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Old 21 Jun 2011, 12:16 am
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Default Is this normal, I bought a 2010 Honda Civic last July (2010) the car already needs a new battery?

I went to auto zone, they tested the alternator, starter and battery. I was told everything is fine but the battery
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 12:31 am
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Depends on the condition of the battery.

The condition of the alternator.

The condition of the belts to the alternator.

Whether you have a short anywhere.

Or a drain.

Etc, etc etc.

All information that you did not provide.

Edit: In that case, yep, you probably need a new battery. Do you often sit in the car with the music on, but the car is turned off? Or anything of that nature? Or it may have just been a faulty battery. Or weather could have affected it. Etc.

Batteries are cheap, not a big deal, either way.
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 12:46 am
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That seems like impossible, unless the battery is either defective or was used at time of purchase. I'd suggest taking the vehicle to the original dealer and inquire about the issue as the battery may still be under original manufacturers warranty.

Good luck...

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Old 21 Jun 2011, 01:01 am
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I won't say it's impossible but I will say that, unless you let the car sit unused for long periods that it's very unusual for a battery to go bad that quickly. Also, when Autozone tested the battery, did they connect to the posts or to the cables? Cable clamps, even though not showing corrosion can be oxidized which will cause a bad connection. Try removing the connectors and wire brush them and the battery posts until they're shiny bright. If the same problem exists after reconnecting, then I would also say take it back to the dealer as the battery should have at least a partial warranty.
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 01:16 am
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it probably was just a shot battery to begin with - some remanufactured ones are - sorry
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 01:31 am
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Its is very possible but I would call the deal and see if the battery is still under warranty. I have replaced batteries on cars that where sitting on the front lot...we call it LOT ROT. Good luck
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