Some bad news for me today. My 2013 Focus Electric's HV battery was deemed dead at the dealer today after 83,000 miles. Replacement cost is $16,500. It's been a great car up to now. I have enjoyed owning it. I bought it in November 2012 so it is just outside of the 8 year warranty.
We bought two of these cars at the same time and got a great deal. My wife's Focus Electric's HV Battery also died after 7.5 years at about 65,000 miles. It was just under the warranty period so it was replaced at no charge to us. They put in the 23 kWh standard battery so the range stayed the same but we should get at least another 50K+ miles out of it.
Have any of you replaced the battery outside of the warranty period? Are there any 3rd party options out there for battery replacement? Unfortunately the replacement cost is very high so it's not worth replacing it at the dealer. Would love to figure out a way to repair it, any ideas or is it a lost cause?