Hope your Cmax's are great. I have continued to lose battery capacity, but I am mostly driving in EV. Almost 40k on the car and 33-34K is EV. So my totally battery usage including regen and the hybrid mode is about 4.0 KWH per discharge using conservative hypermiling tactics.
Got charge cord issues again. They started in August with the wrench light in the car and the warning light on the charge cord flashing. I got it to reset and the wrench hasn't reappeared - yet.
However, I am now getting the warning flasher on the charge cord regardless of where I plug in the 110 charge cord (home, relatives, other outlet, etc.) It has failed to start charging three times now and flashes the warning every time on the charge cord circuitry housing.
This is the exact notification warning I was receiving on MFM when the last cord failed. On the 29th it failed 3 times in a row, however MFM only logged it as one failure. The 10/29 faults and 10/31 faults were at different locations. So it is not the outlet.
- 10/29/2016 4:09:51 pmChunk: Scheduled charge did not begin - external fault
- 10/31/2016 9:29:04 pmChunk: Scheduled charge did not begin - external fault
Warning light every charge:
I have been hoping (willful ignorance) that it would go away. But the last time this pattern went its course, the charge cord died and would not begin the charge cycle period. The solution was a new cord (the one they gave me at the dealer didn't have packaging so I will assume new). It worked for 8 months and has struggled for two. Right now the warning flasher is on but the car is charging. Last weekend it failed to begin the cycle twice.
I am not happy with the cord starting to fail again in exactly the same manner as it failed a year ago. When I brought it to the local FORD dealer in late August that originally replaced it, they told me I was out of luck for the warranty on the cord would cover only 6 months. HUH?
Hopefully, Ford will do the right thing. I did not expect that to be an item to ever replace during a long car ownership. Replacing such an item every year or two would be ridiculous and surely bite way too deep into any savings afforded by driving on E.
Anyone else having similar luck with charge cord. Love to hear other insights, experiences, or sage advice as to how to resolve this if the unfortunate inevitability of a dead charge cord repeats itself.