On a 2008 Ford Escape V6, what can cause the battery to not charge properly?

Asked by Nov 11, 2015 at 07:23 PM about the 2008 Ford Escape XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Warning light indicates the battery is not charging properly.  What can be the
cause of this?

5 Answers


Most common is the Alternator is faulty. Also check the wiring.

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Tom is right, but if the battery is OEM... original from factory, then the battery it's self may be bad.

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it also may be the censor is bad.


Take it to an auto parts store and have them test the alternator and battery for free.

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Hi Ken. In Calif AutoZone has become the place to not go. They won't do an OBDII scan, ( but are real quick to try to sell you a scanner) they will not bench-test an alternator, will not load test a battery, won't even put wiper blades on your car when you buy them. I stopped doing business there, and now I go strictly to NAPA. The guy told me that one time a guy was putting wiper blades on a car for a woman and he dropped the arm, without blades on it and it cracked her windshield. I suppose that can happen but now they are not to help with that.... just sell a new alternator (which can not be returned unless bad from box) etc. But NAPA and O'Reilleys will

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