Just a heads up to let other person's know of this issue..
Due to the weather, wife's c-max hardly used in a fortnight, but when she went to go out on friday the battery was flat so she calls me and asks me to bring home jump leads.When i get home, jump start car and give it a fair run to recharge the battery.. got home, switched car off only to find that the battery was still flat.. unable to do anything due to darkness so wait until saturday to check battery.. Found that the battery positive terminal has cracked clean through therfore not gripping the battery post tight enough.. clamped it with mole grips and car now starts ok.
I have no idea how this terminal has suddenly become broken.. the car is 3 yrs old but has only covered 4k mls.Anyway part now ordered for delivery on tuesday so will be ok then.
For your information the ford finis code is 1386881 and price is £14.62 +vat so not too bad
As i say, the car had all the symptoms of a flat battery, so if you come across this make sure your terminals are not cracked/broken
Ford C-Max 2.0l zetec auto Black 57 Reg