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post #1 of 3 Old 06-25-2019, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Date code on AGM Battery “Mfg for Chrysler”

I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland that I purchased Sept 2018. The battery is an AGM, and it looks new (it's under the passenger seat). That said, I can't find an obvious date code.

AGMs are sealed, and being under the passenger seat it doesn't get dirty. There is one item on the side, a square scan code (see attached), and underneath the code is written
I'm thinking the 001906 might mean Jan 19, 2016, but I'd like some confirmation.

Any help would be appreciated. If this is the original OEM battery, I'm due for a new one. If it's really 2016, I can wait - and these AGMs are expensive.

I’ve researched this quite a bit, and can’t find any other info on the battery, etched, stamped, by the battery post, etc.


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post #2 of 3 Old 06-25-2019, 04:13 AM
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You may be able to scan that QR code and see what comes up. I would believe that is the original battery. I have a 2014 With its original battery also. I wouldnt replace until you have signs its going to fail. I am in the NorthEast and even last year at 0 degree temps, there was no indication the battery is not 100%
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-25-2019, 07:16 AM
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The trouble is that many/most AGM batteries fail without any warning, or little warning (an hour or two perhaps) so they typically fail at the worst possible time. Battery testers are hit/miss... mostly miss. Not a dependable indication of pending doom. The recommendations seem to be to replace them as part of maintenance. Recommendations vary between every 5-7 years depending on source.

If you don't mind the chance of being stranded, some folks with 2011s still have the original battery. Some of those are 9 years old by now.

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