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When I tried to buy a replacement battery 2012 VW EOS at

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When I tried to buy a replacement battery for a 2012 VW EOS at Sears I was told the dealer needed to reset the computer. This makes no sense to me. The dealer told me this was a problem with all German cars! Is the true? Why?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - VW tech.

Yes, this is true. You will need to register the battery at the dealer.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

The dealer will plug in their computer and the vehicle's computer that you have changed a brand new battery.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Most of the German vehicle are like that now.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

This is one way how the manufacture wants you to stay with them.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your support .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't understand why I need to register the battery with the dealer. Does the car not run after the battery has been replaced after it has been disconnected or dies?
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Technically you don't have to. The car will still run ok without registering.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Register the battery so You won't get a battery check light in the future.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Registering has nothing to do with the performance of the car.

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

If you disconnect the battery the car will stall.