04 escape battery light

Asked by Feb 13, 2019 at 10:41 PM about the 2004 Ford Escape Limited FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 ford escape.  Batter is only a couple
months old.  Last week the battery light started to
stay on after starting the car.  Only does ater sitting
a few hours.  Car wiil start right up but battery light
stays on.  If you drive a few miles or rev lightly for a
few minutes the light goes out.  Light will not come
on again while ar is running but if you let it sit a few
hours or sepecialy over night it stays on after
starting.  Whst is going on?

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The battery light isn't really a battery light. It's an indication of how the car's system is charging the battery. If the light is constant on, you probably have an issue with the alternator. Go to a car parts store and they will check it free, and read any codes associated with the light.

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