My battery died last week.
I bought the car brand new in february, and it just stopped working, without any warning. Even the freaking "eye" was bright green, throwing me off the right path as to identify what the hell was wrong with the car.
The dash received almost no power, and the dials and LEDs were blinking. When I turned the key to start the car, it did NOTHING at all. It had to "sleep" on a parking lot until monday. (it happened on a saturday night). Thank God it was a safe place to leave the car.
Anyway, come monday, two mechanics from the dealer arrived at the place where my car was parked, and in a matter of minutes, through the battery on their car, a Yaris
, started my car, and took it to the dealer.
It turns out that mine was not the first battery to go on a 156, and like with the rest, it wasn't covered by the warranty. 100 euros because of that.
The chief mechanic told me that because of the long trip from Italy, the batteries become "sulphured" or something, and they die sooner than they should.
Has anybody experienced this before?
BTW, I must say that the chief mechanic was very kind and he knew just what was wrong with my car from the get go, so, at least from that part, I'm really glad my dealer has him on their payroll.