Originally Posted by highcountrymdx
Replaced my factory OEM battery last March (lasted almost 8 years!) with an Odyssey 34R PC.
I ordered mine from Batteries Plus for $280.
If you want to go with an Odyssey battery, you can get them much cheaper by ordering from Portable Power Systems
. They are also very helpful if you have any service type questions. I used one on my seldom-driven sports car (I also used a battery maintainer) and it lasted a long, long time.
My 2009 (bought January 2009), had the battery replaced in January 2011. The other day while at Walgreens, I ran in to pick up a prescription. The wife stayed in the MDX with the engine off but the key in the ignition - I was in Walgreens less than 15 minutes - when I came out I tried starting and got the dreaded click-click-click. The battery was so dead the dash lights would hardly light up and after getting a jump, the Navigation had losts its code. I contacted my local Acura dealer and was told I would need to pay $49.95 to run a battery test and if it found the battery to be bad, they would warranty it and refund the $49.95 fee. If the test showed it NOT to be the battery, I would simply be out the $49.95. I opt'd not to do it, as I can buy a new battery at Sams or Costco for $70.00
Wow, I would have had them do it, absolutely! It's likely that the battery needs replacing, and if that turns out to be true, you get it done for free.
I assume you jumped it and it's running? If it keeps starting okay, great. If it fails to start again, I'd take it to the dealer and take the chance they replace it for free.
Ironically, the battery if it were to be warrantied today, would only carry a 1 day warranty per Acura since the battery only carries the same warranty as the original vehicle (I took delivery 3 years ago tomorrow).
Not true. When you get an Acura replacement battery (as you did in 2011), it comes with a 100-month warranty; provisions include free replacement during the first three years, and pro-rated replacement after that. If your dealer told you otherwise, they're wrong.