Technical Service Bulletin

TSB 20-2153 Trouble Code P02EE, P02EF, P02F0, P02F1, P050A, P050B, P1026, And/Or P051B


This article supersedes TSB 19-2320 to update the Title, Issue Statement and Action Statement. There was a similar TSB 19-2197 that you may also want to look at. TSB 19-2197 superseded TSB 19-2145.


Some 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles built on or before 14-Jun-2019 may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P02EE, P02EF, P02F0, P02F1, P050A, P050B, P1026, and/or P051B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This may be due to various software
parameters within the PCM. To correct the condition, follow the Service Procedure to reprogram the PCM.


Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition if the vehicle meets all of the following criteria:

  • 2019 Ranger
  • Built on or before 14-Jun-2019
  • Exhibits an illuminated MIL with DTC P02EE, P02EF, P02F0, P02F1, P050A, P050B, P1026, and/or P051B stored in the PCM

Warranty Status:

Eligible under provisions of New Vehicle Limited Warranty (NVLW)/Emissions Warranty/Service Part Warranty (SPW)/Special Service Part (SSP)/Extended Service Plan (ESP) coverage. Limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. NVLW/Emissions Warranty/SPW/SSP/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

Labor Times:

2019 Ranger: Retrieve DTCs And Reprogram The PCM (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)

Repair/Claim Coding:

Causal Part: RECALEM / Condition Code: 04

Service Procedure:

1. Reprogram the PCM using the latest software level of the appropriate Ford diagnostic scan tool.

NOTE: Advise the customer that this vehicle is equipped with an adaptive transmission shift strategy which allows the vehicle’s computer to learn the transmission’s unique parameters and improve shift quality. When the adaptive strategy is reset, the computer will begin a relearning process. This relearning process may result in firmer than normal upshifts and downshifts for several days.


NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge,
tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or
provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do
not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford or Lincoln dealership to determine whether the
Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended
Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was
current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supersede this information with updates. The most recent
information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources

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