Q: My 2014 Ford Fusion sometimes won't start & gives me error codes for it overheating & service the advanced traction control.

asked by on

My car won't start (not even turn over) and there are warnings that pop up and say that I need to service the advanced traction control & that my engine is over heating (when the hasn't been started in more then 8 hours). I took it to the dealership & they replaced my throttle body. It worked for a couple of days before it went down again. I took it back again, this time the dealership said they couldn't find out what was wrong with it & that it's working again. I took it back for a third time & they said they were going to reset the computer. It worked for just about 3 weeks before it gave me trouble again. Why does this keep happening? Is it a lemon & should I get rid of it?

My car has 65000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a couple of things that may be unrelated. The advanced traction control is nothing more than your vehicles traction control system. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car’s ECU. When the ECU senses an abnormal speed given specific conditions, it engages the ABS or traction control as needed to control the vehicle properly and safely. Occasionally, these sensors can fail or become faulty working intermittently sending inaccurate signals to the ECU. When this happens, you may experience the symptoms you have described. The ABS or traction control system may be inadvertently activated by these false or inaccurate signals.

Your temperature sensor is likely faulty which may be what is causing the temperature light to come on after the vehicle has been sitting for an extended period of time. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?
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 2014 Ford Fusion sometimes won't start & gives me error codes for it overheating & service the advanced traction control.

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: can you tell me how to do it in a 2018 90-series Volvo?

Hi Dan. Thanks for the question. Unfortunately, this is a built-in safety feature that can't be removed by a mechanic. You'll have to consult with Volvo to see if this is something they would be willing to attempt, as it's...

Q: Q: Belt squeaking.

A stretched belt or a faulty belt tensioner are the most likely causes. I would recommend having the tensioner checked first by a YourMechanic technician. If the tensioner seems to be working properly, the belt is the next likely cause....

Q: 2016 Ford fusion se grinding rear brakes only has 17000 miles

If the brake noise is occurring at all times, that is even without pedal application, then the caliper and/or torque plate are sticking or there is a parking brake malfunction. If the noise only occurs upon braking, it is most...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...