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Original Battery Life - Gen 3 Tundra

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by JohnLakeman, Jun 22, 2019.

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How Long Did Your Original Gen 3 Battery Last?

  1. 0-6mo

    5 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. 6-12mo

    9 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. 12-18mo

    13 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. 18-24mo

    32 vote(s)
    19.2%
  5. 24-30mo

    18 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. 30-36mo

    20 vote(s)
    12.0%
  7. 36-42mo

    15 vote(s)
    9.0%
  8. 42-48mo

    14 vote(s)
    8.4%
  9. 48-54mo

    12 vote(s)
    7.2%
  10. 54-60mo

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  11. 60mo+

    25 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 8:20 AM
    #91
    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Looks like you could use some sliders.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 8:24 AM
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    mountainpete

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    Function before sparkle.
    Mine is 25 months and dies if the truck sits more than 4 days. Very frustrating and getting worse. Unfortunately the dealer needs it to fail there to try and warranty it.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    I'm checking in. In 4 weeks I will be at 4.0 years. I bought it new off the dealer lot.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2021 at 7:01 PM
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    2017 Tundra, Just stopped in DD for coffee and my battery died. 55K 36 months.
    Replaced with X2 27F battery
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2021 at 8:12 PM
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    My understanding is that computerized vehicles automatically shut off everything when starter is engaged.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2021 at 8:20 PM
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    Stumpjumper

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    Lots of factors affect brakes. State is a big one. In WV brakes have a much shorter life then Texas. Depending on part of the state less then half. Trailer towing is another big factor. Also driver. I got 3x the miles out of brakes as ex but more highway. I use to tell her she needed to be a Nascar driver. Foot was always on one pedal or the other.
     
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  7. Feb 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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    Torque

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    Woke up this morning to the dreaded click-click-click. Time for a new battery in my Tundra I bought new in March of 2016. It has about 24K miles on it.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2021 at 7:03 PM
    #98
    I_Am_Thee_Walrus

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    Wife’s Honda CRV lasted 3 years and 22k miles. Horse shit from the factory
     
  9. Feb 16, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    Torque

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    All my previous vehicles have been Mopar and it was nothing to get 10+ years out of the OEM maintenance free batteries. It's down right silly that Toyota is still putting this crap in their cars.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2021 at 8:59 PM
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    Not just Toyota. I had a Motorcraft die at 9 months. Fortunately I had boat with me and 2 fully charged marine batteries. Only problem it was the ugly ass 1987 F150 with the sloping hood and had a low profile battery. I had to protect the + post and drive home with hood partially closed. Dealers closed so I had to buy a new one out of pocket. Tundra died with no warning at a little less then 2 years. At least my Tacomas made it 3 and gave me a couple of slow crank warnings.
     
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  11. Feb 18, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    bought in dec-2017.

    replaced 1st oem battery in feb-2019 under warranty (see thread https://www.tundras.com/threads/2018-tundra-battery-question.39270/#post-997911)

    replaced 2nd oem battery feb-2021, replaced with interstate 30m full replacement warranty battery. didnt have time to waste with trying to get a warranty replacement again. truck wouldnt start twice during our cold snap 2 days in a row.

    now granted our cold snap lasted about 3 weeks with 2 weeks at roughly -20F avg.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2021 at 10:11 AM
    #102
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    Mine lasted about 20 months. I have a Full Throttle 35 AGM on the way. Should solve the problem.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2021 at 10:19 AM
    #103
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    Not enough....
    My 2016 OEM is dying. It was on it's way out a few months ago and died on me once, but then it sat for 3 weeks and died. Even after jumping it, it died again after a short drive. I have it on a trickle charger now, but I'm still swapping it out for an Interstate ASAP.

    I thought about draining it, "repairing" it, and adding new acid etc. But it's just not worth my time.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2021 at 8:19 PM
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    Have 26 months on mine and going strong. I will say that after reading this thread before we left for Colorado last week, I was 100% positive we’d come back go a dead battery at the airport with the cold as so here in texas!
     
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  15. Feb 19, 2021 at 5:27 AM
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    My dad just got a 2021 T4R Limited. Has 200 miles on it. Got a ride on a flatbed to the dealer due to a bad battery. Currently at the dealer still to determine if it's indeed a bad battery or if an electrical issue on it.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2021 at 5:36 AM
    #106
    JohnLakeman

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    Whoa!...4Runners are made in Japan too! Battery manufacture is pretty weird these days, but I have to believe 4Runner batteries are sourced from somewhere in Asia without the environmental constraints of the US. Maybe cheap crap batteries has become a Toyota policy. :(
     
  17. Feb 19, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    Not enough....
    Wow. That would certainly be irritating. Hopefully it's just a dud battery and not a bigger issue.

    My 2001 Tundra, which I bought in 2004, had it's original battery last for just a touch under 8 years. I sold the truck in the beginning of 2020 and it was only on it's 3rd battery. Batteries seem to be so hit or miss, I just always bring my little jump pack with me now. It's a life saver.
     
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  18. Feb 19, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    Yeah it sounds like batteries are becoming more and more an issue. Tacoma's were known to have their batteries crap out after just a couple years.

    They were able to get his T4R's battery to hold a charge from overnight last night. They're keeping it over the weekend to see how it does. They did deliver a Rav4 to his house though as a loaner which was nice.
     
  19. Apr 24, 2021 at 1:07 PM
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    CurtisLemansky

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    I’m torn now... had the battery checked out and recommended not to replace, but reading these stories has me considering otherwise before a multi-state road trip w/ travel trailer.
     
  20. Apr 25, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    I carry a portable battery jumper from Weego on road trips. You Can use it to charge phones and laptops but it will also jump a tundra too. I’ve used it to jump my boat and my tractor too.

    Peace of mind is worth it, but it’s relatively cheap ($150ish) and you can get them on sale periodically.
     
  21. Apr 28, 2021 at 1:49 PM
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    This past fall my 2014's original battery passed away. I knew it was on its way out but forgot to tell the dealership when it was stuck in jail for the fuel pump recall. When it was finally done they told me they had to jump it to get it in the shop.

    I got the same battery again. Hopefully I'll get another 6 years out of it. Seems doubtful and I just got lucky.
     
  22. Apr 28, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    If that's the original battery on a 2017, then you've done really well. You are well past the typical 24 month failure from "lack of conductivity" (dead cell). It might be worth taking a chance if you've gotten this far. Who tested the battery and recommended no replacement, the dealer?

    If your travel trailer has a 12V battery, investigate the TT battery specs and the possibility of it fitting in the Tundra. You may be able use your TT battery in your Tundra if the OEM battery takes a dead cell dump. Just be sure the TT battery can be secured in position by some means (watch the height). It may take a little Apollo 14 improvisation to get your rig from campsite to the next city.

    The problem with expecting to use a jumper box or another battery to start the truck in an emergency is that jump starts are not possible if the battery has a dead cell. A battery with a dead cell will not accept charge from another battery or charger.
     
  23. Apr 28, 2021 at 3:09 PM
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    4 years and 5 months and my Mama Toyota original is still going. I do practice good battery management.
     
  24. Apr 28, 2021 at 3:16 PM
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    Ah, blarney, lad...It's because yer Irish. :D
     
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  25. Apr 28, 2021 at 3:40 PM
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    2010 Tundra battery lasted 7 years or so.
    I work with batteries for a living, for the last 34 years. Not car batteries, but telecom batteries. 750lbs per cell, 2.19volts, 4,000 amps. String 24 of them together in series to get a nominal 48 volts (52.80 volts actual). Heat does destroy a battery. The best temp to keep a battery at is 77°~80°. For every 3° above that (average), you can knock time off the lifespan of your battery. Batteries only have so many deep discharge (or "cranks") in them, no matter who builds them. The 4,000 ah batts we use have a 50 deep cycle lifespan, we have round cells weighing 350lbs that have a 300 cycle lifespan. AGM's are much worse at handling heat than a wet cell. They swell, crack, and sometimes go into cell reversal, which compounds the problem and then heat up even more. We've had them melt together and had to take a crowbar and hammer to break them back apart.

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  26. Apr 28, 2021 at 4:16 PM
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    I have a 2014 with 83k miles.
    Just replaced the original battery.
     
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  27. Apr 28, 2021 at 5:03 PM
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  28. Apr 28, 2021 at 5:04 PM
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    You work for a phone company? I delivered and sat many of those batteries in the for ATT and Verizon in NH.
     
  29. Apr 29, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    I am a contractor that does DC power plant work for phone companies.
     
  30. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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    What year is the CR-V? The factory one in my wife’s 2015 was absolutely horrible. We had all kinds of weird gremlins due to it.
     
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