I bought a 2002 Jetta for my daughter and it was working fine last summer whan she was driving it every day. I have been trying to drive it once a week but left it unattended for approx 6 weeks before Easter. She had no problem starting it over Easter weekend, but on Sunday, the battery was dead. My mechanic could not find a drain on the battery, the battery was 18 months old so he trickle charged it and it was OK. I then left it for a week and the battery was dead again. I trickle charged it for 10 hours and it was OK. Today my mechanic found a 41 Milliamp drain, which he says is normal. He replaced the battery under warranty. Could there be anything else going on here? Like a short that's draining the battery?
Monday, May 1st, 2006 AT 10:41 AM