This will be a fault in the transmission range sensor. This sensor is located on top of the transmission and is used by the engine management to determine the position of the gear lever. This sensor also contains the reverse light circuit and the neutral/park start circuit. The Ford number for this sensor is 4628020. This sensor is also the same on Mondeos with the CD4E auto. transmission, it is held on with 2 small bolts.
If this sensor fails the engine management may prevent the engine starting if the lever position is detected as not in P or N even if the lever is actually in these positions
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