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Old 06-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Well just driving straight down a long driveway in 2nd at about 15mph and my dash lit up like Christmas. Car only has 17k and is a 2012 so to the dealer I go... Who knows what could be the issue? Tried turning car off and back on and nothing. Haven't disconnected battery or anything. Most people I know who have had issues were beating on there car when the light came on.

The car isn't acting weird or anything either. Still drives just like it did before other than spinning the tires more than usual. The steering is on sport mode and it's still working fine.. Confused
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has it been wet out or raining? wash the car recently? I've had that has caused it to act up before.
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has it been wet out or raining? wash the car recently? I've had that has caused it to act up before.
Well a friend of mine says its because of the cabin filter being so dirty. Supposedly it causes water backup on a speed sensor. It did rain today, but nothing spectacular. Couldn't imagine that being enough to make it act up
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Well a friend of mine says its because of the cabin filter being so dirty. Supposedly it causes water backup on a speed sensor. It did rain today, but nothing spectacular. Couldn't imagine that being enough to make it act up
Weird, I can't imagine that's actually the cause though
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Weird, I can't imagine that's actually the cause though
Yeah not so sure about the cabin filter Lol.
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it's been raining on my car for the past 2 weeks straight here in sunny south Florida. haven't seen any sign of the raining doing anything
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it's been raining on my car for the past 2 weeks straight here in sunny south Florida. haven't seen any sign of the raining doing anything
OK.....I didn't mean it would happen to everyone....I drive through the rain all the time too. All I said was that this issue can be kicked up by water/moisture.
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Well a friend of mine says its because of the cabin filter being so dirty. Supposedly it causes water backup on a speed sensor. It did rain today, but nothing spectacular. Couldn't imagine that being enough to make it act up
Don't know about that... Cabin filter has nothing to do with the engine in any way
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OK.....I didn't mean it would happen to everyone....I drive through the rain all the time too. All I said was that this issue can be kicked up by water/moisture.
I know I was just saying my car has been running fine with literally 20 out of 24 hours of the day with rain haha. those heat extractors worry me with the cai
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I know I was just saying my car has been running fine with literally 20 out of 24 hours of the day with rain haha. those heat extractors worry me with the cai
Oh haha. This is more an issue with water down by the brakes. At least in the past. Not so much the engine.
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Oh haha. This is more an issue with water down by the brakes. At least in the past. Not so much the engine.
another off topic. I've noticed after every single time it rains these brakes get all rusty look like until ya obviously drive it. really agitating to look at on a brand new car.
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another off topic. I've noticed after every single time it rains these brakes get all rusty look like until ya obviously drive it. really agitating to look at on a brand new car.
I've posted about that before. Only thing I've figured to do is replace the rotors with some better ones. My trucks rotors don't rust like the stangs do. They do but no where near as fast.
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Well I wasn't thinkin the cabin filter was the end all be all lol. I don't even know where the cabin filters are on these cars. I guess I'll put the car on the lift just to check it out for anything unusual. The car has started chiming at me upon startup before the service advancetrac light kicks on so I know it's pulling codes. Maybe I have a little sensor out or something.
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Well I wasn't thinkin the cabin filter was the end all be all lol. I don't even know where the cabin filters are on these cars. I guess I'll put the car on the lift just to check it out for anything unusual. The car has started chiming at me upon startup before the service advancetrac light kicks on so I know it's pulling codes. Maybe I have a little sensor out or something.
The last two people if I remember right that had this issue. One had air in the brake lines that was causing it. The other has the ground strap on the steering rack come free.
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The last two people if I remember right that had this issue. One had air in the brake lines that was causing it. The other has the ground strap on the steering rack come free.
Took it to my dealer I always take my cars, and they said they can't even get the car in until Tuesday. They also have 4 other mustangs with advance trac related issues there.
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Well got all the issues resolved and the service advancetrack light is off. Turned out to be the front passenger abs sensor that failed. They said they had not seen one of those fail in a mustang, but that it was a common occurrence in the new Taurus. Anyways, glad it wasn't anything more serious
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Glad to hear you got it resolved, wonder if I might have that happen to me, everytime my wife sits in the passenger seat my abs goes to off and then the light will go out after a bit of driving.
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Glad to hear you got it resolved, wonder if I might have that happen to me, everytime my wife sits in the passenger seat my abs goes to off and then the light will go out after a bit of driving.
That's really odd, but anything is possible. The entire car is pretty much a big computer as far as I understand it.
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May take it to ford and just have them check it out anyways
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May take it to ford and just have them check it out anyways
Well if the light isn't consistent or constant then they won't be able to do anything. They couldn't figure out a little vibration noise I keep hearing because they couldn't replicate it
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Wonder if they will ask me to leave my wife with car then.
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Wonder if they will ask me to leave my wife with car then.
I doubt you'll get that lucky. Lol
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Probably not.
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