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Lessons learned from a dead 12 volt battery


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#21 OFFLINE   honemch

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

Found this one... http://fordcmaxenerg...2-dayscar-dies/

 

I think there is another somewhere

 

This is the other I was thinking of... http://fordcmaxenerg...ealer#entry7022

 

but after reading it again, I don't think that one pertains to you.









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#22 OFFLINE   chryssa

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

@Honemch, thanks for the speedy reply!  The second link might not apply to me, but it does give more food for thought.  Plus, Shorttack shows how important it is to keep detailed records of all system anomalies.  



#23 OFFLINE   67gtcougar

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

Whew, y'all are scaring me!  I'm getting impatient and not-so-thrilled with my salesman - placed an order March 27 and have yet to see an order confirmation, DORA or VIN.  On the other hand maybe the longer I wait the more glitches will be worked out.

 

@Honemch - do you remember where you read about the bad circuit board?

I still love the car.  I was lucky when my order stalled back in February, since I was able to purchase the exact car from a lot in Oregon.  We love not having to hastle with gas stations very often.  Around town we only use about 3 gallons/month.  Hopefully all the bad publicity doesn't make the CMax as rare as the Ford Edsel. 



#24 OFFLINE   stevenlit

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

I just returned from a five day trip. We towed our Energi behind the moho. Going, we had no problems. The high voltage battery was fully chared. I assume the 12 volt was too. We stopped overnight. The Energi is a great toad by the way. Coming back we did the 381 mile trip in one shot, with just brief stretch breaks. I was running in hybrid mode the last day and didn't charge it over night. When we got home after about 8 hours travel, I had to put a charger on the battery for 15-20 minutes in order to move it to the garage to plug it in. Manual sez stop every 6 hours, run the engine for 5 minutes, etc. Heck, I haven't figured out how to start the gas engine yet. I'd appreciate any knowledge you all can provide me.

#25 OFFLINE   honemch

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:57 PM

I just returned from a five day trip. We towed our Energi behind the moho. Going, we had no problems. The high voltage battery was fully chared. I assume the 12 volt was too. We stopped overnight. The Energi is a great toad by the way. Coming back we did the 381 mile trip in one shot, with just brief stretch breaks. I was running in hybrid mode the last day and didn't charge it over night. When we got home after about 8 hours travel, I had to put a charger on the battery for 15-20 minutes in order to move it to the garage to plug it in. Manual sez stop every 6 hours, run the engine for 5 minutes, etc. Heck, I haven't figured out how to start the gas engine yet. I'd appreciate any knowledge you all can provide me.


With the car "on" and in park, push on the gas pedal.

#26 OFFLINE   macmic6

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:26 PM

I have gone out to my car numerous times and found it dead. I or DH call Ford roadside, who brings out the battery that allows us to charge the car. Car goes to dealer and they can't find the problem. Car comes home and works fine for days or weeks then does it again. Well last week was the last straw. It happened twice in two days. I told them to keep it until it is fixed. They think they have found the problem. The ignition switch was sticking and draining the battery. I hope this fixes it because otherwise Ford will be giving me a new car under the Lemon Law. I just can't trust this car to be running when I need it. I have to have a car that starts every day. I have read all the postings on stuff that is causing it., 



#27 OFFLINE   altabrig

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

This dead thread sure illustrates that the early builds have had the battery issues from the get go. SHOULD BE a recall or at least a FORD COVERED TCU FLASH TSB when this common failure occurs.








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