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Old 12-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #15
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It is under warranty, take it to the dealer and have them check it. If it is bad they will replace it for free.
Look at posts 8 and 11. He did take it to the dealer to get checked.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #16
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Look at posts 8 and 11. He did take it to the dealer to get checked.
But it's not under warranty. He has to have a tune. He has a cam and headers. I'd change the oil back to some reasonable weight. That's way to heavy.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #17
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But it's not under warranty. He has to have a tune. He has a cam and headers. I'd change the oil back to some reasonable weight. That's way to heavy.
They would have replaced the battery under warranty if it was defective. The tune couldn't be blamed if the battery had a bad cell. That didn't prove to be the case, though.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #18
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How close are those headers to the starter, maybe too much heat. Just a thought check the amp pull on the starter
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:18 AM   #19
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I don't see them replacing a 13 month old battery for free under warranty.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #20
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I don't see them replacing a 13 month old battery for free under warranty.
I see them replacing any bad battery within the 3 year 36k mile bumper to bumper warranty, that's part of it.

Sometimes they go bad early, but they usually last at least 4 years.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #21
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Last week the temperature dropped a bit here in Phoenix and my 2012 LS3 has not been starting well. It cranks slowly. This morning it didn't start the first try and when it did start the DIC was on the "select units" screen. I drove to the store and when I came out it started fine.

The car is 13 months old and I drive it every day or two. It was in an attached garage that was about 50 degrees this morning. Could the battery be bad that quickly? Or is it the 15-50 Mobil 1 that they put in it last summer when it was 110 here. I have no idea how much thicker that oil would be at 50 degrees compared to the 5W-30.
That has happened to me about 5x with my current Camaro. So you aren't the only one...at first I assumed it was bad gas but then it happened again and again. I never took it to the dealership though.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #22
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I don't see them replacing a 13 month old battery for free under warranty.
I have had it done with a 2 year old Jeep Wrangler. It took them less than an hour to determine the battery had a bad cell, pull it out and replace it. I would expect no less from GM. Only thing is, after running a number of tests for about an hour, there was nothing wrong with my battery.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #23
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I too have a 2012 SS. Mine cranks a lil slower now too, but i'm not worried about it.
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