My 2000 Taurus (12V Vulcan engine, 110k km, 68k miles) had the MIL light
come on. I read the code P0401. It went off for a bit then came back on.
I am registered to receive any recall notices but I haven't received
anything about the DPFE sensor.
Checking I found TSB 02M01S6, which lists that it covers the 2000 Duratec
engine, but only 2001+ for the Vulcan engine. Is my engine actually not
affected? Any chance the dealer would cover it anyways? Or should I try
replacing the sensor myself and pay for it? Or is it a totally unrelated
While your engine doesn't sound like it's covered (checking OASIS is the
surest way to tell), I'd be hard pressed to say that this isn't the cause of
your concern. All the same, even though this is THE popular cause of this
code, a modicum of testing should happem if we're using our own nickel.
This particular failure isn't addressed with a Field Service Action
(Fordspeak for recall) but is covered under what is called a Customer
Satisfaction Program. In all honesty, I have performed many repairs I
thought were retail but a quick OASIS check showed they would be coverred
under warranty..... not many techs check OASIS with enough regularity.
Before anyone gets on a high horse about Ford let's remind ourselves that
each and every company out there makes a living by taking money from
customers (as much as they can) and giving it to the shareholders. In the
book "On A Clear Day, You Can See General Motors", an un-named, high level
exec was quoted as saying "General Motors is NOT in the business of building
cars..... GM is in the business of making money....".
FWIW, you can PM me your VIN, be sure to remind me why in the message (old
fart stuff) and I can see for sure if you're coverred under the CSP...
Hi, I have a 2000 Sable wagon 24v Duratec with 42,000 miles, and my CEL
on last week. I checked the codes yesterday and the only code showing is the
P0401, it returns after a reset.
I read the TSB on the extended 5yr/60,000ml.coverage on the DPFE that Bill2
http://tinyurl.com/8gk5r and my vehicle is covered. However, I am a month
5 yr limit.
I do suspect the DPFE sensor also, and not the egr valve due to current
mileage. I would
appreciate it if some one can post/email/link the voltage specs/range, and
which pin for the
sensor, so I can check mine.
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