Has anyone had this issue? My daughter has a 1999 New Beetle and when she doesn’t drive it for a week or so, the battery is drained down to zero and the car needs a jump start. We’ve replaced the battery twice - the latest battery is only about 3 months old but when we came back from a week’s vacation, the car was dead. Instead of jump starting it ourselves we decided to call AAA (gotta’ use the membership occasionally). They tested the battery and it was drained to zero (in warm weather). After jump starting it and a few days of normal driving, I took it to the shop where we bought the battery. They tested it and it registered 759 amps (its rated at 730).
The guy at the shop said that it was normal to for a battery to drain to zero after sitting for 7-9 days because of negative drain (keeping the clock running, etc.)
I’m not sure I believe him - because I’ve never had that quick of a battery drain with my other cars.
Has anyone else experienced this?