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My XLE FWD Cross is one month old (345 miles only.) Went on a trip in wife's car and left the Cross in our garage. Returned after two weeks to find the battery completely dead. Toyota Roadside Assistance sent AAA out and jumped the battery but said they could not load test it. I decided to take it to the dealership the next day. You guessed it, the battery was dead again. Dealership said to have it towed to them, so that's where I'm at. I'll report back when/if they find the cause of the drain.
 

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My XLE FWD Cross is one month old (345 miles only.) Went on a trip in wife's car and left the Cross in our garage. Returned after two weeks to find the battery completely dead. Toyota Roadside Assistance sent AAA out and jumped the battery but said they could not load test it. I decided to take it to the dealership the next day. You guessed it, the battery was dead again. Dealership said to have it towed to them, so that's where I'm at. I'll report back when/if they find the cause of the drain.
Which battery? The 12 volt or the Hybrid?
 

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this is some horrible news re our "beloved" 2022 Toyota Cross. In our first 6-mth ownership period (due for 1st free chkup in a week), nothing bad has happened to it. Other than low reading on gas usage (23 mile per gal) we haven't had any issues. please keep us all posted.
 

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The mechanic who came to tow my Cross did a system check and found no issues with EPS system. He said the service advisor should have walked me through the system check before sending a tow truck.
 

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One of several problematic reasons that I traded my Japan-built 2020 TNGA Corolla Sedan SE sedan in for my 2022 Mazda CX-30 CE AWD (instead of an XLE Cross AWD) earlier this year was that Toyota replaced the OEM battery with a new one 3 times in less than 2 years & 9000 miles on my 2020 Corolla, due to constant battery failures (even though I was careful about driving it multiple times per week for 30+ minutes each to keep battery healthy). I learned the hard way that modern-day Toyota quality isn't what is used to be with that vehicle, considering that my older-school-tech 2015 Toyota Yaris SE hatch 5-MT was positively bulletproof great (but I decided to get rid of it after someone rear-ended me).
 
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One of several problematic reasons that I traded my Japan-built 2020 TNGA Corolla Sedan SE sedan in for my 2022 Mazda CX-30 CE AWD (instead of an XLE Cross AWD) earlier this year was that Toyota replaced the OEM battery with a new one 3 times in less than 2 years & 9000 miles on my 2020 Corolla, due to constant battery failures (even though I was careful about driving it multiple times per week for 30+ minutes each to keep battery healthy). I learned the hard way that modern-day Toyota quality isn't what is used to be with that vehicle, considering that my older-school-tech 2015 Toyota Yaris SE hatch 5-MT was positively bulletproof great (but I decided to get rid of it after someone rear-ended me).
wow, thank you for your reply, and it's a bit concerning to me. I work from home, so I do not drive my Corolla Cross as much a a commuter. Would you recommend I drive it at least 1x a day? Thank you.
 

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wow, thank you for your reply, and it's a bit concerning to me. I work from home, so I do not drive my Corolla Cross as much a a commuter. Would you recommend I drive it at least 1x a day? Thank you.
From what I read, the vehicle should be driven at "highway speed" for around 30 minutes at least once per week absolute minimum to keep battery healthy/charged, but make it 2-3 times per week for around 30 minutes drive time each if you are driving around town in stop/go traffic at suburban/city speeds & simply running stop/go errands to a few places. Newer vehicles have more innate parasitic draw while parked/idle, so it is important to stay on top of it & head it off. So far no issues with Mazda CX-30 6- months & 1600-1700 miles in. Not sure why my 2020 Corolla SE Sedan was so problematic (in several ways) during the 2 years I owned it, even though I drove it the same as I did my 2015 Yaris SE hatch for 5 years & my 2022 Mazda CX-30. Hopefully, my particular 2020 Toyota ownership experience was just a bad-luck outlier (that was the first model year for the newer TNGA Corolla).
 
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From what I read, the vehicle should be driven at "highway speed" for around 30 minutes at least once per week absolute minimum to keep battery healthy/charged, but make it 2-3 times per week for around 30 minutes drive time each if you are driving around town in stop/go traffic at suburban/city speeds & simply running stop/go errands to a few places. Newer vehicles have more innate parasitic draw while parked/idle, so it is important to stay on top of it & head it off. So far no issues with Mazda CX-30 6- months & 1600-1700 miles in. Not sure why my 2020 Corolla SE Sedan was so problematic (in several ways) during the 2 years I owned it, even though I drove it the same as I did my 2015 Yaris SE hatch for 5 years & my 2022 Mazda CX-30. Hopefully, my particular 2020 Toyota ownership experience was just a bad-luck outlier (that was the first model year for the newer TNGA Corolla).
Thank you for your most detailed and clear information to me. I will make sure I really keep up with the driving on it. Funny enough, even though I am happy with the Cross, I eventually will go look at the Mazdas. When I was looking to buy, I only sat in a few used ones. They just did not have enough leg room for me. Of course they were not the 2022 models though. Also, the Cross' passenger seat has no up/down controls, so my 90 yr old mom really is uncomfortable, even with a pillow. I am looking into the "seat spacers" to be installed.
 

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My car restarted on its own at a traffic light with the message "engine restarted to recharge battery".
This suggests to me that the engine stopping idea isn't a good one if regular operation drains the (new!) battery excessively. What if a bad one somehow gets put of the factory - it wouldn't last very long.
 

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My car restarted on its own at a traffic light with the message "engine restarted to recharge battery".
This suggests to me that the engine stopping idea isn't a good one if regular operation drains the (new!) battery excessively. What if a bad one somehow gets put of the factory - it wouldn't last very long.
Yikes!! This is definitely concerning...how long have you had your Cross?
 

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My car restarted on its own at a traffic light with the message "engine restarted to recharge battery".
This suggests to me that the engine stopping idea isn't a good one if regular operation drains the (new!) battery excessively. What if a bad one somehow gets put of the factory - it wouldn't last very long.
Check out this portion of the embedded video where he discusses the many reasons you might get a warning message. At minute 4:00 he mentions the battery warning and that it's not an issue. Auto Start/Stop Warning Message re Battery

"Engine restarted to recharge battery" light is normal, especially if you are running the A/C and using the Auto Start/Stop feature. I get that warning only when I'm running the A/C which is most of the time here in Florida in the summer. I don't get the warning when I'm NOT running the A/C and am stopped at a light for a long time or NOT using the Auto Start/Stop feature (I regularly turn it OFF anyway.) If it concerns you then call or stop at the dealer and ask about it.
 
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