Display says. FAILSAFE MODE

Tiny
JOANNAB
  • 2001 JAGUAR S-TYPE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 20,000 MILES

Display reads Failsafe mode, just got car and manuals. Can't readily find answer.2001 3.0 Jag with 20000 miles.

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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 AT 1:59 PM

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Tiny
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You need to take the vehicle to have the computer scanned. The failsafe mode is designed into the computer to basically protect both you and the vehicle. If the computer identifies a major problem, it will go into failsafe and basically the car will lose most of its power. It is designed to both warn you of a problem but allow you to limp the vehicle to a shop to have it checked and repaired.

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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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So Monday I have it scanned. Major problem not good.20000 miles yikes! Can't get worried before I get read out. Thanks :<

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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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It could be something very simple, a sensor, disconnected wire. Don't worry. Everything is fixable.

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Sunday, January 16th, 2011 AT 2:23 AM
Tiny
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Thank you, I'll know shortly. It was kind of you to try to offer comfort.

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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 2:09 PM

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