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#81 OFFLINE   milleron


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  • Current Vehicle:2013 FFH Titanium
  • My Hybrid's Year:2013

Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:45 AM

If they had the car for two weeks, especially if they haven't demonstrated competence sufficient for you to trust them, it's conceivable that they might have completely discharged the battery enough times to have permanently damaged it. If you're driving long trips, as you say, without being able to charge it sufficiently, you may need yet another battery. Putting lead-acid batteries in a hybrid never made much sense to me, but, then, I don't have 1% of the technical expertise of Ford's design engineers.
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2013 Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Manufactured:  April 9;  Delivered:  April 25


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#82 OFFLINE   gkinla


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  • Location:Los Angeles
  • Current Vehicle:2016 Fusion Energi
  • My Hybrid's Year:2016

Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:03 PM

Two weeks short of 3 year ownership, 30,500 miles, I had the LVB replaced under warranty for the 3rd time. Took delivery on 12/12/12, the first LVB was replaced on 4/24/13, the second on 10/7/14 and the third today, 11/30/15. Four LVBs in three years. The same conditions occurred, the BS message started to come up on the MFT screen after almost every ignition off. This was even after a 60 minute trip. All were tested at the dealer and all failed. The first was a consensus that long storage in unfavorable conditions at Hermosillo might have been the culprit. The next three probably due to a wrong engineering selection of the type of battery used, just my thoughts on that one. I live in Southern California, so weather conditions are generally mild and cause no adverse effects.


My 2010 FFH and three years of ownership, 65,000 miles, I never replaced the battery, then again it had a full size LVB under the hood. 

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