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I received my '22 Ford Lightning on 10/7/22. By that evening, I was receiving an error on the dash and via the Ford Pass App: "There is an electrical drain in '22 Lightning, pssibly caused by after-market device(s). If that's not the case, please schedule service soon." I only had the truck for 1/2 a day so no after market anything has been added.

I took the truck in and after 5 days of diagnostic work, they decided the "Gateway Module" was defective and needed to be replaced. Ford engineers were consulted during the process. The part is currently unavailable anywhere and on backorder with no anticipated delivery date.

I had them reassemble my brand new truck and said I would live the 2kWH drain per day until I could get a new module as they gave me no other options. However, during the process of working on the truck, the Frunk latch was damaged and now needs replacement. That new part appears to be available and should be in this week.

No one seems overly troubled by this turn of events and the priority of getting my truck fixed is uncertain at this point. I've owned the truck for 11 days with 7 of them in the shop and 2 of them with a Frunk alarm dinging anytime the truck moves.
 

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Sorry to hear about your issues. Been there, done that with my Mustang Mach E. However, it sounds like the dealer should be getting the frunk issue resolved soon and you should be able to drive your truck until they can replace your gateway module.

Welcome to the trials and tribulations of the bleeding edge of a new product line.
 
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Sorry to hear about your issues. Been there, done that with my Mustang Mach E. However, it sounds like the dealer should be getting the frunk issue resolved soon and you should be able to drive your truck until they can replace your gateway module.

Welcome to the trials and tribulations of the bleeding edge of a new product line.
Good advice - Patience is probably the best path forward at this point - Just not my strong suit. :)
 

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First of all, I am sorry to hear about this issue, especially within a day of having the truck. How disappointing that must have been.

Received my truck in July and I think it is one of the best vehicles on the market, hopefully you have gotten to experience some of the fun aspects of ownership since this happened.

that said, I received the same alert this morning.
Did you ever get this resolved?
 

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I have had the alert 3x but tested the 12v and voltage is fine and no drain issues as the HVB is charging the 12v.

That being said, I unplugged a USB drive I use for music and no more warnings. I don't think this is the issue, however, as I've had the USB plugged in since June but just got the warnings this week (over 12k miles on the truck).

Still, a lot of little electronics issues or phantom stuff is possible. The Air Dam Fault warning is a prime example.
 
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