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Hey guys, wandering if anybody has experienced a dead battery. I bought a 2013 ecboost it has 2900 miles on it. I went to drive it last night and nothing happened everthing was dead. I haven't drove it in a couple of days nothing was left on or pluged up to drain the battery. I wasn't able to figure out what might have drained battery.

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May just be bad. Not likely but if they have sat a long time on the lot and rarely driven it may be weak. Once you jump it off and get it running again id look for any interior lights left on. If it continues to start fine then you're probably fine.
 

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May just be bad. Not likely but if they have sat a long time on the lot and rarely driven it may be weak. Once you jump it off and get it running again id look for any interior lights left on. If it continues to start fine then you're probably fine.
You may be onto something there. The poster doesn't mention which truck, but his "timer" to turn off the lights (after turning off the vehicle) may be set high and it's draining his battery (if he hasn't driven very far).

Check your settings for turning off the lights (after stopping the truck) and set it to the shortest time interval.
 

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Hey guys, wandering if anybody has experienced a dead battery. I bought a 2013 ecboost it has 2900 miles on it. I went to drive it last night and nothing happened everthing was dead. I haven't drove it in a couple of days nothing was left on or pluged up to drain the battery. I wasn't able to figure out what might have drained battery.

Thanks for any helpful info
My 2013 did the same thing to me after sitting over night...no obvious reason for it to happen, and hasn't done it since.
 

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That's weird. I left the ignition on once and it automatically cut everything off as a battery saving feature. It saved me from having to jump it.
 

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Could just be a bad battery,i had a Ranger years ago.I went to leave the driveway and stalled it,i went to restart it and it wouldn't start.I took the battery to the Ford dealer and they said it must have had a short in it.

Later Mark.
 

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We had the same thing happen to our Dodge. I know, a Ford forum but wanted to share. Drove it for a year with no issues. Took it from Pittsburgh to Salem MA, parked it in front of the hotel and wasn't planning on moving it. Went to get stuff 2 days later and it had issues locking the door and the horn was trying to pathetically alarm. The dealers in the area were less than helpful as it was still in the 3/36 warranty. Bought a new battery, took the old one back to our local dealer who took their sweet time paying us back for the new battery and said they found nothing wrong with the old one. That truck also would turn off any electronic devices if they were left on. Never had any other issues and traded it with the new battery. My guess is the same as in your case, something stuck on and drained it and when it started to operate again things went back to normal. Honestly with all the electronics these days I'm surprised that batteries aren't dying more frequently.
 

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Now mine has done the dead battery deal twice on me in 1 month.....it's going back to the dealer ASAP.
 

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Now mine has done the dead battery deal twice on me in 1 month.....it's going back to the dealer ASAP.

I am new here, but have had the same issue last Monday and Wednesday. The Wednesday one could have been insufficient charge from Monday, but there was no explanation Monday. No lights left on, nothing plugged in, light delay set to 0. Out only has 1700 miles and an carrying around a spare battery in the bed. The dealer could find nothing wrong, but that doesn't mean a lot. Just sharing my experience.
 

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I am new here as well and joined to monitor and help if possible on the issue in this post, it sounds like the problem I'm having with my 2013 F150. Twice now in the past 2 months I've jumped in my truck and found my battery to be completely dead...not enough juice to power the dome light. My truck is still well under warranty so I will be taking it in, since the problem is so intermittent I expect to get the same answer as "stang7606". So here's my story; both times I've had this has happen I had driven the truck the day previously and parked it in the garage, I wrote it off as having left something on even though I didn't find anything...now this morning I had the same exact issue...I used the truck yesterday, all doors were closed and lights in cab appeared to be off, I don't use the Auto headlight setting so headlights were also switched to off position. I'd appreciate any insight or answers.
 

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Weird. My 2013 has never had this issue (knock on wood). I'm leaning towards bad cell in battery, or connection.
 

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Mine had a dead battery and salesman had to jump it when the truck was brought out to show me. Salesman said it could have been just from sitting.
No issues to date. If the info I've gotten over the years is correct then once a battery is dead it will never recover to hold it's original CCA.

Oh forgot to add, they did put a brand new on in before I took delivery.
 

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Man! Electrical issues are a ***** to track down, I would be bummed and pissed. I hope they are able to find the problem. Keep us posted.
 

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Just started having the problem 2 nights ago and it was completly dead..and about 5 mins ago it was plugged in and only half dead..it has small amount of juice but not enough to start..clearly has to do with the gauge lighys cuz mine stay on for many many hours and they dont off whatever else i try
 

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To check it, get a hal sensor attachment/multimeter and measure the current draw. Should be near 0.
 
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I have similar problems to this issue. I am going on my 4th battery since I purchased my 2013 f150. Being that I travel for a living I put a lot of miles on. now that I am getting close to my 36000 bumper to bumper I am getting very nervous about having ongoing problems. My service center has been very good to me on working on this but they cannot figure out what is causing the batteries to go bad. I have had it up to my neck with this issue. this is my second F150 inside of a 14 month period loved the 5.0 motor but heard all the good things on the ecoboost so traded the 5.0 with 35000 miles on it in 7 months to this headache. Hopefully Ford can figure this out.....
 

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Check all the nuts on the battery terminal block, make sure they are tight so this dosent happen to you. (1300 miles truck died driving down the highway, was still on fire when I popped the hood 20131215_154141.jpg )
 
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