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2013 Mustang TSB's and Recalls

Posted 7/5/2013 by Jonathan McDonald

Check out the TSB's for 2013 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 2013 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 # 12-7-11

Issue
2012-2013 Mustang vehicles equipped with 3.7L engine built on or between 1/6/2012 - 5/25/2012 may exhibit a chirping or squealing noise from the accessory drive belt during idle and acceleration.

Ford TSB Article # 12-8-15

Issue
Some 2011-2013 Mustang vehicles with the rear axle vent on the left (driver) side may exhibit a fluid leak from the rear axle vent.

Ford TSB Article # 12-8-24

Issue
Some 2011-2013 Mustangs may exhibit a grunt/creak/chirp/squeak noise from the front lower control arm hydro bushing. These noises may occur over large vertical bumps like speed bumps, pot holes, rough roads, and driveway approaches.

Ford TSB Article # 12-11-12

Issue
Some 2011-2013 Mustangs vehicles may exhibit an intermittent drivability condition, crank/no start, a blown fuse 13 in the battery junction box and may have Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0627 stored in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).

Ford TSB Article # 13-1-11

Issue
Some 2013 Mustang vehicles built on or before 11/30/2012 and equipped with a 5.0L engine and manual transmission may exhibit a Check Engine Light illuminated accompanied by any combination of diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307 and/or P0308 stored in continuous memory only. Additionally, there will be no apparent driveability symptoms present and no DTCs present which are not listed.

Ford TSB Article # 13-3-11

Issue
Some 2013 Mustangs equipped with SYNC and/or MyFord Touch built on or before 1/15/2013 may exhibit a voice prompt indicating SYNC Services Traffic, Directions or Information (TDI) is unable to locate the vehicle or a Global Position System Module (GPSM) concern. MyFord Touch equipped vehicles with navigation may exhibit a screen message indicating Navigation Stopped Functioning - Contact your dealer, GPSM has a red strike through X, Navigation Unavailable is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the display screen, the last known vehicle location may be displayed instead of current location, or the vehicle location may be displayed as off road from the current vehicle position.

Ford TSB Article # 13-4-92

Issue
Some 2011-2013 Mustangs equipped with a 6R80 transmission and built on or before 4/8/2013 may exhibit a transmission engagement in higher (5th) gear when starting. The wrench indicator and/or the seat belt minder may be illuminated, the speedometer reads zero and the odometer displays dashes while driving. Symptoms may clear after an ignition key cycle. Diagnostics trouble codes (DTCs) P0720 and P0722 may or may not be stored in the powertrain control module (PCM).

Ford TSB Article # 13-4-15

Issue
Some 2011-2013 Mustangs may exhibit a delayed forward or reverse transmission engagement condition when cold.

Ford TSB Article # 13-5-30

Issue
Some 2012-2013 Mustang vehicles built on or before 08/31/2012 may exhibit a sun visor vanity mirror door that will not close or is loose. This may cause the mirror light to stay on.

Ford TSB Article # 13-6-4

Issue
Some 2013 Mustang vehicles built on 4/1/2012 and through 7/1/2012 equipped a 3.7L engine and 6R80 transmission may exhibit a whining noise from the transmission torque converter housing area during acceleration. The noise will go away after converter clutch locks up.

Ford TSB Article # 13-6-8

Issue
Some 2011-2014 Mustang vehicles equipped with a 6R80 transmission and built on or before 4/8/2013 may exhibit a transmission engagement in 5th gear when starting. The wrench indicator and/or the seat belt minder may be illuminated, the speedometer reads zero and the odometer displays dashes while driving. Symptoms may clear after an ignition key cycle. Diagnostics trouble codes (DTCs) P0720 and P0722 may or may not be stored in the powertrain control module (PCM).

Ford TSB Article # 13-6-15

Issue
Some 2011-2014 Mustangs equipped with a 5.0L engine and built on or before 5/1/2013 may exhibit a MIL illuminated with any combination of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308 and/or P0316. There will be no other DTCs or drivability symptoms present.

Ford TSB Article # 13-6-17

Issue
Some 2012-2014 Mustangs equipped with SYNC may exhibit various concerns related to SYNC features. Refer to the Service Procedure for complete details.

Ford Motor Company Recall #12C23

NHTSA Recall Campaign #12V190000

Components Invonlved - Exterior Lighting and Powertrain
Issue
  • Summary:
    • Ford is recalling certail model year 2012-2013 Mustang vehicles for failing to comply with one of the neck injury requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard nos. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect" and 108 “lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.” These vehicles may have a transmission range sensor (trs) that was calibrated out of specification for reverse gear.
  • Consequence:
    • If this condition exists, the transmission may not go into reverse or when the driver pushes the shift lever in the reverse “R” position and the vehicle’s transmission does go in reverse or the backup lamp on the rear of the Mustang vehicle may not illuminate. These conditions increase the risk of a crash or a pedestrian being struck due to the vehicle’s not signaling it is in reverse.
  • Remedy:
    • Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the trs as necessary, free of charge. The safety recall began on june 11, 2012. Owners may contact ford motor company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Notes:
    • Ford's recall campaign number is 12c23. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.