Last post on May 15, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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Ford Escape, Electrical, SUV
#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
#11 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
May 02, 2009 (2:19 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 (5:36 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.
#13 of 16 Re: new 09 Escape with a dead battery [kaiw]
Dec 12, 2009 (5:35 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 (8:35 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 (7:19 pm)
Does she keep a cell phone charger on in the car?