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Today the engine failsafe mode message was on my dash display. What does this mean?

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It says limp-home operations what does that mean and what is the real promblem that is occuring with my mustang. my warning display is stating engine failsafe mode when i was driving also felt no pick up for a couple of miles. please answer

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