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Old 01-11-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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Dead Battery on Honda CRV

i plagiarized this from a Honda CRV thread that I subscribe to. There have been a number of posts on this issue so thought you CRVers might be interested in this change to a larger battery.
There were photos with the post but they would not load here but, you get the picture.

I found that the Group 51 battery the came standard in my 2013 CR-V E-XL w/Nav was marginally sufficient. The other day I went to start it in 12 deg. F weather and it definitely turned over slower. Also, last summer I was playing the audio system while I was drying the CR-V (30 min) and there was not enough power left in the battery to start the engine.
After looking the existing battery and mounting hardware, I decided that there was enough room to mount a Group 24 size battery which is only slightly longer but considerably wider than the stock Group 51.
I purchased an Exide FP-AGM24F along with a battery base and cover for a 2013 Honda Odyssey. The stock battery hold-down clamp actually fits the new battery better.
Today I decided to test the new battery capacity with headlights on and stereo playing for an hour. The engine turned over quickly. I'm a happy camper!

Stock battery rating - 410 CCA (cold cranking amps)

New battery rating - 710 CCA
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i plagiarized this from a Honda CRV thread that I subscribe to. There have been a number of posts on this issue so thought you CRVers might be interested in this change to a larger battery.
There were photos with the post but they would not load here but, you get the picture.

I found that the Group 51 battery the came standard in my 2013 CR-V E-XL w/Nav was marginally sufficient. The other day I went to start it in 12 deg. F weather and it definitely turned over slower. Also, last summer I was playing the audio system while I was drying the CR-V (30 min) and there was not enough power left in the battery to start the engine.
After looking the existing battery and mounting hardware, I decided that there was enough room to mount a Group 24 size battery which is only slightly longer but considerably wider than the stock Group 51.
I purchased an Exide FP-AGM24F along with a battery base and cover for a 2013 Honda Odyssey. The stock battery hold-down clamp actually fits the new battery better.
Today I decided to test the new battery capacity with headlights on and stereo playing for an hour. The engine turned over quickly. I'm a happy camper!

Stock battery rating - 410 CCA (cold cranking amps)

New battery rating - 710 CCA
I agree. I'm going to do that to ours also, I had looked into it but haven't gotten around to it yet. Mine hasn't gone dead yet, but I can tell it's getting weaker. Been keeping a trickle charge on it to keep it going through this cold weather. I'll probably go the AGM route also. I do have the Toad-Charger on it to keep it charged while towing, so I've gotten four years out of it.
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We just bought a 2013 CRV and haven't set it up for towing yet. Thanks for the info!
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I think I'll go with the Interstate MT7 BCI 34 (AGM). CCA of 800 Amps and CA of 1000 Amps. I'll either modify the OEM battery case for the length or get the Honda Pilot battery case and tray.
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I wonder if these modifications will affect the Honda warranty?
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I wonder if these modifications will affect the Honda warranty?
In order to tow our '05 Odyssey I ended up running a charge wire to the battery, since then no problems with dead batteries.
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The factory warranty of 12 months is almost up on mine. Honda has not admitted they have problem so for me, warranty is not an issue.
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My 2013 CRV has the Honda Certified Used Car warranty which is 7 years or 100,000 miles on the drivetrain and 4 years or 48,000 miles bumper-to-bumper.
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I wonder if these modifications will affect the Honda warranty?
Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act a warranty cannot be invalidated just because you used an aftermarket or specialty part. The auto industry was one of the major targets of the Act because, previously, use of aftermarket or non-OEM parts, in general, was an excuse to void a warranty.
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In order to tow our '05 Odyssey I ended up running a charge wire to the battery, since then no problems with dead batteries.

The OEM battery (group 51) in the CRV is only one step up from a lawn tractor battery. The Group 24 is the same as you have in your Oddy.
I have a charge line but still have dead battery issues after 4-5 hrs. I also accidentally left the lights on once while fuelling up and the battery was stone dead after a few minutes. Would not even click the solenoid. When I took it in to Honda, they checked it out and said No Problems, Everything is Good.
So, for the sake of a couple hundred bucks, I will replace the battery myself and be done with it.


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My 2013 CRV has the Honda Certified Used Car warranty which is 7 years or 100,000 miles on the drivetrain and 4 years or 48,000 miles bumper-to-bumper.

Yes, it is the same here. I say 12 mos. tongue in cheek because twice I have had my battery/charge system checked and they tell me there is nothing wrong.
Don't get me wrong, I like the car but the battery issue has become a real PITA and it turns out I'm not alone. One would think after shelling out 70M in settlements they would be a little more receptive to customer complaints.


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I wonder if these modifications will affect the Honda warranty?
I don't see how it could. It doesn't effect the mechanical operation of the vehicle. The higher capacity battery gives us is the ability to use more on-board electrical devices without running the battery down, but it also recharges faster and has more recharge cycles for a longer life. It also has the larger CCA that is needed in our cold northern climate.

I have the Toad-Charge installed for towing. However, I also use a Blue-Ox Patriot brake, dash cam, GPS, heated seats, cell phone charger, HDMI charger, as well as all of the standard electrical devices that are on the EX-L. Plus it gets below zero here in Iowa (tomorrow night is forecasted to get to -9 F ).

Bottom line is, I'm going to put the largest, best battery in there that I can!

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The OEM battery (group 51) in the CRV is only one step up from a lawn tractor battery. The Group 24 is the same as you have in your Oddy.
I have a charge line but still have dead battery issues after 4-5 hrs. I also accidentally left the lights on once while fuelling up and the battery was stone dead after a few minutes. Would not even click the solenoid. When I took it in to Honda, they checked it out and said No Problems, Everything is Good.
So, for the sake of a couple hundred bucks, I will replace the battery myself and be done with it.


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That's true, the group 51 battery is a joke. And you're right, it's about the size of my lawn tractor battery. I'm going with the group 34, CCA 750 and CA 1000 that is specified for the Honda Pilot.
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i have a Honda Fit that has a very small battery also. It has gone down several times recently in the cold weather. The battery tray in this car looks like it would only accommodate this little battery. The CRV probably has a larger battery than the fit and a larger tray for it I will probably look to see if there is a larger battery that can be put in this car. I looked at the warranty and it has a 3 year bumper to bumper warranty including battery and our 2013 Fit is only 17 months old but if the battery is just too weak the warranty may not be worth much.
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