Originally Posted by Williard86
I didn't mean to sound so certain. But that's exactly what mine did when the battery was done. I called my uncle who's an expert mechanic/garage owner and he said it was probably the battery. I didn't believe him because I tried to jump it off and got nothing. I could hear the relays clicking away and had flashing lights on the dash but the key was in my pocket. I thought something was shorting out. I tried resetting it and eventually took the battery to get tested (it was bad). Popped in a new battery and all was/is good.
I'm not saying that's definitely what ia wrong with your but what you're describing is how I described the problem over the phone. He said that some newer cars do bizarre things like that when the battery gets low or is bad.
Well I just wanted to share my experience with a similar malfunction. Good luck with your ride.
Well.... You were RIGHT!! Lol. I can't believe it. Is WAS a bad battery. It was probably actually a faulty battery. There's no reason why it should have gone "bad" that quickly.
As for the flashing of light and of the instrument panel, and the run/start relays, when the voltage gets below 9.5 V, there are low voltage systems that go haywire.
I actually had a difficult time believing them, but they assured me that was the case.
So I got a new battery. We'll see how it goes.
They also said that they have had lots of dead batteries on the lot recently. They said the heat has caused a number of them to fail.
Does Chrysler just use cheap batteries? I've NEVER had a battery fail like that. 15k miles... 9 months old....