2009 Mustang TSB's and Recalls

Posted 7/5/2013 by Jonathan McDonald

Check out the TSB's for 2009 Mustang and see what common problems and solutions exist for your Mustang!

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The below Technical Service Bulletins, TSB for short, were issued for the 2009 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 # 08-17-3

Issue
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 # 08-20-2

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Some 2008-2009 Mustang vehicles equipped with front door sub-woofers (Shaker 500 and Shaker 1000) and built before 07/07/2008 may exhibit static, crackle, pop, or distorted sound from the front door sub-woofer.

Ford TSB Article # 08-21-7

Issue
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

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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 the transmission support insulator were improperly reassembled after transmission removal.

Ford TSB Article # 08-24-10

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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

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Some 2005-2009 Mustang vehicles may exhibit a difficult to diagnose a 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 # 09-7-7

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Some 2009 Mustans equipped with a 4.0L engine may exhibit a belt squeal or belt chirp from the front end accessory drive (FEAD) belt near the power steering pulley area.

Ford TSB Article # 09-12-12

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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

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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

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

Ford TSB Article # 09-20-10

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Some 2008-2009 Mustang vehicles equipped with Single CD and CDX6 Audio Control Modules (ACM), may exhibit either a speaker pop noise and/or a condition where the ACM is completely inoperative or will not power on.

Ford TSB Article # 09-24-16

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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 # 10-2-8

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Some customers of 2008-2010 SYNC-equipped Mustangs may express concern with their SYNC paired device defaulting, switching or staying on privacy mode. The customer may not be able to accept the call through the SYNC system or must answer the call manually on their personal device.

Ford TSB Article # 10-3-8

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Some 2007-2009 Mustang Shelby GT500s may exhibit the following clutch/transmission symptoms: hard to disengage or engage 1st and reverse, hard to shift all gears, vehicle creeps with transmission in gear and clutch pedal fully depressed without brake pedal application. These symptoms may be caused by the clutch not disengaging fully when the clutch pedal is fully depressed. This may be caused by excessive heat build-up during unique traffic conditions (example: severe stop/go urban driving, excessive clutch slipping). The clutch system is designed for performance driving conditions.

Ford TSB Article # 10-4-13

Issue
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

Issue
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

Issue
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 # 10-7-1

Issue
Some 2009 Mustang vehicles equipped with a 4.0L engine and having an engine built date from 5/4/2008-5/14/2008 may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P030x, P0300, P0316, P0172, P0175 or drivability concerns, such as misfire and/or runs rough.

Ford TSB Article # 10-23-8

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Some 2007-2009 Mustang vehicles equipped with side air bags may exhibit the air bag lamp on with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) B2295 with lamp fault code 22/23 (driver/passenger seat side airbag circuit failure). This may be caused by the circuit connection in the side airbag module wire harness.

Ford TSB Article # 11-1-3

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Some 2009-2010 Mustang vehicles equipped with 4.0L engine and built on or before 2/9/2010, may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illumination with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0607.

Ford TSB Article # 11-3-3

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Some 2008-2009 Mustangs (without navigation) may exhibit no satellite reception with SAT FAULT displayed in the ACM, and a DTC B1342 set in the SDARS module.

Ford TSB Article # 12-5-8

Issue
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

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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.