I've got a 2004 Hyundai Accent Auto (U.S. version) and have been having the
If I drive the car say 15 miles and then shut it off for 15-30 minutes, it
acts as if it has a dead battery. The starter just barely turns and then
nothing. Lights & accessories still work. If I then let it sit overnight, it
starts just fine in the morning, even when its almost freezing cold.
If I do the same as above but instead of starting it again shortly after
turning it off, I just wait until the A.M., it also starts just fine. It's
almost as if it has a "hot-start" problem.
A jump-start gets me going just fine, of course. At this point I've been
stranded several times and I'm needing to take it in. I'm the second owner,
car has 43,000 miles and is within warranty. My brother has checked the
battery with a digital multimeter and after sitting last night (Christmas
Eve!!!) in a bad neighborhood because of the problem, it had 12.55 volts
When I turned the key the reading dropped to 3 or 4 volts, but my brother
said his multimeter might not give good readings on a fast drop. After we
jumped it and it was running, it read 14.35 volts. He thinks it may just be
the battery not taking a deep charge, just a surface charge.
What sayest everyone?
I hope it's just a new battery. I was planning on taking it in to the dealer
for a couple of other issues anyway within a week or two. I've had it a year
and put about 11,000 miles on it during that time in mostly rush-hour
Thanks for your time,