Battery problem update

All Ford Puma related discussions
Mike
Posts: 818
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:15 pm
Location: North East

Post by Mike » Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:41 pm

well since the other day when i was getting messages all day saying my car was saving battery and some functions wouldn't work i used it once on sunday and it has been parked up all week and not a murmur which is great ( probably going to start again now sending me messages)
ST Line X 155 Agate Black with comfort pack plus spare wheel

User avatar
Stoopo
Posts: 958
Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Location: York

Post by Stoopo » Sun May 08, 2022 6:04 pm

Well mine has been parked up since Thursday after a few decent runs this last week. This morning, as I went to start it, I got the message that sync was shutting down to save power and the sensors went into quiet mode.

It was fine after a few miles and I had no info on the app like I did before I got the Varta, but it’s worrying when we are parking it at Manchester airport for five weeks next month.

Hopefully it holds out 😟
Puma Frozen White ST Line X 155 Winter Pack & Driver Assistance Pack.

User avatar
Stoopo
Posts: 958
Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Location: York

Post by Stoopo » Sun May 08, 2022 6:25 pm

Just been and checked the battery and it’s at 11.7v and 14.5 when running. I’ve switched off the auto updates again. Not sure if that’s a drain or not.

Interesting that the same issue is mentioned in Sun Motors today. 😱
Last edited by Stoopo on Sun May 08, 2022 6:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Puma Frozen White ST Line X 155 Winter Pack & Driver Assistance Pack.

User avatar
Stoopo
Posts: 958
Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Location: York

Post by Stoopo » Sun May 08, 2022 6:31 pm

6FEF35F1-66E2-4081-97EF-EF9BD0EF84A2.png

Puma Frozen White ST Line X 155 Winter Pack & Driver Assistance Pack.

User avatar
Chocky
Posts: 207
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:26 pm

Post by Chocky » Sun May 08, 2022 10:24 pm

Poor connections on the hybrid battery sounds dangerous. At 11.7V after a couple of days I would be investing in a little lithium car starter and leaving it in the glove box when parked at the airport, you know just in case!

User avatar
Rizmo
Posts: 1168
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Location: Peterlee, Co Durham

Post by Rizmo » Mon May 09, 2022 7:51 am

Check out my January post in this thread.https://www.protoolreviews.com/tacklife ... ter-review
Puma ST-Line-Vignale 155, magnetic grey

User avatar
Rizmo
Posts: 1168
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Location: Peterlee, Co Durham

Post by Rizmo » Mon May 09, 2022 7:53 am

There are loads of these starters on Amazon. The one I bought will hold a full charge for months and will easily kick over any Puma engine.
Puma ST-Line-Vignale 155, magnetic grey

User avatar
Stoopo
Posts: 958
Joined: Mon May 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Location: York

Post by Stoopo » Mon May 09, 2022 2:11 pm

Well we are using meet and greet so I assume they will get the car started for me. I just hope they know how to open the doors if the remote won’t.

I’m not over fussed if it goes into sleep mode whilst I’m away. In fact that’s what it should do I think. Hopefully shutting everything down will preserve the battery.
Puma Frozen White ST Line X 155 Winter Pack & Driver Assistance Pack.

Wowzz
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2021 11:47 pm

Post by Wowzz » Mon May 09, 2022 10:02 pm

Stoopo wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 2:11 pm
Well we are using meet and greet so I assume they will get the car started for me. I just hope they know how to open the doors if the remote won’t.

I’m not over fussed if it goes into sleep mode whilst I’m away. In fact that’s what it should do I think. Hopefully shutting everything down will preserve the battery.
Probably a stupid question, but how do you unlock the doors if the battery is dead ?
Getting my new Puma next month, and this whole battery situation is making me wonder if I have made a mistake.

Curryhouse
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:56 am

Post by Curryhouse » Tue May 10, 2022 6:11 am

Wowzz wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 10:02 pm
Stoopo wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 2:11 pm
Well we are using meet and greet so I assume they will get the car started for me. I just hope they know how to open the doors if the remote won’t.

I’m not over fussed if it goes into sleep mode whilst I’m away. In fact that’s what it should do I think. Hopefully shutting everything down will preserve the battery.
Probably a stupid question, but how do you unlock the doors if the battery is dead ?
Getting my new Puma next month, and this whole battery situation is making me wonder if I have made a mistake.
Go retro and use the key.

Post Reply