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Ford Escape, Electrical, SUV
#3 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
by vg33e power
May 01, 2009 (2:25 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 (4:28 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 (5:33 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 (5:47 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 (5:48 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 (5:49 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 (7:18 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 (12:47 pm)
mine was built in 12/08
#11 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
May 02, 2009 (1:19 pm)
i hope your new battery makes everything ok.
one time my wife bought a new car.
she took it to a store, and called me to tell me it was totally dead.
the remote to unlock the doors wouldn't even work.
i drove over to check out the car.
by accident, i discovered the battery cables were loose.
i tightened them up and the car was ok, until the battery went bad years later.
#12 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [explorerx4]
Jul 05, 2009 (4:36 pm)
I completely agree with the other posters - the battery problem is not indicative of Ford's QC program and/or the vehicle's overall reliability. Ford and other car makers should take a lesson from VW. Did you ever see their (VW) cars come off the transport trucks? They have a solar cell attached inside the front windshield to keep the battery charged. They send the solar cells back and re-use them. Probably saves them a ton of $$$$ on batteries and battery-related warranty issues from new car buyers.