Especially with older cars, dealers generally go the simple and most expensive route: Replace an entire unit--especially now that the car is out of warranty. Unfortunately the situation will probably have to kill someone, if not several people, before Ford will take action. This message should disappear shortly. Otherwise, fuel may spray out and injure you or others. Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface.
If you can actually get 5500 out of it as a trade it may be a good idea to unload it. Hybrid Battery facility - To better serve the surging demand for hybrid batteries! In California and the 15 states that follow its emissions laws, the warranty is for 10 years or 150,000 miles. It is usually located behind the rear seats. You'd hope the dealership would have checked this first, but she will need to confirm this. The Escape Hybrid will not start when the high-voltage hybrid battery is depleted which happened to me when we went on a long vacation. The user should receive a horn chirp to indicate the system has been disabled or a chirp followed by a honk to indicate the system has been enabled. Mixing Motorcraft Specialty Orange Engine.
How long will it take to replace the Hybrid Drive Battery? Half and half autos are mechanically distinctive enough that dealers send their mechanics to class for certificate in working on particular half breeds. Welcome to the new age of vehicle ownership. And safety features get cheaper when all cars have them. To learn more about hybrid car technology, take a look at the links below. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap. In this video we diagnose why a 2008 Escape Hybrid is not starting.
Turn off the engine and remove the key. The nickel-metal-hydride pack in the current Prius, for instance, provides 273 volts, has 168 cells and weighs 118 pounds. Remove the bulb holder from the lamp assembly by depressing the snaps. Booster seats position a child so that safety belts fit better. Vehicle 804 spent its early years patrolling McClellan park, an office park built on the site of a decommissioned airbase. And Car 804 remains in active duty, although the company did have the car detailed and tuned up to celebrate its half-million-mile mark.
Note: When the seatback release lever is pulled, slowly lower seatback to the flat position. The Honda starter battery does have a relatively short life — about two to five years. Exceeding the 150W limit will cause the power point to cut off the power temporarily to provide overload protection. No suggestions, but sympathy, and apppreciation for the post. We recommend changing the battery in Fords every 4 years.
I did the Hybrid Button trick and all went as Rick described above. It's part of the company's fleet of Ford Escapes--both hybrid and regular. Pop out the plastic triangle panel on the drivers side dashboard you can see it when you open the driver's door. If you believe your battery system is having difficulties, the high-voltage power bus should be run through diagnostics by a Ford dealer to determine the source of any problems. To stop motion at any time during the one-touch opening, press the control again. Frequently Asked Questions What is a Hybrid Drive Battery? The use of wheels or tires not recommended by Ford Motor Company may affect the operation of your Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
There is now an update kit available, which we believe resolves the issue. Failure to follow these instructions may interfere with the front passenger seat sensing system. I had two different scenarios occur after long overseas business trips: - first time my car would not start. Copyright © 2007 Ford Motor Company. The Bayer vehicles contain unarmed security guards who largely patrol large commercial properties--industrial parks, office complexes, and the like--around the clock. Refer to Motorcraft part numbers in this chapter. Always set the parking brake fully and make sure that the gearshift is securely latched in P Park.
Since most known hybrids have been on the roads for a decade or more, consumers may see an uptick in hybrid battery replacements in the coming years. Block the wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving unexpectedly. Doing so could cause serious damage to the liftgate and its components as well as allowing carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle. Turns off when the speed control system is disengaged. Indicates the regenerative braking system is disabled at this moment.
All information provided by J. Connect the positive + jumper cable to the positive + terminal of the discharged battery. I should think that might get some action. This is no different than a blown engine costing as much as the car. As yours is an 08 it may have to be ordered. In 2008, the company also bought some non-hybrid Escapes, and a conventional Escape known as car 801 also white provides a good comparison to 804. Pull the seat release control.