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Old 11-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Here we go leased and new ford with the ecobosst in may so not even six months old had it for a couple months and go to start battery is dead
figured I had left something on no big deal charge battery good to go I thought well about a week later same thing I took it in to get checked all they did was test the battery came back good gave it back so two months later same thing goes bad take it in they change a break sensor the said that it wasn't showing it was in park and was sending power out to other controls
great it fixed not two weeks later dies again take it in they call engineers they have them test all kinds of things cant figure it out they tell me to take it home and call them when it wont start again one week later dead again they come cant tell anything they take it to the shop call ford and they say that they feel it could be killing my battery by radio frequency around my house how could that do that so its been dead 7 times in shop 4 times in first six months and under 5000 miles so what to do besides call a lawyer and see what I can get done that way I love the truck just sucks you spend that kind of money and you never know when the battery will be dead when you go to start it.
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Parasitic drains are most of the time difficult to pinpoint, especially when you have a dealer garage staffed with high school drop outs.

Try a different dealer, the one you've been taking it to obviously does not have staff properly trained or experienced to handle what is as I have come to know, a complicated electrical issue.

Could also be as simple as a batch of batteries that are defective. Happens more often than you might think.

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What I suggest that you do until the problem is fixed is to disconnect the battery when you are done with the truck for the night. Not going to fix the problem obviously, but it will make sure you don't have a dead battery so often; at least until you get it fixed. Dad had an old 7 series BMW he did the same thing to.
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Darn Ecoboost killing batteries. Change to a 5.0 and see if that helps.
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made me remember this thread....check and see...
http://www.f150forum.com/f38/replaci...ew-way-231938/

and another
http://www.f150forum.com/f38/battery...-reset-109656/
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Here we go leased and new ford with the ecobosst in may so not even six months old had it for a couple months and go to start battery is dead
figured I had left something on no big deal charge battery good to go I thought well about a week later same thing I took it in to get checked all they did was test the battery came back good gave it back so two months later same thing goes bad take it in they change a break sensor the said that it wasn't showing it was in park and was sending power out to other controls
great it fixed not two weeks later dies again take it in they call engineers they have them test all kinds of things cant figure it out they tell me to take it home and call them when it wont start again one week later dead again they come cant tell anything they take it to the shop call ford and they say that they feel it could be killing my battery by radio frequency around my house how could that do that so its been dead 7 times in shop 4 times in first six months and under 5000 miles so what to do besides call a lawyer and see what I can get done that way I love the truck just sucks you spend that kind of money and you never know when the battery will be dead when you go to start it.
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Here we go; leased and new ford with the ecoboost in May, so not even six months old. Had it for a couple months; I went to start it, and the battery is dead.

Figured I had left something on, so no big deal. Charge the battery, and its good to go, I thought. Well, about a week later, same thing. I took it in to get checked, and all they did was test the battery. It came back good, and they gave it back. So two months later, same thing. It goes bad, I take it in, and they change a brake sensor. They said that it wasn't showing that it was in park, and it was sending power out to other controls.

Great! It was fixed, but not even two weeks later, it dies again. I take it in, and they call the engineers. They have them test all kinds of things, but can't seem to figure it out. They tell me to take it home, and call them when it won't start again. One week later, it was dead again. They come, but can't tell anything, so they take it to the shop. They then call Ford, and say that they feel it could be killing my battery from a radio frequency around my house. How could that do that? So its been dead 7 times and been in shop 4 times. All within the first six months, and under 5000 miles. So, what do I do besides call a lawyer and see what I can get done that way? I love the truck, it just sucks that I spent this kind of money on it, and I never know when the battery will be dead when I go to start it.
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Welcome, and I also suggest a different dealer. Don't waste money on a lawyer. As long as your dealer is trying to fix the problem you don't have anything for a lawyer to do, but take your money. A different dealer may just find the problem. Good luck, I hope they get your problem solved soon.

FYI, my neighbor had the same kind of problem, different brand truck. It was the power seat switch, it was hanging just enough to draw power, but not run the motor.
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