michael
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Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....

Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:38 pm

Friday my FFE wouldn't start, got an SSN message a dozen times.

My wife drove out and picked me up, had the car towed to nearest Ford dealer this morning. So far, they haven't had a chance to even look at it.

The question is whether they will get it fixed before it's due to be returned...?? And what if not?
2013 FFE Returned after 3 years with 52,000 miles and battery down to 15.2 kWh
2014 Volt returned with 43,000 miles
2014 Volt 26,000 miles
1967 Corvette 427
1962 Corvette 327
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triangles
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Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....

Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:49 pm

that sucks. let us know if they figure anything out before the end of the lease. When the lease is up it's not your problem anymore.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
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hybridbear
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Re: Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....

Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:15 am

That stinks! The message wouldn't go away on its own? What does MFM show when the car is doing that?
2013 Ford Focus Electric - Ice Storm - leased through 8/15/16
Replaced by a 2016 Tesla Model S 60D

michael
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Re: Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....

Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:13 pm

The message was solid for maybe two dozen tries. My wife picked me up, and I left the car at work.

The following Monday I came by to clean out all my stuff and gave it a try...it started right up, but I still had it towed to the Ford Dealer.

They are reflashing the PCM, but my plan is still to return it as soon as possible and not risk getting stranded. They also want to replace the 12V battery but of course I'm not going to do that.

I got over 52,000 miles out of the thing, good enough!

So for what it's worth...at 3 years, 52K miles, the battery is down to between 15 and 15.5 (call it 15.2 kWh) useful. Assuming 19.5 originally, that's about 22% fade. Not bad, not great.

Since we are treating this current problem to software (as opposed to something actually breaking) I think it's been reliable, fun to drive, and comfortable.
2013 FFE Returned after 3 years with 52,000 miles and battery down to 15.2 kWh
2014 Volt returned with 43,000 miles
2014 Volt 26,000 miles
1967 Corvette 427
1962 Corvette 327
Awaiting a Bolt

triangles
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Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:40 am
Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....

Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:13 am

So what's the status of your FFE? I know you said in another thread that you turned it in already. I didn't know if you've seen anything on MFM that might indicate it has been fixed.
2014 Blue Candy FFE
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michael
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Re: Three weeks left on lease and car stops with SSN....

Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:46 am

The last I heard from the car was four days ago...a flurry of text messages saying the 12 V battery was going low, please plug in. I checked and it was still at the dealer. Just now I checked and still there.

So about two months so far, still apparently not fixed.
2013 FFE Returned after 3 years with 52,000 miles and battery down to 15.2 kWh
2014 Volt returned with 43,000 miles
2014 Volt 26,000 miles
1967 Corvette 427
1962 Corvette 327
Awaiting a Bolt

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