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Do I need a new battery?

I have just got back from a 2 week holiday, and my Alfa 159 2.4 Ti, has a completely flat battery, I have tried jump starting but it just makes a clicking noise so I am waiting for the AA to arrive to get it started, but what I want to know is should I insist on a new battery under warrenty? any advice would be appreciated.
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Don't try jumping it from another car.
This can cause all sorts of errors which then require a go on the Examiner to reset them. => $$$

Always call the AA out if possible to jump from one of their battery packs.

Batteries last around 2-3 years for me.
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My battery failed early on my Ti. Replaced under warranty without any hassle. Apparently the spy hole type are troublesome!
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The battery shouldn't be flat after a 2 week lay-up. Unless you left a light on, or something is faulty and draining current.

I would try and get another battery on warranty, and as Nev says, do not jump start from another car.
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Yes unfortunately I did try to jump start it myself without success, but the AA sorted it out for me and re-set all of the faults. I will ask about a replacement next week.
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I had a similar problem, my battery wasn't accepting the charge given by alternator. You'll need a new one me thinks.
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Exactly the same thing happenend to me last weekend on 159 1.9 Ti. I had been on holiday for 2 weeks, came back and tried to start the car and the battery was totally dead. No lights were left on, it had run down by itself.

Called out the AA who attached their booster pack and put some juice into the battery. Then went for a 30 minutes drive to get more charge, and now it's back to normal.

AA chap said he went to one the other week with exactly the same problem.
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