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Dead battery in 2013 Accord LX

So we've had this issue the last couple of days. The car seemed to hesitate on a couple of startups and now won't start if standing overnight, or if driven a short distance...we even needed a jump start at a nearby store location. It seemed to start right up after a long drive yesterday (which I assume the alternator let it charge up). Anyways, I stopped by two separate autozone locations. They both said that the battery was charged 100% and the starter and alternator passed the test. What could be draining it all of a sudden?

The car just hit 50K miles. It's a 2013, which we purchased last year from Honda at 30k miles and are the second owner. The battery appears to be the original Honda battery which states that it has 100 month warranty....but it still seems strange to be draining so quickly. Any ideas? Also, should something like this be covered with the regular 60k mile warranty from Honda?

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Did they give you the cold cranking amps of the battery & if so did it match what was on the battery ? Some Honda Batteries go in the first 2 + years. Take it back to the dealer and ask for a free battery replacement.


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If it is a 51r group size battery, have a nice service for it and say goodbye. Invite family to say nice things, create a Facebook memorial page, and get on with your life. It is 4.5 years old.

Check out the battery upgrade thread.
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They didn't give me the actual cold cranking amps. I'll have to get it started and head over to the dealer it seems like...I just hope that they replace it without telling me it's not under warranty. Here is the pic of the current battery:


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If it is a 51r group size battery, have a nice service for it and say goodbye. Invite family to say nice things, create a Facebook memorial page, and get on with your life. It is 4.5 years old.

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Exactly As RicksB says.

Time to break down and buy a new battery. part of life. Part of owning a car. Get on with life and its much much bigger issues and challenges. This battery thing was an easy and predictable one. Also, the battery you have (100 month limited) is a replacement battery, not original one.

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Check out the battery thread as suggested by Rick above. Now may be an auspicious time to upgrade to a group 35 or 24. Upgrade/Replace 51R group battery size to group 35 or 24F with hardware

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That looks like a Honda branded battery like you'd buy from the dealer. It doesn't look like the factory battery. Can't see the dates being marked on top, but you might check that out. It could be a replacement that still has a warranty from Honda.

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Battery does have a red circular sticker on the front of it saying 4/15. I called the dealerships and they say that the warranty covers the battery if YOU buy it. In this case, it may be a replacement, but since my name is not on there as the purchaser, I could see them not wanting to cover it under warranty.
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Battery does have a red circular sticker on the front of it saying 4/15. I called the dealerships and they say that the warranty covers the battery if YOU buy it. In this case, it may be a replacement, but since my name is not on there as the purchaser, I could see them not wanting to cover it under warranty.
Also if it had been a warranty replacement, the newer battery warranty is what was left remaining on the orig. battery. If they won't replace it for free (doubtful) just buy a better battery somewhere else, cheaper too. Read through the posted link from desertrat above.

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Honda batteries are absolute garbage. I saw a handful of Accord's with less than 20k miles having the battery replaced in as little as 2 years when I worked at the dealer. My car is only a year and a half old and sometimes it acts like it doesn't want to start.

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Ok then. Who makes Honda batteries?

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Also if it had been a warranty replacement, the newer battery warranty is what was left remaining on the orig. battery. If they won't replace it for free (doubtful) just buy a better battery somewhere else, cheaper too. Read through the posted link from desertrat above.

Yes but, be aware that a warranty replacement battery and a Honda replacement battery (100 limited) are two different things.
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Ok then. Who makes Honda batteries?
The lowest bidder.
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The lowest bidder.
This ! Supplier probably changes. Jonnson Controls, Exide, Deka or an off shore mfg. never heard of. JC is building its 4th battery plant in China.


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