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Old 05-24-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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OEm Battery Longevity Test! Join In Or Comment !

My OEM battery is six years old this past April. I intend to let it die before replacing it. The OEM battery was 7 years old in my 01 ECHO before I replaced it and it was actually functioning when replaced.

How long did your OEM battery last before replacement? I drive almost exclusively 14 miles a day five days a week or ~5k miles a year.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:41 AM   #2
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I'm at 140,000km on my '08 Yaris and I drive approx 20,000km or so a year and still have the original Panasonic battery. I won't touch it until it dies. These batteries are awesome.

It may just be me but last winter I thought I could notice it turning over slower in the -30 Celsius mornings than a couple years ago, but no problems starting in the cold.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:15 PM   #3
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My new battery died after 2 years.. so I purchased an Amaron and it died at 2yrs old, I purchased a Varta and it died after 2 and a half-year..so I guess 2 years is maxx for me :P
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:53 PM   #4
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I won't touch it until it dies.
Don't wait. I knew mine was going and ignored it until forced to deal with it. I got stranded deep in French speaking New Brunswick.

BTW, the original lasted almost 8yrs/187,000kms.

Big original battery thread http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15962
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:47 PM   #5
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Great thread thanks!
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:07 PM   #6
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Don't wait. I knew mine was going and ignored it until forced to deal with it. I got stranded deep in French speaking New Brunswick.

BTW, the original lasted almost 8yrs/187,000kms.

Big original battery thread http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15962
good point, I wouldn't go too far with it seeing as I'm 7 years in on it, but I have jumper cables in my trunk all the time so i'm not too concerned if I'm driving around locally
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:19 AM   #7
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I'm 9 years onto my OEM Panasonic battery. I did 156k KM.
Battery felt weak last winter. I will replace it before next winter.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:52 PM   #8
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I'm at 140,000km on my '08 Yaris and I drive approx 20,000km or so a year and still have the original Panasonic battery. I won't touch it until it dies. These batteries are awesome.

It may just be me but last winter I thought I could notice it turning over slower in the -30 Celsius mornings than a couple years ago, but no problems starting in the cold.
Noticed it, too. A couple times it cranked a bit slower. 105k km on original Panasonic.

No corrosion, ever. Bronsin's thread would probably explain why.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:59 PM   #9
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:07 PM   #10
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I really wish Panasonic batteries were sold in the states, our 2002 Echo still has it's OEM Panasonic & It's still going strong even after a very long and very cold winter here in NY state.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:37 PM   #11
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I just replaced the stock battery on our 2009 Yaris.....only because it just stopped starting the car. @___@ nearly stranded me at the gas pump.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:34 PM   #12
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My original battery is 5 1/2 years old (111K miles) and it still works just fine. It's a daily driver and gets ~20K miles put on her every year.
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:25 AM   #13
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Don't wait. I knew mine was going and ignored it until forced to deal with it. I got stranded deep in French speaking New Brunswick.

BTW, the original lasted almost 8yrs/187,000kms.

Big original battery thread http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15962
^^^^^ This
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:29 AM   #14
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@___@ nearly stranded me at the gas pump.
Sorry for your inconvenience....but the image of a car not starting at a gas station is a bit humorous .
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:26 AM   #15
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Replaced my battery for the second time yesterday. It could have been replaced under warranty for 25% of MSRP or about $85, plus $45 labour! Instead, I chose to use a dealer coupon for $99, including labour.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:04 AM   #16
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Replaced my battery for the second time yesterday. It could have been replaced under warranty for 25% of MSRP or about $85, plus $45 labour! Instead, I chose to use a dealer coupon for $99, including labour.
This was your 2007.....Vitz? (not Yaris?) How many miles?

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Old 06-05-2015, 12:22 PM   #17
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This was your 2007.....Vitz? (not Yaris?) How many miles?

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Just over 91,000 miles.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:22 PM   #18
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I still got the original battery in my '09 that I got in June of that year.
So it is it now six years old.

However I only got a little over 14,00 miles on it so far.

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