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Old 01-18-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Question 2007 TL-S Battery (Die Hard Platinum vs. Others)

I have read a lot of posts about the Optima and even the AutoZone one, but Sears has a DieHard Platinum P-5 with a claimed 740 CCAs. Anyone have any experience with this one?

Steep price at 189.

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Brian, last week, I got my battery replaced, under warranty, by my Acura dealership. Did you buy your car from a dealership?
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Yeah, check with Acura first to see if they'll replace it. Otherwise, I got a DieHard gold and it is rock solid after two severe North Dakota winters!! Very happy with it.
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I have read a lot of posts about the Optima and even the AutoZone one, but Sears has a DieHard Platinum P-5 with a claimed 740 CCAs. Anyone have any experience with this one?

Steep price at 189.

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Your battery is still 100% covered under the manufacture warranty for 4 years. Go to the dealer and get a new one.
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Your battery is still 100% covered under the manufacture warranty for 4 years. Go to the dealer and get a new one.
Are you sure? Thought it was for 2 years and pro-rated after that?
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I would check with the dealer to see if its 100% covered. If not go with the DieHard Platinum battery. I purchased it after my Acura battery crapped out on me. I went with the Platinum because I also have a system my car, and it has a 4 yr replacement warranty.
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Are you sure? Thought it was for 2 years and pro-rated after that?
It's 4 years. I just went to the New Owners Clinic.
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It's 4 years. I just looked on Acura's owners website for 2007+ for full replacement. After that it is prorated. And per the Service Manager, this was just changed in the past year.

edit: I just called the dealer, and they said 4 years on all Acura Batteries and it's not prorated. After 4 years it is.

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For 2004, it's 2 years, then prorated.

For the 2007 (and 2009), it's 3 years (unless Acura has amended it) full replacement and then prorated to 100 months. Check your warranty books, pg 32: 2007 warranty book, 2009 warranty book:

Warranty Coverage
During the first 36 months
(3 years) of service, a defective
replacement battery will be replaced
at no cost for the new battery, labor,
or installation.
For the remaining 64 months
(5 years and 4 months), you receive
a credit toward the purchase of the
battery. This credit is based on the
then-current retail price:
• Months 0 to 36: 100 percent
• Months 37 to 45: 60 percent
• Months 46 to 55: 50 percent
• Months 56 to 65: 40 percent
• Months 66 to 75: 30 percent
• Months 76 to 85: 20 percent
• Months 86 to 95: 10 percent
• Months 96 to 100: 5 percent
The battery is warranted for the time
remaining in the 100 months of the
Replacement Battery Limited
Warranty. No cash reimbursement
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Yeah, I deleted that post. It is 4 years, pg 25. The 3 yr is for a replacement battery.

They should give the OP a new battery for no charge. However, the replacement battery will have only a 3 yr full replacement warranty. Still a pretty good deal. I believe Acura has switched battery vendors and the newer batteries are better.
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Knocks on wood. I still have the original in mine with the Green Eye. On very cold mornings, car does turn over slow.
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Thanks everyone for the advice.

My battery is not dead yet, but all the electronics, heated seats (I have lumbar issues so I use year round), and plugging in all of my other stuff, I have had issues from time to time. The DieHard had the largest claimed CCAs of anything I could find with 15 minutes of browsing. I was just wondering whether anyone else had any experience with it.

It is a steep price, but I have had to jump it a few times in a couple of years in the cold windy weather in Quakertown, PA. I know that I leave things on occasionally that I shouldn't (like high seat heat).

I am pulling the battery to test it tomorrow so I may go the dealer route first. I am pretty sure that I need a starter but want to go through all the steps first and checking the battery is step one. I couldn't get it jumped this time and I definitely have power (12.9 volts measured). I pushed started it yesterday and drove it for hours. No turning of the starter.

Anywho, thanks for everyone's help. I am going to read the threads about starters.

Before anyone asks, I have 80K on my car and purchased it new in July 07.
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Have you loosened, cleaned and then re-tightened you battery cables? Your problem could be as simple as that.
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