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?.

4 Answers

100

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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

140

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..

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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

Your Answer

Looking for a Used Mondeo in your area?

CarGurus has 2,260 nationwide Mondeo listings starting at £295.

Postcode:

Ford Mondeo Experts

  • #1
    kbro
    Reputation
    60
  • #2
    Auto_Centric
    Reputation
    40
  • #3
    Full_of_Regrets
    Reputation
    30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
520 Great Deals out of 9,248 listings starting at £200
Used Vauxhall Insignia
168 Great Deals out of 3,117 listings starting at £2,022
Used Volkswagen Passat
113 Great Deals out of 2,208 listings starting at £1,250
Used Ford Kuga
114 Great Deals out of 2,326 listings starting at £4,695
Used BMW 3 Series
297 Great Deals out of 5,914 listings starting at £690
Used Mazda Mazda6
49 Great Deals out of 833 listings starting at £995
Used Audi A4
100 Great Deals out of 1,990 listings starting at £999
Used Vauxhall Astra
382 Great Deals out of 6,945 listings starting at £499
Used Jaguar XF
87 Great Deals out of 1,747 listings starting at £5,500
Used Skoda Octavia
117 Great Deals out of 2,170 listings starting at £999
Used Ford Fiesta
515 Great Deals out of 10,489 listings starting at £595
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
281 Great Deals out of 5,015 listings starting at £1,250
Used Skoda Superb
37 Great Deals out of 782 listings starting at £2,990
Used BMW 5 Series
93 Great Deals out of 2,186 listings starting at £2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.