knotcher
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12v battery question

2016 SEL out of warranty

i just got the message that my 12v battery isn't charging. car won't move.
battery has an in service date of 11/20 so its strange for it to be bad.

would you all take it to the dealer for them to run a full diagnostic or just replace the battery and take your chances?
f1geek
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Location: SF Bay Area

Re: 12v battery question

How do you know battery has an in service date?

What is brand and model of battery?

Why was original battery replaced?
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior, purchased in early 2018
2015 e-Golf SEL leased for three years, returned in early 2018
knotcher
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:39 am

Re: 12v battery question

there's a sticker on the battery...i guess it's really a manufacturing date, not in-service...it says 11/20
it's a VW AGM battery
i bought it used with this battery so no clue why it was replaced.
f1geek
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Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:18 pm
Location: SF Bay Area

Re: 12v battery question

Find out if it is the correct battery for the e-Golf. If doesn’t drive, then you might as well buy a new battery and see what happens as I suspect towing will cost a lot. Get OBD eleven and check for fault codes.
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior, purchased in early 2018
2015 e-Golf SEL leased for three years, returned in early 2018

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