2005-2009 Ford/Mercury Red Triangle On and Stop Safely Now Message - DTC P1A0C

RED TRIANGLE ON AND STOP SAFELY NOW MESSAGE - DTC P1A0C

FORD: 2005-2009 Escape Hybrid  MERCURY: 2006-2009 Mariner Hybrid

ISSUE 

Some 2005-2009 Escape Hybrid and 2006-2009 Mariner Hybrid vehicles may exhibit an intermittent Red Triangle On and Stop Safely Now message displayed on the message center accompanied by a sudden RPM loss/no start symptom with a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P1A0C. Vehicles may exhibit this symptom on the first start of the morning or after an extended idle. The symptom will clear on the next key cycle. 

ACTION 

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition. 

SERVICE PROCEDURE 

For vehicles outside the new vehicle limited warranty, if diagnostics lead to replacing the throttle body you may use this procedure to clean the throttle body as an alternative to replacing it. 

This procedure is not covered by the new vehicle limited warranty. NOTE THIS CLEANING PROCEDURE CAN ONLY BE USED ON NON-COATED THROTTLE BODIES. Refer to Workshop Manual, Section 303-04C Removal and Installation – Throttle Body. 

1. Remove the throttle body.

2. With the throttle body positioned to the side open the throttle plate.

3. Using Motorcraftâ Choke and Linkage Cleaner or equivalent, spray the throttle body plate and bore. Download File PDF


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