I dont think battery degradation will be your big problem. It will be the first time you get a ssn out of warranty and Ford wants 2 grand to fix it. Or when your ac goes out and they want 1500 to fix it even though it is needed to cool the battery but its not covered. The 8 year coverage is very specific to what it covers.SteveMat wrote:So, ran the battery down to a displayed 0%, ForScan showed H_BATT_CHAR %7.90 so guess that is the bottom buffer. Trip Meter for 60 miles showed 15.8 KWH. As mentioned this was with mostly interstate driving (~75% of it running the AC most of the time and some heat).
Did a full charge and ForScan shows BAT_TO_EMPTY_ESTIM 17.546 kWh and H_BATT_CHAR 89.12 % Hybrid Battery State of Charge and assume this is the top end buffer?
With all that said, seems the battery has the life should expect for 6 years old? Was going to take to the dealer to check out, are they going to tell me anything different (aka should bother)?
I can return car up to Monday so debating? Collective thoughts on how long the battery will be “decent”?
That is if he gets a stop safely now. That is the big risk: There are quite a few people (well yeah ok what "hundreds" ! LOL) that had FFE's without an issue vs the few that had persistent problems. Will he be one of the hundreds or one of the few? That is the real risk.carbuff wrote: I dont think battery degradation will be your big problem. It will be the first time you get a ssn out of warranty and Ford wants 2 grand to fix it. Or when your ac goes out and they want 1500 to fix it even though it is needed to cool the battery but its not covered. The 8 year coverage is very specific to what it covers.
If the 5 year coverage is that comprehensive then you cant go wrong. The problem is that these cars can only really be fixed by the dealer for anything electrical related. If the warranty is kinda generic it will list tons of stuff that is covered that does not apply to your car and may consider all the modules and computer stuff to be part of "the battery" I would look over that warranty carefully to make sure it covers things like the ac system and computer modules. As to jmueller's point, even the easily fixed problems that arent persistant, are still very expensive on this car out of warranty. Like $500 to apply a software update or even more to replace the modem as its not covered any more for free. Make sure all of the recall and customer satisfaction actions have been performed on this car. Not trying to be a Debbie Downer, just trying to help. And, yeah, how much is the car? LOL.SteveMat wrote:So, this did come from CarMax and they offered a 5 year / 75K mile warranty that covers everything but the battery for pretty inexpensive. Normally I’m not keen on these 3rd party warranties but figured the risk maybe worth it?