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Old 03-20-2017, 03:03 PM
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Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

I live in Havasu city, AZ and summers can get to 118-120 deg. so about every 3-4 years you have to change batteries or take you chances.

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:05 PM
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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

I'm at a little over two years since purchase (new). No signs of battery weakness at all, so far. It would be the early MY2014 owners that might have something to say. Our diesels have a bigger battery than the other GC powertrains, so we might get a longer life.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:23 PM
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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

Have a MY12 since new here in Australia, delivered Nov 2011. Still has original battery.


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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

The battery being under the seat instead of under the hood should prolong its life too.
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:11 PM
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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

Yes, apart from being flattened, heat is the biggest killer of batteries.
Being under the seat is a great advantage.
Here in Brisbane we get pretty warm summers, (though probably not compared to Arizona ) and have just had a real stinker, though much of our issue is humidity.


(Mine is 3 years old and still perfect.)

My suggestion though is to shop around when you need to replace it, don't go to your dealer unless you don't mind paying too much.

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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

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I have a Nov 2013 built 2014 diesel. I got this message for a few days in January 2016. I threw in a new battery and haven't seen it since.

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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

How many of us use Battery Tenders when in the garage?

Living in Texas, I keep my cars and motorcycle on BT's all the time. SWMBO's Optima just had the original battery replaced after 6 years. The battery was tested out as borderline "OK" but was definitely on its way out so I installed a WallyWorld Everstart.

FYI - For anyone looking, a replacement H8 AGM WallyWorld Everstart battery for our JGC is only $138 and they have a very good 5 year warranty : 3 years replacement then 2 years Pro-rated. And, of course, there are WallyWorlds everywhere.
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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

I also have a Nov 2013 delivered 2014MY JGC Turbodiesel currently with 136k miles on it. I put the same type of miles on past pick-up trucks and the batteries did not last as long as this one.

Had it tested the last time I rotated tires and all looked fine.
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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

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I also have a Nov 2013 delivered 2014MY JGC Turbodiesel currently with 136k miles on it. I put the same type of miles on past pick-up trucks and the batteries did not last as long as this one.

Had it tested the last time I rotated tires and all looked fine.

Damn sweet mileage. Hows it holding u so far? You do the trans fluid drain and replace yet?


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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

The battery in our diesel Jeeps being an AGM type is great battery, and so much easier to replace than the one in my Dad's TDI Touareg for example, which is under the driver's seat and takes a lot of effort (bolts) to remove so as to be able to replace. (That and that one is not an AGM.)
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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

I know its under the seat on the pax side. Anyone do a DIY on how to change it out? When I look under there all I see are some cables....
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Re: Has anyone replaced their battery yet?

Plan ahead to use jumpers or jump box to move the electric seat forward if your battery fails early. My 2011 with 78000 miles is still going....and going...and going. I'm wondering if mine is made by Energizer.
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