If we had purchased these batteries from the same store, we could understand it was possible there was a bad batch of batteries. These batteries were purchased from two different states about three weeks apart.
The batteries do have a 48 month replacement warranty, and we could have had both batteries warranted, but was it worth it? Sure we dropped $360 in total for these batteries and would definitely prefer a free warranty replacement to buying new batteries. Unfortunately we rely too much on our vehicles and decided to cut our losses.
A couple years back, one of our readers had a similar experience with the Exide Orbital batteries, but we figured his was a fluke. I guess now we know better?
MOABJEEPER Magazine tried to contact Exide for comment but had no luck getting through the corporate defenses.
Put $15-20 of your money back in your pocket and buy the Optima. The Yellow Top in one of our TJs is on its second Jeep and still going strong after almost four years.