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View Poll Results: Have you/someone replaced the battery in your 2012+ Ford Focus?
Yes, please see post #1 for further questions 5 13.16%
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:30 PM   #1
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Is the factory battery that bad?

I've seen a couple posts now where the person has replaced the factory battery. That strikes me as very strange. Maybe things have changed but, I'm still accustomed to a factory battery lasting at least 6 years; definitely until after the factory warranty has expired.

I'm really curious to know how many people have replaced a factory battery already?

*Further questions*
Build date of the car?
How many miles on the car?
What symptoms lead to replacement?


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Old 01-26-2014, 01:30 AM   #2
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:13 AM   #3
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July 2011 build. No problems yet with my 2012 either
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:30 AM   #4
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Let sit for 2 Months with out starting it

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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Let sit for 2 Months with out starting it

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batteries don't like sitting
I got more than 8yrs out of the factory battery in my Civic but it would be very rare that the car wasn't run every day
I only changed the battery because I figured I was living on borrowed time after 8yrs
if the vehicle is going to sit I would recommend at battery tender
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:08 AM   #6
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My July 2011 build bought August 2011 so 2.5 years old no problems at all with battery
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:08 AM   #7
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:39 AM   #9
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I would venture a guess that it's simply because there are no threads discussing their operational battery. I've had batteries go out on a couple of my new non-Ford vehicles under warranty. If anything, that's when I would prefer for there to be a failure.
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Nope havent had any issues here and mine was the first batch mk3's back in march/april 2011 and about 60k miles
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