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Old 12-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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How Long Did Your OEM Battery Last?

Just wondering if I should plan on replacing the battery of my 2011 Taco before a trip that I have planned in 2015. The OEM battery will be about 4.5 years old then.

I normally drive with the headlights on during the day, if that makes a difference.

I want to get full use out of it, but I don't want to have to deal with replacing it on the road.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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The OEM battery in my '09DC lasted just barely over a year. Better safe than sorry.

Personally, I think 5 years is a pretty hopeful let alone 8. Get yourself an AGM battery and you can stop worrying!
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I still have OEM from 2007
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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I still have OEM from 2007
Time for a new one
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Mine lasted 4.5 years. The warm weather is what kills them, not the cold. I replaced when it was obvious the starter was barely getting enough juice to turn over.

Some batteries fade out, some quit instantly, it's impossible to tell.
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Mine lasted 4.5 years. The warm weather is what kills them, not the cold.
I guess the guy from Calgary with the 2007 original would agree with you....
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Changed mine today. 33 months, 83k miles.
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Changed mine today. 33 months, 83k miles.
Mine went dead yesterday.....26 months after I bought it. It went bad suddenly, only putting out 9 volts with engine running. and would not take a charge Alternator checked out good. So I bought an Interstate Battery 6 year Battery with 30 months totally free replacement and bit the bullet... 37,000 miles on the Taco
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One on my 04 4Runner lasted 9 years. yes, thats not a typo, 9 years.
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Just wondering if I should plan on replacing the battery of my 2011 Taco before a trip that I have planned in 2015. The OEM battery will be about 4.5 years old then.

I normally drive with the headlights on during the day, if that makes a difference.

I want to get full use out of it, but I don't want to have to deal with replacing it on the road.
3 years almost to the day, From purchase so maybe 3 and 1/2 years!
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:19 PM   #14
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Id say your answer is right here Baddest AGM battery available

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I've got the towing package so it's the big battery. Going on 103k and 7 years. Still cranks just as good as the day I bought it. Every time I've had a battery die it has happened without any warning. Starts fine then bang it's dead. This is the longest any battery in any vehicle I've owned has lasted. I've heard you can't get the OEM battery. Anybody know if that's true cause when the time comes it would be great to get another one. Also I may be wrong but i thought AGM was more of an advantage for extreme conditions like vibration and heat not lifespan under average conditions.
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3-4 years are when all three of my new Tacomas (2001, 2005, 2010) needed batteries replaced. Just one time leaving a map light on overnight, accidentally (they don't shut off when you remove the keys) can drain it and it never fully recovers after recharging.

Nothing sucks more to be out camping and the battery is dead (and it's an automatic)!
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2006 on original battery.
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Mine died at about 25k miles.
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2006 with 63k miles, still on the factory battery. I can tell im pushing it though, there have been a few slow starts in the last 3 weeks especially during these cold snaps.
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