Traction Control + Engine Failsafe?

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by Bo Young, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Bo Young

    Bo Young Junior Member

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    It’s slick out here in Mid-MO...

    Driving on the highway, it seemed like I hit some slick spots & felt traction control engage- similar to when I’ve hit water & lost traction, then immediately got it back. After some time, I get the pop-up “Engine Failsafe Mode”, & all gages are fine, but I couldn’t go above 45 mph & it would still shift, but maybe only in the lower gears?

    Any info on this & things to check out? Thanks!
     
  2. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    did it stay in fail safe after you shut and restarted the car?

    if the CEL is on, check for codes and report them back
     
  3. Bo Young

    Bo Young Junior Member

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    No codes, & Failsafe appears to be off... just really unsure of how traction control works with the Failsafe mode, and was worried there may be trans or rear-end damage...
     
  4. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    if no codes/CEL then you're likely fine