Why does my 58reg tdci Zetec mondeo go into limp mode.

Asked by Jan 01, 2017 at 03:04 AM about the 2008 Ford Mondeo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Traction control light comes on dash with a red triangle with engine
malfunction, pull over turn off ignition leave a few minutes sometimes it's ok
drive off, till the next time it happens . Very scary when in the outside lane.
Sometimes think she's trying to kill me?.

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You need to have the codes read to know what is going on. Limp mode occurs because of a serious problem, don't ignore it.

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Had car in fords last year they found no codes and found nothing wrong, but it has started doing it again.

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The major things that cause a car to go into limp mood would be the lack of cooling in the car and the transmission, so if it were me I would look there. You could have a intermittent short in the cooling sensor and I would check the harness connection to the transmission it could be loose or dirty...good luck and happy new year..

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Sometimes it happens on first start up when engine is cold.

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