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09-04-2014 12:20 PM
joseduvaul
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Originally Posted by e30og View Post
Awesome input!

with that being said, please no one replicate the problem by cutting power to your car moving at 40mph...

If anyone has the issue and is successful, please post. Otherwise take it to the dealer so Ford can get on it officially
I never turned off the car while driving, I just turned off the traction control each time I started the car, as long as it was not raining. Also, hopefully this issue will not show itself in the future, since I will be trading in my 2012 SE for a 2014 ST today!
08-08-2014 02:01 PM
Jester1911
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Originally Posted by pablo94sc View Post
Get rolling about 5mph, dump the clutch, and vroom vroom.

5mph... ya, um thats how fast I was going for sure...
08-08-2014 12:31 PM
pablo94sc
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Originally Posted by e30og View Post
Awesome input!

with that being said, please no one replicate the problem by cutting power to your car moving at 40mph...

If anyone has the issue and is successful, please post. Otherwise take it to the dealer so Ford can get on it officially
There's no issue with shutting the engine down while driving. With the electric power steering, you retain full steering assist until you're going about 2mph (basically stopped). Brake assist is there, as well as headlights. This is good info to know in an emergency situation if you ever have to cut the engine off while moving.

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When I first started driving, I learned how to restart my truck doing that.

Never had a problem.
Exactly. It's also a way to jump start your car if the battery is dead. Get rolling about 5mph, dump the clutch, and vroom vroom. Did it a ton of times in HS for people when they left their lights on.
08-08-2014 08:22 AM
Jester1911
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Originally Posted by e30og View Post
Awesome input!

with that being said, please no one replicate the problem by cutting power to your car moving at 40mph...

If anyone has the issue and is successful, please post. Otherwise take it to the dealer so Ford can get on it officially
When I first started driving, I learned how to restart my truck doing that.

Never had a problem.
08-08-2014 05:37 AM
e30og
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Originally Posted by pablo94sc View Post
The issue is with the computer pulling timing. I've been able to replicate this exact issue and correct it 100% of the time by turning traction control off from the driver's assist menu.

How to replicate - go 40mph or so, shut the car off while in motion, and dump the clutch with the key in ON/RUN to restart the engine. Car will be in limp-home mode with no warning lights on the dash. As soon as you turn traction control off, operation/power returns to normal. You can turn traction control back on if you like, but I keep it off.
Awesome input!

with that being said, please no one replicate the problem by cutting power to your car moving at 40mph...

If anyone has the issue and is successful, please post. Otherwise take it to the dealer so Ford can get on it officially
07-30-2014 11:17 AM
joseduvaul
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Originally Posted by pablo94sc View Post
The issue is with the computer pulling timing. I've been able to replicate this exact issue and correct it 100% of the time by turning traction control off from the driver's assist menu.

How to replicate - go 40mph or so, shut the car off while in motion, and dump the clutch with the key in ON/RUN to restart the engine. Car will be in limp-home mode with no warning lights on the dash. As soon as you turn traction control off, operation/power returns to normal. You can turn traction control back on if you like, but I keep it off.
Excellent find! I will turn that setting off today, as I will be driving out East and do not want this to happen on my trip! Thank you!
07-29-2014 06:46 PM
Arco-Zakus
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Originally Posted by pablo94sc View Post
The issue is with the computer pulling timing. I've been able to replicate this exact issue and correct it 100% of the time by turning traction control off from the driver's assist menu.

How to replicate - go 40mph or so, shut the car off while in motion, and dump the clutch with the key in ON/RUN to restart the engine. Car will be in limp-home mode with no warning lights on the dash. As soon as you turn traction control off, operation/power returns to normal. You can turn traction control back on if you like, but I keep it off.
Thanks for sharing this. I'll take your word for it working without duplicating it myself. I'd be afraid of what the procedure you describe might do to the catalytic converter.
07-29-2014 04:33 PM
cobrajet429
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Originally Posted by pablo94sc View Post
The issue is with the computer pulling timing. I've been able to replicate this exact issue and correct it 100% of the time by turning traction control off from the driver's assist menu.

How to replicate - go 40mph or so, shut the car off while in motion, and dump the clutch with the key in ON/RUN to restart the engine. Car will be in limp-home mode with no warning lights on the dash. As soon as you turn traction control off, operation/power returns to normal. You can turn traction control back on if you like, but I keep it off.
Great find. To bad the Ford Rep's seem to have abandoned this thread . Maybe they could pass the info to corporate.
07-29-2014 03:30 PM
pablo94sc The issue is with the computer pulling timing. I've been able to replicate this exact issue and correct it 100% of the time by turning traction control off from the driver's assist menu.

How to replicate - go 40mph or so, shut the car off while in motion, and dump the clutch with the key in ON/RUN to restart the engine. Car will be in limp-home mode with no warning lights on the dash. As soon as you turn traction control off, operation/power returns to normal. You can turn traction control back on if you like, but I keep it off.
07-09-2014 04:35 PM
joseduvaul
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Your issue sounds identical to mine, but better described...I have still not gotten time to take it in yet. I know what the result will be, anyway.
Yes, I am just hoping I can use this thread to show my dealership so that I can get them to maybe look into this issue more seriously? I would think with all of these issues being documented on here at least, that someone is keeping track of these somehow? One can hope, at least!
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