Soooo, I had a family emergency and had to leave my new 2103 Chrysler (2650 miles on it) in the long-term parking lot for 18 days. Despite the crazy parking bill, I also had a dead battery when I returned. I thought, wow,that’s weird but it had been really cold. Upon return, my battery kept losing charge. Every day for four days it died overnight. Finally, it also wouldn’t charge at all so I called the 800 Chrysler number and had it towed to the dealership. (Have to add the 800 number people were very nice and prompt)
Anyway, I explained this was happening every day following the long stay. I was told by the nice person on the 800 number that all new cars (ALL) will die after 3-4 days of not being started because of the new computers, clocks, etc. REALLY? Are you telling me that every new car made dies after a few days of sitting? Does this mean every business man who leaves on Monday and returns on Friday has a dead car battery? That we can no longer go on vacation and leave our cars parked?
Not believing this, I asked my chrysler dealer. Again, he agreed and said it was ALL cars that are new with computers and "stuff"on them. Jeeps, Toyotas, Chryslers, Honda’s , high end and low end.
Come to find out my car battery was defected and that was causing an even a larger problem and was replaced.
BUT….someone please tell me if this is really true? I have a four day conference coming and plan on leaving my car at the BWI airport. Must I keep a set of battery cables in my car forever? Are we all doomed to never travel (unless by car) again? Is this their plan to ruin (albeit air travel is pretty much crappy anyway) all travel not in our cars? Is this a “big oil” conspiracy?