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How long should an OEM battery last?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Still Stoked, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Still Stoked

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    My truck is 2 1/2 years old. Battery just took a dump. Thoughts? The dealer is telling me they replace a lot of batteries in all vehicles. I am in Florida. The charging system works fine.
     
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  2. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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    Mine did the same at like 27,000 miles
     
  3. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    18k miles is when mine died. Oe batteries are garbage
     
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  4. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Not to jinx myself, but my 2016 that I bought in March 2016 is still going on the original battery...
     
  5. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Black64

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    Ah fellow FL here, normally about 3 years, I always swap mine at the 3 year mark even if it tests good.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    na8rboy

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    It's been pretty common, to last only that long in Tacoma and the Tundra.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    I think it's more an issue of age and environment than mileage. Here in Phoenix, with our hot summers, I've never had an automobile battery last longer than about 2.5 years. I just replace them out of habit every 2 years. Far better than getting stuck somewhere, 'cause when they go, they go.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    FastEddy59

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    Depends where you live.
     
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    Oh shit. North Florida. 2017..... going to go knock on some wood
     
  10. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    I replaced mine after about a year. Lots of people have reported failures and I’m not gonna risk it in remote areas
     
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    My April 2016's still good at 50k miles, but I doubt it'll survive the upcoming winter.
     
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  12. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    Mine died around 5600 miles, also Florida.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    My Late May 2016 is still on its OEM battery. Works great, and I'd expect at least 5 years up here in VT, if not more. My Wife's March 2014 4Runner is on its OEM as well still, and going strong.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    Thx all. I skipped another POS Toyota battery and bought a good one. And FWIW the lithium ion battery jump pack I carry worked PERCECTLY!
     
  15. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    Those little jump starters are awesome, I keep one in my truck too. What kind of replacement battery did you end up putting in your truck?
     
  16. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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    Mine went out after less than 2 years. The OEM batteries are junk. Replaced it under warranty and just recently upgraded to 31M Northstar battery.
     
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    I saw this posted somewhere else, but the stock batteries are not junk, your failures almost match up with this map.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    The battery in my wife's 2015 Rav4 crapped out at around 2 1/2 years and 34,700 miles. Just before the warranty was up, luckily. Central Florida here.

    Oddly, the batteries in my BMWs seem to last forever. I've had several last more than 10 years.
     
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  19. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    It depends on the climate of where the vehicle is operated. Here in the desert I've had wet cell batteries last little more than 1 year before failing...
     
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  20. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    Sounds about right.
    My batteries always last 6-7 years and I replace them with the cheapest on the shelf. All it does is start the thing. Heat kills it, cold works it out. Put a charger on it occasionally in the winter.
     

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