Parrothead wrote:GerryAZ wrote:Sitting on a dealer lot for 3 years in South Dakota would probably ruin the battery in a 2011 that does not have the cold weather package because the battery heater (does not exist without cold weather package) needs to cycle on when the battery temperature gets down near 0 degrees F (not sure of exact threshold temperature).
Thanks for the info...I didn't know about the cold weather package piece. I'm guessing the pack will be replaced with the latest version. The question then becomes, will that new pack include the heating capability? There is no cold weather package (seats, wheel, mirrors), but is the battery heater dependent on that particular part of the system?
There is a different part numbers for 2011 replacement batteries depending upon whether the car has the cold weather package so the replacement battery would not have the heater if the car does not have the package.