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Enigine fail safe mode

My 2006 Expedition Limited has stalled twice and went into engine fail safe mode. I am trying to figure out what is causing this and what can i do to fix it.

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  • kamed Jan 09, 2009

    2006 fail safe tool light has come on twice engine went into limp mode i stoped turned it off waited 30 sec then it ran fine- any help

  • smtra Jan 24, 2009

    My problem was the throttle control, apparently it is all controlled by infrared sensors now. When there is a problem the sensors can't tell how far the accelerator is being pressed and will shut off the engine. It cost me over $600 to fix.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    OMG I have a 2006 limited expedition and I  just had the same problem happen to me this am. I was driving in to work and all of sudden the engine fail safe mode light turned on and my car at a stand still. I turned my car off and on and then it operated fine. I just called Ford and they are going to take a look at it this weekend. My car is still under warranty I purchased extended warranty so I hope that the warranty covers this problem!

  • jdwilson4vol Feb 27, 2009

    I have only owned my 06 ford expedition for 1 year now and had nothing but trouble. Had to replace the brakes, tires, window motor, the altenator, battery and now driving down the road at normal driving speed the car stops and the engine fail mode lights up, I have to try and get off the road because the car locks up, so I come to a complete stop turn the engine off wait 30 seconds and it starts back up and drives again like normal. This has happened 4 times very scary! I took it in to the mechanic today and he isnt sure and said to take it to the ford dealer, which I was trying to avoid because I know they are quite expensive, but I guess I dont have a choice I just want it fixed and to feel comfortable driving my car again!

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    I have a 06 Expedition and I just had the same issues twice now I have been driving at normal speed and the truck jerks beep sound then the display on the dash area said Failed Engine SafeMode. the truck is still running but no matter how much gas you give you go nowhere,had to turn off wait a while then restart.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I just had this Fail engine Safe Mode problem on a major highway and was able to pull off the road...very scary! should i take the car in for service? -2006 Expedition--I am currently driving it with no problems



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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

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Mine has just done same thing. check codes - mine is camshaft postion sensor is bad. They cost around $30.

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