sw714
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Focus wont start and has no power

Thu May 02, 2019 8:47 am

2016 FFE owner here. Had car since new for about 2 years now and love my car. This morning I went out to my car and touching the door would not unlock the car. I had to use the actual key to open. I see on my phone that I received multiple low battery notifications overnight on my ford app, but I had almost a full charge when I got home and even my ford app shows I have 87% left, but is shows I have a zero mile range. I pressed the start button and now I hear a constant clicking noise coming from under the hood. I tried to plug in my car to see if I can get a charge going, and it will not charge.

Within 30 min, my phone app now shows my battery is now at zero%.

Was there some type of update last night? Has anyone else had this issue? I assume that I will need to take this into the dealership, but I don't think they much experience with FFE's.

Anyone with any insight would be helpful!!!
Thanks

jmueller065
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Re: Focus wont start and has no power

Thu May 02, 2019 9:36 am

Your problem is not with the high voltage battery (it is fine); your problem is with the 12V battery.

Put a charger on it (or even jump it from an (gasp) ICE vehicle). Note that you may now have to replace the 12V battery (its under the hood).

This is a common occurrence with the FFE.
2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
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sw714
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Re: Focus wont start and has no power

Thu May 02, 2019 9:46 am

thanks for the quick reply. I will try to jump my 12v when I get home.

I assume that I will have to probably replace my 12v. Is this a standard 12v that is in the regular ICE 2016 focus?

jmueller065
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Re: Focus wont start and has no power

Thu May 02, 2019 10:46 am

Its been a while but I believe it is a smaller battery as the FFE doesn't require the "cranking amps" that the ICE Focus requires.
2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
2014 Sunset Escape
2014 Thor Axis (V-10)
2013 Focus Electric (lease returned Jan 2016 for the C-Max above)
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triangles
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Re: Focus wont start and has no power

Thu May 02, 2019 8:13 pm

Might want to read thru this thread too. http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/vi ... =14&t=3812
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

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