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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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Battery Life

seems like the cobalt has a pretty sophisticated charging system, with features designed to extend the life of the battery.

my son's is still the original, after 110,000 miles and six years.

what are folks experience with the oem battery life?

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My cobalt has 9 years on the original battery. Never ever had a problem with the battery

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My 09's battery was replaced last summer.

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my 06 is on its 3rd battery that could be partly my fault for replacing the original with a walmart battery

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my 06 is on its 3rd battery that could be partly my fault for replacing the original with a walmart battery
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I could swear my battery is the original, or at least as old as I've had the car (exactly 6 years ago), but I feel like the last time I took a look at it the sticker on it indicated I had replaced it at some point.

Either way, it's been trouble-free in all the time I've had it. Never needed a jump, but it's done some jumping.
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Money man, do you keep yours outside, or in a garage, all babied nice and warm?

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My 09's battery was replaced last summer.
did it die, or did you just figure it was time?

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Had the key get stuck in the on position and running, stalled it out because it happened when I was at work, battery was dead by the end of the night because I didn't have any tools to disconnect the battery. Went in for the warranty the next day but the battery remained shot. Whenever I left it on for more than 30 seconds without the engine running the battery light would come on until I ran it for 10+ minutes and shut it off. Ran that battery for a few more months and then replaced it late July so I wouldn't have to worry about it come winter.

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Replaced my battery two years ago on my '06 G5. Got to the point where the engine would turn over 5-6 times before catching or not start at all. Boosted it a few times. Got the battery on a bench and checked the voltage while charging. Was reading north of 16 volts. Figured it was time for a replacement.

Car was a little shy of 100k kilometers at the time. Got a new OEM ACDelco battery for $130. No problems since, knock on wood.

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