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Old 01-07-2019, 05:03 PM   #1
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What is the factory battery lifespan of the FR-S?

Background: I own a 2014 FR-S that was purchased in Sept 2013. I'm a light driver in the Pacific Northwest.

- Battery died yesterday after leaving it parked for some time.
- Jump started and drove around for 30 minutes at night with headlights and AC on.
- Went home and parked it for the night.
- The next day around noon, I tried to start the car, and it doesn't work.

Seems to me like a 30-minute drive should've gave it enough juice to start again.

Or maybe the battery has just outlived its usefulness in early 2019?

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Old 01-07-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
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Background: I own a 2014 FR-S that was purchased in late 2013. I'm a light driver generally.

- Battery died yesterday after leaving it parked for some time.
- Jump started and drove around for 30 minutes at night with headlights and AC on.
- Went home and parked it for the night.
- The next day around noon, I tried to start the car, and it doesn't work.

Seems to me like a 30-minute drive should've gave it enough juice to start again.

Or maybe the battery has just outlived its usefulness in early 2019?

Yep, you need a new battery.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:16 PM   #3
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Yeah sounds about right. I got about 5 years worth of life. Mine died in the fall of last year.
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They are crap. I got less then 3 years out of my OEM one, and the replacement seems to be on its way out 3-4 years later.
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Mine lasted only 2.5 years, they don't last long in the Florida heat lol.
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Background: I own a 2014 FR-S that was purchased in late 2013. I'm a light driver generally.

- Battery died yesterday after leaving it parked for some time.
- Jump started and drove around for 30 minutes at night with headlights and AC on.
- Went home and parked it for the night.
- The next day around noon, I tried to start the car, and it doesn't work.

Seems to me like a 30-minute drive should've gave it enough juice to start again.

Or maybe the battery has just outlived its usefulness in early 2019?

I believe they are 4, maybe 5 year batteries, so you got good life.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:25 PM   #7
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Original Aug 2013 battery, still going strong. Never left me stranded. If I feel like I need more power, I will turn off fan, radio, lights, and unplug accessories before cranking.
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Original Aug 2013 battery, still going strong. Never left me stranded. If I feel like I need more power, I will turn off fan, radio, lights, and unplug accessories before cranking.
I bought my FR-S in Sept 2013.

What are your driving habits?

I've read that light drivers like me who do short trips on average are likely to have shorter battery lifespans.
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:08 PM   #9
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However long it takes for the warranty to run out.
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Mine lasted about 5 years
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It'll vary based on climate and driving habits.


I'm right above the Pacific Northwest and mine's still going. Purchased in January 2014; August 2013 build date.
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Got a little over 3 years out of my OEM battery.
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:47 PM   #13
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It depends. For me it was 1.5 years.
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They are crap. I got less then 3 years out of my OEM one, and the replacement seems to be on its way out 3-4 years later.

Yup, mine died at 3 years.
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