Last night I took off from a stop, went to third gear like normal and then took it out of gear to coast. As soon as I took it out of gear the traction control light came on and the computer hit the breaks fairly hard. Then it let off the breaks and the light went out. It did this about seven times in a row and then stopped. Each time lasted about two seconds. The lights stayed off after that.
Later that night both the traction control and the traction control off lights blinked about four times without hitting the breaks. Then went out and stayed out.
I talked to my service manager and he said it would be a pain to diagnose. I thought I would ask you guys if you've seen this problem before and if it was an expensive fix. It's my only vehicle so I will have to make arrangements for transportation before I can leave it for god knows how long.
BD 11/15/11, ETA 11/26, Delivered 11/23, received 11/28 2012 Base v6, Grabber Blue, Manual, exterior sport appearance package, stripe delete, MT82
Mine has almost killed me on the highway in perfect driving conditions, twice. Ford won't look into it because they can't reproduce the error (and to their credit, neither can I). I just started driving with traction control off and it's no longer an issue
OP, this has happened to a number of people, mine did it once for sure and once maybe. Unless it does it often or you have an excellant dealer I would ignore it. That is what I would do but the decision is yours....good luck.
as far as legal rights if you can prove the accident was caused by the T/C you have a good case but key word is prove.