SpooRancher

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Hi -

I have a 2.0 diesel automatic Titanium X Mondeo that's just gone over 5 years old.

At about 4.5 years old I started to get intermittent yellow "Low battery" info messages (*not* "Low key fob battery" messages) on the display when I unlocked the car, opened the door and the display powered up. Never had any problem starting. I put a smart charger on the battery and that said it was fully charged.

I had the battery replaced back in October 2018 and the problem went away. But in the last few weeks I've had two re-occurrences of it; again the engine starts quite normally. During a recent period of very cold weather it didn't happen; temperature was above 10C when it did.

I do mostly short trips, and not many of those lately. After the first re-occurrence a week or so ago I did 50 miles of motorway run, so I would have thought the battery would be fully charged? Is my driving pattern causing this?

The handbook would suggest this is a service issue. What might I do about this, if anything?

Thanks

Alan

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On 2/22/2019 at 6:24 PM, SpooRancher said:

Hi -

I have a 2.0 diesel automatic Titanium X Mondeo that's just gone over 5 years old.

At about 4.5 years old I started to get intermittent yellow "Low battery" info messages (*not* "Low key fob battery" messages) on the display when I unlocked the car, opened the door and the display powered up. Never had any problem starting. I put a smart charger on the battery and that said it was fully charged.

I had the battery replaced back in October 2018 and the problem went away. But in the last few weeks I've had two re-occurrences of it; again the engine starts quite normally. During a recent period of very cold weather it didn't happen; temperature was above 10C when it did.

I do mostly short trips, and not many of those lately. After the first re-occurrence a week or so ago I did 50 miles of motorway run, so I would have thought the battery would be fully charged? Is my driving pattern causing this?

The handbook would suggest this is a service issue. What might I do about this, if anything?

Thanks

Alan

Plus 1, I have the same issue on my new to me 2014 Titanium X Business Edition.

Hope someone comes back with some feed back

Cheers

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Possible alternator fault or the battery is knackered, chancecare its the battery as insuspect its original, best get it checked out.

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