I have a diesel engine.
Just after Christmas 2016 my car would not start, I suspected a flat battery. I called my breakdown guys who came out and jumped the battery and left the car running. I took the car for a little drive and took it to halfords who tested the battery and said to take the car for a long drive to make sure battery gets recharged. As I did this the battery light came on, the emergency light came on for a short while and disappeared, the power steering malfunction message also displayed but had no problem with power steering.
I took car back to Halfords who recommended changing the battery which I did. However the battery light remained. I took the car to a Ford dealership for a diagnostic, they said the battery had a faulty cell and that it would need replacing. I took the car back to Halfords who checked the battery and said that there was nothing wrong with it, however, replaced the battery for my piece of mind. When I restarted the car the battery light was still showing.
I was told by the Halfords man that I may have an issue with the alternator or that the computer system may need resetting. I am not sure what the issue is. I hope you can give me some advice.
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 5th, 2017 AT 11:51 PM