Genesis GV Forums banner

GV80 battery COMPLETELY DEAD after parking for a week

4797 Views 22 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  ebr
This morning we discovered our beautiful GV80 completely dead. The battery wouldn't even jump, it was so dead. Towed to the dealer, they're saying the car must be started AT LEAST TWICE PER WEEK due to all the network comms, otherwise this will happen, as if it's a known issue. The car has been parked for 7 or 8 days. Anyone familiar with this issue?
1 - 3 of 23 Posts
We started this same conversation back in September. Our GV70 had to be towed in twice and we mostly got the same comments you did. We didn't want to accept the lame excuse of starting up the vehicle and taking a drive a couple times a week but they insisted there was nothing wrong with the battery. We like you do not drive every day but it was determined to be a defective battery mostly from draining on the long ship ride from Korea. We got a new battery from them but we do keep it on a battery tender. My husband routed the wire thru the grill and we have a little pigtail we can unplug and tuck into the grill and plug back in we we bring it back home. Works great and no problems sitting idle for awhile. Good luck to you...hope this helps.
Read through this forum as well as other GV80 forums you can find on the internet. There is a lot of talk about this. I seems that some people have this issue but most do not. I will post a forum here that you can read, here, buy not sure if they will allow me to post competition.

I have had my car parked at the airport and cruise ports for 8 days three or four times, and I had no issue stating my car. When ever I have checked my battery on the owner site to see how it is, it has never read over 72% even after driving it for 5 hours.
I have an 21 prestige with 2.5 and RWD just for reference.

Good luck
I used to check battery charge on the owners site as I was one of the first gv70 owners to have the dead battery back in August 2021, but now I wanted to check just because and with app updates and all can't seem to find how to check battery charge. How do you get into it.
Thanks. I'm a member over there too. I've heard some say if you don't lock the car it might not drain as much? Can that be right?
Just the opposite. Locking it draws less for some reason. If u leave it unlocked some systems remain on and thus draw more
1 - 3 of 23 Posts