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Battery Drain

Printed From: Nissan Qashqai Owners Club UK
Category: Qashqai Care and Technical Information
Forum Name: Faults and Fixes
Forum Description: Tell us if anything goes wrong and how it got fixed.
URL: http://forum.qashqaiclub.co.uk/forum_posts.asp?TID=19609
Printed Date: 26 Sep 2020 at 10:31pm
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Topic: Battery Drain
Posted By: stefanmc1976
Subject: Battery Drain
Date Posted: 09 May 2020 at 5:01pm
Hi All

firstly im sorry if this question has been asked but this problem is absolutely doing my head in.  I'm just wondering if there is anyone that can help with an issue I'm having with my 2013 Nissan Qashqai Acenta Hatchback. For the last 18 months, I've been having an issue with the battery where it goes dead after a period of time. For example, I will notice about two weeks before it goes dead that it starts to struggle to start up and then it will be dead one day when I go to start it. It seems to happen more in the hotter weather if that is maybe a cause as we didn't have any issue over the winter from around September to Now. When the battery dies I put in on a trickle charge and it will be fine for about three weeks before it all starts again. I took it into a garage last year and they did a diagnostic check and couldn't find any issues, they said there were no loose wires etc that were causing the battery to discharge and they couldnt find any issues. If anybody has ever had this problem or might know what this issue is Id be really grateful. Thanks in advance



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Posted By: Doug999
Date Posted: 09 May 2020 at 5:59pm
Batteries can lose efficiency over age and not be able to hold a charge.  Obvious option is a new battery.

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2012 Tekna 1.6L, Arctic White, Stone Leather


Posted By: stefanmc1976
Date Posted: 09 May 2020 at 9:11pm
Hi Thanks for you reply.  The garage said the battery was only a year and a half old.


Posted By: Doug999
Date Posted: 10 May 2020 at 2:12pm
Duff batch of battery?  
A simple check is to measure the battery voltage whilst it is disconnected from the car.
Then measure the voltage again whilst its in the car and connected.
If the voltage is a volt or 2 lower, it means that the car is drawing current from somewhere.  ie leakage via a defective component.

Having said that though, I do not know what components are still powered up when the car is parked up and 'switched off'  ie alarm, ECU?  as these would normally cause a small voltage drop if they are permanently powered up.





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2012 Tekna 1.6L, Arctic White, Stone Leather


Posted By: Doug999
Date Posted: 23 May 2020 at 1:32pm
Did you manage to fix the problem?

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2012 Tekna 1.6L, Arctic White, Stone Leather



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