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    Battery / Electrical Problems

    Hi guys,

    This morning my MY17 Superb had a flat battery. The car wouldn't start at all. The Maxidot said the battery is low on charge.
    When I chekced the battery, it was hot!

    I called NRMA roadside assistance, the battery specialist showed up, jump started the car, and left his device connect to the battery for 5 minutes, to see if it will charge properly. The battery got really hot and started fuming. (I couldn't tell where the fumes are comimg, either from the battery or somewhere behind the battery but very close).

    He said the battery is diffective, and asked me not to drive as it could ignite (or explode).

    I have put the car on a flatbed and dropped ot at the dealership.

    What could cause this? Is it just a faulty battery?

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    That's unusual, but yes the battery does seem to be faulty.

    Good thing you caught it when you did.
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    Yeah I guess I was lukcy it didn't catch fire.
    I will wait and see what the service centre finds out tomorrow.
    I hope they replace it under warranty.

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    They should do.

    I can't remember what battery warranty is on these, whether it's 1 year, or 3.
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    Sounds like a dropped cell. One of the 6 cells in the battery dies, and then when the engine runs and charges it, the other 5 cells end up overcharged and start to boil off hdyrogen and oxygen, which is kind of explosive in the right concentrations. Hopefully its a warranty job for you.
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    Got the car back today. It was a defective battery and was replaced under warranty
    This new battery is made in Austria, the old one was made in Korea.

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    Phwoah.....that was lucky as it could've been an unhappy ending!!

    Interesting u say ur battery was made in Korea. I have an MY17 too - I should check it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexed View Post
    Got the car back today. It was a defective battery and was replaced under warranty
    This new battery is made in Austria, the old one was made in Korea.

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    What brand of battery was it originally, most VAG batteries are Varta / Excide...

    And what brand is in the car now (obviously Genuine Skoda)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ope126 View Post
    What brand of battery was it originally, most VAG batteries are Varta / Excide...

    And what brand is in the car now (obviously Genuine Skoda)?
    The old one was a Sebang, the new one is genuine Volkswagen battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexed View Post
    The old one was a Sebang, the new one is genuine Volkswagen battery.

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    Odd that your original battery was a Sebang Brand (Manufactured) original fitment Skoda Battery.
    That must be how they cut costs...

    Is your new battery a Varta or Excide (Manufactured) battery?
    MY18 VW Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition + Panoramic Sunroof + some extra goodies... (Pure White)
    MY17 ŠKODA Superb 206TSI 4x4 + Sunroof + Tech Pack + Comfort Pack + some extra goodies... (Moon White)

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