After my last dead battery issue and them finding a faulty cell that was replaced - it has been six wonderful months with no issues on my 2013 C-max but yesterday the dreaded 'dead as a doornail' returned and this time it isn't holding any recharge at all. On previous occassions when we have jump started it and got it going it would be fine but not this time - twice we had to jump start it yesterday and again this morning to get it down to the service dealer. This is now the 7th dead battery.
It is sad - this was my first ever brand new car...something we saved a long time for and something that we hoped would be reliable and that I could depend on - and of coarse like so many C-max owners this hasn't turbed out to be the case. Every morning when I go out to start my day I open the car door and silently hold my breath to see if the lights come on and every morning you wait and dread to see when they don't - this isn't how it should be when you buy a car brand new :(
Nothing to do now but wait and see what the service department finds this time and maybe also start considering whether it is time to trade it in and actually get a 'reliable' car.