2012 Focus Titanium "Low Battery see Owner's Manual" after 20 Minutes of Stereo on - Page 3 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 113602
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: 2013 Tuxedo Black Focus SE Sedan

Posts: 184
Points 272, Level 5
Points: 272, Level: 5 Points: 272, Level: 5 Points: 272, Level: 5
Level Up 44% Completed
Level up: 44% Level up: 44% Level up: 44%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 babaei Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If your car starts, your battery is probably fine. The small battery just isn't equipped to handle the current draw of the HVAC, transmission, headlights, fuel pump, engine computer and sensors, etc., for very long without the engine running.
babaei is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #22
Focus Enthusiast
 
Vanquished's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 114099
Location: Wellesley, MA
What I Drive: 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Plus

Posts: 215
Points 886, Level 15
Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15
Level Up 86% Completed
Level up: 86% Level up: 86% Level up: 86%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Vanquished Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Well I brought it to the dealer to have them test the battery. They said it was fine so I guess I just have to live with it. Gotta say I'm pretty disappointed that battery drains after such a short time of listening to music...
Vanquished is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #23
Focus Fiend
 
TboneZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90494
Location: Jackson, MO
What I Drive: You Crazy

Posts: 2,277
Points 1,359, Level 20
Points: 1,359, Level: 20 Points: 1,359, Level: 20 Points: 1,359, Level: 20
Level Up 59% Completed
Level up: 59% Level up: 59% Level up: 59%
Forum Activity 62%
Activity: 62% Activity: 62% Activity: 62%
FF Reputation: 12 TboneZX3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
That seems strange to me. I listen to my stereo for a couple hours at a time fairly frequently and my battery is still strong. Granted, I don't have the Sony system and I don't have the key on with other accessories...
__________________
HN #90
'12 SE Sport 5Dr |╠╬╝|SGM|203a|Moonroof|17" Paint/Mach Whls|K&N 57S-4000|FFE RMM|Steeda STB, RSB|JBR bushings
'01 ZX3|╠╬╝|Pitch Blk|Prem pkg|Moonroof|SVT Snorkel|SVT Susp|Steeda STS|Magnaflow exh
TboneZX3 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #24
Focus Enthusiast
 
Vanquished's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 114099
Location: Wellesley, MA
What I Drive: 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Plus

Posts: 215
Points 886, Level 15
Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15
Level Up 86% Completed
Level up: 86% Level up: 86% Level up: 86%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Vanquished Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
That seems strange to me. I listen to my stereo for a couple hours at a time fairly frequently and my battery is still strong. Granted, I don't have the Sony system and I don't have the key on with other accessories...
They say the My Ford Touch system uses "that much" power... I'm stunned too because I could have my previous car on battery for hours listening music as well. And though it didn't have the big touch screen it still had a premium sound system with a better/bigger sub woofer and I can only assume it was far less efficient than the Focus. 30 minutes of radio is just unacceptable, I use the radio while detailing my car a good detail is not completed in 30 minutes...

When I get my oil changed from the dealer I bought it from in 4k miles I'll tell them about the issue and see if they can replace the battery. Think the place I went to isn't the best dealership, they act like I'm annoying them when I have concerns about my car, as if they weren't getting paid by ford to perform the work...
Vanquished is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #25
Focus Fanatic
 
PratoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88058
Location: Milwaukee, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Kona Blue Ti Hatchback, DCT

Posts: 4,092
Points 3,378, Level 36
Points: 3,378, Level: 36 Points: 3,378, Level: 36 Points: 3,378, Level: 36
Level Up 19% Completed
Level up: 19% Level up: 19% Level up: 19%
Forum Activity 9%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
FF Reputation: 16 PratoN Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
My car did this a few days ago as well. 15 minutes in the car (no HVAC or lights - just MFT and bluetooth on) and I got the low battery message.
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, DCT, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 122k miles and counting...
PratoN is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 07:32 AM   #26
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 93289
Location: Howell, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SEL

Posts: 617
Points 1,635, Level 23
Points: 1,635, Level: 23 Points: 1,635, Level: 23 Points: 1,635, Level: 23
Level Up 35% Completed
Level up: 35% Level up: 35% Level up: 35%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 3 lewisra Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Try turning off the MFT display when you do this. Settings-Display off I think.
lewisra is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 08:12 AM   #27
Focus Enthusiast
 
Vanquished's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 114099
Location: Wellesley, MA
What I Drive: 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Plus

Posts: 215
Points 886, Level 15
Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15
Level Up 86% Completed
Level up: 86% Level up: 86% Level up: 86%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Vanquished Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
Try turning off the MFT display when you do this. Settings-Display off I think.
How do I get it back on then?
Vanquished is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 08:19 AM   #28
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 93289
Location: Howell, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SEL

Posts: 617
Points 1,635, Level 23
Points: 1,635, Level: 23 Points: 1,635, Level: 23 Points: 1,635, Level: 23
Level Up 35% Completed
Level up: 35% Level up: 35% Level up: 35%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 3 lewisra Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vanquished View Post
How do I get it back on then?
Tap the screen.
lewisra is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #29
Focus Enthusiast
 
sekazi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 114026
Location: Jacksonville, FL
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Ti Tux. Sedan

Posts: 114
Points 295, Level 5
Points: 295, Level: 5 Points: 295, Level: 5 Points: 295, Level: 5
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 sekazi Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
What I can do is tomorrow I will get the battery volts of mine. I use my car usually about 50 minutes a day in battery but tomorrow will be about 30 minutes since it is Friday. I will get the battery volts before and after. Then Monday I will do the same except with the car in ACC mode.
sekazi is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #30
Focus Enthusiast
 
sekazi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Fan#: 114026
Location: Jacksonville, FL
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Ti Tux. Sedan

Posts: 114
Points 295, Level 5
Points: 295, Level: 5 Points: 295, Level: 5 Points: 295, Level: 5
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 sekazi Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I also run on battery when I arrive to work but usually for no more than 10 minutes. Today was about 5 minutes with the radio on a iPod via USB and volume set to 8.
Before = 11.8v
Ran from 12:10 pm to 12:28 pm in ACC mode with blowers at 4 and radio at 6. If it makes any difference it was FM HD.
Ran from 12:28 pm to 12:56 pm with everything off except the radio and it was set at 4. FM HD still
After = 11.4v

So I was on battery for 46 minutes and dropped 0.4v.
sekazi is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1