Slight tangent to this thread, but I'm curious. 3 batteries in 46K miles junebug? I guess thats about 2.5 years a battery. I ask b/c just yesterday my battery failed to start the vehicle with very little warning. I noticed a slightly slower turnover (I mean *slight*) for about a week and then - wham! - dead. Alternator is charging fine (about 14v) but the battery didnt hold enough charge to start it. Got it jumped, drove around, restarted once and then the next morning failed to start again. I was a bit surprised (2012 V6 with about 33K) that it failed so suddenly, and what I would have thought so soon. I've had batteries last so much longer in the past. But reading thru the forums the past day or so and 3 years seems to be normal for the OEM unit.Wow, that's a lot of corrosion for only 20K miles. My battery terminals are clean as a whistle with almost 46K. I am on my 3rd battery, but the clamps have never been cleaned. I think my dealer would have caught that, they seem very thorough with the oil change inspections. I would take it back and show that to the service manager.
Yes, that's correct. The original Furukawa battery got weak and was replaced under warranty at 10,996 miles and 25 months. The replacement was a Toyota TrueStart battery with a 2-year replacement. The TrueStart failed at 27,260 miles and 25 months--with the pro-rated warranty, they told me a replacement would be something like $65! I went to Advance Auto and got a 3-year replacement AutoCraft Gold for $82.83! and it's still going strong 3 years later!Slight tangent to this thread, but I'm curious. 3 batteries in 46K miles junebug? I guess thats about 2.5 years a battery.
To me, that's kinda like saying if the hood was down in the proper position at the dealer, they may not have noticed the fluid levels, belt and hose conditions, etc.Who raised the plastic terminal cover or cap? If it was down in the proper position at the dealer, they may not have noticed the corrosion.