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For those who have had 12v Battery problems


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Poll: Only if you have had 12v Battery Problems... (111 member(s) have cast votes)

What package do you have?

  1. SE 200A (26 votes [23.42%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.42%

  2. SE 201A (36 votes [32.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.43%

  3. SE 202A (4 votes [3.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.60%

  4. SE 203A (2 votes [1.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.80%

  5. SEL 300A (5 votes [4.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.50%

  6. SEL 301A (6 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  7. SEL 302A (7 votes [6.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.31%

  8. SEL 303A (7 votes [6.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.31%

  9. Energi 300A (4 votes [3.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.60%

  10. Energi 301A (2 votes [1.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.80%

  11. Energi 302A (5 votes [4.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.50%

  12. Energi 303A (7 votes [6.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.31%

What month was your car born?

  1. July '12 (3 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  2. August '12 (10 votes [9.01%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.01%

  3. September '12 (16 votes [14.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.41%

  4. October '12 (18 votes [16.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.22%

  5. November '12 (5 votes [4.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.50%

  6. December '12 (12 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  7. January '13 (11 votes [9.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.91%

  8. February '13 (10 votes [9.01%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.01%

  9. March '13 (7 votes [6.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.31%

  10. April '13 (4 votes [3.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.60%

  11. May '13 (4 votes [3.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.60%

  12. June '13 (3 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  13. July '13 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. August '13 (2 votes [1.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.80%

  15. September '13 (3 votes [2.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  16. October '13 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. November '13 (1 votes [0.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.90%

  18. December '13 (2 votes [1.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.80%

What was the resolution (final fix)?

  1. Replaced 12v Battery (21 votes [18.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.92%

  2. Tailgate problems (1 votes [0.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.90%

  3. Replaced frayed wires (1 votes [0.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.90%

  4. Replaced module in car (i.e. power drain) (1 votes [0.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.90%

  5. Melted fuse box (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Don't know yet... (71 votes [63.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 63.96%

  7. Instrument Panel Replaced (1 votes [0.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.90%

  8. Replaced Car (2 votes [1.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.80%

  9. Software update (13 votes [11.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.71%

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#1 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Please post in the poll only if you have had a 12v battery problem.  Let's see if we can get a consensus.

Edit: Added more months.

Edited by zhackwyatt, 17 July 2013 - 06:01 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   Ryan McEachern

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

This is a good idea. Posting to move it back to the top, and keep track of it.

#3 OFFLINE   RedLdr1

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

See Here for a full overview of what was replaced in my C-Max.  If you have any questions or comments about my issues please reply in that thread not in this one...  Let's try and keep this on topic....



#4 OFFLINE   mbedit

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

The eventual outcome of mine was they replaced the entire vehicle, but i never found out the actual issue with the previous one. So I selected the the don't know option.



#5 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

The eventual outcome of mine was they replaced the entire vehicle, but i never found out the actual issue with the previous one. So I selected the the don't know option.

Good point, added that as an option.



#6 OFFLINE   mbedit

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Thanks. updated my vote!



#7 OFFLINE   jld

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

Survey is a very good idea. Results should be interesting as time goes on and more people enter info.



#8 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

zhackwyatt - great idea  :) 



#9 OFFLINE   bymaine

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

Thanks, I voted 'don't know yet' since the CMax was just returned after 1 week with no findings, but awaiting Ford's recommendations. 



#10 OFFLINE   GreenMtn

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

My C-Max SE has about 1,000 miles on it, and I just had my second dead battery in two weeks. 30 min on a charger gets me going again, though.

 

The dealer says Ford is working on the problem.



#11 OFFLINE   JAZ

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:36 AM

For those of you charging:  do you connect the charge cables under the hood or directly to the battery in the trunk?  With 600 miles I've had no problem thus far but frequent checking of the battery (under the hood) shows only 12.1 to 12.5 volts at any given time after shutdown.  And thanks.


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#12 OFFLINE   pomtrey

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

for the 2 dead batteries we had in December, ford assistance used the ports under the hood and our car started right up. we now own a jump starter
(fingers crossed, knock on wood, etc. we haven't had to use it). Gracie is an SE 201A with just 1300 miles since dec. 3; probably had less than 100 mis. the first time and maybe 700 the second time. i hold my breath every time i go to the garage til i see i click the fob and see lights. then it's off we go. love her!!!

#13 OFFLINE   Max Power

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

For those of you charging:  do you connect the charge cables under the hood or directly to the battery in the trunk?  With 600 miles I've had no problem thus far but frequent checking of the battery (under the hood) shows only 12.1 to 12.5 volts at any given time after shutdown.  And thanks.

 

 

These are the same readings that I am getting. 



#14 OFFLINE   wab

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

for the 2 dead batteries we had in December, ford assistance used the ports under the hood and our car started right up. we now own a jump starter
(fingers crossed, knock on wood, etc. we haven't had to use it). Gracie is an SE 201A with just 1300 miles since dec. 3; probably had less than 100 mis. the first time and maybe 700 the second time. i hold my breath every time i go to the garage til i see i click the fob and see lights. then it's off we go. love her!!!

 

zhackwyatt

 

This may not be relevant but I noticed most dead battery reports also say something like

" i hold my breath every time i go to the garage til i see i click the fob and see lights."

 

We never lock our car in the garage, have 1300 miles and NO battery problems.

Heck for the first week I didn't even lock it while shopping, finally got used to the keyless system.

 

I wounder if there are any  non-lockers  that have found their battery dead?

 

wab



#15 OFFLINE   pomtrey

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

ah but we don't have the keyless system. i don't lock the car when it's in the garage but press the fob anyway when i'm going to take it out just so i can see lights which let's me know the battery's not dead. but the car is always locked when we go anywhere. livin in Brooklyn--can't leave temptation!!

#16 OFFLINE   oxnard

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

zhackwyatt

 

This may not be relevant but I noticed most dead battery reports also say something like

" i hold my breath every time i go to the garage til i see i click the fob and see lights."

 

We never lock our car in the garage, have 1300 miles and NO battery problems.

Heck for the first week I didn't even lock it while shopping, finally got used to the keyless system.

 

I wounder if there are any  non-lockers  that have found their battery dead?

 

wab

Never locked the car in my garage.  It still died.  2 1/2 weeks in the dealer now.



#17 OFFLINE   StoBro2

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:01 PM

I seem to recall an issue with dead batteries in the 5-series BMWs and one of the theories was that if you parked your car in the your garage and left it unlocked the keyless entry system was always in "standby" or "ready" mode or something like that as long as the fob was within range of the proximity sensor in the car. It was proposed that owners should always lock their cars to prevent draining down the battery. I could be remembering that wrong and it's quite possible Ford's system doesn't work the same way. Still, food for thought...


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#18 OFFLINE   JAZ

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

Where are Sherlock or Monk when we need them?


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#19 OFFLINE   Hatchman

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

Good to see there hasn't been any problems for 2013 build dates.  Maybe Ford figured it out? 


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#20 OFFLINE   Max Power

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

My sticker doesn't have the build date on it.  Where do I find this?  The print date is in 2013, can I assume it was built in 2013?








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