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It "eats" battery. It eats batteries. Three in 4 months.

It "eats" battery Mechanic's...

It "eats" battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

It eats batteries. Three in 4 months

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Volvo?

2012 XC60

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your XC60 yourself? What have you tried so far?

It always goes back to the dealer

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Last two batteries were new Volvo batteries

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Do you know if this is from an over or undercharging issue or a parasitic draw?

Are you hoping to test and address yourself?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It has now been at the dealers since last Thursday. Dealer let it sit for 3 days. It would not start for them!
Dealer charged the battery (2 Mos old!) I will call them tomorrow.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Other then the battery drain the Volvo is a great vehicle. NOTHING else is wrong with it. I believe it is a Volvo problem.

A fully charged battery that dies in 3 days is going to be a parasitic draw. There is a circuit, component, or module on the vehicle that is staying alive and drawing amps from the battery while the car is off. They should have the tools and steps to diagnose this concern. If by chance they can not, I can help you.

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