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Q: What does the Service Battery Charging System message mean?

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What does the Service Battery Charging System message mean?

A: The Service Battery Charging System message...

The Service Battery Charging System message can appear on your driver information center (DIC). When the DIC displays this alert, then the charging system for your battery is not operating properly and needs servicing.

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