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Replaced battery in my 2004 F150 and when I cranked it, "fail safe" reading came on. Manual says to drive for up to 10-11 miles to let truck "re-learn" fuel settings. Is this correct?

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Yes, a lot of new cars have to be driven on a different mileage for such as the transmission to learn your driving habits such as take off and how you drive within a stop a go situation. These usually have to be done after a battery change. Drive the truck on your regular habit and the light should go out after 10-20 miles of driving time. Just keep in mind you may see a lot of faults over time, but a lot of these are based on re teaching your car the daily driving habits.

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