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Old 11-28-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation Battery going dead?

Already, wow. just had it a year the car tells me my battery is low and to consult the handbook.

Is this only weird for me?


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Old 11-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Already, wow. just had it a year the car tells me my battery is low and to consult the handbook.

Is this only weird for me?
At least you were warned. A few users have gone out to their cars to find they have dead batteries. This early is odd, yes - but just like with cars, sometimes you just get a lemon.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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I remember mine doing it a couple of weeks after I bought the car. I would wait on my g/f to get off work and have the music playing with the car in on ( so the windows will roll up or down) and not even 5 minutes later I get the low battery warning. Still happens to this day. Even though I got that it still is running great. Got my car in Sep of 11.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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Already, wow. just had it a year the car tells me my battery is low and to consult the handbook.

Is this only weird for me?
Could be a problem with the charging system. Bad alternator, loose connection, etc..
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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I just had mine die last weekend after 8 months. No warnings or anything, just wouldn't start Saturday night. Got a jump from a friend to get home, then called Roadside to jump it again on Sunday so I could leave it at the dealer. They replaced it with a Motorcraft Max battery under warranty, from looking at fordparts.com seems like their best battery. Hopefully this won't happen again in 8 months.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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Happened to me as well, had the stereo on for about 5min and car would not start. Took it in to the dealer and it was a bad battery. I noticed this only after a month of ownership. Its not a big deal to me, batteries fail, nothing you can do about it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:18 PM   #7
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I took it to the dealer today and they replaced the battery. I can't even remember the last car battery I bought. Had a Corolla for 9 years and never had a battery issue.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #8
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Dead Battery Too...

Went away for four weeks and came back to a dead 2012 Focus that would not start. Charged the battery with a 1.5 amp trickle charger, but after a few hours, the battery only measured 10 volts with a voltmeter. Jump started the car and went for a short test ride without any problem. Parked back in the garage, and shut down. Re-started without a problem. Ran a Vehicle Health Report and no battery issues were reported. We'll see how it is tomorrow.
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If it is just the battery I am and am not suprised. Normally Motorcraft batteries are pretty good, I have had good luck with ones I have gotten in the past. However it seems that the ones that come new in cars are having issues. I know the one in my parents 07 Escape had a cell go bad with in a year or so. They also had issues with the battery in their 06 Mustang GT, however that might have been from not driving it much and letting it sit.
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