It don't make a lot of sense to me as these cars can sit in the dealers lot for months without any problem.
However, they may be in "transport mode" in the dealer's lot.It don't make a lot of sense to me as these cars can sit in the dealers lot for months without any problem.
I think I'd put it in transport mode.Makes me wonder should I leave my Cruze sit at the airport for 2 weeks when I go to Vietnam in February or take my wife's car? I have not had any charging/starting problems with it in the 3 years I have owned it.
Correct. They're not made by Delco anymore. They're made by Johnson controls and are still OEM quality - but not like the old Delco freedoms.I don't think Delco batteries are as good as they used to be anymore.
Does Transport Mode disable the security system? If not this would be very useful for long term airport parking.
I don't know. All I know is what the blog says. It does say "content theft deterrent and exit lighting timers are reduced" which suggests that it's still on.Does Transport Mode disable the security system? If not this would be very useful for long term airport parking.
Hey The_nik,Both vehicles are LT. Neither has pushbutton start.
Both vehicles died when parked in the relatively warm/insulated garage. The temperature was never below 35 F. Neither vehicle was locked when the the dead battery incidents occurred.
As I said previously, one time I tried to recreate the problem by leaving the vehicle parked in the garage for 8 days. That time I locked the car. That's the only difference. The battery did not die that time. I would try the experiment again, but I no longer have the ability to leave one of my Cruzes idle for a week. (Everyone has to get to work every day.)
Both vehicles have around 12K miles.