Brake and battery light on, and battery keeps draining on my Nissan Xterra

Asked by Mar 26, 2019 at 04:43 PM about the 2001 Nissan Xterra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 01 Nissan Xterra. My brake and battery light have
been on for some time (used to come on then go off, now it
just stays on). My battery keeps draining as well. I have
bought BRAND NEW batteries, and they last about a week.
My dad checked my alternator by removing the battery
cables while the car was running, and having me turn on
various electrical things. The car still ran, so he says my
alternator is ok. But I'm thinking maybe it is over charging?
Cause I'll buy a new battery, it'll work for a week, go dead,
won't charge, and the store I bought it from will tell me it's
bad. And I've bought then from different places, and bought
different brands, so it's not a bad batch of batteries. My
vehicle is killing them, and I don't know why! The alternator
was bought brand new in 2017.

1 Answer

15,225

you need a multi tester to see if the alternator is good , make sure batt. is charged if you replace it , don't make a new alt. charge a dead batt.

2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Nissan Xterra Experts

  • #1
    Ryan Scott
    Reputation
    390
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    300
  • #3
    Travis Hoyle
    Reputation
    230
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota 4Runner
28 Great Deals out of 831 listings starting at $5,999
Used Nissan Pathfinder
34 Great Deals out of 1,306 listings starting at $2,553
Used Nissan Frontier
33 Great Deals out of 676 listings starting at $3,850
Used Toyota Tacoma
31 Great Deals out of 1,379 listings starting at $4,867
Used Jeep Wrangler
32 Great Deals out of 1,702 listings starting at $2,495
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
79 Great Deals out of 4,587 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Escape
144 Great Deals out of 7,415 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Explorer
44 Great Deals out of 1,936 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda CR-V
155 Great Deals out of 6,538 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota RAV4
124 Great Deals out of 4,561 listings starting at $100
Used Ford F-150
174 Great Deals out of 14,451 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Liberty
134 listings starting at $2,999
Used Subaru Forester
28 Great Deals out of 1,199 listings starting at $3,400

Used Cars for Sale

2015 Nissan Xterra For Sale
19 listings starting at $21,981
2014 Nissan Xterra For Sale
7 listings starting at $21,500
2013 Nissan Xterra For Sale
1 listings starting at $13,333
2012 Nissan Xterra For Sale
9 listings starting at $11,777
2011 Nissan Xterra For Sale
2 listings starting at $11,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.