Q: How much life is left when warning light "low battery" comes on for S60 2012 T5?

asked by on

Car has been slow to start when ignition button is pressed. It's a faint start. Low battery light came on today. How much life do I have left (100 miles or less?) What is this going to cost?

My car has 69865 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, Unfortunately, there is no way to tell how much longer exactly your battery will last when this light comes on. This light may come on for a few different reasons which may range from the battery itself needing to be replaced to the battery being low as a result of a faulty alternator not properly charging the battery. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your car.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How much life is left when warning light "low battery" comes on for S60 2012 T5?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car sputtering, rough idle 1983 Volvo 242

Hi there - the rough running you describe could be anything from bad gas (water content), failing ignition components, or a fuel system problem (low fuel pressure, clogged or leaking injectors,etc.). The first task is to extract problem codes from...

Q: Engine dies after Battery Light came on

My diagnosis would depend on whether the Battery Light illuminated before the engine died, or if the engine died before the Battery Light illuminated. If the Battery Light illuminated before the engine died, then you most likely have an...

Q: Hissing and squealing when releasing brake pedal

That is the sound that the brake boosters will make as the seals for the diaphragm are worn out. I would recommend having a certified technician come out and determine if that is in fact the problem you're having and...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...