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 Post subject: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:46 pm 
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I have not posted in a while but I still have the FFE. Made it to 61,000 before it had it's first significant issue (in the shop for more than 2 days). It has been in the shop a week and now they think it is the transmission. We'll see. I hope its the big battery are we get the new 33kwh battery. :P

I must say that the experience has been good overall. The gas cost savings has been about $160 a month. Over 4+ years that adds up. Some range anxiety issues, but never ran out of juice on the road.

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 Post subject: Re: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:35 am 
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Carbuff wrote:
What was the problem that made you bring it in? What was it doing?


Well, it is still in the shop. So far they have replaced a few of the computers on the car. Now they are replacing the motor.

They are not sure that will do the trick. If that doesn't work, they will move on to the next part. They are a bit mystified.

Here's hoping the battery gets replaced/upgraded/ :D

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 Post subject: Re: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:18 am 
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jloucks wrote:
Carbuff wrote:
What was the problem that made you bring it in? What was it doing?


Well, it is still in the shop. So far they have replaced a few of the computers on the car. Now they are replacing the motor.

They are not sure that will do the trick. If that doesn't work, they will move on to the next part. They are a bit mystified.

Here's hoping the battery gets replaced/upgraded/ :D


Can you explain what symptoms you are experiencing that caused you to take it to the dealer?

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 Post subject: Re: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:51 am 
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campfamily wrote:
jloucks wrote:
Carbuff wrote:
What was the problem that made you bring it in? What was it doing?


Well, it is still in the shop. So far they have replaced a few of the computers on the car. Now they are replacing the motor.

They are not sure that will do the trick. If that doesn't work, they will move on to the next part. They are a bit mystified.

Here's hoping the battery gets replaced/upgraded/ :D


Can you explain what symptoms you are experiencing that caused you to take it to the dealer?


SSN message as it rolled into the driveway. Tried restarting later, did not work. There were unfortunately no real symptoms before the SSN. Everything seemed to be fine.

Odd that it died the second it stopped at the house. Seems statistically significant.

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 Post subject: Re: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:29 am 
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jloucks wrote:
SSN message as it rolled into the driveway. Tried restarting later, did not work. There were unfortunately no real symptoms before the SSN. Everything seemed to be fine.

Odd that it died the second it stopped at the house. Seems statistically significant.



I've gotten the SSN down the street (1/4 mile), but was able to drive/coast into the driveway before it shut down.


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 Post subject: Re: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:30 am 
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I have had three SSN notices since I got the car in July 15.
Actually, let me correct that: I have had two and my wife has had one.
Started up right away after turning it off. My wife really hates the car now. She called me, stranded at a roundabout with the car showing SSN. I told her she needed to turn it off, open the door and get out to make it reboot. That worked, but she is still sore about the howls and honks of protest from the drivers behind her while she did it.


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 Post subject: Re: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:05 am 
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Update for y'all following this thread.

Car still in the shop. They replaced the motor. Car still dead. Now we are waiting on a FFE expert to be flown in an take a look. That has 'long wait' written all over it :P . Ford gave us a nice loaner car, so I am pretty chill about the whole thing. Still everything covered under warranty.

I am still holding out hope all of this will involve a new longer range battery. :D I think I'd rather have that than a buyback. That car with a 130mile battery would be SWEEEET! ...but I am not spending $15,000 for an upgrade (market rate if I am not mistaken).

Will keep posted.

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 Post subject: Re: I still have the FFE
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:46 am 
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The market rate is likely BS anyway, it's just marked up to discourage DIY'ers from swapping batteries on older cars vs. buying a new one...

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