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Original Battery Life - Gen 3 Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by JohnLakeman, Jun 22, 2019.

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How Long Did Your Original Gen 3 Battery Last?

  1. 0-6mo

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  2. 6-12mo

    7 vote(s)
    6.0%
  3. 12-18mo

    12 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. 18-24mo

    25 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. 24-30mo

    14 vote(s)
    12.0%
  6. 30-36mo

    12 vote(s)
    10.3%
  7. 36-42mo

    12 vote(s)
    10.3%
  8. 42-48mo

    9 vote(s)
    7.7%
  9. 48-54mo

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  10. 54-60mo

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  11. 60mo+

    14 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. Jun 25, 2019 at 6:44 PM
    #31
    JTL

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    Just went out to fire up the Tundra and the battery is dead. 2.5 years, 70k miles.
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2019 at 7:18 PM
    #32
    Blackpearl2007

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    Casted my vote. 18k miles 2018 Platinum and died after 17 months. Pulled into the garage and as I switched it off, the seat started to go back and stopped and everything went black. Couldn’t start until I jumped it. Dealer replaced it under warranty.
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER HOW CAN I GET RID OF MY NEW MEMBER STATUS?

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    Yep, I put the X2 in mine. It’s the exact same battery as Northstar but you get an extra year like mentioned. And I talked batteries plus into slightly more than 10 percent and got the 30 dollar mail in. Even the group price can’t touch that.
     
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  4. Jun 25, 2019 at 7:43 PM
    #34
    JohnLakeman

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    Thanks for your vote @JTL. I clicked "Like" on your post because I appreciated your input, but I feel your pain.
     
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  5. Jun 25, 2019 at 8:39 PM
    #35
    Toyotoholic

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    I proactively replaced my 17 at the 2 year mark. I got a Northstar for $300 shipped. The OEM battery is now my workbench/jumper battery. It is always on a tender so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts.....so I haven't cast my vote yet.
     
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  6. Jun 25, 2019 at 9:04 PM
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    rotorheadman

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    16' 190K. Fine one day. Next day nothing not even a portable jumper would get it started.
     
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  7. Jun 25, 2019 at 10:28 PM
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    Bigbird57

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    The Intrastate battery story is very interesting.
    I use two Optima yellow tops that are 2013 and 2015 vintage on a 02 Tahoe with a Warn M12000.
    But the plant moved to Mexico.
    X2 will be my next purchase.
     
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  8. Jun 27, 2019 at 1:03 PM
    #38
    mrkastni

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    I just cast my vote. Just barely under 6 months from date of purchase until it would not start. Dealer replaced it, noted "bad cell" on the paperwork.

    Service guy was super cool, and said it wasn't the first one or the earliest one he had replaced in a Tundra.

    2018 Limited Crewmax
     
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  9. Jun 27, 2019 at 2:51 PM
    #39
    Bergmen

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    I didn't vote since mine hasn't died yet. 2018 bought new in January of 2018, 34,000 miles. I have a Northstar being delivered tomorrow and will change it out as a pre-emptive. I would rather lose a few months of battery life to gain a reliable battery since failures are hard failures requiring replacement and not jump starts.

    Dan
     
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  10. Jun 27, 2019 at 3:26 PM
    #40
    NewImprovedRon

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    If I still have some life left in an old battery, I keep it charged periodically with a smart charger. That way I have something readily at hand to jump start a lawn tractor, etc.
     
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  11. Jun 27, 2019 at 3:40 PM
    #41
    duece292

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    I swapped out the original battery in my '13 in April. One month shy of the in-service date. It was just beginning to get a little weak. Replaced it with an Interstate MTP.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2019 at 4:16 PM
    #42
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    I have a 2016 Tundra and it has just started to give me problems of starting. Looking at getting a new Battery now.
    Been thinking of getting the Genesis Dual Battery System.
     
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  13. Jun 27, 2019 at 4:48 PM
    #43
    Upgrayedd

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    My battery died a couple weeks ago. Made it just over 4 years.
     
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  14. Jun 27, 2019 at 4:57 PM
    #44
    aperezsh

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    My 16 died about 18 months after we brought it home. The Stealership swapped it out and I'm 2 1/2 years into replacement sit-in at 38k miles
     
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  15. Jun 28, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    That is exactly what I plan to do (we think alike). I have a spare battery tender I can put on this to keep it alive. I have a lawn tractor and Kubota tractor that sometimes sit for months and this battery would make a good backup.

    Dan
     
  16. Jun 28, 2019 at 9:47 AM
    #46
    NewImprovedRon

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    Yep.jpg
     
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  17. Jun 28, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    neirbot

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    I'm at 2.5 years and 50K miles. I'm proactively replacing the OEM battery this weekend -- on my terms, not the battery's. $94.99 for an Interstate at Costco. Best deal I've found.
     
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  18. Jun 30, 2019 at 12:17 PM
    #48
    Rob's Inferno

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    Just replaced the battery in my 2017 with 25,xxx miles on it today.Same thing as yours did.Started 3x this morning totally fine.Got home put food away came out to move it hit the key and click that was is.Of course windows were down and while looking for a replacement ,sky went black awesome.I went with Interstate MTZ 34F AGM.4 yr warranty see how it works out.Store tested each cell and they were all good, but it was only putting out 9.6 volts.
     
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  19. Jun 30, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    JohnLakeman

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    A couple of others are looking at pre-emptive replacement, but that just goes against the tight-wad in me. OTOH, you can't afford to be blindsided in the middle of nowhere either.

    I just ordered an inexpensive Solar BA9 handheld battery, starting, charging system tester that promises to take the mystery out of battery remaining life questions, and whether it's the battery or the alternator questions. Once I get a little experience with it, I'll post up a thread.

    https://www.amazon.com/BA9-40-1200-...61951361&s=gateway&sprefix=BA9,aps,358&sr=8-1
     
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  20. Jul 1, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    And it will happen without warning trust me. I wasn't very happy thats for sure, only good part was it was in my driveway
     
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  21. Jul 1, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL N MY TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Bought my Tundra used in 2016 with 26,000, it's a 2014 with OEM battery, just crapped out, have to get me one
     
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  22. Jul 1, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Take a look at that Northstar AGM 27F. It's pricey up front, but AGM has lots of advantages long term. They are less susceptible to sulfanation (lead sulfide crystals coat the lead plates and gradually kill the battery.) They can be restored after being totally discharged for months. With right smart charger/maintainer (CTEK), an AGM can last longer than the standard lead-acid battery.

    If you're in Houston, there's a Northstar seller out on TX-249 outside of the Sam Houston Tollway loop. Not too many sellers...nearest one to me was in San Marcos. I decided order mine off Amazon, six days delivered to my door. If you have a company vehicle that might work for you.

    BATTERY SYSTEMS
    15825 TX-249 #11
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    P: (713) 61POWER
    www.batterysystems.net
     
  23. Jul 1, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    Thanks!
     
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  24. Jul 2, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    Well, I received the BA9 tester, and I wasn't completely happy with it. It was an US brand with better reviews, but didn't quite have the capabilities I wanted. Returned for credit, and ordered an Ancel BA-101 (link below). This tester (surely Chinese) provides more information in a better format, and allows the data to be downloaded to a PC for printing. Happily for me, it was on a special one-day promotion, today only. I'll follow up with my impressions later.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0ARG3...al&sb-ci-m=limitedTimeDeal&sb-ci-a=B01M0ARG3X
     
  25. Jul 4, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    No vote cast yet. 2018, purchased new in December of ‘17, so ~18 months and 32k miles, daily driven on my OE battery so far. In the southeast.
     
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  26. Jul 5, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    Exactly what happened to mine.
     
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  27. Jul 5, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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  28. Jul 5, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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  29. Jul 6, 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    Mine died after the 18 month toyota care service. Picked it up with the engine running, parked it in the garage and 2 day later just clicks.
     
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  30. Jul 6, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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    It's a 2017 also.
     
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