Battery life

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  1. Mcb14230

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    Just checking everyone's real batter life. My 2016 LR4 just lost a battery and 3yrs seems pretty quick compared to my other cars. I didnt get a notice until it wouldnt start so that was suprising.. and i didnt have any codes thrown. is this the norm?
     
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    It's the norm. It very much depends on your usage and driving conditions - frequent stops / short commutes in freezing cold weather are likely to wear out a battery quicker than someone driving longer stretches of road in mild temperatures year round for example - but, as I have said before, in general the factory installed battery of the LR4 seems to be engineered to give up without much of a warning, if any, a split second after your factory warranty is up.

    If your vehicle is still under factory warranty, lucky you as your failed battery is covered as well, so you should seek a free replacement from the dealer (they should test the alternator as well to make sure that's not what caused the battery to fail prematurely.) A local dealer will usually install a better quality battery than the one that came with the car originally anyway - the exact OEM brand/model is not available here in the US, thankfully. If you are fresh out of warranty as most of us are, there are plenty of much better options on the market, including AGM batteries, for around $200 or so (run a search and you'll find tons of topics), and someone even posted a useful how-to battery replacement thread with photos recently on this forum.
     
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    Thanks Umbertob. I live in TX so heat is probably the culprit. It is under warranty but i couldn't wait for the service dept. replaced with fresh AGM battery. its time for service so i will take your advice and have them check the alt.
     
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    You are correct...3 to 4 years is the normal lifespan of an LR4 battery based on my experience. I now carry an XP-10 charger and try to make it to 4 years.
     
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    I’m on my third “matchbox” battery for the intelligent stop/start system. All replaced under original warranty. Not sure why that battery dies so quickly with it being in parallel.
     
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    It seem that based upon a different thread that the Alt is running systems rather than charging batteries and that the batteries never get more than about 80% charged
     
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    I had to get a new battery for my 2012 Evoque last year, went to a Sears and got a correctly sized DieHard for about $130 installed.
     
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    I have a 2010 LR4 that I bought pre-owned certified in 2013 with 45,000 miles. I've now owned it for 6 yrs & 2 months and put an additional 39,000 miles on the ODO (avg. 6500 miles/yr).

    I'm pretty sure a new battery was installed by the dealer as part of the certification process. While I haven't noticed any signs of the battery performance degrading, i've been wondering lately whether I should take a proactive step to replace the battery considering its 6+ yrs old now.

    Reading this thread it seems I should have done that couple of years ago. I need to check what type of battery is installed in my LR4 - since i've not had any issues with it, may just buy the same one.

    Anyway, which battery would the LR4 gurus recommend.
     
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    That's an eye-watering price but it's supposed to be the ultimate, so...
     

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