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Mattmcneil
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Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by Mattmcneil » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:12 pm

hello there,

I have a 2008 taurus-x with 180,000 km on it. Today after driving on the highway I pulled into mcdonalds to get some food, and the car lost a ton of power. engine sounded a little different. I shifted it into park and the transmission clunked very hard. same shifting into drive. the car would barely crawl with alot of gas. engine wrench light came on, as well as a low fuel level indication on the information center. shut the car off and on a couple times and everything went away. later in the day I was on the highway, unfortunatly in the left lane and the car started decelerating with engine wrench light on. almost got hit by other cars trying to coast onto the right shoulder. all the same symptoms back now power almost had to floor it to even get the car to move, low fuel indication again. after about 5 restarts over 5 minutes it all went away again. made it home thought I would hook up my engine scanner to see what engine code it had set. but there were no codes stored.

any idea what this could be?

Has anyone ever experienced this. Dont really want to take this car on the highway and the wife is afraid to drive it and doesnt want the kids in it.

Any help would be appreciated


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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by Webmaster » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:25 pm

Welcome! What scanner did you use? It's obviously an intermittent issue, possibly electrical related. If I was you, I'd go for another drive with the scanner, and if it happens again, check live sensor readings and scan for codes right away before shutting the car off.

If you are using a cheap scan tool, my other recommendation would be to use a more advanced scan tool, or go to a place like AutoZone and have them scan it to see if it pulls any codes.
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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by warment » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:39 am

Bad TPS on throttle body or pedal sensor issue.
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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by warment » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:40 am

2005 Ford Five Hundred SE
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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by Mattmcneil » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:42 pm

Update. I have been keeping the scan tool in the car so if it does it again I will catch the live code. The tool I'm using is innova 3100 abs
http://www.innova.com/en-US/Product/Det ... 2896808633

I found A bulletin online talking about the 6f50 transmission prior to a build date of October 21/2007 having 2 sensors that go bad. I checked, I have that transmission. Haven't gotten under the car yet to find the build date stamped on it. However the cars build date is December 2007. So I'm assuming the transmission is one of the affected ones.
http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/Dow ... ?id=139970
The only think that makes me not think that throttle body issue is I didn't get a fail safe mode indication. Mine gave a low fuel indication oddly. On youtube someone had talked about this transmission sensors and what it does on the Ford Edge. Everything is identical to my issue aside from instrument indications. But could be because of different instrument Panel. I have since driven the car 300 km. Nothing yet. Fingers crossed

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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by warment » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:06 pm

FYI...I only got a cel during one instance of multiple limp modes experienced. Luckily I had my reader at the time and pulled the codes before restarting
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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by Mattmcneil » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:36 am

Reading more and more about oss sensor problems and tss sensor problems in the 6f50 transmission. Ford has a tsb on this issue.... yet there are no valid recalls open on my vehicle. If they know they have defective sensors they should repairing them at their exspense... it is safety related. If your at 120km in the left lane of a 4 lane highway and it desides to fail safe itself, cutting accross 3 lanes of traffic while decelerating is going to get someone killed... or on a harbour crossing bridge that has no shoulder and you are now blocking all traffic... get with it Ford. Open your eyes and step up...

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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by Mebin711 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:17 pm

My boyfriend has a 2010 Taurus X and he's been having problems like many others. I've been doing research because the mechanic told him there was nothing that they could do because Ford doesn't even know what the problem is. He'll be driving and all of a sudden all the gauges will reset to 0 (gas, speed, rpm's). The car will also lose acceleration. He needs to pull over, shut the car off, and restart it. Once it's back on he needs to let it coast for a minute or so until the transmission catches again otherwise it jerks violently.

It sounds similar to what's being discussed in this forum (although I didn't read the whole thing). I've also found many of the SAME complaints on other sites. To me, shouldn't this be a recall? Shouldn't Ford be doing something about this? Firstly - mechanics don't know what to do to fix it - secondly - it shouldn't be something that the owners should have to foot the bill for - it seems like a defect and possibly just another way for Ford to cash in.

Any new news??

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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by Mebin711 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:18 pm

Mattmcneil wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:36 am
Reading more and more about oss sensor problems and tss sensor problems in the 6f50 transmission. Ford has a tsb on this issue.... yet there are no valid recalls open on my vehicle. If they know they have defective sensors they should repairing them at their exspense... it is safety related. If your at 120km in the left lane of a 4 lane highway and it desides to fail safe itself, cutting accross 3 lanes of traffic while decelerating is going to get someone killed... or on a harbour crossing bridge that has no shoulder and you are now blocking all traffic... get with it Ford. Open your eyes and step up...
I agree! This is crazy!

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Re: Taurus-X limp mode?

Post by Mattmcneil » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:51 am

I contacted ford customer service about the issue saying it should be a recall. They said only transportation safety board can decide what will be recalled...

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