"Service AdvanceTrac" after Flat Tire
I have a 2011 GT that got a flat tire last night while driving on the freeway. By the time I could get over to the shoulder, the tire had almost completely removed itself from the rim. Luckily there was no wheel damage, but I had to get the car towed home.
Today, I removed the wheel to get a tire replacement, and after I came home and reinstalled the wheel, I had the "Service AdvanceTrac" warning and the two lights on in the dash warning panel. I did the standard "Russian fix" (turn it off and back on), but the warning did not clear. After driving it around the block, I can't get the warnings to clear.
I figure it may be a damaged sensor considering I drove on the flat tire for a bit to get out of traffic, but I want to make sure there isn't some internal warning that automatically triggers when a wheel is removed and replaced? The only reason I ask is I don't recall seeing that warning last night, after the flat but prior to the wheel removal.
Has anyone else had this, and if so, is there anything I can do, or should I just go to the dealership? I'm trying to avoid that because I purchased the car from a non-Ford dealer and that is where my warranty is, so I'm concerned they will either not know what to do or just end up sending me to a Ford service center.