My OEM ACdelco battery died today
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    My OEM ACdelco battery died today

    Today i was at the mall & was just relaxing in the car, had the a/c on. Thought of putting the blower on full & A/c off & engine off, when after some time i had everything off, Then tried to restart the car & my car failed to start. Then after some time realised that battery was dead. The Road assistant had arrived & said i had to replace my battery, He then replaced the OEM with mammoth (UK battery) which costed 134 dollars.

    I still wonder how can a battery have such less life span of just 1 1/2 year. My dad had his replaced in 3 years, he drives a toyota. Look at mine, died in 1 1/2 years.

    Why?? Does Chevrolet use cheap parts to cut costs??

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    It's not just Chevy. I did some research on this last year and discovered that according to JD Powers batteries are the number one item to be replaced on new cars, even above the OEM tires, which are notorious for short life spans.

    In the US the battery would have been replace by Chevy for free. Check with Chevrolet in your country about this. You may be able to get reimbursed for the replacement.
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    Same problem with me, had a dead battery at the 1yr 9month mark... Turns out it was a dead cell and was replaced under warranty at no charge by Chevrolet...

    I've found the GM (AcDelco) batteries to be not too bad, but like most things, you get a dud every once and a while...

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    They seem to have had so many problems with the 438CCA batteries that originally came in the Cruze (part supplier problem I guess) that they've been totally and completely replaced by 550 CCA batteries in all new builds and at the dealers for replacements.

    Mine bit the dust at just over a year - replaced with a 550 that has been holding on to voltage (something the other one could never do right) just fine so far.
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    I wonder if the 483 CCA batteries were simply too small for the car's power requirements. This would cause the battery to have to work harder and thus be more likely to fail early.
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    What battery are you looking at now ? Any green tops ? I've been looking just for an extra bump
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    speaking of OEM batteries, I noticed, while inspecting my new axle, that the OEM is almost too small for the compartment, theres almost two empty inches in the compartment anyone know the reason behind this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
    even above the OEM tires, which are notorious for short life spans.
    I just had my factory tires replaced on Thursday, I made it 74,900 miles problem free..

    I couldn't believe the life that I got out of them, this is by far the farthest I have taken a set of factory tires..
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    I too noticed a gap in the battery tray. You can always upgrade the battery size I suppose. Maybe install an optima brand down the road. Optima red or blue tops last long!!
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    Well maybe the battery isn't just satisfying the power requirements, but apart from that Chevy cruze's parts just keep failing, Breaks just get weak after some time, this is the second time im replacing the brake plates.

    Also my viper broke, the rubber just came out, & i have to replace it now. But no Major issues as of now. But its so Sad that cruze is only car which acts like upper hand in its class, because of the quietness, refinement, & driving thrill. I just don't see corollas, Hondas as an option which are plagued wid road noise.

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