Question about 2005 Ford Freestyle
Driving my 2005 ford freestyle and all of a sudden, the vehicle starts to slow down. I see the "engine fail safe mode appear and a lit up wrench also appear. I pull over, shut the car off and restart it and it's ok for a period of time. Its starting to happen more frequently now
Go to a parts store and have the codes read(most of them will do it for next to nothing. There is also more than likely some maintenance needed. get back to me when you have the codes and we can diagnose this together.
Just because there is a code does not necessarily mean that part is bad, but an area to test to find the actual problem.
Posted on Jun 04, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have hearing a lot of this lately with Fords. Most of the time this dash board light comes on due to problems with the Throttle Body (TB)not just your coolant,etc.. If it is sticking,dirty,causing misfires,etc. then this can cause an engine fail safe mode.You might first try putting in some injector cleaner and a higher grade of gas.Many people I know who have had this problem have had to have their TB cleaned and/or replaced. This is something Ford dealerships now about,but hasn't been made a recall or anything.There are service bulletins though.Mainly keeping cleaner in your gas and performing ritual tune-ups/oil changes may be the only thing you can do.Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
SOURCE: Enigine fail safe mode
Sounds to me like the mass airflow meter, cutting in and out. When faulty it can completely shut a car off, and also ingauge limp mode. I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
truck needs to be scanned for the codes,most major parts stores will do this for little or no charge,get back to me with the codes and we'll go from there
Posted on May 15, 2009
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