Daughter left keys in ignition, parked in a locked garage. Battery very low 8 hours later. Does leaving keys in the ignition cause a parasitic drain? TDolby answered 6 months ago. Todays cars are so dependent on electronics and wireless, and bluetooth.
I would ted to say yes. Have the battery charged back up to full charge and see what happens. She shouldn't have another issue if she takes the key with her.
I'm using Schumacher SC Automatic Battery Charger, to charge Subaru Outback battery, this is a very new auto and have continuous battery drain at night.
My Subaru Outback just completely randomly cracked while on highway. No rocks hit or anything. Crack is at the middle top right by where the mirror is and extends about 7 inches down to the ri My Subaru Outback is on its 4th battery.
They always blame the battery. Then they replace it. It's not like I live in a very cold climate Atlanta, GAbut it's usually the winter when the ba Battery died in the Subaru Outback. Bad battery was just replaced with a new one a few months ago Feb and now it is dead again with no reason. Suspect it is something more than just the battery Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus.
One report indicates that the batteries equipped in these vehicles may be underpowered to meet all of the electrical demands of certain recent Subaru models. Consumers report that when they complain to Subaru about this issue, the dealers refuse to replace batteries or to make an adequate repair.
Many consumers are told that the issue must be because they left their lights on, pressed the liftgate open button on their keyfob, or simply are not driving their vehicle frequently enough.
When Subaru does agree to replace a battery, owners and lessees often experience the same issue subsequent to the repair. Consumers are incurring expenses associated with the dead battery, including towing costs, rideshare and taxi service fees, and other expenses.
Battery problems with a 2017 Subaru Outback
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OK Learn more.The battery has drained down twice in the same week.
Car is only 6 months old. Nothing plugged in. Very annoying. I had Subaru Roadside Assistance tow it 45 miles to nearest dealer. We will see what happens. Clearly a defect in the Subaru Outback. Dealer says I must keep engine running to listen to the radio or open the doors for any length of time.
The drain on battery from the dome lights and computer add to the problem. Pain in the ass. Towed in three times for dead battery. Dealer says I have to keep engine running at all times when opening doors or listening to the radio. Dome lights and omputer drain battery dead. Would not start, battery dead for the fourth time. Roadside service had to jump start the car. Complained to Stateside Subaru, they sent a tow truck and car was carried to them and they replaced the battery.
I made sure nothing was left on and put the car in my garage. Two days later tried to start car, would not start. Roadside service came and jumped started the car for the fourth time. This is my first Subaru. We are afraid to take the Subaru anywhere for fear it will leave us stranded.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Update from Jun 15, : Battery replaced by dealer, no further problems. Car started having trouble turning over. I knew this car had an issue with its battery. I remember the other person on here had the same issue.
So, I decided to check the battery. Its a mess, looks like acid is everywhere. I'm taking it to the dealer this week. I will update when I know what's going on. This is my first Subaru, I'm pretty disappointed.How to Keep Your Subaru Trunk Open Without Killing the Battery
As of now, I bought the Subaru Outback for less than a week, with only 89 miles on it. I found the battery was totally dead two days ago.
Called for jumper start assistance it took the vendors a few hours to arrive. The vehicle was restarted and I drove it for 20 minutes, hoping that the battery was able to recharge by this. However, on the next day the same thing happened again.I have been following the thread on this site on the ongoing reports of battery drainage issues. I have had similar issues with my car.
The dealers that I have brought the car to have told me that the battery checked out fine and that all systems were ok and to be careful to be sure that no interior lights are left on the hatchback light is the most reported culprit and that the key should not be left near the battery. I have taken care of all of these potential issues however the problem persists.
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I have also been told that if I were to replace the factory installed battery with a more "powerful" one it would void the warranty and that the electrical system could be compromised.
Any advice out there? I am prepared to, as others have reported, to upgrade the battery. Guru1PSFY answered 6 months ago. I figured that out after reading all the previous threads on this site. Not happy! I will be getting back to them, and Subaru America as well. What doesn't seem to be clear from this thread is whether replacing the battery with a heftier one will make a difference if there is this parasitic draining going on.
The dealer did the required software updates but that didn't make a difference. I understand that there may be some class action suits in progress. Does anyone out there have any further info. All cars use a certain amount of power when not running due to the electronics. The undersized battery that Subaru uses is not enough. Subi answered 6 months ago. My problem always occurred after my car sat at airports for 3 nights or more. I have now had three trips where my car started!
Not saying it is positively corrected but do NOT let them keep telling you it's the battery, or the lights left on yada yada I opened a case with subaru America last February after fighting it for months with 2 different dealers. My case worker at Subaru of America heard from me constantly, as did the dealership until finally they started replacing the expensive stuff and I now MIGHT have a fix.
Update to my post. I did call Subaru America and was given a case number.Enthusiasts have trusted this model to provide reliable transportation. This particular model features faulty steering, electrical glitches and poor visibility. You have legal rights to cash, return or buyback.
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The law makes Subaru pay legal fees. We've fixed thousands of lemon problems. Message or call today. The Outback is designed for on and off-road travel. It must contain a strong and reliable steering system in order to make the consumer feel comfortable and confident. Sadly, most people feel this vehicle is out of control, even with the smallest bump or maneuver. Driving feels very unsafe. This is our third Subaru Outback, going back toso we are familiar with driving this car or at least older model years.
We just moved from Florida to Connecticut and I am not looking forward to driving this car in the winter. These cars need to be recalled and fixed before someone has a serious accident.
Despite there being numerous complaints that all sound the same, there are no service bulletins from the company related to this issue. Some owners claim the problems begin while hitting a bump while others express that it happens during a turn. No one expects to drive an AWD Outback and not have the control or steering needed. Numerous complaints exist regarding the glitches and downright dangerous situations owners are in. Cruise control speed settings have changed, which now require you to take your eyes off the road to watch for speed settings to change.
On the and all other vehicles I have owned, to increase your speed setting by one mph, you push once and release. To increase by 5 mph, push and hold until it sense the increase.
Now…a quick push of the button results in a 5 mph increase while you have to hold the button and watch the dashboard indicator as it slowly increases your setting 1 mph at a time. This is dangerous since your eyes are no longer on the road but on the dash area. Everything else I own, thermostats, keyboards, TV remotes…all move up or down one degree or channel at a time unless you hold the key press longer, then you get a faster repeat. I feel that taking my eyes off the road to watch my speed selection change is akin to texting.
Downright dangerous. Out of 18 manufacturer communications related to the electrical system, nothing is mentioned regarding the cruise control settings. It seems the automaker feels that all a driver needs is access to these other technologies.
What else is required for safety? The windshield and proper visibility. Whether it is a fault with the wiper or the glass itself, owners of the Outback seem to face lots of problems in this department as well. Here is one review out of many on Edmunds describing a common problem.
It happened on its own in our driveway and it was a major crack.
Read up on older Outbacks and there have been thousands of problems with windshields on the Outback. We are beyond disappointed and will be getting rid of this car. It will be very expensive to fix. Subaru let us down! Service Bulletin R talks about new power window assemblies that addressed several issues, including inoperative switches.Table 1 shows three common electrical system related problems of the Subaru Outback.
The number one most common problem is related to the electrical system nine problems. The second most common problem is related to the battery dead two problems. Brand new Subaru Outback experiences repeated parasitic battery drain leaving my stranded while traveling. Subaru roadside assistance states that there is most likely an electrical issue with the rear hatch but Subaru refuses to acknowledge the issue.
Read details Car battery completely drained after sitting over night in garage. No electrical left on to cause drainage, car was locked after use. Approx 6k miles on vehicle, no prior indication of battery failure. For the second time in one month, my battery has fully drained and the car will not start. I've only had the car for 5 months and it only has 5, miles on it. Car Problems. Table 1. Electrical System related problems of Subaru Outback. The Electrical System problem Brand new Subaru Outback experiences repeated parasitic battery drain leaving my stranded while traveling.
The Battery Dead problem Car battery completely drained after sitting over night in garage. The Car Will Not Start problem For the second time in one month, my battery has fully drained and the car will not start.
Electrical System problems. Battery Dead problems. Car Will Not Start problems.Daughter left keys in ignition, parked in a locked garage.
Battery very low 8 hours later. Does leaving keys in the ignition cause a parasitic drain? TDolby answered 6 months ago. Todays cars are so dependent on electronics and wireless, and bluetooth. I would ted to say yes.
Have the battery charged back up to full charge and see what happens. She shouldn't have another issue if she takes the key with her. I'm using Schumacher SC Automatic Battery Charger, to charge Subaru Outback battery, this is a very new auto and have continuous battery drain at night. My Subaru Outback is on its 4th battery. They always blame the battery.
Then they replace it. It's not like I live in a very cold climate Atlanta, GAbut it's usually the winter when the ba My Subaru Outback just completely randomly cracked while on highway. No rocks hit or anything. Crack is at the middle top right by where the mirror is and extends about 7 inches down to the ri Battery died in the Subaru Outback. Bad battery was just replaced with a new one a few months ago Feb and now it is dead again with no reason.
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