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Battery Dead Problems of Ford F-150



Ford F-150 owners have reported 10 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category).

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2009 Ford F-150 1
Failure Date: 12/19/2011

Truck purchased 3-30-2011. 9-2011 needed to have battery jumped. Cleaned battery posts. Seemed fine. 12-19-2011 battery went dead. Aaa replaced battery. 01-31-2012 battery went dead again. Aaa came and said the battery was fine. Had it jumped and took it to holman in maple shade, NJ. They kept the truck for five days and could not find anything wrong with it. When aaa came they said it seemed as if something was pulling from the battery holman said if it happens again not to have it jumped just have it towed. Seems it may be electrical. Not really sure.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2010 Ford F-150 2
Failure Date: 02/08/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2010 Ford F-150. The contact stated that he was experiencing a recurring failure with the rear doors. The warning light indicating that the rear doors were ajar was continuously illuminating without the contact engaging the doors. The rear doors were off track and the dealer replaced the doors four times in an attempt to correct the failure. In addition, the power steering fluid line was corroded and needed to be replaced. The contact also stated that the battery failed and needed to be replaced as well. All of the failures occurred within the first 20,000 miles driven on the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 1,500 and the current mileage was 20,000. Kmj.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2004 Ford F-150 3
Failure Date: 03/27/2009

I have a 2004 Ford f150, with a 5. 4l engine. I went to have battery replaced and after replacement the engine would not idle. The repair firm I had taken it to, called champion Ford in sandy, utah and the technician told them Ford had a service bulletin out saying that the vehicle might not idle and the engine will shut down after the battery has been disconnected and replaced. They had to take my truck over there and the computer had to be reprogrammed. What is a person to do, have the computer reprogrammed every time the battery dies or is replaced? sounds to like Ford should have had a recall to correct the problem. That's a nasty surprise for anyone.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2007 Ford F-150 4
Failure Date: 03/13/2009

Battery dead after less than 2 years. Dealer will not replace. Dealer claims non-eom stereo drains battery in only minutes. Stereo unhooked. . Problem persists. The truck took a couple of retries to get it from start to finish of a TX state inspection because the battery dies, even after charging overnight. Last time. It got through inspection, but needed a jump start after inspection. I contacted Ford customer service. The csr informed me that they are going to believe their dealer over a customer. No help.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2011 Ford F-150 5
Failure Date: 02/07/2009

I was driving on the highway, in the right lane, doing about 60 mph. For some unknown reason, the truck simply shut off and lost all power. I coasted to the shoulder and waited a minute or so to calm down and decide what to do. I then tried to restart the truck, and it started right up. I nervously drove the rest of the 25 miles or so to my home without incident. The truck also seemed to run fine for the next couple of days until I could get it into the dealership to have it looked at. The dealer determined that the battery was bad (only 2+ years old) and replaced it under warranty. It seems odd to me that the battery was the problem, since the truck restarted easily and ran well for the next few days. However, the new battery does seem to have cured the problem as it hasn't repeated the traveling shut down. I am cautious and nervous now about driving over it for fear it might shut off again. It is actually similar to what the gm cobalt owners experienced, although this does not appear to be ignition related. I have written to Ford to see if they would confirm what the dealer told me - that a weak battery could cause a vehicle to quit while running. I am hoping that by documenting this incident, I will find out if other owners of newer f150s have had similar full speed shut downs. I'm trying to decide whether to keep the truck or sell it because I still don't trust it.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 6
Failure Date: 11/17/2008

I recently purchased a 1997 Ford F-150. I had parked it for a few weeks until I sold my chevy tahoe. When I went to start it the battery was dead. I charged the battery and when I reconnected it I went in the cab and could smell burning plastic and all the lights on the dash were on, even though the key was in my hand. I looked under the dash and found that the gem module was sizzling and smoking. I quickly got out and disconnected the battery. I have no doubt that it would have started on fire had I not noticed it in time. It surprised me that no fuses were blown. I looked online and found that this is a very common thing for alot of 1997 - 2003 Fords and was wondering why this hasn't been recalled. I worked for a chevy dealership in marquette mi so I know a little about recalls and I feel that this is very unsafe and it should not be an expense put on the consumer. I think that with the decline in sales for the american automakers they should be taking care of these faulty modules. I am currently in the process of replacing it so im not sure how much it will cost me but im expecting it to be between $120- $160.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2003 Ford F-150 7
Failure Date: 04/15/2008

In April 2008 the battery was dead on the truck. Battery was replaced and truck still would not start. After we were finally able to get the truck started it was taken to the local dealer where it remained for 2-3 weeks. Service department determined that the cluster ($700. 00) was bad and replaced it. (we have since been told by other mechanics, if the cluster was bad we would not have been able to start the truck, so why was it replaced. ) the truck was brought back home and the next time it rained the battery was again dead. Again truck was taken to the dealer service department. This time they determined that it was leaking around the window gasket ($100) and replaced this. 2 months later another rain and again a dead vehicle. Truck was again taken to the dealer where it remained another 2 weeks. After several phone calls and complaints it was determined that they did not know what was wrong with the vehicle and needed to call the main technicians. We still have no idea what is wrong with the vehicle and keep it in the garage. Truck can't be driven if there is any hint of rain because we don't want to end up stranded. We live in a small community and this is the second truck, same model and year, that we know of in our area that is having this same problem. Obviously there is some issue with the electrical systems in these vehicles as it does not appear to be limited to a few. This truck only has 37, 000 miles on it and is a complete waste to have unless we lived in the desert. I think all Ford owners need to ban together and sue Ford for aggravation and non functional vehicles. Never again will I waste my time buying a Ford vehicle.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2005 Ford F-150 8
Failure Date: 11/25/2005

2005 Ford F-150 super crew 4x4, having electrical problems in vehicle,with a burning smell, lights coming on with no one in vehicle, a/c coming on by it's self and can't shut it off, battery going dead,4 way flashers turning can't turn off, radio going haywire,interior lights coming on,buzzers ringing when driving, turn key off gauges stay on. Had 2,600 miles on vehicle when it burned. Dealer could never find anything??????.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1997 Ford F-150 9
Failure Date: 10/18/1999

Battery failed.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1996 Ford F-150 10

Battery failed.

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