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P2096, Escape, Focus, Fusion

P2096 code on Escape, Focus, Fusion

Fix P2096, Escape, Focus, Fusion

Ford has issue a service bulletin #16-0101 to address a P2096 trouble code on the vehicles listed below. Ford has determined that motor oil my migrate from the variable valve timing (VVT) oil control solenoids and flow through the engine wire harness to the catalyst monitor sensor (CMS).

Vehicles affected

2013-2014 Escape, Focus, Fusion

2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ

Engine: 2.0L GTDI built 9/1/2012 through 8/1/2013

Symptoms of P2096

Trouble code P2096 (post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1) is stored in the PCM. If your vehicle has the        2.0L GTDI engine and was built 9/1/2012 through 8/1/2013 do NOT replace the catalytic converter.

Disconnect and inspect the electrical connectors at the VVT oil control solenoids and the CMS. You’re looking for signs of motor oil. Use a clean paper towel to wipe the connectors. If you see oil contamination, remove and replace the VVT oil control solenoids, CMS and wiring harness.

Remove the air cleaner, remove cowl panel grille

On a Focus ST, remove the PCM

On Fusion, Escape and MKZ vehicles with all-wheel drive (AWD), remove the rear driveshaft.

New part numbers:

CU5Z-12A581-MA           Wiring Harness – (2013 Focus ST)







DU5Z-12A581-CA            Wiring Harness – (2013-2014 (Fusion/MKZ)






CU5Z-12A581-J  Wiring Harness – (2013 Escape – Built On Or Before 6/2/2013)






EU5Z-12A581-A Wiring Harness – (2013-2014 Escape – Built On Or After 6/3/2013)






CM5Z-9G444-A  Sensor – Catalyst Monitor – (Focus)






CV6Z-9G444-B   Sensor – Catalyst Monitor – (Fusion/MKZ/Escape)






CJ5Z-6M280-A,  Solenoid – Variable Camshaft Timing






CB5Z-12A402-A Boot – Coil

BB5Z-6584-A     Gasket – Valve Cover

BR3Z-6C535-B   Seal – Variable Camshaft Timing

W712154-S439  Bolt – Rear Driveshaft Center Bearing – (Fusion/MKZ AWD) – 2 Required

5F9Z-4682-AA    Bolt – Rear Driveshaft Bolt With Washer – (Fusion/MKZ/Escape AWD) – 6 Required

W711806-S442  Bolt – Rear Driveshaft Center Bearing – (Escape AWD) – 4 Required

XL-1      Motorcraft® Penetrating And Lock Lubricant

XL-2      Motorcraft® High Temperature Nickel Anti-Seize Lubricant

TA-30    Motorcraft® Silicone Gasket and Sealant

ZC-31-B Motorcraft® Metal Surface Prep Wipes

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