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Old 04-20-17, 03:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy RX350 2012 can"t start it

I've been away for 2 weeks and when I tried to start the car, it won't start. I had the same problem last december when I went away for a week. The sound it makes when I try starting the car is "tick a tick a tick"...sort of ;-). The message I get is: Check the AWD system. Somebody had this problem? Is it a battery problem or something else? In december, I plug my car for the night and the next day, the car started.
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I've been away for 2 weeks and when I tried to start the car, it won't start. I had the same problem last december when I went away for a week. The sound it makes when I try starting the car is "tick a tick a tick"...sort of ;-). The message I get is: Check the AWD system. Somebody had this problem? Is it a battery problem or something else? In december, I plug my car for the night and the next day, the car started.
Thnaks for your help!
It's the battery.
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Old 04-20-17, 07:24 PM   #3
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Hybrid or 350?

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RX350.
If it's the battery, is it better to change it?
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Old 04-21-17, 05:29 AM   #5
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Battery evaluation is not hard, but will require confirmation of the voltage and the age of the battery.

Batteries should last 5 years easy as long as the alternator is pumping out the right voltage and current.

You will need a multi-meter.
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Old 04-21-17, 06:48 AM   #6
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Old 04-21-17, 09:50 AM   #7
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Your car is 5 years old and the battery likewise. If this car is not a daily driver, it will not last more than 5 years, which is probably the case in yours.

Replace the battery.
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I am car sitting a 2003 Accord for the second winter while my wife's friend volunteers in South Africa (I think as a way to get away from her husband). Last year I had to replace the battery as I was only driving it once every week or 2, but it was a 3 or 4 year old battery. This year, I became more diligent about driving and charging the battery. I noted that after sitting for only 12 days it took 3 hours to recharge the battery and this was a week ago. During the winter it sat for over 2 weeks in cold weather and it took almost 5 hours to recharge it. Thus I feel that all the electronics really drain down a battery more quickly than you expect and that a battery maintainer, or regular charging is needed for stored vehicles or during a long absence to prolong battery life.
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