA-357 Motorcraft® High Performance Engine RTV Silicone
ZC-31-B Motorcraft® Metal Surface Prep Wipes
OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
131215A 2013 F-150 3.5L GTDI: Check DTCs And Replace The Brake Vacuum Pump (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 0.9 Hr.

WARRANTY STATUS

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage.
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.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
2A451  42