Battery Flat

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Huntsman
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Battery Flat

Post by Huntsman » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:43 pm

Battery failed this morning. I've had no clue to this happening other than sounding a bit sluggish turning over on a couple of cold mornings. Been expecting it as the car is 4 1/2 years old and had an Fiamm battery. Cost £210 for the RAC man to fit but the local Nissan dealer said they would not fit a new battery without a diagnostic check first. Now, not sure about prices but dealer said £106 for diagnostics plus £101 for the battery and I believe both those prices do not include VAT.

The RAC man said that he expected a dead cell in the battery and that was exactly the error that came up.

The RAC did a complete check of the system, Nissan and RAC on his tablet (watched him do it). It came up with a few fault codes but these disappeared after the car had been running for 10 mins or so.

Took the car out for a drive of about 20 miles and everything appears to be O.K.

Battery fitted was a Varta with a 4 years guarantee although the battery has an RAC sticker on the top.
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calnorth
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Re: Battery Flat

Post by calnorth » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:21 pm

You can't really avoid these costs really. The new Batt has to be registered to the vehicle by special tools that both the RAC and Nissan have. The Varta Batt should be better although your old Batt did very well. Its impossible to predict a Batt failure unless you goto to an Auto electrician and get a load check performed. That'll return a capacity value in terms of percentage which may well indicate a cell failure or overall cells degradation.
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Re: Battery Flat

Post by Wild1145 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:27 pm

My 67 plate Nissan had a similar issue where the stop start stopped working and eventually I had to get the battery replaced. Apparently there was a known issue on the batteries they were using which meant they didn't last long, which is why my one was replaced by the RAC because it couldn't even get to the dealer... Only downside turned out to be they haven't fitted the battery correctly. Unfortunately the stop-start batteries are quite a bit more expensive it seems.


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Re: Battery Flat

Post by Huntsman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:03 pm

Had the car serviced and MOT'd yesterday at main dealer. Passed MOT with flying colours but then it probably should with only 22,000 miles on the clock. They also updated the sat nav system with D605 and so far no reboots at all.

Now, here is the strange bit. In Jan 2019 I renewed all four tyres with Uniroyal Raintyres. The previous ones were Continentals which only lasted about 12,000 mlles and I was very disappointed with such a low mileage. So, the Uniroyals have been on the car for 12 mths and have covered approx. 10,000 miles.
At yesterdays mot the fronts both had 7mm left and the rears 8mm so that means I have lost 1mm of rubber off the fronts in that period and nothing off the rears.

To say I am happy is an understatement.
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Re: Battery Flat

Post by Gel » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:00 pm

If replacement battery is same spec as original (as I had fitted at dealer), no reprogramming necessary.
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Re: Battery Flat

Post by Huntsman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:21 pm

I have no idea if the battery was the same spec but the RAC man said it did not need to be recoded and this came up on his diagnostics tool as well. Apparently some of the earlier MkII Qashqais did not need recoding.
Battery certainly seems much livelier at starting the car each morning although we have not had any cold weather yet.
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