When required, I intend to get the largest battery that will fit in the box. AGM type of course.
Though the OP's vehicle was a 2.5, insofar as the battery accommodations the '13-'15 Escape is identical for all engines.Any one with a 2014 2.0 try this size battery yet? I have notice mine cranking over slower as the weather has cooled off.
Though the OP's vehicle was a 2.5, insofar as the battery accommodations the '13-'15 Escape is identical for all engines.
There's no reason that this would not work as described for our '14 2.0 Escapes.
Might mention that it's likely that a healthy OEM-size battery would also cure your problem, absent any other charging system issues.
You changed both the date of service and the battery size correct?Glad I stumbled across this thread. Picked up my Escape last night and prior to delivery they installed a new battery and I managed to kill it while setting u the escape for myself. Threw it on the charger and picked up a 94R AGM. Little bit of modding to the hold down bracket and removing the two spacer it fit like a glove. I also reset the BMS using my scanner. Should be good to go for a few years.
Like changing the oil and resetting the oil life.Great write up.
I am a bit annoyed at how complicated these cars have become to do basic maintenance. It does seem unbelievable that changing a battery requires a dealer service call. I can understand that the computer might need to know that a battery has been replaced, but really, a service call? There should be a way for the owner to do this.
No reason, IMO..... If the stock battery works fine, why increase to a larger size?
On this you are mistaken. Though the system will eventually calibrate itself to the new battery's actual "state of charge", it will not ever figure out on it's own that a "new battery" has been installed..... Didn't we also decide that nothing needed to be reset and the car will eventually figure out it has a new battery?
FORScan freeware with most any USB OBD interface is IMO the cheapest route. Pleanty of threads here discussing BMS reset - site search is your friend.…...
I have a snapon Solus anyone know if that is capable of the BMS reset?
Or what inexpensve tool i can purchase to do this?
I'm replying to an old post, but I just upgraded the battery in my '16 Escape. Here's what I did: I went to one of those internet Ford parts stores and ordered a battery hold-down for a '17 Escape with the start/stop option. The Ford part number is CV6Z-10718-A. It costs about $6.00. This is the hold-down designed for a Group 48 AGM battery. All you need to do is remove the old battery and the front (nearest you) spacer. Leave the rear spacer in place. A Group 48 AGM will fit perfectly and the hold-down will fit as designed. FWIW I installed an Odyssey 48-720 AGM battery. It has a reserve capacity of 130 mins - 50 mins more then the OEM battery. Poor reserve capacity is the culprit with the old Group 96R battery. It has 720 CCA, less than the 850 installed above, but you'll never need more than 600 CCA anyway, even in the coldest weather. Keep your old hold-down and spacer. You can go back to the OEM battery whenever you want.