Car shuts off even when battery is new?

  • 2015 FORD EDGE
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 103,322 MILES
As the subject says. The battery is not my problem, I have taken it in, and the mechanics say that no wires (covered or exposed [if there are any]) are touching anything. So, they told me it's the battery when I have already replaced the battery 4 months earlier. I do not know what else to do. I do not want to keep spending money on a new battery every time. What else could it be?
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Sunday, December 11th, 2022 AT 2:31 PM

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If the battery keeps failing, it is one of three problems. First, as you already mentioned, the battery is faulty. If you question this, charge the battery and have a parts store load test it for you. Most do it at no charge. If it does fail the test, it should be replaced for free if it is only 4 months old.

Next, if the battery is failing overnight when the vehicle isn't used, then we have a parasitic draw. In other words, something constantly is draining power even when everything is turned off. Here is a link that will help with that concern.

If the battery fails while you are driving, then the alternator is the most likely cause. Again, you can have a parts store test the alternator free of charge. Or you can check the alternator at home to determine if it is charging. All you need is a multimeter or voltmeter.

Here is a link that explains how it's done:

I know this may be confusing. Please let me know if you have questions and what I can do to help.

Let me know.

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Sunday, December 11th, 2022 AT 7:41 PM

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