Battery Dead

Battery Dead

This is a discussion on Battery Dead within the Evoque Forum forums, part of the Evoque Discussions category; I have owned my Evoque for 6 months, has 2850 miles on it and I have a dead battery. I am going to take it ...

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    Battery Dead

    I have owned my Evoque for 6 months, has 2850 miles on it and I have a dead battery. I am going to take it to the dealership tomorrow for replacement. I had the alternator tested and it is charging the battery correctly. I can only think of a couple of reasons why this would happen.1. Bad battery2. So many electronics sucking the power out and not driving the car more than 30 minutes a day?What are your thoughts?

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    Short trips less than 5 miles around town will not recharge the battery according to the service writer at my LR dealership. Additionally the power options including the 825 watt Meridian system use lots of juice. I had a low battery message flash on the infotainment center on two different occasions so each time I put a trickle charge on the battery and end of problem. My dealership ran two different tests on the battery and stated it was in excellent condition. I had the same issue with my previous car, a BMW 335is Convertible with greater frequency. Are you able to put a charge on the battery to get the car started?
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    I have had the battery charged twice this weekend. When you use your trickle, you have to take the plastic top off every time you charge it. That is a pain in the neck, not that it is difficult but iris just inconvienient. Are there any other thoughts?

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    The service writer and mechanic told me that I would have to go at least 15 miles/day to keep the battery totally recharged. My battery was in good conditions, so they recharged it to its full potential. The problem for me is that I am retired and I only go , on average two to four miles a day. The service writer informs me that the next time this happens, they will pu a " trickler"on the battery and all I would have to do is plug it in without raising the hood and taking the cover off. WHO NEW!

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    Two things keep coming up on this in the forum. One is that some people think the car has to be locked to keep it from draining. The other which I've been told by my service people personally is if the fob is anywhere near the car when it is parked it will continue to communicate with the car and keep it in a slightly more powered-up condition and it will drain the battery overnight. They said they've seen that where customers hung their keys with the fob on a hook at the garage door inside the house. I guess with strong batteries in the fob it can possibly talk further than the few feet the manual suggests as the range.

    I keep my fobs on the other side of the house from my garage even though I know that's overkill.

    I've let my car sit parked in my garage for two weeks at a time several times in the recent months. It was a little sluggish to start once but worked just fine.
    Last edited by cousin.it; 11-27-2012 at 07:04 PM.

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    Curious, though this post is a bit old, if others are experiencing battery issues. On the UK forums it's all over the place. In a CANBUS car, a weak battery can also cause the system to throw off random error codes. And, possibly, set off the alarm. A week after I took delivery my dealer ran a load test on my battery and gave me a new one. And, of course, there was the software update to correct the alternator's insufficient charging (which mine already had). Wondering why it does not seem to be a big deal here.

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    Batteries start to charge the minute the car is running. Put a multimeter on it and you see upon startup that it is over 12 volts. Should be about 13.8 to 14.2. Rev it up and it should jump. If not its your charging system. Amazing how many know nothing's work in dealerships

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    BTW a decent multimeter is $20

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    Did you get it resolved

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdave View Post
    Batteries start to charge the minute the car is running. Put a multimeter on it and you see upon startup that it is over 12 volts. Should be about 13.8 to 14.2. Rev it up and it should jump. If not its your charging system. Amazing how many know nothing's work in dealerships
    If the battery fails a load test it really doesn't matter how "good" the alternator is. Eventually the battery is going to let you down. You cannot "revive" a battery that fails a load test. What dealers -- especially it seems, in the UK -- have been doing, is applying the software fix and then sending customers out onto the street without checking to see if the batteries are any good.
    Last edited by scrannel; 03-17-2013 at 09:24 AM.

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