Some 2005-2009 Mustang vehicles may exhibit a rattle noise where the A-pillar meets the dash area. This rattle may be due to worn, missing or off location tape under the dash panel and/or A-pillar dual lock (velcro) fastener(s) not seated.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
DASH INSULATOR WAS EXTENDED UNDER THIS AREA FOR 2008 AND 2009 VEHICLES. (FIGURE 1) FOR 2005-2007 VEHICLES MULTIPLE VARIETIES OF TAPE WERE USED UNDER THIS AREA. (FIGURE 2)
Remove A-pillar trim.
Inspect for tape under flanged edge of dash panel. If tape is missing or damaged, then add or replace with improved tape. This tape has a plastic top coating to protect the felt tape from wear. Install felt tape with adhesive side down. (Figures 1-2)
Figure 1 - Article 08-24-10
Figure 2 - Article 08-24-10
Attach tape to end of screwdriver. (Figure 3) Insert under dash panel flange with plastic side of tape up. (Figure 4) Press down on dash panel to secure adhesive. Hold pressure on dash while removing screwdriver.
Figure 3 - Article 08-24-10
Figure 4 - Article 08-24-10
Inspect both A-pillar trim and A-pillar sheet metal to make sure both dual lock (velcro) fasteners are present. Replace if missing. (Figures 5-6)
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
2005-2009 Mustang: Secure A-Pillar Trim Following Service Procedure ONE SIDE (Do Not Use With 04104A)
2005-2009 Mustang: Secure A-Pillar Trim Following Service Procedure BOTH SIDES (Do Not Use With 04104A)