Roadburner440 wrote:I don't have all the details from my car as I am not getting it back before the battery is changed out. 4th bar dropped somewhere around 42ahr though, and the battery is currently being changed at 41.4ahr, 57,007 miles, and 5 and a half years old. Surprised how quickly the battery went here in Virginia which I consider to be a pretty moderate climate. Hopefully the lizard battery holds up better.
5 1/2 years means your car had the original battery chemistry, before any subsequent tweaks. Did Nissan help you out with the cost at all? You are under mileage, but over the time limit of the warranty.
"Moderate Climate" is relative, I guess. I have been in VA in summer when it was hitting the low 100s for a week. It "cooled off" to 90-something overnight. To me, that's not moderate. Of course, the humidity affects people far more than batteries.
Unfortunately, the high summer temperatures seem to do the most damage to the battery. "Average temperate" is misleading because there is a huge difference between 70s all year and 40s in the winter/100 in the summer, even if they both average out to 75.