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Powertrain Malfunction message

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Today, after taking my 2019 Ranger Lariat 4X2 on a very short jaunt to get gas, it wouldn’t start. A quick message flashed and the truck went dead. After a few tries with no response, the truck started. I noticed the cruise control wouldn’t work. A little wrench symbol appeared. I figured that was a maintenance reminder as the truck has 18,200 miles on it. When I got home I checked FordPass and there was a message indicating a Powertrain Malfunction and directing me to take the truck in to have it checked. Other than a bad fuel injector being replaced right after I Boulder the truck new, it runs great. Any idea what would cause it not to start and give a Powertrain Malfunction message? 

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It's broken, it even told you it was. Now take it to the dealer it's under warranty.

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  If you really want to have some idea, go buy a cheap OBDII scanner and read the code(s).

I always do this, as many times I get the "could not reproduce" tag if there is no codes (or if whatever is wrong, is not super easily apparent).

Could be a whole bunch of different things, no one is going to be able to diagnose from your description. 

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If you read the codes/have them read, DO NOT DELETE THEM. There is other data (snapshot) that will help with diagnosis that is stored with the DTC. Clearing it can make it impossible to diagnose.  

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