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Old 10-20-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Battery died in my 2013 at 11k

Surprisingly my battery left me stranded at the store yesterday. Definitely didn't leave any lights or/ doors open or anything.

The only thing I could find would be my USB stick with music on it. I noticed today that the light on the usb stick stays flashing even after I remove the key. Could this be to blame???? After afew weeks of sitting all night everynight??

Just want to check if I should be removing it every time I shut the car off.
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Could it really be drawing enough power to kill the battery while you are in the store? How did your terminal connections look

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Old 10-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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Battery died in my 2013 at 11k

Did you have the battery tested? And what's the date on the battery? If it was manufactured in 2012 then it's 2-3 years old so while unlikely it could possible just have gone bad. I used to work at an auto parts store and it's amazing how many batteries die after a year or two. Again not the normal life but it does happen.

And if you drove it to the store it would have been charged by the alternator and if you always leave it plugged in then I don't think it would drain the battery while in the store.


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Yeah I went to autozone and got it tested. Ford rsa had someone come
Give me a jump. Had to get a new battery

The guy at autozone told me that same thing. I was just wondering if anyone else leaves a usb stick with a flashig light in their car all the time lol just to be sure
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I let my phone charge while at work and never have had a problem.

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I've got a usb with a flashing light and a phone charger always plugged in. Never gave me a problem. It may have just been the battery's time to go. Some last a year or two, whereas some can last several years longer, even batteries of the same model.

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I work as a service advisor at a Volvo dealership. We replace batteries weekly, more often when the weather changes. Probably has nothing to do with something you're doing.
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Ok thanks a lot guys. I was kind of worried. I thought that would be crazy
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Don't even worry about it. Be glad it's free! They seem to die sooner than they did years ago because of all the electronic drains these new cars put on them. (I've been doing this job for 15 years)
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The jump was free.. the damn battery was $120... .. thats almost an off road xpipe lol
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Oh, I would have thought the warranty was 3/36. At Volvo it's 4/50. I remember my Mazda was 12/12, so I guess Ford is too.
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The jump was free.. the damn battery was $120... .. thats almost an off road xpipe lol
Yeah, it should be covered by warranty... 3yr/36,000mile bumper to bumper includes battery.

I had a battery replaced on my 2009 F-150 right before the 3 years was up, and I was worried, it might be prorated or something... nope brand new battery. Maybe they knew they better kiss my butt b/c my 3 year cycle was coming up on my work trucks. (2006, 2009, 2012... yep... almost that time again... )
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I think the USB socket turns off with the radio when you open the door?
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It is covered. I just had my battery replaced under warranty.


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I think factory battery's suck mine die recent too after 2years I think that was too fast


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I think factory battery's suck mine die recent too after 2years I think that was too fast


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Better than what they were putting in the Lancers/Evos. My buddy was looking at getting a new one a few years ago and every one on the lot was dead.
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