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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Traverse - "Service Battery Charging System"

2018 LT w 27K miles on it. Yesterday, "Service Battery Charging System" blipped on while I was idling in traffic. I dismissed the message and it didn't come back yesterday. I spent the rest of the time I was driving with the voltage screen on.... battery voltage fluctuated from 12.0 - 14.2. Today, during a quick grocery store run nearby, it came back on again in the parking lot. Voltage meter read 11.8. This time the battery light was also on. As soon as the voltage jumped to 12.2, light went off and message went away.

It's headed into the dealer tomorrow morning to get checked out. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue so early into owning this vehicle? Seems too soon for the battery to be shot? Alternator? I hope not! I've only owned this car for a year and a half!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 06:23 PM
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Sounds like an alternator. Did you find out what the issue was?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 08:04 AM
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How often do you use your vehicle? If you let it sit for a few days like mine you will see that the battery voltage drop slowly after some time. If you just go for a small ride like the grocery store and come back home the battery will not be charging much. Take a voltage test with your voltmeter before you go in the morning. If it is low give it a trickle charge for a full day. My battery runs low sometimes because I dont use mine enough. In summer my bike and motorcycle are my prime vehicles Lol.

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