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02-11-2013 10:08 AM
Originally Posted by Fumey View Post
Thanks Cory , PM sent . Actually several , as i didnt have the "save sent messages" box checked and sent several times Sorry !

Itís no problem; I got all of your PMs. LOL

Iíll shoot a reply by the end of the day.

02-10-2013 02:24 PM
Fumey Thanks Cory , PM sent . Actually several , as i didnt have the "save sent messages" box checked and sent several times Sorry !
02-06-2013 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Fumey View Post
...I'm taking it to the dealer Wednesday to see if they can find any indication of a parasitic drain...Focus Fanstics have helped me get my ducks in a row before...
Youíre right; the community here is awesome, Fumey. I want to lend a hand by arranging a call from your regional customer service manager. Please send me a PM with your full name, phone number, dealer name/state, VIN, and current mileage.

Originally Posted by tdmer View Post
My Dealer found the battery cable to the starter terminal was loose causing intermittent no crank situation...
Originally Posted by Supramk3 View Post
...i had to have a key replaced...
Originally Posted by warneej View Post
...Cleaned it up and had the dealer replace the battery to keep it from coming back and all is well.
tdmer, Supramk3, & warneej,

Itís great your dealers took care of you guys.

02-04-2013 10:08 PM
Vernl When this happens have you or a dealer actually put a meter on the battery and checked the voltage?...if it is charged, then begin to follow the trouble shoot trail. to cables relays etc. but first establish if the battery is dead or not
02-04-2013 09:00 PM
Fumey No messages , other then the "oil change due".
02-04-2013 07:08 PM
warneej I had the same issue due to massive corrosion on my positive battery lead at the battery. Cleaned it up and had the dealer replace the battery to keep it from coming back and all is well.
02-04-2013 07:04 PM
Supramk3 does any message come up on your message center? i had to have a key replaced. the chip in it was bad. message center said "Key Not Detected". it wouldnt start or crank over.
02-04-2013 03:42 PM
Fumey Also , the connections were tight /clean by the battery , but I didn't check by the stater ....
02-04-2013 03:37 PM
Fumey Gkirk , yes , I did jump the battery , and it started . You may be right , it may be something as simple as a loose connection , but a google search tells me new focus owners are having new batteries replaced multiple times . I'm taking it to the dealer Wednesday to see if they can find any indication of a parasitic drain- but I'm not optimistic . Just wanted to see if anyone on this forum had similar experiences . Focus Fanstics have helped me get my ducks in a row before .
Thanks .
And thank you , Katchoo- glad to hear you solved it .
02-04-2013 03:35 PM
Originally Posted by katchoo22 View Post
That happened to me when I first got my 2002 zetec from the dealer. Random sporadic incidents of nothing, completely nothing when I'd turn the key. Just as random and sporadic it would start right back up. Took it in multiple times to dealer under warranty, they replaced the battery one time...told me another time that the stereo was draining the battery and that they fixed it...again it happened, this time it was the alarm system (that I ordered when I bought the car and they installed -- or sent out for installation) interfering with the ignition but they assured me they fixed the problem. Took it back for other issues when I found out that their "fix" to my starting problem was to remove my alarm system without my knowledge. They're condescending and superior service manager insisted that I did NOT have an alarm, that it is a "keyless entry,ma'am." After quite a few choice words from my ever-so-independent mouth and a threat by them to have me removed, I insisted they get the salesman who sold me the car who confirmed that I did indeed order, pay for, and have installed an alarm system. They quickly had another alarm system reinstalled after which I went back AGAIN for a no-start issue. This time they told me they would have to cut the alarm wires, which I finally told them just do it. They left the alarm module and all the wiring hanging from beneath my dash. Otherwise, car worked fine for several years until a little over a year ago when it happened again. This time I couldn't get it started at all. Went three and a half months having to pop my clutch before I finally had enough. Starter, alternator, all systems were fine. I pulled the shroud off my steering column, followed my ignition wire to the jumbled mess beneath my dash where they had spliced my ignition wires to install the alarm. My foot must have been hitting the wires and eventually knocked the splice completely loose. I can't tell you how FURIOUS I was with that service department and it STILL makes me mad. This was at a time when I didn't know the first thing about the mechanical workings of my car. I have not had one single problem starting my car since I repaired the mess they made. Don't know if it's related or not, but I would suggest tracing your wiring and components along the way. Good luck!
I am annoyed just reading this. :\
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