Optima Batteries - Quality Rumors?

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    david.carlton@s Veteran Member

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    I've recently installed a trunk battery tray designed to fit the Optima battery base. Now I'm hearing horrible quality rumors. One vendor just told me they're "all" coming back under warranty; one was just returned after two weeks. Red top and yellow tops are the same. Something to do with moving their manufacturing to Mexico and never recovering from a quality perspective. Has anyone experience a problem with Optima batteries? I'm not aware of another battery with a similar footprint.
     
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    mgoad1971 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    damn, I hope not! I've had nothing but good things to say about those batteries! Time to do some research
     
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    mgoad1971 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    From another forum:

     
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    Yes- I have had some problems w/ a couple of Yellow tops. One went out in about 1 month. I have installed battery cut of switchs and all is fine now.
     
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    The red top in my TA stays good. The one in my Camaro seems to be going slowly down even after a trickle charge.
     
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    lost 2 of the 3 i had (red tops) about 2-3 weeks after purchase wont ever buy another!!!
     
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    I have a yellow top in my car, its only been in since about February so we will see how it fares, so far so good :happy:
     
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    Screw optima!!!
     
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    I'll stick with Bosch for less than 1/2 the price.
     
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    Exactly......if that post is true, someone verify it first.

    I want to know what other brands Johnson Controls sells under too.
    Boycott.......
     

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