DV, is there any warranty on the replacment battery?dvpatel said:You're not gonna believe this either.
- There are 2 very big threads on this battery failing prematurely problem where almost every one's batteries died within 3 years or less. Some in a year only.
- The battery is warrantied for 3 years so take it in and get the dealer to replace it. That replacement will die soon too. Once that happens do NOT get a Honda battery.
#2 above is very important and unbelievable. Enjoy the van.
Yes. Till your van turns 3 years old. Once you are out of 3 years, you're on your own. There might be a 12 month warranty on the new battery but I am not 100% sure as I only lost the battery once and now, I am beyond 12 months and beyond 3 years for my 2007. I don't intend to use the crappy Honda batteries any way (unless ofcourse they're FREE).psu ody fan said:DV, is there any warranty on the replacment battery?
I got in the neighborhood of 4 years out of the OEM battery in my 03. My in-laws made it over 6 years & 100K miles on the battery in their 04. I guess we got lucky with ours. Seems like people who don't drive their's every day have a higher frequency of failures.mattd said:I just replaced the oe battery on my 05 and have 73k on the clock. I went with another Honda battery for $125 installed. I know this seems to be out of the norm to have a battery for this long. But then again, I have 47k miles on my current pax tires.
But I also have my share of problems, most recently replacing glass that wS not broken however not functional.
Not really true. I have a 2007 EX-L R&N purchased in Sept 2007. My friend has a 2007 Touring purchased in March 2007. Both of us lost batteries at around the same time (3 or so months apart) in year 2. Difference, he has almost 50K miles on his now and I still have 25K. He drives his every day. I only drive ours on weekends and sometimes we don't even drive it for a couple of weeks. So, his should have lasted a bit more based on your statement. But it didn't. I suppose it could be a luck of the draw in Matt's favor but a vast majority has issues with the newer batteries. My Accord's battery lasted me over 7 years though.psu ody fan said:Seems like people who don't drive their's every day have a higher frequency of failures.
Can you prove that?dvpatel said:Not really true.
Have you seen most folks prove anything on here? :stupid:psu ody fan said:Can you prove that?
"Seems like" and "higher frequency" are very broad terms I used, so I'm going to assume you have some data (beyond your 2 examples) to document that my suppositions are "not really true"? :stupid:
I'm not disputing the fact the Honda's OEM batteries suck....that part I'll agree with.
You are correct.....there is no way Willy is getting 9.67 MPG in his Ody. I'll bet he doesn't even crack 8.5 on a good day!dvpatel said:Have you seen most folks prove anything on here? :stupid:
I killed a costco battery in two years on this van once. The free replacement has been perfect for the 5 since though.tC_demon said:Well guys I have outlasted everyone here!!! Got the van in 11-2006 26K miles and 4 years later my battery is still kicking and screaming...But I ended up replacing it today with a Kirkland Signature Battery from Costco...Got some gift cards from Costco over christmas so I got all my cars Costco batteries! The Costco batteries have more CCA than the OEM. So I expect only good things from it, plus they come with 3yrs exchange and 100 month prorated warranty.