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Had to have the Maverick towed to the local Ford Dealer today. I took it on a short drive and when I tried to restart it nothing happened. Ford has tested the battery and the battery seems to be working fine, but the truck won't start. They seems to have no idea what is wrong at this point They put in a new battery and it still wouldn't start. I don't know where they will go from here. Is only has about 700 miles on it. I find this a little alarming. Has anyone else had this happen?
 

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I tried to restart it nothing happened. Ford has tested the battery and the battery seems to be working fine, but the truck won't start. They seems to have no idea what is wrong at this point They put in a new battery and it still wouldn't start. I don't know where they will go from here. Is only has about 700 miles on it. I find this a little alarming. Has anyone else had this happen?
This has been reported before. Most of the time there seems to be a problem with a wire harness/battery cable. There is a bad weld between the cable and the lug. I checked on some of the tech forums.... no message from Ford about it yet, but maybe in the future. Parts backordered (cable/wire harness), but some techs have figured out a way to fix for now. That seems like the most likely issue in your case too. There was probably a bad batch of cables.
 

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This has been reported before. Most of the time there seems to be a problem with a wire harness/battery cable. There is a bad weld between the cable and the lug. I checked on some of the tech forums.... no message from Ford about it yet, but maybe in the future. Parts backordered (cable/wire harness), but some techs have figured out a way to fix for now. That seems like the most likely issue in your case too. There was probably a bad batch of cables.
Yep - you'd think that Ford would have bulletin-ized this to its dealers by now. For sure if you do not have a solid connection between the harness and the battery the starter doesn't have enough juice to turn the engine over.
 

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Yep - you'd think that Ford would have bulletin-ized this to its dealers by now. For sure if you do not have a solid connection between the harness and the battery the starter doesn't have enough juice to turn the engine over.
I don't know what the threshold is for putting out a SSM (special service message). They may be trying to find out more info/find the date range of vehicles that may be affected?

There are notes about this issue in the Tech Hotline ("Global Technical Assistance Center"), so if a tech or service manager looks up this issue, they can read the back and forth discussions about this issue between other technicians and Ford's engineers. So dealers can find information about this issue and about how to correct it! But a bulletin would be ideal as well so that the info is easier to find.
 

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This has been reported before. Most of the time there seems to be a problem with a wire harness/battery cable. There is a bad weld between the cable and the lug. I checked on some of the tech forums.... no message from Ford about it yet, but maybe in the future. Parts backordered (cable/wire harness), but some techs have figured out a way to fix for now. That seems like the most likely issue in your case too. There was probably a bad batch of cables.
I don't know what the threshold is for putting out a SSM (special service message). They may be trying to find out more info/find the date range of vehicles that may be affected?

There are notes about this issue in the Tech Hotline ("Global Technical Assistance Center"), so if a tech or service manager looks up this issue, they can read the back and forth discussions about this issue between other technicians and Ford's engineers. So dealers can find information about this issue and about how to correct it! But a bulletin would be ideal as well so that the info is easier to find.
Thank you for the info.
 

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Only reports I have seen/read are for hybrid models. It has a Looonnnggg cable from the battery (12v) to the engine compartment. Apparently as the cable connects to the battery post, it is loose in the crimp/solder area, and limits amperage capacity, and likely loses contact as it tries to run a couple hundred amps through a tiny contact area.(gets hot due to limited contact and may arc)
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Had to have the Maverick towed to the local Ford Dealer today. I took it on a short drive and when I tried to restart it nothing happened. Ford has tested the battery and the battery seems to be working fine, but the truck won't start. They seems to have no idea what is wrong at this point They put in a new battery and it still wouldn't start. I don't know where they will go from here. Is only has about 700 miles on it. I find this a little alarming. Has anyone else had this happen?
Is it a hybrid?
 

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This has been reported before. Most of the time there seems to be a problem with a wire harness/battery cable. There is a bad weld between the cable and the lug. I checked on some of the tech forums.... no message from Ford about it yet, but maybe in the future. Parts backordered (cable/wire harness), but some techs have figured out a way to fix for now. That seems like the most likely issue in your case too. There was probably a bad batch of cables.
Could be the ground contact to frame is loose.
 
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