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Does anyone know if Nissan warrants the original battery under the 3yr/36,000 mile warranty? My rig had a weak crank when I turned the key and almost didn't start. Both trip odo A & B reset to zero when it did fire up. My head unit retained all the XM presets though. I've got a 2015 CC DR with little over 25k on the odo. I purchased it June 2015.
 

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The original battery falls under the 3 year/36000 mile warranty with no pro-rating; however, the warranty of the replacement battery will be limited to the remainder of that 3 year/36000 mile warranty.
 

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I've had a few nissans with batteries that failed as early as 13 months old and the pro rating was so weak I just went elsewhere and bought my own instead. Nissan batteries are NOT maintenance free and most people ignore the fluid level then they go bad.
If I were you I wouldn't waste my time going to the dealer, I'd just go buy an Interstate battery (Costco has them) or go to sears, autozone, advanced auto etc.

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The original battery falls under the 3 year/36000 mile warranty with no pro-rating; however, the warranty of the replacement battery will be limited to the remainder of that 3 year/36000 mile warranty.
Thanks for the info. I've been following your responses/answers since I joined this forum. Good to have a Nissan Mechanic to help us out.. I'll check out the dealer when they open this morning.
 

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I got a brand new battery on the last week of my 3/36 warranty. The guy even said I was lucky I came in that day and not next week or I would have had to pay for it. My battery was leaking and the terminal corroding which was setting off a check engine light for no communication to the TCM.
 

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Does anyone know if Nissan warrants the original battery under the 3yr/36,000 mile warranty? My rig had a weak crank when I turned the key and almost didn't start. Both trip odo A & B reset to zero when it did fire up. My head unit retained all the XM presets though. I've got a 2015 CC DR with little over 25k on the odo. I purchased it June 2015.
Yes it is but they're not worth bothering with. Only reason to have dealer replace under warranty is either to stick it to them (which you actually aren't, they get reimbursed) or your on a tight budget and you need to save for a month or 2 to get a decent battery.
Get a sealed/maint free battery and prevent a battery terminal fuse holder failure in the future (if it hasn't already begun to corrode) like here and here and here

A bad battery can cause (or falsely indicate) failures in other systems and corrosion buildup in the batt term fuseable link can damage the ECM/TCM/BCM. Even if you do replace your batt it's cheap insurance (@ ~$20) to pick up a replacement batt fuseable link so you don't find yourself stranded like this...
 

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I've always just gone with Group 24 in my Nissans...usually Walmart Everstart MAXX (Group 24, 700 CCA, 3-years free replacement plus 2-years pro-rated) which run about $100 after core return. Made by Johnson Controls and always highly rated by Consumer Reports. Plus, if I ever have a warranty issue, there's always a Walmart close by. However, earlier this year, I went to replace the battery in my 1st gen and they were out of stock in the entire state of Virginia (they did have them in stock last time I checked, about a week ago). I ended up getting an Autocraft Gold (Group 24, 700 CCA, 3-years full replacement warranty) from the local Advance Auto Parts, which is also make by Johnson Controls. It's not my first choice in batteries, but with an online discount code, it cost only $84 after core return. If money were no object, I'd go with an AGM battery, but that's an awful lot of coin to me and the majority of my driving is on the highway or paved roads.
 

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If you are driving your truck off road at all, you should consider switching to an AGM battery that is fully sealed.

For more information, click on the link in my signature.
 
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