Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2011 MKS are official communications between Lincoln & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    • TSB #SSM 46210

      Date Announced:
      NOV 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10095995

      SOME 2010-2016 EPAS EQUIPPED VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT STEERING RELATED NOISES. THE WORKSHOP MANUAL (WSM) DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN UPDATED IN SECTION 211-02. WHEN DIAGNOSING AND REPAIRING EPAS STEERING NOISES USE THE UPDATED PROCEDURES. Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #ASI-44564

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10056207

      FORD/LINCOLN: DUE TO CORROSION BUILDUP BETWEEN BRAKE PAD AND ANCHOR BRACKET, VEHICLE EXPERIENCE A REAR BRAKE DRAG CONDITION AND NEED TO BE CHECKED FOR DEBRIS AND/OR CORROSION. MODEL 2011-2014 EXPLORER, FLEX, TAURUS, EDGE, MKX, MKT, MKS. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #SSM 47948

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159494

      SSM 47948 - 2010-2019 Various Vehicles - Turbocharged Engines - Oil Supply Filter Replacement When Replacing The Turbocharger Or The Turbocharger Oil Supply Tube For 2010-2019 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines, when diagnosing ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-14-0113

      Date Announced:
      MAY 30, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10056147

      FORD/LINCOLN: SOME VEHICLES, WITH ALUMINUM VALVE COVER, WILL EXPERIENCE AN EXCESSIVE CONDITION OF SMOKING ENGINE OIL AND/OR CONSUMPTION OF OIL, FROM TAIL PIPE, DURING NORMAL ENGINE TEMPERATURE OPERATION. Read More »

    • TSB #ASI-32276

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10053459

      FORD/LINCOLN: LONG BLOCK ENGINES SHIPPED WITH CAM SENSORS, CRANK SENSOR, CRANK SENSOR TONE WHEEL, COOLANT INLET TUBE, THE COMPONENTS MUST BE SWAPPED OVER ENGINE BEING REPLACED TO REPLACEMENT ENGINE BEFORE ENGINE IS INSTALLED. Read More »

    • TSB #ASI-22285

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10044230

      FORD/MERCURY/LINCOLN: SOME VEHICLES EXHIBIT A COLD WEATHER PHENOMENON WHERE FLUID HAS EXPELLED OUT OF VENT ON REAR DRIVE UNITS (RDU) AND FLUID, ON OCCASION, WOULD BURP OUT. *PE Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #SSM 49210

      Date Announced:
      SEP 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180428

      Some 2009-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with turbochargers may exhibit an oil leak from the turbocharger oil supply or return tubes, O-rings or 6.7L pedestal gasket. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47230

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137131

      Some 2007-2016 Edge/MKX/Flex/MKT/MKZ/MKS/Taurus/Police Interceptor Sedan/Explorer/Police Interceptor Utility vehicles equipped with AWD and built on or before 30-Jun-2016 may exhibit a propane or natural gas odor during idle or low speed ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-10-21-6

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10039159

      FORD: THE IDLE SPEED DROPS LOWER THAN DESIRED AND MAY FLUCTUATE. THERE MAY BE TWO POSSIBLE TROUBLE CODES STORED. *RM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

    • TSB #SSM 47662

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152473

      For 2010-2019 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines, when diagnosing and/or replacing turbo related concerns, all steps within the Workshop Manual (WSM) procedure must be followed including replacement of all mandatory discarded ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #AS-21759

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10039108

      FORD: 2010-2011 TAURUS. THERE MAY BE AN OIL LEAK FROM THE TURBOCHARGER OIL FEED LINES OR A SEAL. *RM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESEL

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-13-12-21

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10054740

      FORD/LINCOLN: DUE TO A LACK OF PERFORMANCE BY AIR CONDITIONER, WHILE STATIONARY OR OVERHEATING OR SLOWLY MOVING, DUAL ENGINE COOLING FANS MAY NOT BE WORKING AND POSSIBLY NEED TO REPROGRAM THE PCM. MODEL 2011-2012 TAURUS, FLEX, MKS, MKT. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #15-0086

      Date Announced:
      MAY 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10058076

      FORD 2010-2014 FLEX, TAURUS, 2013-2014 EXPLORER, LINCOLN 2012-2014 MKS, MKT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #ASI-32211

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10053358

      FORD: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE INTAKE AIR SYSTEM COMPONENTS MAY HAVE ENGINE OIL ACCUMULATION, IN LEFT HAND VALVE COVER BAFFLE MIGRATING THROUGH FRESH AIR INTAKE OF POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) SYSTEM. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

    • TSB #SSM 46085

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109070

      The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-14-0113

      Date Announced:
      MAY 30, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10056147

      FORD/LINCOLN: SOME VEHICLES, WITH ALUMINUM VALVE COVER, WILL EXPERIENCE AN EXCESSIVE CONDITION OF SMOKING ENGINE OIL AND/OR CONSUMPTION OF OIL, FROM TAIL PIPE, DURING NORMAL ENGINE TEMPERATURE OPERATION. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #AS-21759

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10039108

      FORD: 2010-2011 TAURUS. THERE MAY BE AN OIL LEAK FROM THE TURBOCHARGER OIL FEED LINES OR A SEAL. *RM Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #AS-21759

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10039108

      FORD: 2010-2011 TAURUS. THERE MAY BE AN OIL LEAK FROM THE TURBOCHARGER OIL FEED LINES OR A SEAL. *RM Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #SSM 47976

      Date Announced:
      MAY 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160931

      On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission it is imperative that the converter pilot hub be greased with Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Grease Spray XL-5-A even if grease was not applied from the factory. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #TSB-13-5-27

      Date Announced:
      MAY 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10053274

      FORD/LINCOLN: ON SOME VEHICLES, TRANSMISSION 5TH GEAR START AT STOP, SPEED CONTROL DROPS OR INOPERATIVE, BACKUP CAMERA ON IN DRIVE, 5TH GEAR START FROM STOP AND TRANSMISSION SLIPPING OR NEUTRAL OUT, DUE TO DIGITAL TRANSMISSION RANGE (TR) ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #ASI-45132

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10058460

      LINCOLN/FORD: AN OVERHAUL TRANSMISSION MOTORCRAFT KIT, AVAILABLE FOR SOME VEHICLES, CONTAINS AN INCORRECT VALVE BODE SEPARATOR PLATE AND WOULD NEED TO DISCARD 7Z490 PART AND USE BT4Z-7Z490 TO PREVENT HARSH DOWNSHIFTS. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-11-5-6

      Date Announced:
      MAY 10, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10039121

      FORD: THERE MAY BE A SLUGGISH ACCELERATION OR HESITATION FEELING WHEN ROLLING TO A STOP. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A HARSH BUMP. *RM Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #SSM 46412

      Date Announced:
      FEB 27, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10095858

      SOME 2007-2016 EDGE/MKX/FLEX/MKT/MKZ/MKS/TAURUS/TAURUS POLICE/EXPLORER/EXPLORER POLICE EQUIPPED WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) AND BUILT ON OR BEFORE 30-JUN-2016 MAY EXHIBIT A TICKING AND/OR KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE DRIVELINE AREA. Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #SSM 48130

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164508

      Some 2010-2020 vehicles may exhibit distorted glass with a subtle orange peel pattern or streaking etched into the surface. This is caused by hydrofluoric acid which is used in some car wash solutions as a cleaning agent. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

    • TSB #SSM 48130

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164508

      Some 2010-2020 vehicles may exhibit distorted glass with a subtle orange peel pattern or streaking etched into the surface. This is caused by hydrofluoric acid which is used in some car wash solutions as a cleaning agent. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #44863

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10057834

      FORD: NO SERVICE ACTION IS RECOMMENDED FOR THIS CONDITION. PLEASE USE AT YOUR DISCRETION. VARIOUS 2010-2015 VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A TURBULENCE NOISE, SIMILAR TO AN HELICOPTER NOISE, AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WHEN THE REAR DOOR WINDOW(S) OR ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #ASI-44713

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10057395

      LINCOLN/FORD: ON SOME VEHICLES, THE MOON ROOF SUNSHADE BINDING IS EXPERIENCING ISSUES SUCH AS RETAINING CLIPS/TABS ARE BROKEN AND ITS HARD TO OPEN OR CLOSE. MODEL 2009-14 MKS, 2011-15 EXPLORER, 2013-14 ESCAPE. Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #TSB-11-5-16

      Date Announced:
      MAY 23, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10039119

      FORD: THE TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT IS ON DUE TO LOW PRESSURE OF ONE OF THE TIRES. THERE MAY BE CORROSSION IN THE TIRE BEAD SEAT AREA. 2009-2011 EDGE/MKX. *RM Read More »

    WHEELS:HUB

    • TSB #TSB-13-5-14

      Date Announced:
      MAY 13, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052787

      FORD/LINCOLN: ON SOME VEHICLES, WHEN ACCELERATING FROM STOP OR SHIFTING BETWEEN DRIVE/REVERSE AND/OR REVERSE/DRIVE, A NOISE IS HEARD LIKE POP, TING, CLICK, COMING FROM FRONT WHEEL AREA. MODELS 2011-2013 TAURUS, EXPLORER, FLEX, MKS, MKT. Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

    • TSB #ASI-44531

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10056170

      LINCOLN/FORD: ON SOME VEHICLES AND TRUCKS, THERE IS A POPPING, SQUEALING, BINDING OR GRINDING NOISE COME FROM POWER SEATS WHEN MOVING BACKWARDS OR FORWARD. MODEL 2009-2015 F-150, TAURUS, FLEX, MKT, MKS, F-SUPER DUTY, EXPLORER. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #SSM 47230

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137131

      Some 2007-2016 Edge/MKX/Flex/MKT/MKZ/MKS/Taurus/Police Interceptor Sedan/Explorer/Police Interceptor Utility vehicles equipped with AWD and built on or before 30-Jun-2016 may exhibit a propane or natural gas odor during idle or low speed ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 47201

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137113

      Replacing the original equipment SYNC/Navigation system with either an aftermarket SYNC/Navigation kit or modifying original SYNC/Navigation parts to provide additional features is not recommended nor supported on any Ford, Mercury or ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 46332

      Date Announced:
      JAN 24, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10095184

      REPLACING THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT SYNC/NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH EITHER AN AFTERMARKET SYNC/NAVIGATION KIT OR MODIFYING ORIGINAL SYNC/NAVIGATION PARTS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEATURES IS NOT RECOMMENDED NOR SUPPORTED ON ANY FORD, MERCURY OR ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #SSM 47080

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136597

      2010-2018 various vehicles equipped with SYNC or SYNC 3 may not function when attempting to find or use the Spotify app via AppLink. As of an update released on 1/15/2018 Spotify will no longer be supporting their AppLink integration. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #SSM 46412

      Date Announced:
      FEB 27, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10095858

      SOME 2007-2016 EDGE/MKX/FLEX/MKT/MKZ/MKS/TAURUS/TAURUS POLICE/EXPLORER/EXPLORER POLICE EQUIPPED WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) AND BUILT ON OR BEFORE 30-JUN-2016 MAY EXHIBIT A TICKING AND/OR KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE DRIVELINE AREA. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #TSB-14-0019

      Date Announced:
      JAN 20, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10055003

      FORD/LINCOLN: SOME VEHICLES WILL EXPERIENCE A LACK OF AIR CONDITIONING (AC) PERFORMANCE, WITH DUAL ENGINE COOLING FANS, WHILE STATIONARY OR MOVING AT SLOW SPEEDS, AND/OR OVERHEAT. MODEL 2011-2012 TAURUS, MKS, EXPLORER, FLEX, MKT. Read More »