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I am a volunteer firefighter. So late last night at 3 in the morning we get a call and i gotta rush to the fire station. Wel I run out to my car and put it in "D" drive. But I didn't notice it until I got on main street where i can hit speeds of 60 if I wanted that it wouldn't shift out of 2nd gear. So I'm like WTF. It felt like I was in "L" for low. But I was actually in drive. So halfway their the check engine light comes on and im like great. Cuz it wouldn't shift it's gonna blow up on me. So this morning at 7 took it to the dealership and he said most likely cuz it was cold and you tried driving fast, you were ready, but you car wasn't. And I'm like ok, understandable. But then I'm like what about the check engine light. He said moisture from condensation or who knows where may have been picked up by sensors from your fuel line. But nothing major. So with everything back to normal, I just hope it doesn't happen again.
 

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wow!! a dealer told you this stuff??? unless your car is 50 years old, its ready to drive when you are, so i think that line was BS. and he told you moisture in the line MAY have been the problem?? did they actually CHECK it to see?? not sure whats going on there but i wouldnt have left without some straight answers, you may want to have another chat with them.
 
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Yeah. Well it was 3 a.m. and the engine or tranny was not warm but, so true. It should have shifted at least to 3rd. And yeah thats what they told me. I took it their and they took an OBD-II scan and found nothing, which should have taken maybe 20 minutes max. But instead took like an hour for what reason who the heck knows, i was the only car on the lift lmfao. So 10 guys standing around my car scratching their heads lol. O'well next time I will go back to my original dealership, even though its a half hour drive. Beats those dumbbutss at that dealership! :lol:
 

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Okay I promise you that was the wrong answer for a new car debug. Get a second opinion at another Ford dealer.Your warranty is good as gold anywhere... I worked At A ford dealer in Va. I had a reprogram on Tranny and It still sometimes is aloof on how it wants to shift, cruising. Shifts Great under fire. The verdict is still out on my reprogram. Downshifts better but still holds six gear at low speed to long. Dead pedel feel taking off slow sometimes. I second That Chat! :shock:
 

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sometimes the similiest things can throw off a sensor causing the check engine light to come one. for example, i had an 04 GMC Envoy with only 12000 miles on it and had the check engine light come on for about 2 weeks. the next time i filled my tank up, i noticed that the gas cap wasn't on right. this caused an unequal pressure in the gas tank which threw off the sensor. fixed it, and the light turned off...
 
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