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Failsafe engine mode

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

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  • Chauncey Melvin Jun 04, 2013

    Ok thanks sir. What codes am I asking the parts store for? Codes for Engine Fail Safe Mode?

  • Chauncey Melvin Jun 04, 2013

    I have the codes: (P2106, P2104, P211, P061B) Note: 3 of the codes mention (Throttle Actuator Control System) The Code- P061B mentions Internal Calculation error. Can you help please

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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

  • Chauncey Melvin Jun 04, 2013

    Thanks sir. What codes am I asking for?

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SOURCE: Solution for the message "engine fail safe mode" in explorer 2005

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

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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.

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SOURCE: 06 Expedition Engine fail safe mode

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

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