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My 23 KW battery is being replaced

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:37 am
by Charliedog
My 2013 Focus Electric with 34000 miles on it is having its 23 KW battery replaced due to an internal coolant leak in one of the packs. As of this past Friday my new 33.5 KW battery was in transit to my dealer. It is going to be a new adventure to have almost 50 percent more capacity and range. It is my understanding that the replacement battery will have full warranty which will extend the life of my 2013 Focus Electric to a ripe old age for an EV. Thank goodness that the warranty covers this as it would have surely been an early grave if I had to pay for the new battery at over $23,000. I will post an update when I get my car back.

Re: My 23 KW battery is being replaced

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:46 am
by davideos
Congrats. I had my 2012 battery replaced just over a year ago. Make sure they don't forget to put the coolant back in...my dealer forgot that step. They also forgot to ensure all the high voltage connections were nice and snug. almost a year following the battery replacement I got the stop safely now again but turned out to be the HV connection near the passenger side rear wheel well.

Re: My 23 KW battery is being replaced

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:47 am
by Charliedog
Finally got my car back last Thursday. Had to wait for the battery to come from the manufacturer. Range has greatly improved over old 23 KW battery. I am now getting between 115 and 120 mile range without using Air or Heat.

Re: My 23 KW battery is being replaced

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:58 am
by Charliedog
After about a week I can comfortably say I am getting 130 Mile Plus range on a full charge.

Re: My 23 KW battery is being replaced

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:16 am
by tinilk
Charliedog that's great to hear! My 2014 is also at the dealership waiting for a replacement battery pack which should arrive next week. They only approved having it replaced after the 5th time that it was towed to the dealer over the past 16 months. I've posted most of the history in Carbuff's thread since he was going through a similar ordeal during the whole of last year: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4200&start=200

I don't even know whether a coolant leak is to blame in my case. I only ever saw SSN errors (which always left the car inoperable) after driving in rain, so I was sure the problem was water getting into the battery through the lower driver's side HV battery connection. However the diagnosis which finally resulted in the OK for a replacement from Ford, was that they noticed a large drop in voltage output from the battery after it was warmed up from driving it for awhile. I assume the conclusion was that several cells must be damaged, but they haven't said anything about what may have been the cause.

Re: My 23 KW battery is being replaced

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:34 am
by krox
What is the available capacity Ford Focus Electric 2017? Where is it released and who is the developer of the modules?