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post #1 of 29 Old December 17th, 2006, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Mustang Gt battery going dead after awwek sitting aroun

I have a 2006 Mustang GT with 600miles I reolaced the factory battery taht kept going dead,now with the second battery installed this battery went dead after 2 months.I only use the car on weekends and it went dead only since last weekend.

the alt output is 14.1 and i re-tests the battery after along run today and the cca in 895.

I am stumped and really do not want to go back to the dealer unless I have to.

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post #2 of 29 Old December 21st, 2006, 09:59 AM
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mine goes dead too

i have an 06 mustang gt also. it has been in the shop 5-6 times for dead battery. ford replaced the battery, the stereo and the smart box. it is still in the shop, almost 3 weeks this time. they are still checking it out. mine sets sometimes for over a week and it won't start when i want to drive it.
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I also own 2006 mustang GT battery goes dead if car is not driven in a week or so, ford tells me this is normal for this car. I think its bs,car checks out fine @ the dealer, ford motor corp tells me there is no fix for this problem thats the way they run, if that was a selling feature why dont the tell you when you buy it, my car has less than 4000 miles on it ,in one year. call ford and complain maybe a class action law suit? if we get enough mad ford owners.
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-2nd reply i contacted the attorney generals office of my home state ,bring the car in 4 times for the same problem ford tells me the battery going dead in 8 to 10 days is normal. no true-if you must have the car towed back to the dealer , do this till you have returned the car for a total of 4 times . get the lemon law packet from the AG .I know someone who just beat them .got all the money back and taxes too. get everythin in writing also go to ford web sit www.ask ford.com ...emal the with your story .Im getting rid of this car its a lemon dont buy one if you are thinking of it.
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I know a guy with an '04 V6. Same thing happened to him.

What happens is that some computer on board drains the battery if the vehicle is not used for over a week. That's why you should at least start it and let it run for a few mins. At least that's what they (FORD) told him when they towed it in for service.


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I have an 04 v6 and i havn't had any problems, but my mom has an 05 gt and she is having that problem right now. Our ford expidition also has done the same thing before.

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I bought an 05 new for my daughter to drive to college. Three times it has set for a week or so and three times it has had a dead battery. Once they came out and jumped it and twice they towed it in. I paid a good price for this car and really thought that I was buying some level of safety for my daughter to have a reliable vehicle. WRONG! Being somewhat of an old man I've had a few cars in my day and twice before I've had the "repairs" done by the dealer until the warranty expired and then the dealer won't work on the original complaint any more! Fool me once (well, in my case fool me twice) shame on me, fool me three times shame on you. I have no intention of letting this pass by without putting up a stink.
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If anyone figures out what to do, or how to get Ford to do something please contact me at danieldalton2003@yahoo.com
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A cheap solution is the 20 dollar battery disconnect switch from advance auto or your local autoparts store. Installs in a few seconds over your existing terminal.

When you know you are gonna park it for 3+ days flip the switch and then you dont have to worry one way or another. As a plus its a built in theft deterrent system to from dumb crooks.
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hey dan i tried not leaving the key in the ignition it did not solve the problem drove the car on1 /28 and 1/29 battery was stone dead on the 31st, having car flatbeded back to the dealer 2nd time if within 2 more times its not fixed im going througn ny state lemon law, and i will win, email me give me you phone # iwill call you let you know how this works,im tired of hearing this is normas this is bull. jp
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2005 Roush GT won't start

We purchased a 2005 Roush Mustang GT in Oct 2005. Before buying it we test drove one of the Roush GT's on the lot. When we turned the key, it would not start. The dealer used the excuse that they were sitting for a long period of time. He jumped started it and we drove it. We ended up purchasing a different Roush GT on the lot, and when we went to pick that one up it would not start. Again, the dealer used the same excuse. He jump started it, we drove it home, shut it off, turned the key, and AGAIN would not start. We called the dealership and they replaced the battery. We went through a couple more episodes of dead batteries and then in July 06 the battery died and we had it towed back to the dealership for a 2nd replacement battery. The dealership claimed that they "fixed it right" that time. Things were fine for a while and then just this week the car would not start once again. We just had it towed to the dealership for a third time. I am convinced this is not a battery issue. Whenever the car is dead the windows end up part of the way down (by themselves) and the stereo goes nuts. I have also had the stereo go nuts (makes a lot of racket) even when the car starts ok. This is definitely something that needs looking into.
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I never intend to let them jump start my mustang again. As Joel suggested, they will have to keep flatbedding it in until we come to some kind of resolve. I would like to trade it in and be done with it but that only fixes my problem, and I guess I have more conscience than FoMoCo. I am so pissed at Ford. Having served as a manager for several corporations I am personally responsible for the purchase of probably 200+ Fords over the past 25 years. That may not be a lot of vechicles for Ford but I think I will soon be a Chrysler or GM salespersons next new best friend. Never again will I endorse the purchase of a Ford product unless I get satifaction. A trickle charger, jumper cables or a cut off switch is not an appropiate remedy for a $20k car being driven by a 20 year old college girl.
My brother recently bought a $9K 600+ HP crate motor that lasted about 8 miles. He is fighting with them now and will probably lose.
Is it a wonder that Ford is struggling??????????????????????
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I had mine towed in for the third time 2-2-07. The dealer called and said they fixed it... HOORAY! They put in the third battery! Check out this site
http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...=159130#159130 posts 29-32
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here is the other site (sorry for the typo)

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0fd78f

posts 29-32
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We got to get together on this battery issue
Call 866-631-3788 and get a claim specialist at FORD to start working with you
Mean will any one who has a copy of shop work scan it and send it to me.
I've had it. Its almost enogh to make me buy a Camero!
batteries don't die in 1day once 4weeks the next time and then 3days the next time. It is not the batteries fault until it has run flat for the 6th time.
PPLEASSEEE get back to me ! Folks Ford says no records of this issue.

Have you talked to Ford?
Lets get engineers at Ford working on this or lawyers on a class action suit. I am rounding up shop records from my dealer now or there will be a bright blue Rousch with a big banner on it in front of his place of business next week bannered - FORD CAN"T FIX IT -
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Ive been having the same damn problem with my 05 mustang. Have been fighting with ford for the past few months for them to fix it. I am also on my third battery... ( they dont seem to realize that the battery isn't the problem) What is the number you posted to? Ill give it a ll call and report the problem. Have you made any progress with them fixing he problem yet?
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Great a REPLY!
MY contact number was 866-631-3788 exstention 7163
consultants name is Chris. Be sure to have VIN # and dealer service center info and service work records. He is just a paper pusher ( not a tech or engineer). But call and let him know I'm not the only one out here with this imaginery problem. Maybe if he hears from imaginary friends with this imaginary problem - we can get a real engineer to look at these cars.
I really need only one thing from Ford - a contractual agreement that Ford will fix my car at no charge (under warranty) when they find "THE CURE " or buy back my car at the purchased price or book value (which ever is higher) when I get sick and tiered of putting up with this issue.

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I just called every tech department in the country to find out my problem was a dead battery. It had all kinds of weird "s" happen to my car and thought it was a comp problem but found out it was a dead battery. The car had died twice before this time but this was alot different than when it died before. The car was posessed and the CD changer on my shaker 500 was acting like a woman on her rag - it just wouldnt shut the hell up. I bought a new battery and everythings fine at least for now, Koch
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:lala Unless you left the key on,head lights or have bad luck with batteries - one day when you least expect it - click,click no joy!
When youjump it CD changer will re-reference itself and you will start t live with when will then ext time be.
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My 2007 v6 has gone dead 4 times. If it sets for three days, its dead.
I live in Tennessee an I plan to push the issue with ford..........
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