Replaced battery under warranty for the 2nd time in 2yrs!

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mine fast beeps at me all the time, but then as I walk away I hear it lock anyway.
Oh wow that is interesting! That doesn't work for me unfortunately. A few nights back it triple fast beeped since my fiancee closed her door after I had exited already, and I forgot to lock it manually. Next morning I realized the car was left unlocked through the night. So now I am anal about making sure I hear the two separate beeps on walking away.

Still really don't want to disable the walk away feature though! haha





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Oh wow that is interesting! That doesn't work for me unfortunately. A few nights back it triple fast beeped since my fiancee closed her door after I had exited already, and I forgot to lock it manually. Next morning I realized the car was left unlocked through the night. So now I am anal about making sure I hear the two separate beeps on walking away.

Still really don't want to disable the walk away feature though! haha
take it to the dealer. Maybe it just need reprogrammed or maybe the remote batter is dying. Sometimes if the remote stays too close to the car its continually "talking" to the car so it can drain the remote battery
 

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A friend of mine had an issue with the battery in his Subaru WRX. The battery was always draining and had to be replaced multiple times.

He purchased an OBD adapter and downloaded a battery reading app. He discovered the alternator will not run unless you are on full coast, OR if the park/headlights are on. The alternator doesn't run any other time. Maybe there is something similar happening with the Civic.......too much effort for me to go to that extreme to find a solution or verify if the same thing happens.
 

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I wouldn't use warranty for battery issue. After market stuff is a lot better. Also, super easy to replace battery yourself. Pull old one out, get ride to autoparts shop, trade old one for new one, get ride back, screw it in, done. My local shop would charge me about $20 to put it in for me, if it was too cold out. I wouldn't expect Dealer to do a proper long term fix when it's easier to use the same old inferior parts or charged used. Also, expecting your car to start after a month of sitting (without doing any preventive measures) is dumb. I'm sure Dealers would treat you accordingly in that scenario.
 

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I wouldn't use warranty for battery issue. After market stuff is a lot better. Also, super easy to replace battery yourself. Pull old one out, get ride to autoparts shop, trade old one for new one, get ride back, screw it in, done. My local shop would charge me about $20 to put it in for me, if it was too cold out. I wouldn't expect Dealer to do a proper long term fix when it's easier to use the same old inferior parts or charged used. Also, expecting your car to start after a month of sitting (without doing any preventive measures) is dumb. I'm sure Dealers would treat you accordingly in that scenario.
sorry, Im not laying out $170 plus tax for a new battery on a 1 year old car. Nope not at all. I'd make the dealer replace it under warranty without question and I have TWICE. Its the whole principle of the matter.

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sorry, Im not laying out $170 plus tax for a new battery on a 1 year old car. Nope not at all. I'd make the dealer replace it under warranty without question and I have TWICE. Its the whole principle of the matter.

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I'd easily avoid Dealership for $170, especially if I know i'm getting a better product. I'd have to be rude to dealer, to avoid them making that money back in other ways, in which case, I no longer can trust them for proper work.

However, if have time to waste at dealership, especially when it's repeat visit for the same problem, go ahead.
 

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I'd easily avoid Dealership for $170, especially if I know i'm getting a better product. I'd have to be rude to dealer, to avoid them making that money back in other ways, in which case, I no longer can trust them for proper work.

However, if have time to waste at dealership, especially when it's repeat visit for the same problem, go ahead.
yeah it definitely depends on your situation but my service advisor and I are on a first name basis so things like this I give him a heads up, they take it back and get me out in 30 minutes. Yeah it sucks but you pay for your warranty and the tow service in the cost of the car so why not.
 

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yeah it definitely depends on your situation but my service advisor and I are on a first name basis so things like this I give him a heads up, they take it back and get me out in 30 minutes. Yeah it sucks but you pay for your warranty and the tow service in the cost of the car so why not.
In my Area (big city), a good relationship with service advisors would cost me about $2000/year vs $300/year if I avoid. Mostly because I do a lot of driving. I've bought 8 brand new cars in my lifetime (and done over 200,000km on each), service advisors around here all play the same game. Some worst then others, but I'm not going fault them, since it's their job to squeeze you dry. Only exception was quick lube at Toyota dealership, in which dealership was actually owned by Toyota.
 

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In my Area (big city), a good relationship with service advisors would cost me about $2000/year vs $300/year if I avoid. Mostly because I do a lot of driving. I've bought 8 brand new cars in my lifetime (and done over 200,000km on each), service advisors around here all play the same game. Some worst then others, but I'm not going fault them, since it's their job to squeeze you dry. Only exception was quick lube at Toyota dealership, in which dealership was actually owned by Toyota.
You are right.
My last car a Corolla 11 year old with more than 135,000 miles ( 220,000kms ) never cost me this amount ( $2 K ) in 11 years, oil changes include .It is $182 / year Canadian money
I never go on a dealer, I don't have many to throw out of a window, my small town mechanic do a best job.
I'll do same thing with my Honda , I should tell , with the two Honda in the family
 

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You are right.
My last car a Corolla 11 year old with more than 135,000 miles ( 220,000kms ) never cost me this amount ( $2 K ) in 11 years, oil changes include .It is $182 / year Canadian money
I never go on a dealer, I don't have many to throw out of a window, my small town mechanic do a best job.
I'll do same thing with my Honda , I should tell , with the two Honda in the family
so you guys just not going to use your dealer for anything huh, I mean its the only place to get warranty work done, and a battery was warranty......
 

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so you guys just not going to use your dealer for anything huh, I mean its the only place to get warranty work done, and a battery was warranty......
Sure on warranty I'll go, never for maintenance .
Never need a warranty work on any of my cars , just recall from a air bag
 
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So it happened again. Left my car in the driveway for not even a full week and when I went to take it out for a drive it was dead.
Really fed up with this so went ahead and paid $20 for a battery charger/maintainer.
 

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So it happened again. Left my car in the driveway for not even a full week and when I went to take it out for a drive it was dead.
Really fed up with this so went ahead and paid $20 for a battery charger/maintainer.
That'd be unnecessary. You either have an issue with your present battery, or you have an electrical problem and there is a large parasitic drain occurring. If you pull a battery cable and put a ammeter in series, you can see what your discharge rate is... then, given what you AH rating of the battery is, you should be able to determine how long it should last. Most batteries ought to hold enough charge to crank with normal parasitic loads for a month or more.

Not trying to be down on you... I'd just fix the problem rather than using a bandaid.

If the parastic loads are minor, have a load test done on the battery. Put it on a charger until it says it's full and take it to an auto parts place. They'll do it for free then and there. If it's internal resistance is high, assuming it was in a charged state, it's voltage will rapidly drop out. Or you could buy one yourself. It's little more than a resistor bank with a meter movement, switch and cables. The low tech ones look like a cheese grater.
 
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Still on the original 2015 October battery. However I drive the car almost every day.

Maybe get a battery tender if letting the vehicle sit more than 4 days or so.
 

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