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by JFS
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Stop safely now warning
Replies: 22
Views: 21776

Re: Stop safely now warning

I too got my first and second Stop Safely Now warning. ... As a coincidence I did notice there's an update to my SYNC software. I updated that via USB today and will see if things work fine tomorrow. The "infotainment" software (SYNC and MyFord Touch) have nothing to do with drive train control, or...
by JFS
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Stop safely now warning
Replies: 22
Views: 21776

Re: Stop safely now warning

I had a bunch of SSN incidents before the big recall and software update, then no problem for over a year (though I was not driving it in the winter). The vast majority seemed to be triggered by something--anything--draining the 12V battery, which apparently needs to be very well charged for regular...
by JFS
Mon May 05, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 392653

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

I've had the recall (after quite a number of SSN's). I just had another SSN. Thanks for the suggestion about checking for corrosion on the connectors. So far, most of the troubleshooting has been OS and module related, or figuring out how to avoid power drain on the 12V.
by JFS
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 12-volt battery died; Ford "working on a patch"
Replies: 51
Views: 39735

Re: 12-volt battery died; Ford "working on a patch"

Mine is dying again--third time, or maybe 4th--and Ford is unable to send a tow truck to jump me, despite the fact that it's a 12 volt battery problem, because the system insists that any Focus Electric needing a "jump" instead by towed to the dealership. It's 11:30 PM. I have an 8 AM appointment to...
by JFS
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 392653

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

I now have some diagnoses and codes. Their comments are given as quotes. My comments in italics. Batteries reading 3v, charge battery and test with rotunda tester, indicates good battery. i.e. the 12 V battery was drawn down considerably, but not faulty. Connected 220 charge cable, Charged lithium b...
by JFS
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 392653

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

Hmmm... the shop said something about "reconnecting" or "re-seating some connections" on mine. I wonder if there are some connectors that are not clipped on as firmly as they should be. The car does have very good brakes! So maybe slamming on the brakes would do it. As for me, I'd hit some pretty ma...
by JFS
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 392653

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

Could this be a difference between the 2012 and 2013??? There seem to be several downgrades between the model years (mostly minor--fewer LED lights, loss of a couple of gizmos/features e.g.). I do notice that my manual seems unusually generic in spots. Thanks, though--I will pass this back to the de...
by JFS
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 392653

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

NB we have (at least) two threads on the same topic. More details over at the "sudden power loss while driving" forum. http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/vi ... 3340#p3340
by JFS
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Sudden power loss while driving
Replies: 21
Views: 24014

Re: Sudden power loss while driving

I posted an update over in the "stop safely now" forum.

http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/vi ... 3339#p3339

Sorry for skipping from one to the other, they seem to be the same topic, but there's no way to combine them.
by JFS
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Stop Safely Now Warning
Replies: 693
Views: 392653

Re: Stop Safely Now Warning

An update: it's unclear if I had two separate problems, or one problem that magnified. But one thing that clearly was wrong, in conjunction with the "stop safely now" warning, was a drained 12V battery. Now, it's possible that the hard shut down I described helped to drain the battery. But it seems ...

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