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Old 04-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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Dead Battery!!

Has anyone experienced a dead battery. This happend twice since I owned the car almost a year ago. Both scenarios were as follows:
I am sitting in the car with the power off. I decide to plug in my phone in the charger which is in the middle storage area which the power is always on regardless of the car being on or off. If I use my phone for a few minutes, then when I start the car it wont start. Instead it will make clicking noises. I then jump start the car and it runs fine.

I know some will say that I shouldnt plug my phone if the car is off, but I have left my phone plugged in the car before (while I was not in the car) and I never had a problem.

Anyone experienced this or who can explain what is hapenning?

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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yes this has happen to me also, if i'm cleaning the car and leave the doors open approximately 30mins...battery goes dead...happen last weekend..it's like the 3rd time...i'm just gonna by a yellow top battery...
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:57 AM   #3
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You guys should get your batteries tested. I leave my phone plugged in all the time with the car off. And when I park in the garage I leave the doors open all night to air out, especially after getting the inside wet from a good rain...sometimes after the lights already turned off automatically, someone might walk by, close then reopen a door, hence the lights may be triggered back on several times in the evening, NEVER have I had a problem with the battery.

It's an Autozone brand, $90 battery, nothing special.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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change the battery, the oem battery is weird.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:38 PM   #5
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change the battery, the oem battery is weird.
The bitterly cold winters and blisteringly hot summers of recent years do not help batteries at all.

And cars keep adding more and more power options every year. For instance, I never had a heated steering wheel until my '04 SL, but now keep that turned on from fall till spring every year.

OEM batteries are about as good as they were a decade or two ago, but have much higher demands in today's cars. Manufacturers don't bother to put good batteries in cars because they are a 'wear-and-tear' item, and if they last a year, the manufacturer is off the hook.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:12 PM   #6
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Same thing happened to me had radio running like 15-20 mins while washing the car , then car wouldn't start . Happened twice and after dealership tested and they said it was fine I just went out and bought an optima redtop
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #7
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yes this has happen to me also, if i'm cleaning the car and leave the doors open approximately 30mins...battery goes dead...happen last weekend..it's like the 3rd time...i'm just gonna by a yellow top battery...
but y not a red top?? Thats wa im planing on getting after i get my car back nex week
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:19 PM   #8
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Had my Max for two years now n always leave the doors open when cleaning n radio too n battery hasn't die on me yet. . Maybe its Just My luck
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #9
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I take about 20-30 minutes to wipe down my car about twice a week, opening and closing the doors, playing music at low levels with a 1,000 watt amp, battery never died yet. Max almost a year old.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:06 PM   #10
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Buy a Red Top, read this thread.

http://forums.maxima.org/7th-generat...y-so-soon.html
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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Well since i got the fog light override with a seperate switch i forgot to turn them off n the garage where i park couldnt call me so my 10K HID fogs where on all night and thats when it died
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Same thing happened to me

Washed the car, left the doors opened to dry them,so they would not freeze (it was minus 30 Celsius out) Tried starting the car and nothing. Dealer tested the battery said it was fine. Note that this is the OEM battery and my car is now 4 years old














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I just replaced mine to a red top. I had a mechanic friend test the battery and charging system for me and it showed good every time, but every test the cca's were different and jumping up and down. He told me it was probably due to a bad cell. I replaced a couple weeks ago and have had no issues.
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Washed the car, left the doors opened to dry them,so they would not freeze (it was minus 30 Celsius out) Tried starting the car and nothing. Dealer tested the battery said it was fine. Note that this is the OEM battery and my car is now 4 years old















The Nissan OEM battery on our Maximas has a Cold Cranking Amp rating of 550. This is undersized for this car, and has been the source of starting failures right from the intro of the 2009 on up to the present.

In your climate, you MUST have a stronger battery. Nissan has an excellent 700 CCA battery available for $114, or you could opt for any of the more reliable batteries on the market, some of which are under $100.
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[QUOTE=lightonthehill;8896164]The Nissan OEM battery on our Maximas has a Cold Cranking Amp rating of 550. This is undersized for this car, and has been the source of starting failures right from the intro of the 2009 on up to the present.

I agree with the above quote. I have had no issues with my battery but since i am the second owner of the vehicle, my nissan service advisor told me that the Maxima OEM batteries are not strong enough and they replace them with stronger batteries. Once that happens, all is well. The replacement in my Maxima is a Nissan battery and i have had no issues with it since the first owner changed it. Changing out the battery should solve any battery issues.
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You need to remember to put distilled water in the batteries regularly since the factory ones in the Maxima are not maintenance free. This will help the longevity of the batteries life, the 550 CCA is an issue though.
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You need to remember to put distilled water in the batteries regularly since the factory ones in the Maxima are not maintenance free. This will help the longevity of the batteries life, the 550 CCA is an issue though.
100% agree. I checked my 2012 at less than one year of ownership and it was really, really low. unbelievably low...
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:19 PM   #18
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I read somewhere that when charging an Optima RedTop you need to connect a conventional battery between the charger and the RedTop. Is that really true? Seems very cumbersome. Also wonder how you would "jump" a RT... Sounds like Optimas are a great battery, but I'm concerned about what happens if there ever is a problem with them.
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