Some 2007 front-wheel-drive Ford Edge or Lincoln MKX models may be brought into your shop with the antilock brake (ABS) and/or electronic stability control (ESC) warning lamp illuminated on the dash panel.
If the vehicle was built before June 1, 2007, and trouble codes C1165/C1175 and/or C1235/C1236 are the only codes stored in module memory, one or both of the rear ABS sensors are likely defective, Ford said.
Installing a new-design speed sensor (Part No. 7T4Z-2C216-AA, right; Part No. 7T4Z-2C190-AA, left) should remedy the condition immediately.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].