REAR BUMPER COVER FIT/ALIGNMENT - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 9/15/2009
Publication Date: December 2, 2009
Some 2010 Mustang vehicles built on or before 9/15/2009 may exhibit a rear bumper cover fit/alignment issue along the edge of the quarter panel. Improved bumper brackets are available to correct this condition.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
Prior to performing any repairs ensure that the vehicle is clean. Any dirt or debris on the bumper cover must be removed to prevent paint damage. The bumper cover will be reused and special precautions need to be taken to prevent damage. Locate a suitable location to place the removed bumper cover. The bumper cover needs to be placed on a soft surface to prevent any damage to the exterior surface.
Remove the right (RH) and left (LH) side plastic bumper brackets, 3 per side. Refer to WSM, Section 501-19.
Attach the latest level service dog leg bracket. Push the dog leg bracket towards the quarter panel and secure the top bolt, followed by the lower. Torque the bolts to 18 lb-in (2 N-m). (Figure 1)
Figure 1 - Article 09-24-15
Install the RH/LH rear bumper bracket. Secure the rear bumper bracket to the dog leg bracket first followed by the remaining bolts. Torque all bolts to 18 lb-in (2 N-m). (Figure 2)
Figure 2 - Article 09-24-15
Install the lower bumper bracket. Torque bolts to 18 lb-in (2 N-m). Refer to WSM, Section 501-19.
Install rear bumper cover following WSM, Section 501-19.
Dog Leg Bracket (RH)
Dog Leg Bracket (LH)
Rear Bracket (RH)
Rear Bracket (LH)
Lower Bracket (RH)
Lower Bracket (LH)
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.
2010 Mustang: Install The Updated Bumper Brackets Includes Time To Remove And Install Rear Bumper Cover (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)