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2006 Mustang TSB's and Recalls

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Last Updated 12/2/2016

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The below Technical Service Bulletins, TSB for short, were issued for the 2006 Mustang and contain symptom, diagnosis, and repair information for common issues. Click the TSB ID numbers below to see the full TSB, there is also a brief description of the TSB below the number.

Ford TSB Article # 05-9-3

Ford Motor Company has adopted a new premium interior paint formulation that has significantly improved performance properties. When used as directed, the product preserves the original grain pattern of the plastic, is UV stable color fast, and is completely flexible. It will not crack, flake, or peel. Motorcraft Spray Paint, PM-19M547-XXXH (XXXX = Color Code), can be used for both paint-to-match and repair procedures.

Ford TSB Article # 05-18-7

Mustang wire harness repairs are supported through the availability of individual components listed in this bulletin.

Ford TSB Article # 05-22-8

Approximately 50% of coil-on-plug (COP) coils returned for warranty do not have a problem.

Ford TSB Article # 06-1-5

Some 4.6L 3V V8 Mustang vehicles may exhibit difficulty in clearing the P1000 DTC (diagnostic trouble code) in high altitude conditions.

Ford TSB Article # 06-4-9

Some 2005-2006 Mustangs with an FS-10 A/C compressor may experience a non operational air conditioning compressor due to a low freon level caused by a leaking shaft seal.

Ford TSB Article # 06-5-4

Some 2005-2006 Mustangs built prior to 10/01/2005 may exhibit park brake cables that freeze in cold weather due to water intrusion, and subsequently not release. Under some conditions this could lead to dragging rear brakes. The rear sealing boot on the cable could deteriorate prematurely which may permit water intrusion. In freezing temperatures this could bind the cable inside the casing, and not allow tension to be released from the caliper.

Ford TSB Article # 06-7-10

Some 2005-2006 Mustang GT vehicles may exhibit the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on, with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P2004 through P2008, P151A, P2015, and P2020. All of these codes are associated with the charge motion control valve (CMCV), actuator motor, and/or linkage concerns.

Ford TSB Article # 06-9-9

Some 2005-2006 Mustangs may exhibit a hesitation on acceleration after a long cruise. After coming to a stop from a highway type cruise, some vehicles may experience a hesitation when the customer begins to accelerate. Air bubbles can form around the fuel pump during a long cruise and can be ingested into the pump on acceleration causing a hesitation.

Ford TSB Article # 06-9-11

Some Mustang GT vehicles built between 01/11/2006 and 02/14/2006 may exhibit a loud ticking noise in the valve train area. This may be caused by a stuck/collapsed lash adjuster.

Ford TSB Article # 06-10-5

Some Mustang vehicles built between 08/01/2005 and 12/07/2005 with a 5R55S automatic transmission may exhibit a fluid leak coming from within the torque converter housing. The leak may be coming from the bolt holes located at the 5 or 7 o'clock positions on the fluid pump cover.

Ford TSB Article # 06-14-3

Some 2005-2006 Mustangs equipped with a 4.6L engine may experience a failure of the air conditioner (A/C) compressor clutch assembly. A revised design A/C compressor clutch is available for service. Installation of the revised design clutch also requires installation of a new orifice tube and a reduced refrigerant charge.

Ford TSB Article # 06-145-8

Some Mustang vehicles may experience a concern with the keyless entry keypad. In order to properly diagnose the concern with the keyless entry keypad, it is important to identify whether the keypad is a factory installed style (wired) or a Genuine Ford Accessory (GFA) radio frequency (RF) style keypad.

Ford TSB Article # 06-17-8

Ford Motor Company has “consolidated” high and low content harnesses to make the service selection easier, and to reduce the number of harnesses required for service. Due to this consolidation, service replacement harnesses may or may not look exactly like the production harness being replaced. Service replacement harnesses may come equipped with additional connectors that will not be used.

Ford TSB Article # 06-18-16

When servicing the head gasket on certain Ford remanufactured engines in 2005-2006 Mustangs, it is critical to determine the type of remanufactured engine that is being serviced, in order to identify the correct replacement gasket.

Ford TSB Article # 06-19-12

Some 2005-2006 Mustang GTs may exhibit a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0340 and/or P0349. This may be due to a malfunctioning diode or open phase connection in the generator/alternator.

Ford TSB Article # 06-21-7

Some vehicles may require the audio or navigation unit to be replaced. A new Service Procedure is available for 2005-2007 Mustangs.

Ford TSB Article # 06-21-19

The majority of repeat heater core leaks are due to high flow rate or use of poor quality coolant. However, electrolysis should also be checked, especially when repeat repairs have occurred.

Ford TSB Article # 06-25-15

Some Mustangs may exhibit a bubbling or blistering under the paint on aluminum body parts. This is due to iron contamination of the aluminum panel.

Ford TSB Article # 06-26-1

MERCON® automatic transmission fluid is being replaced by MERCON® V as the service fluid for manual transmissions originally requiring MERCON®.

Ford TSB Article # 06-26-2

Some 2005-2007 Mustang vehicles may need to have the carpet replaced for various issues. The following procedure will allow the carpet to be removed and replaced without removing the heater/air conditioning plenum, instrument panel, or restraints control module (RCM).

Ford TSB Article # 07-1-7

MERCON® Automatic Transmission Fluid is being replaced by MERCON® V as a service fluid for power steering systems originally requiring MERCON®.

Ford TSB Article # 07-3-9

Some 2005-2006 Mustangs may have a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0456. This concern can be caused by an oversized orifice in the fuel pump. Suspect fuel pumps are in vehicles built before January 1, 2006.

Ford TSB Article # 07-4-3

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

Ford TSB Article # 07-5-8

This TSB describes the operation and function of the Battery Eye and correct battery recharging procedures.

Ford TSB Article # 07-5-13

Some 2005-2008 Mustang vehicles may experience a no start and have a discharged battery. They are usually stored for prolonged periods of time or are driven infrequently for short distances. Batteries will discharge while the vehicle is in storage due to normal current draw loads. Over a period of time, 30 days or more, vehicles in storage will have shallow to deeply discharged batteries as a result of lack of use or normal current draw.

Ford TSB Article # 07-12-3

2005-2007 Mustangs are equipped with a restraints control module (RCM) that reports diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) which provide general fault information. These DTCs require accessing the associated bit-mapped PIDs to identify the specific fault. Most Workshop Manuals were written using New Generation STAR Tester (NGS) terminology and navigation which does not translate well when using Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS), Portable Diagnostic Software (PDS), or Worldwide Diagnostic System (WDS).

Ford TSB Article # 07-16-7

Some 2005-2008 Mustang vehicles may exhibit an exterior door handle not flush in the closed position. This may result in a loose handle, hattle noise, hard to open, and/or door self locks when opening outside handle.

Ford TSB Article # 07-17-6

Some 2005-2008 Mustang vehicles built before 8/2/2007 may experience a buzz/rattle from the door panels when using the radio/CD player at elevated volumes or bass levels or voice broadcasts. This may be due to the window switch bezel vibrating against the door trim panel. This can often be incorrectly diagnosed as an audio speaker buzz or a bad speaker.

Ford TSB Article # 07-17-8

Some 2005-2008 Mustang convertible vehicles may require a repair of the convertible top. Individual components should continue to be used where appropriate, but if required a new top assembly is now available.

Ford TSB Article # 07-18-2

Some 2005-2007 Mustang coupes equipped with 4.0L or 4.6L (excludes GT500 and convertibles) may exhibit a "loose lumber", rattle, or chuckle sound from the front end over bumps and rough roads.

Ford TSB Article # 07-19-1

Some 2005-2007 Mustang vehicles built before 10/11/2006 and equipped with a convertible top could develop wear or a hole near the 4th bow and/or number 1 bow area. This is caused by the number 1 and number 4 bow wearing oe pinching through the vinyl or cloth top.

Ford TSB Article # 07-20-3

Some 2005-2007 Mustang Convertibles built before 12/01/2006 may exhibit a tick, pop, rattle, snap, creak type noise that sounds like it originates above the front door glass area and/or convertible latches. The concern is caused by a stick/slip condition between the cable and the top. The cable runs from the number 1 bow to the number 5 bow and maintains the shape of the window opening. The noise resonates through the cable to the number 1 bow.

Ford TSB Article # 07-21-12

Some 2005-2007 Mustangs may experience premature shut off of the fuel fill nozzle. Several variables, including variations in fuel pump nozzles, fuel flow rates, and fuel flow pressure may result in the premature automatic shut off of the fuel fill nozzle making it more difficult to fill the fuel tank. The automatic shut off in the fuel fill nozzle may trigger multiple times after delivering several gallons of fuel or it may trigger repeatedly when attempting to establish fuel flow into the tank. The latter concern may be more common when adding fuel to a vehicle where the fuel level is at or above 1/2 full.

Ford TSB Article # 08-2-4

Some 2005-2008 manual transmission equipped Mustangs (excluding GT500), and built before 12/06/2007, may exhibit a tick noise from the shifter boot in forward gears 1st, 3rd, and 5th.

Ford TSB Article # 08-3-4

Some 2005-2008 Mustang vehicles built before 12/03/2007 may exhibit a concern with a rattle, buzz, or vibration from either the center stack console (radio/heater area), steering wheel, seat, floorpan, and/or gearshift area.

Ford TSB Article # 08-4-17

Some 2005-2006 Mustangs may have an erratic fuel gauge concern (does not read full or reads empty when tank is full). This may be caused by poor electrical connections at the fuel sender, at the in line harness connector, and/or faulty fuel sender card.

Ford TSB Article # 08-5-10

Some 2005-2007 Mustang GTs equipped with the 8.8 inch limited slip axle may exhibit a moan/groan noise when making tight low speed turns. This may be more noticeable when the axle is at full operating temperature. The noise may also be confused as originating from the brakes or steering system.

Ford TSB Article # 08-7-6

Some 2005-2008 Mustangs with the 4.6L 3V engine may experience difficulty with spark plug removal. This may cause damage tot he spark plug and leave part of the spark plug in the cylinder head. Affected engine dates are before 11/30/2007.

Ford TSB Article # 08-8-5

Some 4.0L manual transmission 2005-2007 Mustangs may exhibit a rattle or knocking noise on light acceleration between 1800-2200 RPM around 45 MPH (72 Km/h). It is most evident in 4th gear after the engine/transmission has reached operating temperatures. It has been described as a helicopter noise, similar to when you put a playing card in bicycle spokes. The noise has no affect on vehicle performance or durability.

Ford TSB Article # 08-17-3

Some 2005-2009 Mustang convertible vehicles may exhibit a torn / separating quarter glass division bar due to misalignment between the front door window glass and the rear quarter window glass. Concern may be duplicated with convertible top down, quarter glass down and front door glass up. When the rear glass is raised, it may catch on the front door glass creating a scissor effect over time. The windows need to be aligned to each other and the convertible top, as a glass system.

Ford TSB Article # 08-20-10

Some 4.0L manual transmission 2005-2006 Mustangs may exhibit the RPM fluctuating up and down (also called surging) while coasting in neutral with clutch pedal released. No diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) will be present. The RPM will drop back to idle with clutch pedal depressed.

Ford TSB Article # 08-21-7

Some 2005-2009 Mustangs may exhibit issues with the power window one-touch up, bounce back, and short drop features.

Ford TSB Article # 08-23-4

Some 2005-2009 Mustangs (excludes GT500) equipped with either a 4.0L or 4.6L engine may exhibit a heavy driveline shudder on acceleration from a stop or between 3-15 MPH (5-24 Km/h). On 4.0L engines there may also be an above average engine presence. The wrong transmission crossmember assembly may have been installed from the factory. Similar complaints may also occur if the transmission crossmember and transmission support insulator were improperly reassembled after transmission removal.

Ford TSB Article # 08-24-10

Some 2005-2009 Mustang vehicles may exhibit a rattle noise where the A-pillar meets the dash area. This rattle may be due to worn, missing or off location tape under the dash panel and/or A-pillar dual lock (velcro) fastener(s) not seated.

Ford TSB Article # 08-26-7

Some 2005-2009 Mustang vehicles may exhibit a difficult to diagnose water leak in the front floor area. This may be caused by loose grommets and/or sealer skips around the cowl area, loose A-pillar window weatherstrip retainer, misaligned body harness grommet through the firewall, misaligned body harness grommet from the passenger door.

Ford TSB Article # 09-12-12

Some 2005-2009 Mustangs equipped with a 5R55S automatic transmission may experience shifting concerns. A loss of 2nd, 3rd, and 5th gear may have overdrive band or intermediate band failures due to servo pin case bore wear causing reduced apply pressure.

Ford TSB Article # 09-18-16

Some 2005-2010 Mustang vehicles built before 04/05/2009 and equipped with a 4.6L engine and manual transmission, may exhibit an oil-canning or exhaust rattle/buzz around 2000 - 2500 RPM during the first few minutes of driving after a cold start. The sound goes away after the car warms up. The concern may be caused by the separator plate, between the rear face of the engine block and the transmission housing, vibrating and/or contacting the flywheel.

Ford TSB Article # 09-20-4

Some 2005-2010 Mustang vehicles may exhibit excessive axle whine noise.

Ford TSB Article # 09-24-16

Some 2005-2010 Mustang 4.0L/4.6L, 2007-2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 vehicles built on or before 8/3/2009 may exhibit a grunt/creak/squeak/chirp noise from the lower control arm hydro bushing. The grunt/creak noise may occur over large vertical bumps like speed bumps and pot holes. The squeak/chirp noise may occur over bumps rough roads, and driveway approaches.

Ford TSB Article # 10-4-13

Some 2005-2010 Mustang vehicles equipped with a convertible top may exhibit a headliner that pulls away from the number 1 bow.

Ford TSB Article # 10-5-7

Some 2005-2010 Mustangs equipped with a 4.0L engine may exhibit a buzz noise from the upper engine at about 1900 RPM under light load acceleration.

Ford TSB Article # 10-5-9

Some 2006-2010 vehicles may exhibit an inoperative luggage compartment lid solenoid. The solenoid may be stuck in the open position, preventing the luggage compartment lid from latching.

Ford TSB Article # 12-5-8

Some 2005-2011 Mustang vehicles with the axle vent on the right (passenger) side may exhibit a heavy fluid leak from the rear axle vent after hard acceleration.

Ford TSB Article # 12-7-4

Some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0505, P0506 and/or engine idle RPM fluctuation and hard starts. These vehicles may also exhibit DTCs P2111 and P2112 after KAM has been is cleared, or the battery has been disconnected or the vehicle had a dead battery. On vehicles with over 10,000 miles the issue may be caused by sludge buildup in the electronic throttle body (ETB) leading to airflow being less than desired.

Ford TSB Article # 12-8-1

2005-2006 Mustangs may exhibit Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) P0505, P0506 and/or engine idle RPM fluctuation and hard starts. Some vehicles may also exhibit DTCs P2111 and P2112 after a keep alive memory (KAM) clear, battery disconnect or dead battery. On vehicles with over 10,000 miles, the issue may be caused by sludge buildup in the throttle body leading to less than desired airflow.

Ford Motor Company Recall #08C02

NHTSA Recall Campaign #08V082000

Components Invonlved - AirBag
  • Summary:
    • Ford is recalling 434,593 model year 2005-2008 Mustang vehicles for failing to comply with one of the neck injury requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection," for an unbelted 5th percentile female sitting in the passenger seat while it is in the full forward position.
  • Consequence:
    • During an air bag deployment, if a small female in the front passenger seat is not wearing the safety belt, and has the seat in the full forward position, there may be an increased potential for a neck injury.
  • Remedy:
    • Dealers will reprogram the restraint control module free of charge. The recall began on march 3, 2008. Owners may contact ford at 1-866-436-7332 or through email to www.ownerconnection.com.
  • Notes:
    • Ford recall no. 08c02. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

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