I've had a couple of issues with MyFordTouch the last couple of weeks. The first, sometimes when I start my car I get the top and bottom menus for MFT but it will be a completely blank screen in between -- the quadrants and information for Phone, Nav, Entertainment, and Climate won't be there. If I put the car into reverse, so the backup camera comes on, the screen will be correct when it replaces the camera. Also, I typically can touch one of the menus and it will work after that.
The other issue, MFT is shutting off after only a minute or two when I shut the car off, after which I'll get the message that it is shutting down to save battery.
With the second issue, I'm guessing that the 12V battery is getting to a point where I need to replace it. Would that also be causing the first issue, or do you think that the system might need to be checked out (and would the recall on the MFT system cover this type of issue)?
Also, if it likely is the 12V battery, what is the best way to replace it? First, will I be able to find a suitable replacement locally or will I need to order it over the Internet? Next, for those that have replaced it, how difficult is it to replace? I'm guessing I can find instructions on how to fix it here, and likely on YouTube, I'm mostly curious, since I only have basic tools and skills (such as being able to change oil) how tough I will find it to do.