2004-13 Ford, Lincoln Trucks, SUVs with Idle Problems

2010 Ford F-150;

Vehicles affected by this service bulletin:

  • 2004 Ford F-150
  • 2005 Ford F-150
  • 2006 Ford F-150
  • 2007 Ford F-150
  • 2008 Ford F-150
  • 2009 Ford F-150
  • 2010 Ford F-150
  • 2005 Ford Expedition
  • 2006 Ford Expedition
  • 2007 Ford Expedition
  • 2008 Ford Expedition
  • 2009 Ford Expedition
  • 2010 Ford Expedition
  • 2011 Ford Expedition
  • 2012 Ford Expedition
  • 2013 Ford Expedition
  • 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • 2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
  • 2007 Lincoln Mark LT
  • 2008 Lincoln Mark LT
  • 2005 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2006 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2007 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2008 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2009 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2010 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2011 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2012 Lincoln Navigator
  • 2013 Lincoln Navigator

All are equipped with 5.4-liter flex fuel V-8 engines.

The problem: These vehicles may exhibit intermittent rough idle, and/or a rattle noise while driving accompanied by a lit check-engine light on the dash. Ford engineers have nailed the problem down to faulty cam-timing solenoids. These solenoids control camshaft timing, allowing the engine to operate at peak power and efficiency at all times. When they go bad, camshaft timing can go off, causing drivability, and emission control issues.

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Corrective action: Ford dealers will replace both the left and right cam-timing solenoids. This repair is labor-intensive and can take up to four hours, so plan on leaving the vehicle for the day to have this service performed.

Warranty info: Warranty coverage applies for vehicles under the new-car warranty. Some vehicles outside the new-car warranty may be covered under the emissions warranty, or if the vehicle is covered under an extended service plan, it might cover this repair.

What owners should do: For more info, call Ford customer service at 800-565-3673 or Lincoln customer service at 800-521-4140. Ford is managing this TSB by vehicle identification numbers; owners should call their dealer with the VIN to determine if it is involved in this service campaign. Reference TSB No. 14-0114.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor's note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker's website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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