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#1 of 16 new 09 Escape with a dead battery
May 01, 2009 (1:21 pm)
I just bought an 09 Escape last night. It has 30 miles on it. This morning it didn't want to start. Yes, with just 30 miles. I called Roadside Assistance and they came in 15 minutes, found the battery was dead. He showed me there's a sign on the battery showing red. They did the jump start. I drove to the dealership. They tested the battery and said it was broken and gave me a new battery.
I have nothing to complain about their support/service. But the initial quality (or quality control) could be better. I hope this is just the battery itself and not something worse causing this.
#2 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
May 01, 2009 (1:40 pm)
Even with the best quaity control, odds are that there will be an occasional defect that makes its way into the hands of a customer.
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#3 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
by vg33e power
May 01, 2009 (3:25 pm)
No big deal here buddy. My Escape when I bought it brand new in 2004 had a bad battery from the start. The dealership replaced it and voila! The dead battery syndrome is quite common on new vehicles because they sit on the shipping yard and on the dealerships lot for so long with out running that the batteries loose their charge to the point that they become bad. This has nothing to do with initial quality from Ford, if any it has to do with the lack of attention on the specific dealership to keep the batteries charged and in good health.
On a positive note you got a brand new battery out of this!
#4 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [vg33e power]
May 01, 2009 (5:28 pm)
good point. what was the build date of the vehicle?
to be honest, i am skeptical of posters who's first posts are about some obscure problem.
#5 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [explorerx4]
May 01, 2009 (6:33 pm)
There's nothing wrong with seeking a little reassurance after investing heavily in some vehicle.
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#6 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [explorerx4]
May 01, 2009 (6:47 pm)
the VIN ends with B27xxx, don't know exactly the build date though
#7 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [vg33e power]
May 01, 2009 (6:48 pm)
Thanks. I figure the same. I still have faith on Ford.
#8 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [tidester]
May 01, 2009 (6:49 pm)
One thing for sure, I definitely feel better after reading posts from your guys. Thanks a lot!!
#9 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
May 02, 2009 (8:18 am)
our 09 ending with B40... was built in January 09. There is a sticker on the drivers side front door. the date (mm/yy) is at the top left.
#10 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [explorerx4]
May 02, 2009 (1:47 pm)
mine was built in 12/08