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2012 F-150 won't start....
2012 F-150 won't start. Replaced battery and received "Starting System Fault" message. Brand new batter installed 15 minutes ago.
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Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello and thanks for choosing just answer. The starting system fault means that the vehicle isn't reconizing the coded key. Do you have a spare key to try?
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Ford Mechanic: James, Ford Technician replied 3 years ago
Hello, I just wanted to see if you were able to get rid of the starting system fault message?
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