|10-18-2014 03:24 PM|
|doylez||Quick update on my situation with the draining battery - it turns out my aftermarket rear backup camera module was causing excessive drain. Once it was removed, the problem went away. I should have taken some more time to research how to troubleshoot and isolate the source of the drain but the simple trick of using a voltmeter to the battery terminal and cable and then pulling fuses probably would have pointed me in the right direction. Oh well, glad it's fixed and I can finally start enjoying my new Jeep (minus the rear backup camera)|
|10-11-2014 07:57 PM|
|Ed Pursell||So, just in case, my 2012, bought new JKU, battery fails, I can have it replaced for no charge? I got 17,000 miles, bought in July 2012.... If it does die, anyone have the Interstate direct replacement number, I've always had good luck with Interstate battery? Or the Sears, I live about 5 miles from a Sears service center...|
|10-11-2014 04:28 PM|
I let them replace mine under warranty, then I went out and bought a nice AGM Battery.
I then installed the factory battery into my wife's 09 JK. Hers only gets light usage/low miles. Never more than 4 miles from home.
|10-11-2014 03:22 PM|
|Razer||If my factory battery goes within the warranty period, I won't be putting another factory one in....|
|10-11-2014 02:54 PM|
|OregonWild||That's true, but a warranty doesn't do shit for you when you have to walk out of the middle of nowhere.|
|10-11-2014 12:00 AM|
|OregonWild||Oh that's just frikken great! I'm waiting for my 2015 JKUR to show up and you're all tellin' me I also gotta add a new battery to my growing list of mods...|
|10-10-2014 10:43 PM|
|sunnykk||I am also on the list for defective battery. My 2012 battery failed at 25K miles and 30 months. Was within the warranty period, so I got a free replacement. Hopefully, its not another crappy battery.|
|10-10-2014 01:42 AM|
Count me in on the early battery failure list...
18 months old and 12k miles.
|10-10-2014 12:49 AM|
|10-09-2014 09:30 PM|
I have a 2014 JKU with just over 4000 miles. Battery was dead on Tuesday morning. Jump started her and dropped her off at the dealership. Everything checked out fine as far as the battery and alternator goes. I drove it home Wednesday evening, drove it to/from the gym Thursday morning, but at 5pm I go to start it up and it's dead...again. Jump started it and dropped her off again. I have no idea what it could be. Before I dropped it off, I started and stopped it 4-5 times and each time it cranked very strong.
I imagine some of you do just fine parking your Jeeps in your garage and leaving the key in the ignition on the off position? I can't imagine THAT to be the cause of the battery draining. No dome lights are on either. Maybe just a bad battery?
|04-26-2014 08:41 PM|
|Maitre||Do both DieHard sizes 47 and 48 fit a JK?|
|02-22-2014 09:36 PM|
|fireron||The group 35 Sears Platinum works well and the terminals are in the same configuration as the stock battery.|
|02-22-2014 08:43 PM|
|02-22-2014 03:21 PM|
|02-22-2014 03:00 PM|
HI, JUST GO to WAL*MART & GET A 3 year battery, $79. problem solved, if
you are under 3 years go to any jeep dealer, problem solved. Then go have some jeep fun..
|02-22-2014 01:35 PM|
|02-22-2014 01:24 PM|
|fishmd||Hum, once again not happy with my local stealership. I know my battery in my 2012 is starting to go. Slow crank to start at times. I only have 17,000 miles. Asked the service advisor if it would be covered, he says no...wtf. I may be better just buying a real battery anyways.|
|12-20-2013 08:04 AM|
|12-20-2013 07:57 AM|
|mcgee10||The biggest problem with those big box stores is that most small towns up north don't have any. When wheeling in the U.P of Michigan and your battery dies your just plain done. When my first battery died at 7200 miles it would not start even using jumper cables. With an Interstate battery they are sold in every town every where. And if your stupid enough to have jeep put in another one of there junk battery's you deserve to be left where ever you are. Why would you do it knowing it will die on you at anytime. Dealer told me they have had some that were dead when the carrier truck arrived at the dealer from the factory, the jeeps had less than 1 mile on them.|
|12-19-2013 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...
|12-19-2013 07:26 AM|
|12-19-2013 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.
EverStart Maxx 35N Automotive Battery: Automotive : Walmart.com
EverStart Car Battery Review and Deals – Bestcovery
|12-19-2013 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.
|12-18-2013 12:29 PM|
|12-18-2013 12:28 PM|
The hope is that they fixed the issue with the battery. I'll let you know in 20K miles or so...
|12-18-2013 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.|
|12-18-2013 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.|
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