|Today 07:53 AM|
...wMart switched from exide to johnson about 3 years ago +/-...
...the exide ones have radiused corners on the caps, and the johnson oes have 45 degree chamfers on the corners...
...exide = not so good...johnson = pretty good!
...the warranty is phenomenal...
|Today 07:26 AM|
|Today 07:06 AM|
I throw in my opinion in case it might help anyone...
A few years ago I needed a battery for my Nissan Pathfinder and headed over to Costco. They did not have anything for it in stock so I went next door to Walmart and purchased their EverStart Maxx battery.
Almost three years later, things are getting a little slow so I find my receipt and call Walmart. They say yes, you are under warranty and we will take a replacement up to the Customer Service desk to hold for you. I go to Walmart, pull my battery and walk in and swap it out for the brand new Maxx, essentially no questions asked.
A couple years later, this baby is cranking in sub zero weather like a champ.
Works for me.
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|Today 06:08 AM|
Well his 2013 JK battery died on him while taking a break on the power line trail no one around and no cell signal.
The road only jeeps might get away with those bad replacement jeep battery's but no anyone that is off- roading.
|Yesterday 12:29 PM|
|Yesterday 12:28 PM|
The hope is that they fixed the issue with the battery. I'll let you know in 20K miles or so...
|Yesterday 12:26 PM|
|stevenj24k||only reason i changed to another stock battery was my battery actually died across the street from my jeep dealer. they came across the street, jumped me, then did a replacement for free under warranty. BUT after reading all of this i am strongly considering grabbing one of the odyssey's and installing it. i've owned a lot of trucks/jeeps over the years, and honestly this is by far the earliest i've ever had to deal with a dead battery.|
|Yesterday 08:54 AM|
|n3tfury||Not sure why people are replacing these with another stock battery. That's ridiculous unless you don't care about being stranded. Oh, 2012 here, dead battery at around 25k, changed with a real battery from Interstate.|
|12-17-2013 04:58 PM|
In doing a little online digging, it looks like East Penn is pretty highly regarded for quality batteries.
|12-17-2013 04:35 PM|
Manager at Sears told me East Penn Deka is now the manufacturer for Sears Diehard Platinum.
So I ordered an Odyssey.
|12-17-2013 02:36 PM|
|SilverMiner||I second the Diehard Platinum line when possible (although they don't make the exact group size for the new JK's apparently). They were the same as Odyssey batteries years ago, can't imagine they changed much in quality or did a redesign even if they shifted plants. Great battery for the price (about $200), and it's the only one I recommend to people.|
|12-17-2013 02:21 PM|
|stevenj24k||2012 JKU - 32K miles - battery died saturday, no warning, just DOA. dealer installed new OEM one under warranty, mopar 36K battery. assume it's the same POS that died. keeping fingers crossed this one lasts a little longer - maybe spring for a better one. just something else to obsess about today|
|12-15-2013 09:03 AM|
|JimMariner||This battery warranty replacement frees up cash that was not allocated to Jeep parts that might have had to be spent otherwise. (Christmas Presents for my kid) Knowing now that these batteries have issues, I will test mine more frequently. I have the meter, why not, especially knowing this WILL happen again in the future.|
|12-15-2013 04:22 AM|
|12-14-2013 09:35 AM|
So to follow up on my Dead Battery Issue.
(Yeah, Silver Spike was looking almost necessary)
Went to the service dept of my dealer. I told them I have a DOA Battery in my Jeep, and it's In the back. Had to borrow my wife's battery to get there.
So they say, can't take your word for it that the battery is dead, we have to put it back in the jeep, hook it up to a machine for an hour, just so they can test it properly. Bla Bla Bla. I told them my Battery Tester said it was Dead Dead Dead, Replace.
So, They Did, Brand new Battery in the Jeep again. No cost out of my pocket. All covered under the factory warranty.
More in the transmission recall thread and tailgate stopper thread.
|12-14-2013 08:13 AM|
|12-14-2013 05:07 AM|
|12-13-2013 01:03 AM|
I find myself to be in this club now. But thankfully, after a day of running all over the place, it gave up the ghost right in my driveway.
All the freaky things I see everyone else say, like the Jeep was possessed. I swapped out the battery from the wife's Taurus. Since I am still under warranty, I will go see if they will place a new battery in the Jeep.
20,068 miles on my 2012 JKUS
It is amazing how these things die, no warning. All the previous startups today were normal. No hesitation. Till the last one, click, click, click Nada. Immediate voltage drop when checking it with a meter. Slow rebound afterwards. Used my Battery Tester, The Taurus Battery tested Good. The Jeep Battery tested as Dead/Replace. Put it on a charger after swapping the batteries, still a no go. It's DOA.
Fun Fun Fun
|10-05-2013 09:35 PM|
|10-05-2013 08:07 PM|
|dmcent63||Just had battery fail, less than 5000 mi, 20 mos. old. Was covered under warrantee. Now seems to have intermittent starting issue. Cranks but doesn't start after being run. Can't seem to recreate the event.|
|09-15-2013 12:00 AM|
|Lusus_Naturae||2013 JKU - 11k - bought in Oct 2012 - battery was doing ok, but when I did a pre-check before my trip I noticed it was wet in the tray underneath so I pulled it out. The dang thing was leaking form the seams at each end. I washed the tray out and put a different battery in for the trip before I got a warranty swap at the dealer. After reading stuff like this I'm sticking with a different battery...|
|09-12-2013 06:40 AM|
He says there all from the factory in India.
He said one guy had to stay over night in the middle of no where in a thunder storm with no top. He was not at all happy.
|09-11-2013 10:02 PM|
|geoffmarton||What size category (not CCA) is the JK battery? Sadly, a new baby is going to cause me to trade my beloved TJ for a JKU soon, and I've read nothing but bad about the factory battery. I have a DieHard Platinum AGM battery that's <1 year old - if it fits, I'm going to insist on a swap being part of the deal.|
|09-11-2013 09:40 PM|
|Wheelerbob||2013 Rubicon battery failed at 800 miles. Dealer said they had to put the same piece of crap battery in that it came with under warrantee. I said no thanks after finding all the stories online about battery failures. I bought the top of the line autocraft AGM battery. All is right with the world again.|
|09-11-2013 09:03 PM|
I don't know about you, but if I buy a 'better' part for my Jeep, it always goes in ASAP. Don't wait until you need it.
|09-11-2013 04:54 PM|
|b.lister||2012 JKS with 5000 miles. Battery died, dealer replaced under warranty with a higher amp battery this week.|
|09-11-2013 02:53 PM|
|gmichael403||2012 with 22,200 miles. Battery died yest. Dealer installed new.|
|09-11-2013 12:50 PM|
|nickmimi||I dont have a 2012, but did have battery problems in my 2011. Battery died a few times. Got tired of it and replaced with a Sears diehard platinum. I havent had any problems since. I have been able to run an ARB fridge for 3 days while camping and would still start without problems. I used to be a big fan of optimas, but the last 2 I bought had problems.|
|09-11-2013 11:11 AM|
UPS brought my new Odyssey battery. Odyssey Southeast recommended a PC 1220 rather than the PC1500. Exact dimensions as the stock. I asked about Sears Die Hard Platinum being Odyssey built. They were for a while but now built by East Penn Deka.
Just waiting for a Hiccup from the stock battery (37,000 mi) to slide in the Odyssey.
|09-02-2013 04:00 PM|
|Ricky Dog||Whats the latest on the Optima, Odyssey, Die Hard, "Shoot Out"?|
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