Same thing happened once to me. I had to pull over and turn the car off to get it to act normal.I don't think that's the cause.
You see, I've also had Advancetrack sort of flake out on me twice now. Both times was under light acceleration (The second was leaving the grocery store with a dozen eggs sitting on my passenger seat.) and both times were between 20 and 40 MPH.
It did pretty much the same thing as described. Jaming on the brakes, refusing to let me accelerate, and pulsing the application. Also the Advancetrac light on the dash was blinking like crazy.
Personally I'm leaning towards a faulty gyroscopic or wheel spin sensor myself. Unfortunately with it being an intermittent and unreproducable problem I get no help from the dealer.
Hey Deysha, I called and left a message no call back. Went back to the dealership and just spoke to my CSM but it was yet another wasted trip he had nothing, and I still couldn't get it in today. After speaking to the shop foreman I now have an appointment for next Tuesday. They think they will have it for at least 2 days because they want to try and duplicate it again, then hook up the VDR for me a 1.5 hour task. And he says he thinks he can maybe get me a car to drive, needs special Ford authorization or something? ***SIGH***Contact your CSM as soon as possible, 11Red3.7.
Dan, Please, please get your info and VIN to Deysha!Same thing happened once to me. I had to pull over and turn the car off to get it to act normal.
Red,Dan, Please, please get your info and VIN to Deysha!
Deysha according to my count including the complaints on other Forums, and the '11 GT500, that is seven 2011 Mustangs with Advanctrac freaking out causing the car to swerve.
Sorry AM this makes no sense to me. Besides fighting the car trying to keep it from going in the ditch or hitting someone else advanctrac can only be deactivated while at a complete stop with your foot on the brakes. I do know this during the first event the car would not respond to the TC button at all. Next Tuesday the blackbox or vdr gets installed.Red, I'm not gonna read through this again but (and I know how this is easier to say than do) if possible next time it does this try keeping your foot on the gas, the other foot pressing lightly on the brake (enough to activate the lights) then press and hold the t/c switch for about 5 seconds to see if it'll disable the advancetrac. this may help in diagnosis if the tech is gifted.
Oh ok, but the VIN would still be useful if the next owner brings the car in for the bad advanctrac. Thanks! CindyRed,
I traded mine on Saturday, not because of anything to do with the car except that it doesn't pull a boat to well. So I guess someone else can deal with it.
Ahhh I get it now. On the 11s & 12s the GTs and the V6s with the Performance Package have Sport Mode. I have a 2011 V6 Premium, so sadly no Sport Mode for me. Thanks for the thought though, any and all ideas/thoughts are appreciated.Red, I believe that you just need to have your foot on the brake it looks for a input signal this will allow my PP to go into a looser trac control mode (option with perf pack) while driving by me lightly pressing the brake tapping the t/c button twice. Try when it's not messing up to be cruising light brake application and hold the t/c button down for 5-10 secs to see is the vsc goes off. +1 on avoiding ditch.
I’ve re-opened the case for you, 11Red3.7. You should receive a call by end of business today.Hey Deysha, I called and left a message no call back. Went back to the dealership and just spoke to my CSM but it was yet another wasted trip he had nothing, and I still couldn't get it in today. After speaking to the shop foreman I now have an appointment for next Tuesday. They think they will have it for at least 2 days because they want to try and duplicate it again, then hook up the VDR for me a 1.5 hour task. And he says he thinks he can maybe get me a car to drive, needs special Ford authorization or something? ***SIGH***
This happened to me before a couple times. Hope your data recorder comes up with an answer! I did not have tc off, but did not have any reason for it to activate either.It was 80F, on a clear, flat, smooth dry on ramp. I tried to get around an 18 wheeler hauling rocks. I had TC off, and went to 2/3 or 3/4 throttle, didn't even floor it, when I got along side the truck the TC Active light came on cutting the throttle and slaming on each brake individually in a clockwise order. I wasn't even coming close to breaking any traction, and this went on for a while. I pulled over, put it in park then pulled back out to get on the freeway. I very slowly and steadilly pulled up to about 50mph and the TC freaked out again!! Slamming each individual brake so hard I began swirving badly, and I'm in the middle lane with traffic passing me on both sides now. Even when I slowed way down it is still going nuts. The TC button would not work, I couldn't turn TC or advanctrac on, off or anything. Finally I made it to the shoulder, turned the car off for several minutes and babyed the car home.
I have an appointment with the dealer tomorrow. I've been postponing the shifting TSB, and the squeaky belt TSB hoping they would happen more often making it easier to diagnose. Also my steering wheel buttons are looking bad, flaking off paint. Sure hope they can get me fixed up. Just don't want to hear that they drove around the block and it drove fine for them...
Anyone have a similar TC event?
Thank you Deadstick I hope it does too. And by my count on this and other forums you are the 8th person to complain about this including me. The only one to come up with an answer so far is a 2011 GT500 guy with a manual who figured out how to make it fail on demand. I hope I'm the second, and the first with an auto to figure this out, with the help of the VDR. So far all failures that I have sorted thru have been right after startup, usually a warm startup, making a stop, then a hard turn, then accelerating past 45mph. The harder you're accelerating the more agressive and scary the advanctrac intervention. It has happened to me twice with traction contol off, one time with TC on.This happened to me before a couple times. Hope your data recorder comes up with an answer! I did not have tc off, but did not have any reason for it to activate either.
Yes Blue that is almost textbook, excepty for the one time going off at 60mph. Do you have an MT-82? I'll link the GT500 guy from the other thread he was able to get his to fail on comand with his manual and his got fixed. Please contact Deysha, and NHTSA, I have my link a few pages back. You can take our complaint #'s and put them in yours. Your's is the 9th mustang to report this in a forum by my count. If you can't tell this is personal now and I want this stupid dangerours glitch fixed...Mine freaked out for the first time yesterday. Thankfully it was only the front left and with no traffic around. The situation when it happened is exactly what you described for most people's. I had a cold start up and drove about two miles down the street to a store. I was in the store for just a couple minutes. When I went to leAve the store I had to drive down a short road, about 100 feet, come to a stop, turn right about 60 degrees and then accelerate. When I git about 60 is when my front left wheel started slamming on and off the brake. I pulled over and came to a complete stop. I waited for a minutes and then proceeded to drive to a gas station about 300 yards away. When I reached about 45mph the front left wheel started braking on and off again. After turning the car off at the gas station and back on I didn't have a problem the rest of the way home.
Mine is the 10th then.Your's is the 9th mustang to report this in a forum by my count.
This happened to me before a couple times. Hope your data recorder comes up with an answer! I did not have tc off, but did not have any reason for it to activate either.
Deysha are you getting this? Another one.
Mine freaked out for the first time yesterday. Thankfully it was only the front left and with no traffic around.
Thank you, 11Red3.7. Guys, please PM me with all your info and make appointments with your dealers so we can get this resolved.Mine is the 10th then.
Last week Wednesday. Clear Texas morning. No water or oil on the road. Merged into a road turning crisply 90 degrees to the right and then go up a hill. After shifting to 3rd gear around 40mph the car lost power and the traction control light was blinking.