Saturday, January 14, 2023

Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Mazda Tribute, Hybrid Battery Charging

Has your Ford Escape Hybrid been sitting for a while and now won't start? Unfortunately, it is common for the hybrid batteries in these cars to discharge when not driven. We often have people reach out to us after leaving town for a while and returning to find out their Escape has a dead hybrid battery. In order for the Escape to start, the hybrid battery voltage must be at least 300V. If the Escape is 2008 or older, it should have a built-in system to top off the battery. The instructions to activate it can be found in the owner's manual.  2009 and newer Escapes do not have the built-in charger. Here at Hybrid Fix, we have the knowledge and equipment to charge these batteries. If you feel you might be in this situation, give us a call and we'll be glad to help.