westhamfan wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:07 am
Financed it in February and loved the car. The SSN warning came on and the dealer just called. It is out of warrant and the battery is trashed. Waiting for them to call with whatever "buy back" options I may have. Not sure I ever want another Ford so I may just need to eat the $6k loan and save up for something else. Taking the bus to work SUCKS. Lesson learned.
If it's the battery leaking coolant, it most likely can be repaired if you are a bit handy and careful not to electrocute yourself. Someone else on here has done it and just lives without cooling/heating of the upper pack assembly.
Sorry you learned the hard way that these compliance cars are disposable after the warranty. I'd be shocked (pun intended) if Ford did anything for you on a vehicle that far out of warranty. Let us know if they do and how you got them to do anything. Other than some 12V issues due to the crappy TCU killing the 12V battery. my FFE has been trouble free for the past 7 years.
I plan on rebuilding my pack someday if it ever becomes economically viable engineer my own 40kWh+ battery pack. I'm not holding my breath that it will ever happen but it is feasible if the right battery cells ever become available and the right price. My FFE will probably rust out first. I've still got a year on my battery warranty so I'm not doing anything until I'm out of warranty.