guruuno wrote:Cold in NJ, 7 last night, 9 the night before, could not open charging door, cannot charge car, battery too low to drive (less than 10 miles), called All American Ford nobody called me back, no answers as to what to do other than call Roadside Assistance.
How the heck is one supposed to be at ease with this junk!?
Now, if my wife takes the car, she is at the top of a mountain in a remote location (where she works, Peapack NJ) and she cannot charge to have enough juice to come home, what then? Pry it open and fight to get it replaced?
Already did the CRC/WD40, SIlicone gig, bottom line is poor design, bad news, and it's enough to make me hate this car regardless of all the joys and plusses it offers.
Anyone want to take over the lease, ends in July 2016, 157.98 per month, it's already paid until March 2017, I'm fed up. 7500 miles, zero dings, dents, zero anything, just don't want to deal with the headaches, gonna buy a BMW i8 or Toyota Hydrogen, Ford can take it to where the sun don't shine, I'm done.
Sorry to hear you are having those problems. Maybe you could get a hair dryer to heat up the port door so it will open. If there is a charger there is an outlet you can use, or use the 110 in the back seat console area for it.
I doubt you will find any other vehicle without it's own set of problems, but I suppose it comes down to what you are willing to accept.
My port door is pretty slow to open but so far it hasn't been an issue to that level, but I'm sure it would be a nuisance. Not one that rises to the level of dumping the car though. But that is my take, I accept the limitations and quirks of the car. It is far from perfect, but at the cost and with the perks it has I am still very happy with the car overall. I traded my 2012 SEL Focus with leather and winter pack for it. Same body, same color, low miles and a great car all around. I like the electric even more despite the range limits and lack of leather seats, (miss those!). Some would consider the Electric to be inferior to the ICE due to those limits but the benefits outweigh the tradeoff for me and how I use the car.