Glad it was just a dead battery and under warranty.
My battery died recently too - approx 2 years and 2 months in.In all my previous cars I had either a voltage indicator on the dashboard or I could tell the battery was dying from slow cranks.
You are correct, they are different size batteries. The Fit OEM battery is 151 R, but many Fit owners began substituting it with the 51 R since it was easier to find, less expensive and more powerful. The CR-V also uses the 51RHRV uses 51R battery, I know for sure. But I don’t know if that is the same as 151R.
Good to notice those details. I believe in preventative maintenance and having a car checked out when noticing something is off.My battery died recently too - approx 2 years and 2 months in.
I actually noticed that the car seemed a bit "slow" to start and occasionally the lights would flicker if I was idling or had accessory power on. Small details, but likely the only indicator that the battery was on its last legs.
I tend to feel the same way. I tell ya, with all the electronics in today's cars it bothers me that volt meters or temp gauges aren't standard features anymore.The HR-V has so much more electronics in it, so seems likely the tiny battery would wear out sooner.
Good to know. Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep that in mind the next time I need to replace a battery out of warranty.I haven't researched prices but I've had really good luck with Interstate Mega-Tron II batteries..... I've never had one die before I sold the car, and on average, I hold on to a car for at least 5 years.
I felt the original battery was under-powered.I wonder if we can replace the battery tray from a different car to use a bigger battery.