2013 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Battery issues in cold weather

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Battery issues in cold weather...Upstate NY
By sandy3858 on


2013 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)


My girlfriend lives in Upstate NY, hadn't driven her car for three days, and decided to go shopping. Returning home after a roundtrip of about five miles, she turned off the vehicle for about five minutes and it would not restart. AAA was called and provided a jumpstart, but said their tester indicated the battery would not hold the charge. She them drove the car to the dealer for their assessment. Their answer was that these Accords need to be driven every couple days at least and if not, the owner should buy a trickle charger. A trickle charger? If the car is not driven every couple days? It's a 2013 car, not a 1913. Honda needs to address this issue.

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Not the battery.

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If you live in the northern half of the US or in any cold climate, you apparently need to drive your 2103 Honda Accord every couple or three days whether you need to or not or suffer the consequences.....calling AAA regularly OR buying a trickle charger. My suggestion? Honda should admit their mistake and replace the weak batteries upon request of the owners. And Consumer Report should note this issue when they review the 2013 Accord.
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