tinilk
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Location: Boston

Re: Car will not start

Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:37 am

Any updates Carbuff? Or Kinshi?

So when I got my car back two weeks ago, the 12v battery was dead when I tried to leave work later the same day that I got it back. This pissed me off as I had asked the dealer to check it like 2 months earlier, and asked again when I picked up the car. They'd said the 12v battery tested good. I stomped off to the nearest hardware store, luckily only 1/2 mile away and bought an overpriced jump starter that luckily was fully charged. I put in a new battery rather than waste more time bothering the dealer .

Monday this week it was raining, I drove through some puddles, and just as I got home the yellow wrench showed up. Here we go again I thought. I shut off the car in the garage and slept fitfully with visions of that dreadful red SSN box. Luckily in the morning the wrench was gone, no more rain and all is well since then.

After reading triangles' suggestion about the HV connection in the left rear wheel well, I'm thinking I could fabricate a watertight box and glue it in place over that connector with liberal amounts of caulk window sealant. Preferably before the next time it rains. Would that work?
2014 FFE - Ingot Silver
2018 Volt (leased)

tinilk
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:10 pm
Location: Boston

Re: Car will not start

Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:00 am

Today's the day you get it back! I can feel it! (Sorry for more half sarcastic optimism.)

I'm determined to try to fix it myself if I can. Without doing anything to endanger the super duper warranty of course. It's time to buy one of those MX bluetooth readers. Yeah I've gotten copy-and-paste emails from 3 or 4 other Ford CSMs who I never talked to on the phone.
2014 FFE - Ingot Silver
2018 Volt (leased)

tinilk
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:10 pm
Location: Boston

Re: Car will not start

Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Seems like every Friday they tell you it should be ready Tuesday? Yawn.
2014 FFE - Ingot Silver
2018 Volt (leased)

triangles
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Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Car will not start

Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:44 am

Carbuff, WOW! Have we passed the 6 month mark yet? There's still time for them to decide the battery is bad and needs replaced too...
2014 Blue Candy FFE
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus/2014/triangles/303811 (since this forum doesn't allow BBcode in sigs)

triangles
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Location: Toledo, Ohio

Re: Car will not start

Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:23 am

Let's see, a battery will probably add 3 more months of shop time... :shock:
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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