Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Berryville, Arkansas
Re: My latest Project - Part Two
Something interesting happened to my wife's 2017 Ford Escape on Tuesday. It has one of those keyless systems. So, I had a Doctor's appointment and was going to take the car. I grabbed the door handle and it did not unlock. I pulled the key fob out of my pocket and pushed the unlock button. No go. So, I drove the truck and called my wife and suggested she try her key fob thinking maybe the battery in my key fob was bad. However, her's did not work and she had a haircut appointment. So, I drove her to her appointment in my truck. She won't drive my truck because it is too big for her! LOL!
So, I get home and use the little slip out key from the key fob to open the car door. There were no lights and the odometer did not display. Popped the hood open and put a meter on the battery. Measured 5.3 volts. Made sure I had a good connection and still measured 5.3 VDC. Since it has less that 20,000 miles and free towing, I called and said come get it. The tow truck driver put a small booster battery on it and it stared right up. I put my meter on the battery immediately after he started it and read 14 point something volts.
Long story short, the dealer checked it several times and it started each time. Load tested the battery and tested the charging system. All good! Needles to say, they did no more and gave it back to us. I believe that battery will let us down again.
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