Is it probable these 2018 batteries might had been sitting for some time before the JL was sent out? Lead acid batteries hold an expiration date before chemical process is deemed unable to hold a charge. If the acid is inactive, the lead is sulfated, or the plate contact is broken inside the cells it won’t charge. I was surprised about the plugs on the bottom of the fuse box.
Who could say for sure but I suppose it is possible.
Hey Eddie and Cindy,
Great video btw. Why Odessy batteries? I’m a bit shell shocked at the prices for a replacement. Is it really worth it? Yeah I know. It’s a Jeep... that’s what we do. But still thats another $300 plus. And apparently I’ll need a new one to avoid this happening again. Yeah again.
Also, any luck with dealership on a battery replacement?
I just had my Jeep towed to my mechanic for what ended up being a dead battery. They charged it overnight and now seems to run without issue. Even took it to the dealership. They re flashed the computer with an update that actually added a few minor new features on the screen. Dealership said it was an update issue that the computer was going weird prior to battery dying. I’m still scratching my head on that one. So no new battery from dealership for me. But at least I asked right[emoji20]
Also that type S charger looks like a must for me as well. Any issues with it?
I've had the Type S jump starter for over a year now and have used it a few times. No problems what so ever. I would highly recommend it.
Regarding batteries, you can find replacement batteries at O'Reilly, Autozone, Napa and the dealership and for less than an Odyssey. I prefer Odyssey because they're a good deep cycle battery and that's good to have for winching and if you run things like a fridge.