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

asked by on

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.

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

Was this answer helpful?

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car went into limp home mode and I am being told it is the transmission 2010 Ford Mustang

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Intermittent miscommunication between acc. pedal and throttle body 2007 Mazda CX-7

Hi there, from your symptom description, it sounds like your throttle position sensor is failing. Check for problem codes, whether the Check Engine or electronic throttle warning lights are on. I would recommend an engine inspection by a mobile, professional...

Q: Sudden loss of acceleration when driving

Your car is equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT has sensors to keep if from overheating and dropping to a low fluid level. When the transmission detects an issue, it will go into limp home mode to...

Q: My fog lights aren't working.

The fog lights are controlled through the smart junction box in the right kick panel. The switch signals the box to ground the fog light relay in the engine compartment fuse relay box. The number 58 fuse powers the relay...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...