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    Posted: 02 Jan 2018 at 8:48pm
Hi all -- new to this forum.  I own a 2013 Sedona.  I had some trouble with the battery randomly going flat on me when I first bought the car new (in the middle of the summer) -- changed the battery twice and finally was told that the connections were loose (not sure they were telling the truth).  Had no problems since that time.  In the last week, after sitting overnight, my car was flat.  Jumped it, no problems for the rest of the day.  Next day, used automatic car starter, it ran for five minutes, came out to drive away -- flat.  jumped it again -- no problem the rest of the day.  next day, started it no problem in the morning, drove to work, stopped at a store for 10 min, flat.....the next three days were perfectly fine.  Used automatic car starter all those three days as well.  Used automatic car starter today, ran for one minute -- went flat again (so flat couldn't even use my keyless entry).   Is it just a battery issue, or is something else wrong.  I am not under warranty anymore so I want to get an idea.  Also - I am female so my experience of being taken advantage of by garages has been a very bad experience.
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Check your battery connections.
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The battery cells are likely faulty so it won't hold a charge you'll probably need to replace the battery any garage will do a free battery test short of that it won't be connections it will be a charging issue is alternator or something with a high draw is causing it to go flat

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take it to a auto electrician they will find the fault
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Don't go to "any" garage.  Do as Wayne says, find an auto-electrician.
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