While out having my normal morning coffee at one of the local coffee shops, I got a call from my wife who told me that the battery in her MKZ was dead. Drove home, and sure enough, it was dead. Had enough power for the headlights, but not enough to spin the engine over.
Put it on my charger for ten minutes. Brought the battery up enough to start the car. Drove to my Lincoln Dealer, and they installed a new Motorcraft battery. Car only has 10,000 miles on it.
(My SHO also had the battery go a couple months ago, with about 34,000 miles on it).
Service Advisor says that batteries go because of our HOT Florida summers. Yes, I believe it. The engine compartment in both cars get HOT and cooks the battery.
Both were replaced under warranty.
BTW, I like my Lincoln Dealer Service Department. I have my SHO serviced there also.
Edit --- Update on dealer.... I now HATE them since they cheated my wife and me when we had tire problems. Now I find their service department and service writer(s) are thieves. I will no longer go to them again. When the time comes to trade my present MKZ, probably for a 2014 MKZ, it will not be at Plaza Lincoln in Leesburg. I posted about this in another thread so I won't go into to it here, but believe me, their service writer(s) is a scumbag.
Edited by ctrcbob, 10 October 2013 - 06:16 PM.