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Q: What does "battery saver active" mean?

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Just got my alternator and new battery changed out on my 2014 Chevy Cruze. On my way home from work today my "battery saver active. Just changed my battery & alternator this week. Today on my way home my DIC presented "battery saver active with a voltage of 11.7. What does this mean?

My car has 35000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. Your message indicates that the elec...

Hello. Your message indicates that the electrical system voltage has fallen to 11.7 volts. This is rather low for a modern car with the engine running - normal voltage should be about 13.0 volts. Perhaps your new alternator has a bad voltage regulator which is preventing the alternator from charging at the expected rate. If warranty is still available on the alternator, I would return to the facility which installed the alternator. It is not charging at the expected rate. If they can’t find the problem, have a professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your alternator for you.

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