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#2140423 - 01/16/11 02:30 PM Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries?
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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Loc: VA
What company makes Toyota batteries? What company makes Acura batteries? I just bought an Acura and the Parts guy sold me a 100 month Acura battery for $70. I jumped all over it. I may end up replacing (as they die) all my Toyota's with the Acura battery.
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#2140429 - 01/16/11 02:33 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 10487
Loc: Manassas, VA
Johnson Controls makes both of them.

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#2140434 - 01/16/11 02:39 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2098
Loc: Massachusetts
Don't put in the Acura batteries. They are notorious for not lasting long. Check out Acura forums and you'll see.
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#2140439 - 01/16/11 02:42 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
LT4 Vette Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12102
Loc: USA
Acura - Some are JC and others are Panasonic

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#2140442 - 01/16/11 02:44 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
Bill in Utah Offline



Registered: 11/11/02
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Loc: UT
My Toyota battery is a AC Delco. Who ever makes that?

Its getting close to replace time after almost 200k and 5.5 years.

Bill

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#2140443 - 01/16/11 02:44 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 3905
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Scion is a Panasonic-little bugger is approaching 6 years old & hanging in there (knock on wood!)!
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#2140458 - 01/16/11 02:54 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 01/22/03
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Johnson Controls is one of the big battery manufacturers, they make all quality batteries.
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#2140472 - 01/16/11 03:02 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33300
Loc: New Jersey
Our OE battery was panasonic. Lasted 10 years and we should have kept it... The replacement duralast wasn't nearly as good.

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#2140476 - 01/16/11 03:08 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: deven]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 672
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: deven
Don't put in the Acura batteries. They are notorious for not lasting long. Check out Acura forums and you'll see.


Already did. We'll just have to wait and see... blush
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#2140479 - 01/16/11 03:10 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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Ok, so it appears either JC or Panasonic makes the toyota and the acura. How can I tell? Does it say on the battery? ALso, how can I tell the age of a battery if it only has the "secret code" on it?
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#2140481 - 01/16/11 03:13 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Bill in Utah]
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 1137
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: Bill in Utah
My Toyota battery is a AC Delco. Who ever makes that?

Its getting close to replace time after almost 200k and 5.5 years.

Bill

My car came with the same OEM battery as yours (ACDelco 35-6YR), and I had to replace it last November. It lasted 6 years, 4 months.
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#2140497 - 01/16/11 03:32 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: deven]
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Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 12280
Loc: Silicon Valley
Originally Posted By: deven
Don't put in the Acura batteries. They are notorious for not lasting long. Check out Acura forums and you'll see.


The one came with my Integra stock lasted 9 years.
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#2140525 - 01/16/11 04:02 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
deven Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 2098
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Gebo
Originally Posted By: deven
Don't put in the Acura batteries. They are notorious for not lasting long. Check out Acura forums and you'll see.


Already did. We'll just have to wait and see... blush

I have a 2009 Acura TL and when I first got the car I was trying to play with all the electronic gizmo and audio settings in the car. I had it in the "ACC" mode for about 1/2 hour and when I tried to start the car it was dead. Went to acurazine forum to search and lo and behold it is a very common problem. I believe it is a JC battery but not the aftermarket ones which are very good.
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#2140528 - 01/16/11 04:04 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 2309
Loc: Kansas City
My Tacoma has a Delco like Bill's
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#2140545 - 01/16/11 04:22 PM Re: Who makes Toyota and Acura batteries? [Re: Gebo]
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Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 5114
Loc: southeast US
My last 2 toyotas (RAV4 and Prius, both made in Japan) came with OEM Japanese brand batteries. Don't remember the brand but it was not Panasonic. They are low quality as the Toyota forums I frequent are full of stories of batteries failing left and right. RAV4 battery failed after 3 years, just after the warranty expired. This is very typical.

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