Is there a Charging System Warning Light? Where is it?Certain. We never disable ESS, and it definitely cycled when it was driven to the service with no error messages.
One would hope (no guarantees) they would have checked all connections before they told me they tested and found a bad Aux Battery as the cause of the error.
Oh, and I got a VHR via email the day they did the recall service (late afternoon), 50 minutes before I received the call from them saying it was done, with this message: "Your vehicle's Charging System Warning Light recently indicated there may be a problem with the electrical charging system. Have your vehicle serviced at your dealership immediately."
Might it also be the case for some, if your aux battery has been so depleted even after the performed recall it just can't recover?So there's good news and bad news with the V53 Recall. The bad news is that the grounding problem with the Auxiliary Battery eyelet seems to affect both the ESS and the power steering units on quite a few cars that have ESS installed. The good news is that the V53 Recall, when done correctly, seems to fix ALL known ESS and power steering problems. I would suggest that anyone who is still having ESS problems after having the V53 Recall done should have the V53 Recall done again. There just may be something with this recall that isn't getting done correctly or completely.
Hi tvanoss,I found it before I pulled out of the lot. It was a Stop/Start requires service, but I don’t recall what was at the beginning of it. I kept the rental and left the van with them to figure out. It was later in the afternoon when they called and said what it was and how much. I told them that’s unacceptable and am waiting for them to give me a new battery for no charge.
I have the same issue falling this recall. I'm at 34K miles so just still within warranty. Taking it in for the second time tomorrow to have it looked at.I had the V53 recall performed on my '17 Pacifica Tourling L (owned for 27 months) on Wednesday, 3 July. I had no symptoms of power-steering issues or ESS ever before or when I took it in.
When I went to pick it up on 5 July, the Stop/Start error showed up as soon as I started it. The van is at 36,4xx miles, and they told me it would cost ~$350 to replace a bad Aux Battery because it is over the 36,000 miles and I have a Max Care warranty that doesn't cover it! This is after I had to wait till the van was over 36,000 miles for a rental vehicle to be available.
This can not be a coincidence. It's inconceivable that the van would magically decide to report a bad battery after work done on a ground wire to said battery and it not be caused by the work that was done.
By the way, the real reason I had the van in was to have the hood replaced due to corrosion (rust) around the seams of the aluminum hood.