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Hi there

We've got a 2014 Ford Kuga, which the battery keeps going flat on

We have charged and tested the battery, all ok

We have checked for any battery drains, and once the car is all locked up, everything goes to sleep, there is no drain

However, over night, the battery is going flat

We have spoken to a Ford dealer to see if there is any software updates etc, which they say there is none

We have also changed the Bluetooth module as we found on google there had been an issue with these, but the problem is still there

Any help would be greatly appreciatted

Thanks in advance
 

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TrevorB BMW320 M Sport 2020 M Sport Pro Pack. Tech Pack (Head Up Display)
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The power sockets turn off automatically approx 15 mins after locking veh.
They turn back on again as soon as you unlock veh ( so you could think they were/are never off)

The Mondeo MK4 electrical section, flat battery syndrome and other threads will give good suggestions on various things to check and procedures to follow
 

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Even when asleep there will be a drain. MK4 suggestions are Bluetooth keeps looking

for a connection even when locked.

USB sticks staying powered.

Several threads have delved deeper and many systems stay alive long after the car should

have gone to sleep.

My car shuts down completely and appears to keep the battery at 12.2 volts, it disables

the remote locking so i know when its gone into a deep sleep, but with mine it sits

unused for a week or so.
 

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TrevorB BMW320 M Sport 2020 M Sport Pro Pack. Tech Pack (Head Up Display)
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Ha ha Rob,

You replied to a post over 2 years old and then I went and also fell for it!!!!!!!

What can I say to you Purple!!! - I think we all went to sleep!
 

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Yep it got me, didnt think to check the date..
 

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Yep, we should have had the lane crossing system enabled when we fell asleep!!
 

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No harm in resurrecting the topic since, as in a lot of posts, there is never any feedback. I wonder if the OP will see this and post a reply?
 

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Well, they have not signed in since 3.37pm on Oct 31st 2017 a few hours after their original post

They might have just looked as guests though
 

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Makes you wonder who hand picked that car... :)

They are a garage in Skegness it seems, selling hand picked cars.

Serviced and maintained the same as dealers, probably right as dealers didnt seem

to know how to cure the problem either. :D
 

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I have a similar question. Having had a Mondeo until yesterday when I traded it in for a 66 plate Kuga I know the USB used to drain the battery if left plugged in AND USB/Aux was selected as the input. Is this the same on the Kuga? Also, are the 12v outlets supposed to turn off a short time after the car is stopped/locked? Mine appear to stay powered up but I may not have left it long enough before checking.

Hopefully it won't take 2 years to hear back from somebody :rolleyes:
 

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Not just Fords it seems, several other manufacturers have similar issues.
 
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