The original battery that came in our 2019 EX died in Dec 2022. Of course the EX has less battery demands than an Elite though.Other than the leak/battery loss post/thread, has anyone else done this?
We're on our 3rd battery in a 2019 Elite. The (2nd) battery we got two years ago was "completely toasted" (dead). Good news is that the alternator is still putting out 14.4V.
AAA came and replaced it in our driveway - it was $322, for anyone tracking this.
The first sign of battery degradation was that our passenger side sliding door would stop halfway through. This happened 3-4x in the past three weeks.
Two comments - 1) Costco/Interstate is great, but won't install batteries. Especially at 7pm on a Saturday night, even if they did. AAA did. In my driveway.There’s something wrong with your charging system, specifically the battery management system.
Unless you let your kids sit in the van every night and watch movies until the battery is dead, there’s no way you should be on your third battery.
I wouldn’t think so, but leaving doors open for extended periods might. You know there seems to be a lot of things that can drain battery life. One thing I try to do before shutting it down is, turn the headlight switch off, radio off, and if I plan on sitting in the van for awhile, depending how long, put some windows down a little, and open and shut the door to basically shut everything down.would leaving the van unlocked in our garage impact battery life?
You’re doing good. Strange how batteries last. My brother-in-law has (I want to say) a 2011 or 12 Chevy pickup, standard V6 auto transmission, nothing extra, got like 10 years out of his battery. He’s up in Ohio, extreme wx compared to ours.I must be on borrowed time. Our 2018, purchased in March of that year, is still on its original battery from the factory.
Because of my 2020, I have invested in a portable battery jump starter. It’s come in handy a few times. When I knew it was time, I bought an Interstate AGM battery at Costco, drove home, replaced the battery and took the core back the next day. I wasn’t confident in doing car work on the Costco parking lot. lolhave you purchased a portable battery just to jump the car and change the battery at Costco yourself?
I don't do car work because I'm afraid of fire/burning, electrocution, and glass.have you purchased a portable battery just to jump the car and change the battery at Costco yourself?
12 Vdc won't hurt you. However, if you happen to short out the battery terminals with something metal, you will experience arc welding. When replacing a battery, remove the negative terminal first, that way when you are working on the positive terminal you won't have a problem if you happen to touch the engine or frame.I don't do car work because I'm afraid of fire/burning, electrocution, and glass.
But calling AAA took care of all of it without me getting burned, shocked, or cut.
In fact, welding with a car battery is a well-known trick in the off-road community.12 Vdc won't hurt you. However, if you happen to short out the battery terminals with something metal, you will experience arc welding.
Yes! Never ever wear jewelry when working on a car. A ring or bracelet sorting out the 12 volts will be instant 4th degree burns.12 Vdc won't hurt you. However, if you happen to short out the battery terminals with something metal, you will experience arc welding.