Does Ford track reprogramming events?

Marlin Technician Estacada, Oregon Posted   Latest  

Does Ford record programming events as correlated to the VIN? I am specifically trying to determine whether or not a programming event performed by us (independent shop using IDS) would trigger recording of a recall as being completed, in the case of the recall involving only reprogramming.

If it does using IDS, does it make a difference if it is performed without IDS? Does anyone know of any liability concerns regarding this?

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Glen Owner/Technician
Arthur, Illinois
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In my experience the recall will still show open?

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Marlin Technician
Estacada, Oregon
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On how late of models was this? I am sure it would only work on vehicles for which IDS reads the whole VIN.

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Glen Owner/Technician
Arthur, Illinois
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'11 or newer super duty

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Marlin Technician
Estacada, Oregon
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Okay, thank you, Do you remember what the recall is for? I am not remembering such.

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Glen Owner/Technician
Arthur, Illinois
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Why not just call your local Ford dealership and see how the recalls are recorded?

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Marlin Technician
Estacada, Oregon
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I did. After numerous statements were made, it became clear the service adviser doesn't really know, But, he thinks that it relies on the process of recording the job for reimbursement.

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Justin Mobile Technician
Herriman, Utah
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You mean like this warning on the 6.7L PCM update?

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Marlin Technician
Estacada, Oregon
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No, since that is not a recall. At least AFAIK, that never became a recall, it is just a service action.

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David Owner
Metter, Georgia
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I have run across the 6.7L update message about the crankcase ventilation line needing the new style on before the PCM is programmed. I have wondered what the liability is for that if software is updated but the ventilation line is not.

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
Commack, New York
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If you run the vin on Ford's Oasis, it will show if the recall is still open. I do not believe that the warranty processing networks are linked to the module databases. Even if they were connected, they would only use it to save on warranty claims.

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Andrew Technician
Commack, New York
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I don't know the answer to your question. I believe at GM the technician flags the time for the programming and documents the confirmation code(s) on the workorder but that the service advisor is the one that actually modifies recall status. I believe any time a vehicle is written up at a dealer they run the VIN for open recalls and addressing those falls on the service advisor engaged with that…

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Matt Technician
De Soto, Missouri
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The recall will remain open. Ford does not know if you programmed it or not using IDS. They do know on FDRS compliant vehicles. But it still won't close a Recall if you do a required flash until the vehicle comes to the dealership. The vehicle is verified it has the latest required calibration in it by a tech. Then the recall will be closed through the Ford system.

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Marlin Technician
Estacada, Oregon
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Thank you!

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