159 - battery problem?
Good afternoon, all.
I attempted to start the car a few minutes ago, without success. It hadn't been used for two weeks and had been parked in my garage, with the key removed, the brakes off, the doors and boot closed and unlocked. When I inserted the key module, all the lights on the dashboard flashed at high frequency and I could hear the systems under the bonnet attempting to boot up. There was no response when the starter button was pressed and I removed the key module. It seemed that the interior lights were not as bright as normal and the radio would not operate. I have put the battery on charge.
On the one previous occasion of a battery problem, in 2012, all the dashboard functions were normal, but there was not enough power to turn the engine. The RAC, on call out, deemed the battery to have failed; it was replaced with an equivalent which has been totally reliable until now.
Is it simply a failure of the battery to hold the charge, or is there something else that I should investigate?
I'd welcome comments!