triangles
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Re: I still have the FFE

Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:37 pm

FYI the range on the 33.5kWh battery is 115 miles not 130. Still it would be awesome. Hopefully by the time mine is approaching 8 years old I can get a 200mi battery for the FFE but I'm not holding my breath.
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jloucks
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Re: I still have the FFE

Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 am

Update: Car still in the shop. Weeks have turned into months. Ford is having a tough time figuring out the problem. They have replace the motor. No fix. They also did something with the 'transmission' (or the electric equivalent). Now they are rebuilding the battery. Unfortunately 'rebuilding' does not sound at all like 'replacing' so my hopes of the longer range battery are dashed. Ford is making good on the long term powertrain warranty. Zero out of pocket expenses and free rental car(s).
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EVA
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Re: I still have the FFE

Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 am

jloucks wrote:Update: Car still in the shop. Weeks have turned into months. Ford is having a tough time figuring out the problem. They have replace the motor. No fix. They also did something with the 'transmission' (or the electric equivalent). Now they are rebuilding the battery. Unfortunately 'rebuilding' does not sound at all like 'replacing' so my hopes of the longer range battery are dashed. Ford is making good on the long term powertrain warranty. Zero out of pocket expenses and free rental car(s).
That's a sad story. Although the good side of things, Ford stood by the warranty. What a pain if you had to pay for all that work. Here's hoping you get the battery - I don't think they rebuild the batteries, or that they can even do that. Cheaper to just put a new one in.

By the way - which loaner car did you get? Something with a big battery I hope, not just gasoline (that would be painful after 4 years of electric driving).
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2013 Ingot Silver FFE
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jloucks
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Re: I still have the FFE

Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:10 pm

EVA wrote:
jloucks wrote:Update: Car still in the shop. Weeks have turned into months. Ford is having a tough time figuring out the problem. They have replace the motor. No fix. They also did something with the 'transmission' (or the electric equivalent). Now they are rebuilding the battery. Unfortunately 'rebuilding' does not sound at all like 'replacing' so my hopes of the longer range battery are dashed. Ford is making good on the long term powertrain warranty. Zero out of pocket expenses and free rental car(s).
That's a sad story. Although the good side of things, Ford stood by the warranty. What a pain if you had to pay for all that work. Here's hoping you get the battery - I don't think they rebuild the batteries, or that they can even do that. Cheaper to just put a new one in.

By the way - which loaner car did you get? Something with a big battery I hope, not just gasoline (that would be painful after 4 years of electric driving).
We have had 2. We had an Escape and a base Focus. The latter pretty no bueno after being spoiled with loaded cars over the years. Ford wants to swap tloaners out every 30 days.

Here hoping you're right on the rebuild vs replace! :lol:
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EVA
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Re: I still have the FFE

Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:00 pm

Ew yuck an Escape... oh that would make me upset. The Focus isn't so bad - at least it is familiar territory, even though it is a base model.
2014 Platinum White FFE (Turning in mid Dec. 2016 25,000 miles)
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triangles
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Re: I still have the FFE

Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:25 pm

EVA what's the big deal? There insn't much difference between an Escape and Focus. The Escape is basically the same just a little taller and heavier.
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jmueller065
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Re: I still have the FFE

Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Exactly: They are the same platform and thus handle very similarly (Escape v Focus) (C-Max is also a "stretched" Focus).

The new EcoSport is a "stretched" Fiesta!
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2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
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jdorff
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Re: I still have the FFE

Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:01 pm

Any updates?

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