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TSB 08-11-10 - 2008 Taurus X, Taurus, Mercury Sable

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TSB 08-11-10 - 2008 Taurus X, Taurus, Mercury Sable

Post by Big Red 15 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:51 am

TSB 08-11-10

06/09/08
INTEGRATED KEYHEAD TRANSMITTER KEY (IKT) -
INCOMPLETE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
PROGRAMMING AND/OR DTC B1139

FORD:
2008 Taurus X, Taurus, Escape Hybrid, Escape

MERCURY:
2008 Sable, Mariner Hybrid, Mariner

ISSUE
Some 2008 Escape, Mariner and Escape/Mariner Hybrid vehicles built on or before 01/18/2008, 2008 Taurus, Taurus X, and Sable vehicles built on or before 01/15/2008 may exhibit incomplete remote keyless entry (RKE) programming of the integrated keyhead transmitter key (IKT) when adding or replacing IKTs. The passive anti-theft system (PATS) will program and the engine will start and run, only the RKE transmitter function will be inoperative. Diagnostic trouble code (DTC) B1139 may be present.

ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Reprogram the Instrument Cluster module to the latest calibration using IDS release B 55.4 and higher with patch 10. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2008.5 CD. Calibration and IDS patch files may also be obtained at the website. Using IDS open Toolbox, select Module Programming and then Instrument Cluster to perform reprogram.

2. Install the IKT that has inoperative RKE function into the ignition and turn to the RUN position for 6 seconds to program the RKE function.

3. Remove the IKT from the ignition and verify RKE buttons function properly.

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT : Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
2008 Ford Taurus SEL AWD - Silver Birch/Medium Light Stone (Order Code 140A)


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