Matty
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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:26 am

2013 JDM X - 12V battery died the day after we got the car in June 2018. :lol: The dealer swapped it out with a loaner so they could bench test it and we never heard back from them so we kept the loaner.

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Stanton
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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:59 am

LiFEPO4 battery now 4+ years. There's a whole thread http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=11999 on it if you want details.
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mwalsh
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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:50 am

Surprisingly, still good 7.5 years on.
2011 Blue Ocean SL with 84,000 miles
2015 pack on 12/30/15
Tinted windows
Bosch AGM 12v
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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:11 pm

Original 12 volt battery - going on 7 years and 90k miles.
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April '18 - 76 mos; 88,600 miles; 11 bars
Battery replaced 5.18.15 - under warranty

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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:34 pm

A bit OT, but I've found 12V batteries can last a long time if not abused. In my previous house, I had a snowplow mounted on a FJ40 landcruiser. The only time I ever ran that car was when I was plowing snow or moving it to a new parking place (about once per summer). The plow motor is basically a starter motor connected to a hydraulic pump that runs a few rams for up/down and left/right. In other words, when plowing it is like you are running the starter motor over and over and over again, often for several seconds at a time. The alternator doesn't supply nearly enough current to run the plow motor so the battery has to do the job. Long story short, I always plugged the battery into a trickle charger after plowing and I usually got about 7-8 years out of one before it would die. Next to living in Phoenix or something that has to be about the hardest life a battery could have but with proper car they lasted a long time.

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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:15 am

I'm still on my original battery.
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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:17 pm

Hello,
We are still sportin' the original 12V battery.

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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 am

Well, in May, I finally had to replace my 12v battery as I was having intermittent issues with the key fob not working for entry or starting even with a new battery in the fob. I also tried the 2nd fob and got the same results.

When I measured the 12v battery with a multimeter, I found the voltage at 12.1 so I knew it was time for a replacement.
I just went to the dealer as the price was about the same as AAA's battery service (they deliver and install at your home).
The battery they installed at the dealer is branded "Nissan".

Oddly, I still have an occasional issue with the key fob not working and getting the "low battery" warning when I get into the car.
Then, it will work for days/weeks with no issues even though I've done nothing to the fob battery.

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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:39 pm

They may not have fully charged the new battery, as that isn't usually necessary with ICE vehicles. Give it a full charge with an external charger or maintainer.
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Re: How Old is YOUR 12 volt Battery?

Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:35 pm

2012 with the original battery here. I think it due for a new one as I left the car over a long weekend and couldn’t start it afterwards. I did have the little BT dongle plugged into the port so that may of added to the drain too. But I just left the car for 2 months in the garage but used a battery tender. It’s still ok but I had it tested at Autozone, the guy didn’t know the CCA rating of the battery so he put in 550A and then noted that it was only pulling 220 Amps. In tru thifty style I will carry on using it till winter here in Colorado. Went on a 105 mile trip to Fort Collins the other day, 5 people (2 kids 3 adults) in the car and aircon blasting (with an obvious quick charge along the way) and it seem fine. Probably will get one from Nissan or a glass mat battery.
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