My son’s X-type has over some time occasionally gone into “restricted performance” (limp home) mode but a restart has removed the condition, so I haven’t actually involved myself in the issue.
This week, however, the problem took on a more permanent characteristic, urging me to get on the case. I found, after searching our excellent archives, that there have been reports of this in the past, specifically one that matched up nicely with our issue; When reducing speed by shifting down on approaching (for instance) a roundabout, at a certain rpm and clutch partly depressed, the condition occurs every time! (Glow plug symbol flashes.)
Upon immediately stopping and starting the car again, the ABS light is lit and then disappears almost immediately. Pulling away, the car will run as normal until the next time the above occurs. Trying to avoid said MO by say reducing the speed earlier before the roundabout and thus run through it without downshift and use of the clutch, avoids the problem.
Has anyone experienced this, and more importantly, found the cause and fixed it?