2014 Ford Escape problems
Just a caution to anyone with a Ford Escape with the original Sync system. Not a Sync2 or Sync3 but the Sync. This system can hang and drain your battery.
We just sold the Sticks and Bricks Friday. Moved into the TT Thursday evening for a few weeks till the next place is ready for us to move into it. Friday AM got into the Escape to go to the closing. Car would not start and the Sync system kept giving warning messages that it was shutting down to preserve the battery.
Jumped in the truck and went to closing. Later that day we came back to try and jump start the car, but I thought to just give it one more try. The Starter kicked this time just once, car fired up and I took it for a ride to charge up the battery.
Later that evening we came back to the TT. When I went to shut the car off I noticed that the Sync system was saying "Connecting to Phone". Neither my wife or I had Bluetooth enabled on our phones. So I went through the menu and shut off the Bluetooth feature of the Sync system.
The only thing I can think of is that one of our neighbors on either side had Bluetooth turned on their cell phone and it and the car were trying to connect.
I did some searching on the net and found that this is a known issue with 2014 Ford Cars and here is a excerpt from another list. That was until January, when Ford got in touch with Dan with a solution. It said it was an issue where the Bluetooth system would not disable when the engine was switched off. So, when stationary, the Fiesta was still searching for a Bluetooth device to connect to – causing the battery to run flat.
Thought I would put this out so someone else does not have the issue I had.