While doing a little research to verify the "correct new number" for the 12V battery, I discovered some interesting things. First, on fordparts.com I discovered that there are actually 2 different batteries listed for my 2014 Fusion Hybrid: BXT-99RT4 (listed in the 2nd printing of the 2014 OM as BXT-99RT4-390) and BXT-99RT4-A.
The former (BXT-99RT4) is applicable to: 2.0L 122 CID 4 Cyl Electric/Gas
and the latter (BXT-99RT4-A) applicable to: 2.0 4V Dual Overhead Cam PFI Gas/Electric (See attached FordPartsBatteryResults.pdf below)
Huh? There are two different engines in the hybrids? THAT got my curiosity up, so I checked 2013 and 2015 as well and both batteries were listed for each model year with the same applications. So, I started a chat session (see attached) with fordparts.com to try to determine the correct battery and also to verify that there are 2 different engines. As you will see by reading the chat transcript, I was told that BXT-99RT4-A is the correct part number for my VIN because I have the 4 valve per cylinder engine per the "build sheet". When I asked which Fusion Hybrid the BXT-99RT4 was for, I was told "the one with 2 valves per cylinder". So, there are two different hybrid engines? I was told yes there are. Is it possible that the Energi has a different 2.0L engine than the Hybrid? I don't know. How about you?
I got the brilliant idea to call the Ford Customer Service line and ask these same questions. I really didn't get any help there. I was referred to my dealer who would know more about this. Really?
Next I called the Team Ford-Lincoln (my closest dealer) parts department and asked them too. I was told that the "-A" part number didn't even come up in their computer and that all they stock is the BXT-99RT4 for $119.95. They had no idea about a different battery OR different engines. Ihave attached a copy of the page showing these two batteries/applications, and a copy of my shopping cart where I successfully placed one of each battery so you can see you really can order them (through fordparts for pickup at your dealer).
Maybe somebody out there among you has some knowledge of the two different batteries and/or the two different engines? Waldo, you listening?
Maybe this is a another case for Meagan.HELP!!!!