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Old 06-20-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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SO i got the message check charging system and my car would not turn on. I drove it hopme last night. Im just wondering could this be just the battery or is my alternator or other things shot also?
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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It could be completely unrelated to the charging system. If the key is on but the engine is not running it will say that anyway.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Well because I was in my car and I went to start it and nothing. It said "check charging system". I thought the battery was dead but now if I just hold the key all the way at start it starts up but alittle rough as if it was the battery dying. Now im thinking it might be a loose ground or something. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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It could be electrical, I just wouldn't limit yourself to it. I am just saying you will see that message when the alternator isn't outputting power (the engine is not running). Any trouble codes?
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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The simplest way I can think of testing to see if it is in fact an electrical problem (My guess) you can try hooking up some jumper cables to the battery with another car as if you were trying to jump a dead battery. If it starts right away then at least you know it is something with the charging system.

Since the car did start, it sounds like either a bad ground or a battery that's on the edge of being dead. Its not uncommon for a battery to come "defective" from the factory. If under warranty I would take the car in, but you can always look under the hood at the electrical connections. If you see any black marks around the connections its a sign of arcing typically caused by a loose wire.

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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I was thinking bad ground but ima check the power of the battery also. Are there any common electrical issues with the 06?
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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I haven't heard of any. Some have had batteries go and other have had some minor issues but a lot of them seem to be a few here and there which is typical of any new model vehicle. Let us know how it turns out.
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bringing old new back , this just happen to me lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:53 PM   #9
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Corrosion buildup on the positive terminal. they used 3 different metals (lead post, stamp metal on the clamp and copper for the wire) in close proximity. This, with a little dirt deposit will cause corrosion and degrade the connection.
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