Last post on May 15, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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#13 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
Dec 12, 2009 (4:35 pm)
My daughter has a new 2009 ford escape and she is on her fourth battery. They keep telling her the battery is bad. Can one vehicle really get three bad batteries in a row? The problem seems to be if it isn't used for a few days the battery goes dead and she has to call and have it jumped. She brings it back to where it was purchased and they tell her it was just a bad battery. Any ideas as to what she should do? I asked them about the GEM module and they laughed at me. Do you think she should pursue the Lemon Law? Same problem three times in a row? The vehicle now has 10,000 miles on it.
#14 of 16 Mercury Mariner with a dead battery
Feb 23, 2010 (7:35 am)
I have a 2009 Mercury Mariner and I am having the same problem. The Mariner is basically the Escape. I have had this problem twice now. The 1st time I blamed myself because I left a cell phone charger plugged in and the car sat for a couple of days.
This time I let the Mariner sit for about 1.5 weeks because it does not have 4 wheel drive and we have had a lot of snow. I made sure everything was turned off, unplugged, etc. Went to drive it today and the battery was dead. I didn't have time to deal with it this morning, so I drove my 2001 Nissan Frontier to work today.
Sounds to me like Ford has a electrical problem in these vehicles. The dealer is going to check it out and the electrical system. But I am skeptical if this will solve the problem.
#16 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kssh]
May 15, 2010 (6:19 pm)
Does she keep a cell phone charger on in the car?