Jump to content


Show
Photo
- - - - -

How Long Did Your Battery Last?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Stewie316

Stewie316

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Kyle
  • Ford Model: Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.4 - Hot Magenta
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Devon

Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

Had the car three years but it's four years old since manufacturing and the battery was flat by the time i got to the supermarket last week.  Hadn't really been running anything apart from a/c to clear screen and to give it a use once in awhile.  AA came to give me a charge only to say the battery was fine and so was the alternator and everything else.

 

Gave me a jump start and off i was.  I ended up getting a Bosch S5 anyway just in case it was the battery getting ready to fail.  I didn't see any white corrosion on it.  But i saw a lot of this gold stuff around it and a little bit of rust on the negative cable that was forming near the end point on the car.

 

How long has your ford battery lasted?



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Jake90087

Jake90087

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 179 posts
  • Name: Jake
  • Ford Model: Fiesta MKV 1.25 Freestyle
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 27 February 2014 - 06:52 PM

Looking at service history from the car the first battery lasted 2 years and it was replaced in September '04. That one is still completely fine today even when load tested. Doesn't struggle to start the car and the lights don't dim too badly when starting. Pretty pleased really!


Sent from my iPhone 5 using Ford OC mobile app

#3 DieselPig

DieselPig

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 289 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec 1.6 TDCi
  • Year: 2011
  • Location: Gloucestershire

Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:02 AM

My Mondeo battery was still good after 9 years.



#4 Nathan_M

Nathan_M

    Too much time on the boards

  • Members via Twitter
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 717 posts
  • Name: Nathan
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Flame Mk6
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Cornwall

Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:00 AM

When i got my fiesta last year it had the original battery (9 years old)and that only had to be replaced because the car had been stationary at the dealer in some very cold and icy weather, it never really recovered with the alternator charge and a month later it gave up the fight, when i went to get a new battery their test machine said that it required external required to work, i didn't have time to leave the car/battery with them overnight so just payed out for a new one, the Varta battery that I brought says 3 years minimum on it and the bloke reckons they very rarely change most of them again let alone within the 3 years. Most battery's will last for at least 5 years I would say all being well and if it's a town car provided it gets a 15 minute or 10 mile run every week it should live well and for long.

Sent from my GT-N5110 using Ford OC mobile app

#5 Gary.J

Gary.J

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 110 posts
  • Name: Gary
  • Ford Model: Fiesta ST2
  • Year: 2013
  • Location: Shropshire

Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:11 PM

If you use the car for short journeys only, then the battery tends not to regain the power used to start the engine. Over time it'll fully discharge and require a recharge to top it up. If the AA mechanic says it's fine, then it's likely there isn't anything wrong with the battery that a monthly battery charge, or even a decent length journey once a month won't sort.




Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users