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Hello Carlos, I'm new here also. I saw this and had a similar experience on my '06 recently. This is likely caused by a failure of the board in your instrument cluster, which is common in this year range of Fords. The board failure is likely due to a cold solder joint which is actually a common problem across the industry in this time frame due to OEM's getting away from lead in the solder.
The reason this happens is that auto manufacturers use what is called a CAN-BUS which allows for info to be passed back and forth with fewer wires i.e. not as many dedicated circuits are required. Nearly every component in the system acts as a hub for the CAN-BUS, so when a failure occurs, you get weird results.
Ford implemented a low-fuel limp home at some point (I think it was implemented by the MY2004, but someone else will have to confirm) that is intended to save the injectors in the event you run out of fuel. Low fuel pressure can damage injectors in these engines. In this case the PCM thinks it's low on fuel, kicking the code and sending it into limp-home. On a side note, on my '06, this limp-home actually improved my sticking VGT, as it appeared to slam it to the VGT from full open to full close over and over every time it would cut fuel in limp mode.
I bought a rebuilt cluster from Circuit Board Medics (there are other sources as well) and it fixed my problem. They programmed the mileage too.
Last edited by ERando; 09-09-2019 at 07:43 AM.