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2016 Mustang TSB's and Recalls

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Date Created: 11/1/2019
Last Updated: 5/17/2021

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2016 Mustang TSB

The below Technical Service Bulletins, TSB for short, were issued for the 2016 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 # 19-2309

Some 2015-2017 Mustang vehicles equipped with a 5.0L engine may exhibit an oil leak from either valve cover gasket. This may be due to the valve covers warping due to excessive heat. To correct the condition, follow the Service Procedure steps to add fasteners to both valve covers

Ford TSB Article # 19-2273

Some 2015-2017 Mustang vehicles may experience an inoperative rear parking aid camera, luggage compartment lamp, luggage compartment lid release and/or poor satellite radio reception. This may be due to damage to the 14A005 harness in the area of the right side luggage compartment lid hinge. This concern may be accompanied by diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) B115E, C1001, and B1A89. To resolve the condition, follow the Service Procedure steps to inspect and repair the wiring harness.

Ford TSB Article # 18-2361

Some 2013-2018 C-Max, 2013-2019 Escape/Fusion/MKZ, 2015-2018 Focus, 2015-2019 Edge/F150/MKC/Mustang, 2016-2018 MKX, 2016-2019 Explorer, 2017 Super Duty, 2018-2019 EcoSport/Expedition, and 2019 Nautilus vehicles may experience seat pan looseness, lateral movement, or clunk/thump noise on turns.

Ford TSB Article # 18-2256

Some 2015-2017 Mustang vehicles may exhibit poor A/C performance. If the cause of this is found to be a refrigerant leak from the evaporator, it is recommended to replace only the evaporator as opposed to the entire climate control housing.

Ford TSB Article # 18-2107

Some 2015-2018 Mustang GT350 vehicles built on or before 26-Feb-2018 may exhibit an excessive panel gap where the rear bumper cover meets the rear quarter panels on either side of the vehicle. This may be due to the method used to fasten the rear bumper cover to the vehicle.

Ford TSB Article # 18-2036

Some 2015-2018 Mustang vehicles with a convertible top may exhibit a condition where the top sags on one or both sides near the rear glass due to broken tension rod clips.

Ford TSB Article # 17-2271

Some 2015-2017 Edge vehicles equipped with a 2.0L/2.7L EcoBoost engine, 2015-2017 F150 vehicles equipped with a 2.7L EcoBoost or 5.0L engine, 2015-2017 Mustang vehicles equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost, 5.0L engine, 2016-2017 Mustang equipped with a 5.2L engine, 2016-2017 Explorer vehicles equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost engine or 2017 Escape/MKC vehicles equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an engine oil leak. This may be due to the engine oil pressure (EOP) sensor threads leaking.

Ford TSB Article # 17-0062

Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended.

Ford TSB Article # 17-2068

Some 2016-2017 Edge, Escape, Expedition, Fiesta, Flex, MKC, MKT, MKX, Mustang, Navigator, Taurus, 2017 Explorer and F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 and built on 1-Jul-2015 and through 31-Dec-2016 may exhibit a SYNC display message of Please check your surroundings for safety along with no rear view camera image when in reverse gear. This will occur only at ambient temperatures ranging from -5 °C to 5 °C (23 °F to 41 °F). This maybe due to a temperature dependent issue within the APIM module.

Ford TSB Article # 16-0153

Some 2016-2017 Mustang GT right hand drive vehicles equipped with a 5.0L twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) engine and built on or before 26-Jul-2016 may exhibit an internally and/or externally leaking engine oil cooler that may result in an overheating engine, engine noise, base engine damage along with an external oil leak.

Ford TSB Article # 16B32

In all of the affected vehicles, the electronic throttle body internal motor contacts may develop contamination resulting in increased electrical resistance. If this condition is present, the malfunction indicator lamp will illuminate, diagnostic trouble codes P2111 and P2112 will set, and the vehicle may enter a Failure Mode Effects Management (FMEM) of default throttle position with fixed RPM. In this mode, while engine power and vehicle speed are reduced, the power steering, power braking, lighting, and climate control systems remain fully functional.

Ford TSB Article # 16-0103

Some 2015-2017 Mustang vehicles equipped with a manual transmission and built on or before 6/15/2016 may exhibit a no crank condition due to the clutch pedal position (CPP) switch being damaged.

Ford TSB Article # 16-0066

Some 2012-2016 vehicles equipped with a touchscreen navigation system and the language set to Arabic may exhibit a blank screen. This may be the result of the ribbon cables not being fully seated inside the front display interface module (FDIM) or an improper software configuration of the FDIM.

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000083

Newer Ford engines use a coolant pump with a seal that is lubricated by coolant and utilize an integral weep chamber in the pump housing. The coolant is used to lubricate the water pump seal. At this point it collects in the weep chamber, and later evaporates with normal usage. This can sometimes result in the exterior cosmetic staining due to the vapor escaping pas the vent hole and collecting on the pump housing instead of inside the weep chamber. Staining on the pump indicates an earlier event or normal operation which does not constitute as a water pump failure. Slight staining and residual dried coolant build up around the weep chamber vent is considered normal. Coolant pump will have wet coolant residue with an evident puddle occurring on the pump weep chamber.

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000052

No Network Communication

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000067

Historic Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000065

Within the Squib Connector, pin push outs, loose terminals, terminal crimps, wire damage, or a poor connection between the connector and SRS Air Bag Module will result in the illumination of the Air Bad warning light and generation of a Diagnostic Trouble Code. Visual inspection along with power, ground and continuity checks of the specific circuits may be required as specified in the applicable Workshop Manual Pinpoint Test. Service of the Squib Connector could include ensuring that it is properly connected to the Air Bad Module (as shown in the following slide) or if necessary, replacement of the connector using a service pigtail.

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000043

The Live Network Monitor Test allows you to test the vehicles Module Communication Network circuitry both statically and during a test drive.

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000049

Information on warrantable vs non-warrantable conditions along with proper cleaning procedures and how to order replacement displays

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000048

Visual aid to provide pictures of PSCM wiring harness and wiring harness joints along with a list of items for review when checking wiring harness joints for communication fault root cause.

Ford TSB Article # NHTSA15V707000

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured September 26, 2015, to October 1, 2015. The front and rear seat belts and child seat tether anchors may have been damaged in shipping from the supplier to the vehicle assembly plant and may not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection," and 225, "Child restraint anchorage systems."

Ford TSB Article # GSB2104

Use this GSB to help determine (Warrantable / Non-Warrantable) Exterior Mirror defects vs. damage

Ford TSB Article # GSB2096

This GSB is designed to provide pictorial examples of paint defects / Damage to assist in the warrantable / non-warrantable determination. Refer to the latest version of the Warranty and Policy Manual for paint defect warranty coverage.

Ford TSB Article # 15-0144

Some 2015-2016 Mustang vehicles equipped with climate controlled seats may exhibit a lack of cooling performance from the front seat backrests.

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000053

Information on TPMS identification, Ford versus non-Ford sensors along with warrantable versus non-warrantable issues.

Ford TSB Article # GSB-0000064

Splice Block GSB