Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Limp mode 30 codes

asked by on

I have a Super Duty Extended Van with 4 pd trans has 64400 miles on it. Today it went into limp mode while I was driving and luckily I was near a Ford Dealer. They diagnosed it with more than 30 codes that came up from the transmission. They said it might be an electrical problem and not the transmission. I hope this isn’t the case because I never had a problem with ford transmissions in the past. Do you have any ideas or solutions about this?

Thanks for writing in about your 2012 Ford E-350 Econoline. Anytime you get a lot of codes for the same thing, it is common practice to document the codes and then clear them. After clearing the codes, road test to verify the problem and see which codes do not come back. I have seen weird problems like this caused by radio stations and the problem never happens again. If after clearing the codes you do not have any problems, then ignore it as a fluke unless it happens again. For the codes that remain, a qualified technician should be able to look at each one more closely to diagnose the cause of the code and perform any adjustments to resolve the issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: Car suddenly went into limp mode

Hello and thank you for contacting Your Mechanic. Your Hummer could have the brake system engaged for the traction control. Disable the traction control and see if the engine will increase in speed. Another thing to check is the...

Q: Intermittent problems with electrical system

Hello. It sounds like the problem you are having is an electrical one. It is also possible that you have an intermittent problem with the brake switch. If the instrument cluster is malfunctioning, this may cause the gas level gauge...

Q: ignition cylinder missing due to theft

As long as you have an original key you can hold that key against the new key when you turn it on to run and then turn off ignition and within 5 seconds turn ignition back on with old key...

Related articles

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...