xman wrote:I had a 2014 FFE before and that worked great without any issue. The lease ended last year and I got another FFE 2016. The issue started about 2 weeks ago that one morning I got to the car, it is totally dead. Originally I had no idea what was going on and thought it might just have to be towed in to the dealership. After googling and reading around, it looks like I can jump start the car. So I got it jump started and it was alive again. But since then, the car is having problems on starting up. During these 2 weeks, I am having to jump start it 3 or 4 times. I noticed I can keep the car on the charger and I will be able to start it. But, if I leave it standing for a while, it will have difficulties. Since this is a new car just with about 12 months battery life, it's hard to believe the battery is going dead on me. It might be some electronic system issue that got the battery running? I am scheduling a service with dealership and they don't have anything until further out in the month. Hopefully, they would be able to get this figure out.
My car did exactly the same thing as yours, and it was a bad 12V battery. Replaced under warranty by the dealer, and all has been good since.
Regarding having to wait until later in the month for the dealer to work on your car, I'd raise a stink about that. Your car is under warranty. At a minimum they should be giving you a free loaner while they take your car to fix it. If they really cared, they'd swap the battery now, and then schedule a follow-on appointment later in the month to make sure that the swap actually fixed the problem. Right now, your car isn't really driveable, since the 12V is necessary to be able to start. What happens when the 12V dies at the grocery store, or someplace else, and you can't hook up to a charger to get going again?