Originally Posted by JohnH12
The wife wants a new car so it looks like we'll soon be getting a 2016 Ford Edge to add to the 2016 F-150.
I've read the instructions in the manual regarding the battery disconnect and restart requirements.
My question is about the requirement to disconnect the battery. Seems some choose to install a charge line insted of disconnecting the battery.
Does anyone know why Ford says to disconnect the battery?
If it's only to prevent battery drain then the charge line makes sense. If there's some other reason the charge line and not disconnecting the battery may be an issue. It's easy enogh to install a battery disconnect switch so you don't have to remove/replace the negative wire at the battery.
I use the Blue Ox Patriot for brakes on the truck and installed a hot plug from the battery to maintain the Patriot battery since the oem plugs go cold within a few minutes of shutting the engine off.
There is another thread:
Towing 2016 Ford Explorer
that is pretty much the same, but talking about a ford explorer that owners manual says the exact same thing as the Edge, I looked at both as a tow and settled on the Edge.
Even in the response from Ford, it is still not clear to me why...the only thing that is clear is, that they would not honor any warranty if not done like the owner's manual suggests
I went with the negative battery disconnect switch and so far have had no problems.