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TSB 05-16-11

08/22/05

SAFETY BELT RETRACTION SPEED

FORD:
2000-2003 Mustang
2000-2006 Crown Victoria, Taurus
2000-2003 Explorer Sport, Windstar
2000-2005 Excursion, Explorer
2000-2006 E-Series, Expedition, F-150, F-Super Duty, Ranger
2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac
2001-2006 Escape
2004-2006 Freestar
2005-2006 Escape Hybrid
2004-2006 F-650, F-750

LINCOLN:
2000-2002 Continental
2000-2006 LS, Town Car, Navigator
2003-2005 Aviator

MERCURY:
2000-2005 Sable
2000-2006 Grand Marquis
2000-2005 Mountaineer
2004-2006 Monterey
2005-2006 Mariner

This article supersedes TSB 04-24-21 to update the vehicle model years.

ISSUE
A service kit is now available to improve safety belt retraction speed.

ACTION
See the part application chart and select the appropriate kit. Follow the Instruction Sheet included in the kit. Refer to Workshop Manual Section 501-20A for additional information.

NOTE
TEFLON TAPE SHOULD ONLY BE USED ON THE FRONT ROW SEATS FOR VEHICLES LISTED IN THIS TSB, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR AND THE MOUNTAINEER. TEFLON TAPE CAN ALSO BE USED ON SECOND ROW SEATS FOR THESE THREE VEHICLES.

NOTE
FOR MUSTANG, AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR AND MOUNTAINEER, REFER TO THE FOLLOWING BUILD DATE INFORMATION
BEFORE PERFORMING THIS TSB. TEFLON TAPE HAS ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED DURING PRODUCTION ON SOME OF THESE
VEHICLES.

^ MUSTANG: Only install on vehicles built through 6/15/2003. Teflon tape was already installed on vehicles built on/after 6/16/2003.

^ AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR/MOUNTAINEER (FRONT ROW SEATS): Only install on vehicles built through 6/24/2004. Teflon tape was already installed on vehicles built on/after 6/25/2004.

^ AVIATOR, EXPLORER 4DR/MOUNTAINEER (SECOND ROW SEATS): Only install on vehicles built through 10/21/2004. Teflon tape was already installed on vehicles built on/after 10/22/2004.

Parts Block
PART NUMBER
PART NAME
3L2Z-78611D70-ABEscape
3L2Z-78611D70-ABMariner
NOTE
THE LABOR OPERATIONS WITHIN THIS TSB CAN BE CLAIMED IN COMBINATION AS NEEDED TO COVER THE REQUIRED
REPAIRS.

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATION
DESCRIPTION
TIME
051611AInstall Teflon Tape B Pillars Both Sides (Includes Time To Remove And Install Trim Panels If Necessary)
0.8 Hr.​
051611BInstall Teflon Tape C Pillars Both Sides (Includes Time To Remove And Install Trim Panels And Seats If Necessary)
1.1 HrS.​
DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO.
CONDITION CODE
70611B08
42​
 

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08-004/05

2000-2006 B-SERIES TRUCKS,
2001-2006 TRIBUTE - SAFETY
BELT RETRACTS TOO SLOWLY

BULLETIN NOTE
This bulletin supersedes the previous bulletin 08-004/05, issued on 7/08/2005. The APPLICABLE MODEL(S) / VINs has been revised.

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINs:
2000-2006 B-Series Trucks
2001-2006 Tribute

DESCRIPTION
Some customers may complain that the safety belt retracts too slowly. A service kit is now available to improve safety belt retraction speed.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

REPAIR PROCEDURE
Follow the Instruction Sheet included in the kit. Refer to Workshop Manual Section 08-11 for additional information.

NOTE:
^ If Teflon tape is already present on the safety belt guide ring (d-ring), DO NOT continue with this repair. Refer to Workshop manual section 08-11 for additional diagnosis.

NOTE:
^ Each kit services two (2) belts.

PART(S) INFORMATION
Part Number
Description
Qty.
Notes
1F65-57-061​
Seat Belt Retractor Kit​
1​
1 kit services 2 belts​
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Front Safety Belts - Install Teflon Tape - Both SidesRear Safety Belts - Install Teflon Tape - Both Sides
Warranty TypeAA
Symptom Code6464
Damage Code9292
Part Number Main Cause1F65-57-0611F65-57-061
Quantity11
Operation Number / Labor Hours:YY385XR1 / 0.8YY385XR2 / 1.1
NOTE:
^ This warranty information applies only to verified customer complaints on vehicles eligible for warranty repair. Refer to the Warranty Wizard for warranty term information.
^ Additional diagnostic time cannot be claimed for this repair.
 
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