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Battery problems with 2018 Honda CR-V

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Hi all - just wanted to find out if anyone else has experienced their battery draining on the Honda CR-V (2018 model)?

Ours is only 7 months old and the battery has died completely twice within 10 days. I drive the car every day (maybe a half hour in the am and a half hour in the pm).

Breakdown services and the Honda dealer can’t seem to explain why the battery is draining.

We never had this issue with our previous model.

I’d really appreciate hearing back from anyone who has had a similar issue and how you fixed it.

Thanks in advance. 

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Hi Berni

Cannot believe that a 2018 Honda would actually be suffering from this type of fault.

I also cannot believe it could be a short circuit or similar taking a drain.....except for the addition of a hard wired Dashcam possibly?

I would be suspecting the battery (may have internal short circuit across the plates/bad cell) 

Let us know what it turns out to be

Cheers   Trevor

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Hi Trevor - it’s a mystery at the moment. Honda dealer tells me to wait till it happens again and get Honda’s AA assistance and have car towed (not jump started) to the dealer so that they can see what it is like when the battery is completely flat. Not an ideal situation as I don’t know when or where the battery will run out again. Hoping someone else has had a similar experience. Thanks 

 

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Not an ideal situation but at least for diagnostic purposes then it is what needs to be done.

I would ensure that all lights (including boot light) are switched off and if it does go flat again then I'm sure they'll quickly find the fault

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