CHATROOM: Battery Replacement, Life Span, etc

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CHATROOM: Battery Replacement, Life Span, etc

Postby 2009 Indigo Blue » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:20 am

I bought an '09 Rogue at the end of '08, so it's been 4 yrs & 1 month since I bought it. My original battery went out yesterday. I replaced it with a Duralast battery with an 8-yr guarantee. Just out of curiosity, how long did your ORIGINAL battery last?


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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:52 am

2009 Indigo Blue wrote:I bought an '09 Rogue at the end of '08, so it's been 4 yrs & 1 month since I bought it. My original battery went out yesterday. I replaced it with a Duralast battery with an 8-yr guarantee. Just out of curiosity, how long did your ORIGINAL battery last?
mine is also the stock 2008 battery, and its still in the game.

this topic is tough to wage because everyone lives in different climates and treats their batteries in a different fashion. every time someone lets their battery "die" they essentially tear down a wall inside and it never returns back to its original shape (even after full recharge). those who dont allow their battery to fully discharge = get longer life from their battery.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby JMed » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:59 am

I bough my certified '08 Rogue around mid October last year, It had the original battery and I replaced it like two months ago because it wasn't holding it charge. Taking all that into consideration the original battery lasted 4 years and 3 months.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby kerrton » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:04 am

My original 2008 battery is still going strong, heading into another winter.

The heat is actually the biggest battery killer, but there are a lot of factors that affect this like ImStricken mentioned. I'm hoping to get well over 5 years out of this battery, but I'll likely replace prior to next winter to be on the safe side, at which point it will be 5.5 years old.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby darylzero » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:22 am

Have had my 2009 Rogue for 3 years 1 month and still on original battery.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:39 am

my 2002 maxima's battery lasted till 2010 lol

my 2007 sport-bike tiny battery is still running strong. no one can figure out how i do it lol they usually last 2-3years at most.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Rogue Noob » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:12 am

Just found a receipt for a battery from June '11, car was new in October '07. I doubt the factory battery made it almost 4 years so my guess is we are on the 3rd battery.

We always get the batteries with the 3yr replacement warranty. Cash it in for a new one every time. Buying 1 battery and getting 2 of them to last 4-6 years isn't bad.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Rogue One » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:41 am

Doing a rough estimate over the number of vehicles I've had over the years, I'd have to say the average works out to three years for battery life. As ImStricken pointed out, there are a lot of variables that can affect the overall lifetime of battery. OEM batteries aren't top of the line premium items, just adequate for getting the job done. If your vehicle was going through one a year, then I'd say there's cause for concern. Otherwise at four years, I'd say if it were me I'd be pleased it lasted that long, and look for a quality replacement that would give me that many, plus more years of service.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:06 am

Rogue One wrote:OEM batteries aren't top of the line premium items, just adequate for getting the job done.
that depends.

they USED to come with 84month guarantee batteries. but since everyone has cut back on everything--- we are getting crap now a days.

my 2002 maxima was this: (84months - and it lasted 8+)
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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Rogue Noob » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:21 pm

84 months is a limited warranty, most battiers out there claim that or 72mo. They prorate anything that doesn't approach that and only if you go buy another Nissan battery. The only warranty I pay attention to is the replacement time frame. Most are 2yr... except the factory batteries. We make sure to get the 3yr ones (I think Bosch at Pep Boys has that, there are plenty of others too), worth the extra $10-20 a battery since we often get a replacement in that 2-3 period.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:31 pm

my old man's battery died in his lexus - and he too had a 84month warranty, and they changed it without question. his car is a 2007 rx350

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Rogue Noob » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:54 pm

That original battery you showed is an Interstate battery made for Nissan. That battery carriers the same warranty as Interstate.

Here is Interstates warranty (from their website): " Within eighteen (18) months from the date of original purchase, batteries with a total warranty of 65 months... will be replaced free of charge. Within 24 months from the date of original purchase, batteries with a total warranty of 75 months will be replaced free of charge. Within 30 months of the date of original purchase, batteries with a total warranty of 85 months will be replaced free of charge."

Anything outside of those times will be pro-rated. What that comes out to, I have no idea.

I have never seen or been presented with a battery that has a full 84 month warranty, most I've seen was Bosch with 3yr replacement. It seems that Toyota warranties the battery with the new car warranty (4yrs/50k) so that would not factor in to the actual battery warranty. Either way, I am not aware of any automakers that warranty batteries like that, I know the battery manufacturers don't.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby tikus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:09 pm

I am still using my original battery 2008 Rogue sl.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby casperfun » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:42 pm

Mine was exactly 3 years. I was on a long trip out of town and I didn't want to take any chances since it didn't start after not driving the vehicle for a few days. I am positive it would have given a few more months but I decided to change it anyways. :wavey:

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Grimy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:02 pm

I just replaced my battery today. I went with a red top optima for the extra CCA's(it can get pretty cold here in colorado). I bought my 08` Rogue in October/November 2007(So battery lasted 5 years ). The car has spent 2 years in southern california, 8 months in Idaho(winter) and a little over 2 years in Colorado. So it has had its fair shair of cold weather.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby stranger21ny » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:12 pm

mine just died yesterday since APR 2008. bought one from the dealer with 84 months warrenty i think for $115

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby ImStricken06 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:25 pm

mine too died last week. replaced it from pep-boys for $80 sum bux lol

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby groper1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:04 pm

The original battery in my daughter's 2010 Rogue 360 died 2 weeks ago after 2 years and 10 months. Not a great life but as has been mentioned previously the general battery quality in recent years (like MANY consumable items these days) has taken a nose dive. Intersesting that Miller Nissan (Van Nuys, CA) straight up offered her a 25% prorata warranty rebate (discount) on the replacement, which is great as she would have been none the wiser. Go Miller Nissan :dblthumb: :mike !!

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:22 am

also folks, dont forget, that batteries are an item that will have a different service life for everyone. those who drive at low RPM's, those who take many short trips, those who live in really hot temps, those who live in really cold temps all will have worse battery life then others.

also take into account that every time you allow your battery to die(discharge) even after a jump start- its never the same. cell damage occurs, and thats it.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Qashqai » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:13 pm

ImStricken wrote:... those who take many short trips ...
:mike Five times a day, 4 km between work and home. During really cold mornings, I am taking a longer way just to let the poor engine warm up.
ImStricken wrote: ... those who live in really hot temps ...
:mike It is hard to believe but in Ottawa, during July and August we have a blast of hot and humid weather like 30 -35 C' :cool:
ImStricken wrote: ... those who live in really cold temps ...
:mike You know...Ottawa...minus 30 - 40 C' :ohno:


That being said, I will soon need a new battery :picard:

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby idelgado782 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:10 am

Hey guys I have a quick question. When I lock my car and the horn honks, sometimes it sounds normal ( i would say loud and squeaky as it does when i'm on the road and need to honk the horn) and other times it sounds muffled and not as perky/squeaky? I'm concerned that the battery may be dying, I don't know why else it would do that. I have no problems when starting up the car. I know the last time my battery died on my acura it stalled a bit before finally turning on. What do you think could be the cause of the horn sounding funky? Do you think I should have my battery tested? Thanks guys!! :)

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Rogue One » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:22 am

Qashqai wrote: :mike It is hard to believe but in Ottawa, during July and August we have a blast of hot and humid weather like 30 -35 C' :cool:
In American ;) that's 86 to 95 F. :werd:
Qashqai wrote::mike You know...Ottawa...minus 30 - 40 C' :ohno:
In American ;) that's -22 to -40 F. :ohno:

No wonder you guys like your beer! :cheers:

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Rogue One » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:31 am

idelgado782 wrote:Hey guys I have a quick question. When I lock my car and the horn honks, sometimes it sounds normal ( i would say loud and squeaky as it does when i'm on the road and need to honk the horn) and other times it sounds muffled and not as perky/squeaky? I'm concerned that the battery may be dying, I don't know why else it would do that. I have no problems when starting up the car. I know the last time my battery died on my acura it stalled a bit before finally turning on. What do you think could be the cause of the horn sounding funky? Do you think I should have my battery tested? Thanks guys!! :)
Sound is a funny thing. There are so many variables that can affect acoustics, so I'd venture to say it's more a case of where it's parked, rather than a week battery. If the battery were the issue, it would impact other things, not just the horn chirp. For piece of mind, Sears automotive will run a free battery test.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby daytrippr » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:00 pm

Our 2008 SL AWD has 86K miles on it and our 5 year loan be paid off in 4 months! :-) Original battery and still several years of brake pad usage left! We drive it fairly easily and it never gets very hot or very cold here so our results, although outstanding, are not unheard of.

Also, 35K miles on our Hankook H727's and they look and drive like new

What a great car!

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby ImStricken06 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:09 pm

idelgado782 wrote:Hey guys I have a quick question. When I lock my car and the horn honks, sometimes it sounds normal ( i would say loud and squeaky as it does when i'm on the road and need to honk the horn) and other times it sounds muffled and not as perky/squeaky? I'm concerned that the battery may be dying, I don't know why else it would do that. I have no problems when starting up the car. I know the last time my battery died on my acura it stalled a bit before finally turning on. What do you think could be the cause of the horn sounding funky? Do you think I should have my battery tested? Thanks guys!! :)
yes if the voltage your battery is putting out is low, then your horn/alarm/doorlocks/dome lights/blinkers are going to create an instant drain upon you pushing your remote. id keep an eye on it. if one day you start your car and you see AWD light light up and stay = your battery is shot and has a few days to 2-3weeks left.

you gotta understand that it takes roughly 15-20mins to run above 2300rpm for the alternator to put back what was sucked away from starting the car. furthermore your battery is used to "excite" the magnetic field in your alternator, creating a bigger drain on the battery. if you do a bunch of short trips, especially at low RPM's = your not putting back what you took out, by the initial start-up.
nissan is screwing people by programming the car to drop RPM's so easily and quickly upon every acceleration from a stop. the alternator is having a hard time re-charging the battery that way. plus dont forget, when you upgrade things (ie; radios/amps/etc) your taking a potentially 60-120watt radio out, and replacing it often with something that consumes twice the wattage - depleting your electrical system MORE than what you originally had. now couple that with phones/ipods/and a ton of other accessories and your gonna drain your battery very quickly.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby Roguemonster » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:38 am

Mine actually died only 2 years in.

Its replacement (Walmart EverStart) is still going strong.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby minibus4 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:59 pm

My original battery hasnt gone out all the way but was getting kinda worried after barely being able to start it last week. Pretty decent considering it has been 5 years and powered 2 12's 600rms and very cold Winters (Alaska). I replaced it with the biggest battery I could fit and ended up with the Duralast Gold (750cca's) for $112 with an 8 year warranty.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby balancesheet1 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:57 am

I changed the battery today at my local Nissan dealership after 3 years and 7 months. They charged me $190 total - kinda expensive but it was convenient so I just did it.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby morselicious » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:59 am

Mine is still going strong. 4yrs ,2 months, only one time no start, when the bearing seized on the ac compressor. Load test says still good power inside the black case.

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Re: How Long Did Your Original Battery Last?

Postby bokito » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:39 am

'08, stock battery, just topped up water since it was down a little bit. I trickle charged it every month during winter months since my wife doesn't drive the car very often.


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