I have a 2019 Honda CR-V that has an issue, if I don’t drive it for 4-5 days, of not starting and needs a jump. There was a software update that was installed by the dealer but the problem persists. I took it back to the dealer and they replaced the battery but other than that said everything checks out. I was told to buy a trickle charger or go and start the car every couple of days to keep the battery charged.
I was also told that the Honda Pilot doesn’t have this issue because the battery is bigger. I escalated to a Honda rep who basically told me the same thing that these new cars have more electronics that draw amps even when off and that dealer did not find any issues. A bigger battery might not be a solution because of the tight fitting battery compartment.
Am I right that Honda screwed up when engineering this model or should I go out every few days and feed my car some electrical juice?