Bought this battery in 2015 towards the end of the year. It was dated March 2015, it was the newest battery I could find on Walmart's dusty shelves. The 3 year warranty for Maxx's starts with the manufacture date of the battery if you don't bring your original receipt in for a replacement. So that was already a couple months off the warranty but no big deal, I didn't expect to have to use the warranty with all the good reviews.
Fast forward to a couple days ago, went to start my car after it sitting for a couple days and the battery is dead. No warning whatsoever, it was cranking up just fine and I've let my car sit for WEEKS before and it starts up just fine. So I try jump starting, it doesn't start after 5 minutes. Not after 10. Gave up after letting it charge for 15 minutes. Brought it to Walmart and they tested and yup, dead battery. I'd used it for less than 1 and a half years. I never left my lights on and always drove enough to keep the battery fully charged. Pitiful life span for a $100 battery.
Good news is I had no issues getting a free replacement because it was dead as a doornail. Just a forewarning, Walmart's battery tester can give the battery a surface charge that will read a false positive and they'll deny you a replacement. So make sure the battery is DEAD, as in not only will your car not start, but the lights and radio won't turn on either.
This battery has a 5 year warranty - 3 years of that is a free replacement. After that's up, the other 2 years is a prorated replacement. The employee I spoke to said I only had to pay $20 for a replacement battery, even a day before the warranty expires. Not a bad plan, so long as I don't have troubles getting a replacement in the future, and I imagine this replacement battery won't last very long either.
This battery was used in a 2001 Chevy Lumina.
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