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04-15-2021 07:02 PM
Derek Grasshopper Update: ran scanner on car again today and these three codes came up:
Also here is photo of old battery:
Also saw this recall having to do with power windows. Wonder if it’s related...???
04-15-2021 03:09 PM
Derek Grasshopper
HELP! I'm Having Similar Electrical Problem w/ my 2016!

Didn't drive the car for a couple weeks. Went to start it up and it was dead. I just got the car from a family member. So I jumped it and it started up, no problem. I drove it around for awhile to charge up the battery which was the original GM battery. I parked my car for a couple days and went to start it up again. Other than feeling just a little weak, it still started up on the first attempt. But since I'd observed that it was a 5 year old battery, I drove down to O'Reilly's to have it tested.

The service employee brought out a battery tester and told me that the battery was bad, and advised me that although it may start up again (after turning it off for him to test) his advice was to get a new battery ASAP. They had a SuperStart Platinum (SSB 94RPLT) in stock so I bought it for $240. I swapped out the battery in the O'Reilly's parking lot and all the guages came to life, but the car would not turn over. It just made one clicking sound. The yellow engine light was illuminated.

I noticed that the vehicle info display on the driver dash was instructing me to "lower the driver side window, and then to raise it back up again... so I did that. it gave no indication that I had completed the task however... so I tried to start it again. still nothing... and still the "raise/lower driver window' instruction. which I did again. then tried to start again. still nothing... the yellow engine light was still on. All other vehicle electrical seemed fine. radio, telephone, on-star, headlights, Onstar, etc...

At this point I decided to use my Onstar service on the vehicle. they sent a tow truck out. while I waited I plugged in my BLUE DRIVER computer scanner to see what codes the vehicle might be reading or need to be cleared... but NOTHING came up. NO Codes.

Tow truck driver came and couldn't tow vehicle that night because dealer didn't have overnight drop off... going to try again today...
04-12-2018 07:50 PM
DonnaSophia I have my "first problem" with my 2017. The exterior temp has been stuck on 65 for a couple of days, it's actually over 80 outside.
01-02-2018 09:31 AM
schicklett3 Did you get the battery problem fixed?
Im having the same problem with my battery... dealership ran diagnostics, didn't find anything wrong, battery dead again the next day.
10-30-2017 08:18 PM
MichigantoOBA I picked up my 2017 Cascada two weeks ago (now has 700 miles on it) and it sat over this past weekend and went to use it this morning and the battery was dead. After reading previous posts by Mesaguy, I mentioned the taillight replacement to the dealership but they said they never heard of any bulletins and ran the usual tests. Everything came back without a problem. I will return to the dealership and show the posting with the bulletin. We are snowbirds and don't need to come home in the spring to another dead battery.
10-12-2017 06:09 PM
mesaguy I just had my THIRD battery installed in my 2016 Cascada--------that's 3 batteries in a year and a half since I got the car-------I heard the technicians mentioning something about this being a new kind of battery. I think I'd prefer the old kind.
09-11-2017 01:03 PM
Originally Posted by mesaguy View Post
I went to start the car today and it was DEAD-----nothing. Called Buick to make sure it was ok to have AAA come out to charge the battery-----it's been very hot in Phoenix and we had been gone a few days using my wife's car. The Cascada was in the garage so it wasn't getting direct sun heat. AAA guy put the charger on and it started but he indicated that it wouldn't start if I shut off the engine so I called the dealer and took it in. Hopefully it's nothing major and I should get it back tomorrow. Only 1100 miles on it. I'll report back when I find out what the problem was.
Hope my 2017 Cascada doesn't have this problem, I just bought it 10 days ago. I don't drive a lot. I drove my Thunderbird 13 years, had 40,XXX miles when I traded it.
09-08-2017 11:59 AM
First Problem

I too had the same exact problem with my Cascada after sitting in the garage for 2 weeks during the snowy weather. The care battery was absolutely dead. After giving it a charge in the garage, I brought it to the service department. They checked it out and said everything was OK. After seeing your posting, I contacted them and them and the new lights are now on order. Thank you for this very helpful information.

09-08-2016 11:11 PM
dlcrn1128 Yikes! I will be gone for four months soon! Will my car not start when I get back? What about using a trickle charger?
I'll guess I could let my college age grandson drive it while I'm gone!
06-24-2016 05:33 PM
mesaguy Hard to do if your car is at the airport while you're on a trip lasting a week or so.
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