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Old 09-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so my battery died today. man these mazda batteries suck ass.

car is a 2007 S, 9,200 miles. bought in aug last year and of course battery is out of its 1 yr warranty (by 12 days) for full replacement. so was left with the 50/50, which made it $49.99!!!. complained a bit, so they reduced it to $39.99+tax.

was soooo pissed!!! fortunately roadside assistance got me a tow for free(after waiting 2hrs for the truck), and then another hr+ at the dealer waiting.... what a waste of a morning.

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just don't know....

There seems to be a mix of 4 plus years on the OME and then you guys getting 2 to 3 years.
There has to be some type of common thread with the short battery life.
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my car only had just over 9000miles on it. rediculous that a battery does not last as long as it should. and the dealer could care less and offered no explaination - just that it happens, and the summer heat takes a toll, blah, blah...
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Mine went kaput with zero warning last weekend.

Everything was fine on Saturday. Sunday morning I get ready to head to the corner meeting and was greeted with the flashing lights & dancing guages. Ended-up waking to meeting, as well as corner station. Fellow corner worker took me to Sears Sunday night- only thing they had for the recessed post Mazda usage was the Gold line for $100. Guy knocked $10 off for the helluva it. I would have bought a DieHard most likely, so no complaints.
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Mine died about three weeks ago. Spent Sunday running erands with the wife. Got Monday morning....and.... you guessed it....NOTHING!!!

I didn't know what the hell was going on. I have never had a car that appears to have a good battery and not turn over...just that horrid clicking noise.

I was, luckily, at home when this happened. So i went in to the house, made some calls and took the wife's car to go to get my new battery. Popped the hood, unhooked everything and swapped the battery. Total time from leaving to get the battery..... 20 minutes.

Mazda batteries SUCK!!!!
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Looks like a few battery threads popping up recently. Which battery are you guys replacing it with? Gotta replace mine.
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I replaced my 4 yr. old battery with a Duralast, because it died on me at an Autozone.
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Looks like a few battery threads popping up recently. Which battery are you guys replacing it with? Gotta replace mine.[/b]
Die Hard but only because Sears was close to where I was at the time.
Their customer service SUCKS but I have had good results from Die Hards in the past.
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mazda put a mazda battery in mine. i was there and it was $50 w/3 yr warranty - so it will be easiest to get replaced when it dies again.

the crazy thing is this has a 3yr warranty(full replacement). whereas the factory battery that came with the car has a yr warranty, then 50/50....why wouldn't it be 3 yrs as well????

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Damn Jay,

Sucks that your batt died.

As hot as it is in Houston, I hope it was very early in the morning when it went out.

Oh, my batt is still running good (2006,V6).

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