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Old 09-15-2016, 09:06 AM
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Re: 14 JGC Overland Battery Issue

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Agreed, there's definitely an underlying issue. Will be interesting to hear what they say. Will ask to make sure they check into and will update after i hear back. Thanks all!
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:13 AM
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Re: 14 JGC Overland Battery Issue

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.... How many batteries is it going to take before your dealer and FCA get together and find the real problem? ...
I'm guessing 2. Sounds like the dealer is working on figuring out the problem now. Why else would they need to keep the Jeep over night. Simply testing a battery doesn't take that long, so it sounds like they're also testing for the underlying power drain.

This may be completely random, but have you checked to confirm all your interior lights turn on/off. It's possible one is left on and you don't see it because they bulb has failed. Even without producing light, if it's "on", it will be drawing power, and a single interior light will take a while to drain a battery due to the low draw.
Another issue I've seen with older trucks (but could happen on a 2 year old Jeep) is the hitch wiring. If the plug is corroded, has a short, or something similar it could be drawing power constantly. Make sure the hitch plug (assuming you have one) is clean and the terminals aren't bridged.
Anyway, I suspect the dealer will find the source soon. At least that's why I assume they wanted to keep it over night, so they can test for it.
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Lately i've been having a battery issue where the vehicle won't immediately start in the morning. Get in the car, all the lights work, windows can roll down, powered mirrors can open/close. Try to start it and it will not "turn over". It goes through the rest of the startup process, and you can hear the air suspension (doing whatever it is it always does). As soon as that part is done, try to start it up again and it starts right up. I had the battery tested and it did come back and needing to be charged. Charged it, ran fine for a couple days and now it's back. Easy enough to say it's a bad battery, but why would it be able to fully start the car without issue a minute after it previously couldn't? Here's a video of it:
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Re: 14 JGC Overland Battery Issue

Sorry for the delay, was away for the weekend. The reason they kept it overnight is because i went there right before they were closing to have them test it. They did test it the next day and found the battery did have a bad cell causing it to fail. They did not check anything else. They replaced it under a "good faith" since i was not the original purchaser, for a $50 deductible. I did talk to them about my concerns with how this is now the 3rd battery installed in the 26 months of this cars existence. They said they are confident it was just the battery and not anything else, that they had wrote everything and included this in the notes and if something happens again in the future they would go back and fix it under the original claim. Oh and that they recommend my differential oil be changed and brake fluid flushed. At 37k miles. I declined.
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Re: 14 JGC Overland Battery Issue

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Sorry for the delay, was away for the weekend. The reason they kept it overnight is because i went there right before they were closing to have them test it. They did test it the next day and found the battery did have a bad cell causing it to fail. They did not check anything else. They replaced it under a "good faith" since i was not the original purchaser, for a $50 deductible. I did talk to them about my concerns with how this is now the 3rd battery installed in the 26 months of this cars existence. They said they are confident it was just the battery and not anything else, that they had wrote everything and included this in the notes and if something happens again in the future they would go back and fix it under the original claim. Oh and that they recommend my differential oil be changed and brake fluid flushed. At 37k miles. I declined.
At least you know everything is on record now. Hopefully they're right about it being just the battery.

I'm a firm believer in changing the brake fluid every so often but the interval is driven by time, not mileage. Every five years roughly will go a long way in preventing sticking caliper problems. However, I cringe whenever the term "flush" is used. This is service department code for it's gonna cost you mo' money. Follow the recommended intervals in your owner's manuals.
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Re: 14 JGC Overland Battery Issue

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Sorry for the delay, was away for the weekend. The reason they kept it overnight is because i went there right before they were closing to have them test it. They did test it the next day and found the battery did have a bad cell causing it to fail. They did not check anything else. They replaced it under a "good faith" since i was not the original purchaser, for a $50 deductible. I did talk to them about my concerns with how this is now the 3rd battery installed in the 26 months of this cars existence. They said they are confident it was just the battery and not anything else, that they had wrote everything and included this in the notes and if something happens again in the future they would go back and fix it under the original claim. Oh and that they recommend my differential oil be changed and brake fluid flushed. At 37k miles. I declined.
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