Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:16 AM
2017 FFH Titantium owner.
TL;DR - dead 12v battery on 21k miles, WTH is a manual start, and now no radio/BT connection.
Bought car used with 16900 miles in Sept 2017. Has 21k on it now. Went out in my garage yesterday to run some errands with my son and car was dead, no interior lights, nothing. Car has been suttkng for 3 days and it's been cold, but still car is garage kept. Ford Roadside Assistance wanted me to pay out of pocket for either a tow or jumpstart, so I hung up and called local dealer. They said to call RSA back and get them to get my car running or towed into their shop so yjey could look at it. While i was on phone with them, I found a small trickle charger, so I had my son crawl through back seat to release the trunk manually and I could access 12v battery which I hooked up and immediately got some lights on. Once I had ESA on phone, I went back out to the car and it fired right up, so I cancelled them. Pulled the car out if the garage and let it run while I called dealer and told them we were on the way in.
Dealer took about 30 mins and replaced 12v. So, I left. 1/4 down the street, radio won't come on and there is no bluetooth connection with my phone, so I turn right around. The dealer still has it, and I've got a loaner.
What is a manual start? I've seen posts about it, but can't find details? If my trunk was loaded with stuff, my son would not have been able to crawl through to open the lid for me to access 12v compartment. Is the bare bolt on the left front fender under the hood near the engine compartment fuses REALLY the negative post for jump starting the car?
Sorry for long post. Love my car, but am seriously wondering what I've gotten myself into.