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Old 05-19-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #22
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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...
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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...
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #24
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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...
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #25
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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.
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Try turning off the MFT display when you do this. Settings-Display off I think.
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Try turning off the MFT display when you do this. Settings-Display off I think.
How do I get it back on then?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:19 AM   #28
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How do I get it back on then?
Tap the screen.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #29
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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.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #30
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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.
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