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TSB
05-16-11
  • SAFETY BELT RETRACTION SPEED
Publication Date: August 9, 2005

FORD:
2000-2003 Mustang
2000-2006 Crown Victoria, Taurus
2000-2003 Explorer Sport, Windstar
2000-2005 Excursion, Explorer
2000-2006 E-Series, Expedition, F-150, F-Super Duty, Ranger
2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac
2001-2006 Escape
2004-2006 Freestar
2005-2006 Escape Hybrid
2004-2006 F-650, F-750
LINCOLN:
2000-2002 Continental
2000-2006 LS, Town Car, Navigator
2003-2005 Aviator
MERCURY:
2000-2005 Sable
2000-2006 Grand Marquis
2000-2005 Mountaineer
2004-2006 Monterey
2005-2006 Mariner

This article supersedes TSB 04-24-21 to update the vehicle model years.

ISSUE:

A service kit is now available to improve safety belt retraction speed.

ACTION:

See the part application chart and select the appropriate kit. Follow the Instruction Sheet included in the kit. Refer to Workshop Manual Section 501-20A for additional information.

NOTE:TEFLON TAPE SHOULD ONLY BE USED ON THE FRONT ROW SEATS FOR VEHICLES LISTED IN THIS TSB, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR AND THE MOUNTAINEER. TEFLON TAPE CAN ALSO BE USED ON SECOND ROW SEATS FOR THESE THREE VEHICLES.

NOTE:FOR MUSTANG, AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR AND MOUNTAINEER, REFER TO THE FOLLOWING BUILD DATE INFORMATION BEFORE PERFORMING THIS TSB. TEFLON TAPE HAS ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED DURING PRODUCTION ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES.

  • MUSTANG: Only install on vehicles built through 6/15/2003. Teflon tape was already installed on vehicles built on/after 6/16/2003.
  • AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR/MOUNTAINEER (FRONT ROW SEATS): Only install on vehicles built through 6/24/2004. Teflon tape was already installed on vehicles built on/after 6/25/2004.
  • AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR/MOUNTAINEER (SECOND ROW SEATS): Only install on vehicles built through 10/21/2004. Teflon tape was already installed on vehicles built on/after 10/22/2004.

PART APPLICATION CHART
Part NumberApplication
YR3Z-63611D70-AAMUSTANG
  
XW4Z-63611D70-AAE-SERIES
XW4Z-63611D70-AALINCOLN LS
  
3L2Z-78611D70-ABAVIATOR
3L2Z-78611D70-ABCONTINENTAL
3L2Z-78611D70-ABCROWN VICTORIA
3L2Z-78611D70-ABESCAPE
3L2Z-78611D70-ABESCAPE HYBRID
3L2Z-78611D70-ABEXCURSION
3L2Z-78611D70-ABEXPEDITION
3L2Z-78611D70-ABEXPLORER 4DR
3L2Z-78611D70-ABEXPLORER SPORT
3L2Z-78611D70-ABEXPLORER SPORT TRAC
3L2Z-78611D70-ABF-150
3L2Z-78611D70-ABF650/F750
3L2Z-78611D70-ABFREESTAR
3L2Z-78611D70-ABF-SERIES SUPER DUTY
3L2Z-78611D70-ABGRAND MARQUIS
3L2Z-78611D70-ABMARINER
3L2Z-78611D70-ABMONTEREY
3L2Z-78611D70-ABMOUNTAINEER
3L2Z-78611D70-ABNAVIGATOR
3L2Z-78611D70-ABRANGER
3L2Z-78611D70-ABSABLE
3L2Z-78611D70-ABTAURUS
3L2Z-78611D70-ABTOWN CAR
3L2Z-78611D70-ABWINDSTAR

NOTE:THE LABOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THIS TSB CAN BE CLAIMED IN COMBINATION AS NEEDED TO COVER THE REQUIRED REPAIRS.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
051611AInstall Teflon Tape B Pillars Both Sides (Includes Time To Remove And Install Trim Panels If Necessary) 0.8 Hr.
051611BInstall Teflon Tape C Pillars Both Sides (Includes Time To Remove And Install Trim Panels And Seats If Necessary)1.1 Hrs.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
70611B0842

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, Lincoln, or Mercury 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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