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Re: My13, 35K miles, battery "failing". Advice requested

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:27 pm

Makes sense, but if that was the case they I hope wouldn't have quoted me 9K to fix it...


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Re: My13, 35K miles, battery "failing". Advice requested

Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:43 pm

Failing accessory batteries, and the phantom major problems they can produce error codes for, are something that we at this forum know more about than most Nissan dealers. Dealership techs are trained to replace the parts indicated as being failing by error codes until the codes are gone. It doesn't matter if the parts are very expensive, or should be producing failure symptoms along with the error code(s) but aren't... I was once quoted $3k for a new transmission on a used Volvo 240, when all it needed was one new solenoid. That repair cost $150 at an independent garage.
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Re: My13, 35K miles, battery "failing". Advice requested

Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:04 am

As others have already said, a dying 12-volt battery could cause that error code and many others. I had that error message (T/M System Malfunction) about the shift control module pop up intermittently on the 2011 due to a little auxiliary relay periodically sticking in the ON position. I could never get it to the dealer with the relay stuck in the ON position so they would not do anything under warranty. I finally bought a replacement relay to avoid the possibility of having it stick and discharge the 12-volt battery (by keeping the shift control module energized) during long-term parking.
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