Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Williston North Dakota
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Re: Age of Motorcraft batteries
First off, if the batteries have the red labeled "Tested Tough" on them, they are not original batteries to the truck. Factory batteries are typically black labeled and do not say "Tested Tough" anywhere on them. Secondly, manufacture date would be found on one of the sides on a small round sticker(about 3/4" dia.). It should have a letter and a number. The letter corresponds to the month and the number to the year manufactured.
Another thing I learned recently from our Warranty Administrator, even if you purchased the truck with batteries and they fall under warranty, unless you have a copy of the receipt that shows exact purchase date, Ford will not warranty the battery. They require a copy of the receipt sent with the warranty claim.
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