I got a problem with my Signum Exclusiv 1.9 CDTI Diesel, keeps draining the battery if I don't drive the car between 24 to 48 hours.
I was told today by the Dealership were I bought the car from that the car does not have any problems and due to the fact that it has got a big engine I do not run enough miles to charge the battery.
I drive an average of 21 miles a day.
Just to let you guys know that this problem is ongoing since March last year.
And this is what have done to try on solving the problem.
March 2009: Car dropped at Vx Garage they found out a problem with the radio (and they wanted to charge me £931 for a new unit), after that I just decided to disconnect the radio unit from the car for a fews days - suprise the battery went flat again.
April 2009: Car dropped at Vx Garage ,control unit replaced, the car had spent over 3 weeks at the garage.
August 2009: Vx Garage replaced the alternator and replaced the battery, the car had spent 5 days at Vx. When the car was collected a jump start had to be conducted when a new batttery and alternator had just been fitted.
October 2009: Vx Garage checked the alternator Vx said the alternator was working well. Vx Garage gave a good charge to the car battery and for a few weeks no more problems were encountered.
Since then we have to use the car every day due to the fact that I just don't let the battery go flat again, I always make sure no lights or the radio are left on.
I got a Parrot Device CK3200 LS - Color witch works properly and I have just done a double check with all the hiring with a Parrot Installer.
Can anyone give me some ideias how to sort out this nightmare!
I just do not think to be normal for a battery to get flat so easily, and it looks like they just try on guessing the solution to solve this problem.