Thanks for the input MNIWT...any recommendations for a battery after my wear/tear warranty expires?I have been hearing more and more issues with newer P1 batteries dying in as little as 2 years.
The battery I had in my S40 lasted 9 years before needing to be replaced.
A lot also has to do with your climate... But I'm guessing Volvo starting using crappier batteries around 2008.
It gives you the zombie message: weird dashboard lights and won't start. My 2008 is on its 3rd battery--a Die Hard that was supposed to, but didn't fit right. The battery cover sits in the garage, waiting for the next battery that will, hopefully fit right......I've never seen the car tell you to remove the battery.
My C30's original battery lasted for approximately five years and 30,000 miles. The car had sat mostly unused for a few months, having been driven maybe 10 miles per week at the most, which might have contributed to the battery dying.What is the battery life on your C30?
My battery just went out after 28K miles and 3 1/2 years. Never left the door ajar...ever. I don't even have a sunroof or dual power seats.
Just curious with others.
I got an Optima Redtop, which has been excellent. Had it in the S40 for 1 year and transferred it over to my current C30 about a year ago.
It was a bit too tall for the factory battery box though, I was never able to get the battery cover to sit in place properly.