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Hello all,
2019 Dacia Duster Petrol - 2yrs into 3yr finance deal.
Looking for some advise.
Went to start the car this morning but it clicked lots and didn’t start the car. All other electrics are working ie entertainment screen.
I’m aware that the clicking is usually to do with the battery not having enough charge to turn the car over but looking for confirmation before paying for a new battery. It obviously hasn’t been cold and the car is driven daily. It was displaying the following lights on the dash once the clicking had stopped (see photo) but everything was flashing whilst the clicking occurred.
Once the vehicle checks were done it was cycling between check start/stop and check steering lock.
It is keyless start/stop if that makes any difference.
Should I contact the Dacia or just buy the new battery?

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Hello all,
2019 Dacia Duster Petrol - 2yrs into 3yr finance deal.
Looking for some advise.
Went to start the car this morning but it clicked lots and didn’t start the car. All other electrics are working ie entertainment screen.
I’m aware that the clicking is usually to do with the battery not having enough charge to turn the car over but looking for confirmation before paying for a new battery. It obviously hasn’t been cold and the car is driven daily. It was displaying the following lights on the dash once the clicking had stopped (see photo) but everything was flashing whilst the clicking occurred.
Once the vehicle checks were done it was cycling between check start/stop and check steering lock.
It is keyless start/stop if that makes any difference.
Should I contact the Dacia or just buy the new battery?

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The dealer will tell you that the battery is not covered under warranty, I don't know why myself. Why don't you go to a specific battery supplier and get them to test it before purchase ? BTW the original battery on my 2013 Sandero Stepway is still performing OK. (perhaps I shouldn't have said that !) :)
One thing I should have mentioned, have you tried "jump" starting from another vehicle ?
 

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I would first make sure all connections, live, earth are secured at the battery and also at the starter before you go spending money, a number of times on cars and bikes I've had problems down to loose or corroded battery connections, leads or loose fuses.
 

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I would first make sure all connections, live, earth are secured at the battery and also at the starter before you go spending money, a number of times on cars and bikes I've had problems down to loose or corroded battery connections, leads or loose fuses.
A specialist battery supplier should check all of the above, plus the alternator output, before installing a new battery. This is definitely, in my opinion, the way to go!
 

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Thanks for your responses.
I had the battery checked over and it was in needing of replacing. Didn’t last very long from new and I only had 12000+ miles on it but at least it was a simple fix.
Thanks again
 

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A simple fix but worrying that it failed so early. And in the summer.
Do you do only short journeys? Do Dacia fit rubbish OEM batteries? Or is this normal for cars with stop/start?


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Thanks for your responses.
I had the battery checked over and it was in needing of replacing. Didn’t last very long from new and I only had 12000+ miles on it but at least it was a simple fix.
Thanks again
What was the make of your OEM battery ?
Mine is a ROMBAT CALCIU and as I said in a previous post it is over 7 years old and still going strong ! :D
 

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I got 3 years out of mine in a Subaru Forester. It just died. Full stop. No clicking or anything. No usual symptoms of a dead battery. Sometimes they just go. But I find trickle charging them if doing lots of short journeys keeps them happy
 

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First thing I do when starting any car is switch off the " Stop Start " , apart from being an annoyance,and also the radio, aircon and phone charger etc that are still running when the car engine is switched off, you have the heavy drain on the battery when it starts the car again, multiply that by X amount of times in heavy traffic it takes it's toll on the battery.
 
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