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Fail safe engine mode/ stalling out

Throttle Body replaced today, not even 20 miles later, it stalls out, fail safe engine mode and the wrench comes on. Almost got rear-ended. What is the next step, I really do not trust the ford service station!

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Let someone scan for engine code.
replacing parts wont help.
ford have fuel pump problems to

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Sounds to me like the mass airflow meter, cutting in and out. When faulty it can completely shut a car off, and also ingauge limp mode. I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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I have hearing a lot of this lately with Fords. Most of the time this dash board light comes on due to problems with the Throttle Body (TB)not just your coolant,etc.. If it is sticking,dirty,causing misfires,etc. then this can cause an engine fail safe mode.You might first try putting in some injector cleaner and a higher grade of gas.Many people I know who have had this problem have had to have their TB cleaned and/or replaced. This is something Ford dealerships now about,but hasn't been made a recall or anything.There are service bulletins though.Mainly keeping cleaner in your gas and performing ritual tune-ups/oil changes may be the only thing you can do.Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

SOURCE: 2006 Ford Expedition fail safe

ETC Failsafe?

Electronic Throttle Control

Clean the throttle plate with
CRC Throttle Body Cleaner

Still have problem--meter out
TPS Sensor on throttle body

It is replacable. You can do that yourself
Get from auto parts
About $80.00 -- 2 T-20 Torx Screws,
no adjustment

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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I encountered the same problem, my engine fail safe mode light came on and shut the car down. I took my car to my mechanic and he found the solution to the problem. The car needed a throttle body cleaning and the fuel filter needed to be replaced. After having my truck serviced my mileage increased from 14.6 mpg to 15.4 mpg
ENGINE FAILED SAFE MODE WARNING LIGHT, GONE Total cost $86.45

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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