That gauge isn't related to battery strength, that is related to how the output of the charging system. If that gauge goes down, you have a greater problem than the battery - it most likely means that you just lost your alternator.Silvermouse5150 wrote:Is our battery power gauge not trustworthy to know our battery strength and if we need to replace our battery?
Im at 3 years and 36K, and looks like im falling into the category with others about needing a new battery. But my gauge reads that my battery is above the center.
Whats up with Nissan and their batteries anyways?
I had a Maxima that needed a new battery around the 35K mark also.
Anyways, is our battery gauge not a good indicator of replacing our batteries?
That gauge should give a fair indication of battery condition. Of course, without numbers, it is impossible to know how low is low. Here is a quote from the owners' manual.amr40509 wrote:That gauge isn't related to battery strength, that is related to how the output of the charging system. If that gauge goes down, you have a greater problem than the battery - it most likely means that you just lost your alternator.
With the early end of life battery problems some are having it would be nice if someone else with a meter would check their interior lights. I can't be the only one with this problem.Tez wrote:If anyone is having the same problem I've seen http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic. ... highlight= that would be an extra drain on the battery that couls affect it's life span.
If you don't have LEDs you could still have the problem. The LEDs only make the problem noticable.