Q: My car went into limp home mode and I am being told it is the transmission 2010 Ford Mustang

asked by on January 23, 2017

My car went into limp home mode. The check engine light and wrench light are on. It's a 2010 ford Mustang v6 4.0. I took it into the Ford dealer to get it diagnosed and they say they will have to take apart the transmission to look more into the problem and don't know what it is at this moment. I looked up this problem to see if other people had this issue and a lot of people say it could be the throttle body or throttle position sensor. Just want to get more advice on what it could be before I let them do more.

Loss of power Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

Hello. There are any number of reasons that would cause your car to go into limp mode. Anything that the computer sees that can cause damage to the power train will put the vehicle into limp mode. I would need to know what codes are stored in the computer to know for sure what is going on. I have seen a lot of transmission problems with this car so it is quite possible that it is causing this. If you want to have it checked by someone else, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic, can come to you to [diagnose why the vehicle is going into limp mode] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/loss-of-power-inspection

Hello - first thing is to determine what problem codes are setting the Check Engine condition. Low transmission fluid level can cause this condition. In addition, failure of the throttle position sensor is a fairly common cause of this behavior among Ford Mustang owners as well, and much easier and less expensive to repair. For a trusted 2nd opinion, I recommend a loss of power inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

Check engine light on due to gas cap.

You should have your fuel vapor control system for leaks by a mechanic that can fill the system with smoke from a smoke machine that helps to locate the leak in the system. The purge control valve is the most...

Stuck brake caliper

Although it is possible for a collapsed (internally and thus "invisible") rubber brake line to cause a retraction failure, by far the most common scenario is the caliper is sticking. If the calipers have more than, say, 70,000 miles on...

Transmission shudders when accelerating from a stop

This may be related to a faulty transmission control solenoid or low transmission fluid. As you may know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. When a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid,...

Is this a transmission problem and if so does this mean the entire transmission needs to be replaced?

You should certainly let the insurance company know that your car has not been returned to its condition from before the accident. As for why your car is bucking on acceleration, I can make a few guesses, but the...

Shaking when brakes are applied

If the dealer has already replaced the front rotors, the problem is likely with the rear being warped. The problem could also be a bad wheel bearing, but my money's on the rear rotors. I suggest you have someone other...

Antifreeze reservoir overflowing

You can remove some of the excess coolant from the reservoir, however, if the vehicle is overheating and you continue to drive it that will cause engine damage. If a leaking head gasket is allowing exhaust to be blown into...

Tire is stuck on the truck, I can't change my tire because the tire won't come off

Hi, thanks for writing in. The rim has a centering part that will cause it to stick to the hub sometimes after being on the truck for a long time. You will need to remove lug nuts and after making...

Replacing a Cat 1

There are two catalytic converters on the Expedition, one for each "bank" of the engine. Converter 1, corresponding to Bank No. 1 of the engine (passenger side of vehicle) has quite a bit of pipe integral with the converter and...

Power steering problems

It is possible that the low voltage condition was causing the steering faults. However if the steering was damaged during the tire blowout then you may have an intermittent problem that was present when the dealer looked at it and...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
Over Over the past few years, we’ve seen a major trend toward people choosing crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) over larger SUVs. The big motivator here, of course, is buying a more eco-friendly vehicle that will also save you a bundle...
How to Find the Keyless Code on a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer
Many Many Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers were manufactured with an option known as the Ford keyless entry keypad. Some models refer to it as SecuriCode as well. It is a five-button numeric keypad that is used to: Eliminate...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
2012 2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms of the vehicle types that were most popular...