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Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« on: July 06, 2016, 01:30:25 pm »
We just received a recall notice for our 2013 E-450 Econoline. It states "Your vehicle's powertrain control module needs to be reprogrammed in light of changes to government test procedures. Failure to have the reprogramming performed may affect your ability to renew your vehicle's registration."

It states that the vehicle may not pass emissions tests, our state may not renew our registration and our emissions warranty may be reduced if the service is not performed.

The letter states that California and Massachusetts will require the "Vehicle Emission Recall Proof of Correction certificate" in order to renew your registration. The dealer gives this to you when you have the service done. 

I did a quick look online and it looks like the recall includes some E350's also and spans several years so a lot of you will be getting your own recall notice.

We'll be waiting on this one as we have only one car and the motor home and the Subaru is in the shop for next couple of weeks having the engine rebuilt. We have a loaner car but are operating on the principal of ONE THING AT A TIME.
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Bruce

Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 03:31:56 pm »
We just received the recall notice, too.  I just renewed our annual California DMV license last week, so I don't need to hurry to get this done.  I'll be interested in hearing any of your experiences in having the reprogramming performed.
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« Last Edit: July 06, 2016, 03:34:22 pm by Bruce and Sharon »

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TomHanlon

Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 04:25:23 pm »
I got it also. Now I need to find a Ford dealer to do it.

 Here in Maryland you get a emissions test notice after one year of ownership. You take it in to the inspection station, they look at it and say "yep, it is a motorhome and does not get inspected. See you in two years". I don't know why I need to come back in two years unless maybe the motorhome might change into something else, like a car or bus or ???.  The funny part is that it says "MH" on our registration.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 05:10:53 pm »
We got the same deal as Tom and I questioned the guy. First, we had to bring the motor home to them so they could lay eyes on it (yes, our registration says motor home). We parked it on the street in front of the test station so we didn't have to struggle to get around their tight turn lanes. They looked out the window, said, yep - testing waived. Second, he said part of it has to do with length and how it works with their current system so if we had a shorter rig, we might have to go through emissions tests even with the motor home (which is probably another reason they have to lay eyes on it). Third, he said laws change all the time so we may need to get tested in the future. I guess the test may change also. I wouldn't be surprised if future tests were as easy as walking up to a vehicle with a tablet computer and a plug to access the vehicle computer... which brings us back to the recall and them "fixing" their emissions data.
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 04:02:02 am »
I wonder if this is similar to the VW emissions testing saga in the news this past year.
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 04:06:45 pm »
Here in NH we have no emissions testing at time of state inspection, we did just have a law change that all motor homes must be inspected in June regardless as to when your birthday is.  I had to have it inspected in Jan. (my birthday) to the tune of $80 and then had to just have it done again in June (another $80) to get the vehicle into cycle with the new law.  The E-450 recall is a software update that changes the settings in the engine control module according to my dealer.  Dealer plugs in and the down load takes place.  Perhaps our MPG will go from 8.7 to 18!!! 
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 04:50:55 pm »
Went to ford  today for the recall , one hour later back to my shop.  In WV state inspection once a year for cars,trucks.trailers, and M cycles $10.75 Mine is in August when I bought
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2016, 12:42:21 pm »
I wonder if this is similar to the VW emissions testing saga in the news this past year.
I think it is similar. I read long ago that emissions testing involves a defined set of driving circumstances so the manufacturers code the ECUs to those circumstances. For example, vehicles run very lean at certain throttle settings because those are the settings used during testing. It makes sense that when the testing changes, the manufacturers would want to change the ECU software.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 09:33:05 am »
Has anyone had the recall done? Did it make any difference to your mpg or driving?

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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2016, 11:31:30 am »
My coach goes in tomorrow morning, service manager says it will take 1 hour to upload the changes.  I am sure we will see zero change in performance or MPG.  I will let all know of the outcome.
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2016, 08:04:59 pm »
Recall done, no difference that I can tell.  No change in MPG.
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2016, 08:15:31 am »
I received the letter for my 2015 E-450 also.  No inspections to worry about in Florida, but I intend to have the dealer perform the recall at the time of my next oil change in about six months.  Until then I will be very interested to hear if anyone has any noticeable changes over a few months time.
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2016, 10:02:11 am »
Definitely no change in performance that I can tell....to be honest, I think I have lost at least a  few 10ths of MPG according to my Scangage.
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2016, 10:16:54 am »
Does anyone know which model years are affected by the recall?  I went on Ford's website and input my VIN and it stated there are no recalls.  But I still wonder maybe I will get recalled given our 2007 is technically identical or extremely close to a new 2016.
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Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2016, 10:36:06 am »
Ron,

The documentation for the 15E05 recall states 2011-2016:

15E05

Affected vehicles: 2011-2016 E-Series Cutaway and Stripped Chassis vehicles equipped with a 6.8L 2V gas engine

Situation: In some of the affected vehicles, the 6.8L 2V gas engine may not comply with government emissions standards when tested using the latest EPA test procedures.
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