Battery problem update

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wgtwiddle
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Post by wgtwiddle » Sun Mar 06, 2022 3:25 pm

LittlePuma wrote:
Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:43 pm
I read on the Varta page, one can swap a AGM type over the EFB.
Maybe, maybe not...

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https://advancedbatterysupplies.co.uk/agm-batteries/

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Post by LittlePuma » Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:25 pm

Ask Varta :)
They write to enhance the battery performance you can swap it for a AGM one type.
It's not my opinion, it's their consideration.

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Post by wgtwiddle » Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:32 pm

If my car ever turns up, I might.

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Post by Chocky » Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:13 pm

Stoopo wrote:
Sun Mar 06, 2022 11:46 am
Yes they flashed every module update availability evidently. I guess the 48v just ran flat whilst in their care.
The 48 volt battery would be ok. It's the flash procedure on the ECM that would have inhibited for the first few drives.

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Post by Vendee » Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:06 am

I find it quite alarming that people here with cars less than two years old are talking about which battery charger to buy. Yes I do own a charger but its over 20 years old and I don't think I've had to charge a car battery for about 15 years. I generally find I can get about 6 years from an original battery before it needs replacing.
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Post by NeilS » Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:33 am

Totally agree.

As long as mine is under warranty, I won’t be touching it. That’s Fords job should it need.
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Post by Marcusfofo » Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:31 pm

me too (Italy) yesterday I've found the Puma "died". now I'm charging the battery but I think I have to swap it... the day before was working like a charm

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Post by BjNtheBear » Mon Mar 07, 2022 2:50 pm

I agree to a point, Ford seem to be taking two/three days to charge peeps batteries and update modules?, I don't want to lose my car for that long and to find that it hasn't resolved the issues.
Re the battery charger, I definitely wouldn't recommend using a twenty years old unit, modern cars, sealed maintenance free batteries and energy hungry smart cars require more "consideration" but each to their own to coin a phrase. 😉🙂 Hopefully Ford can soon find a solution 👍
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Post by wgtwiddle » Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:54 pm

Marcusfofo wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:31 pm
me too (Italy) yesterday I've found the Puma "died". now I'm charging the battery but I think I have to swap it... the day before was working like a charm
Ciao @Marcusfofo... can I ask, what make is the battery?

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Post by Sparks » Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:10 pm

wgtwiddle wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 3:54 pm
Marcusfofo wrote:
Mon Mar 07, 2022 1:31 pm
me too (Italy) yesterday I've found the Puma "died". now I'm charging the battery but I think I have to swap it... the day before was working like a charm
Ciao @Marcusfofo... can I ask, what make is the battery?
The battery make is irrelevant to the problem. It's a software problem that Ford have or have not yet sorted, they have a tech bulletin out about it.
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