A very bad experience with the battery provided as OEM fittment with my RIDE. Shocking to see this; 1. The battery is older than car. MFD of battery is July 2010 & Purchase of the car is Oct 2011 2. The battery needs to be changed as it's nearing to 3 year mark. Question: How FIAT is using the older batteries in the newer cars? As per warranty also I can't claim for the battery replacement as the date of purchase has crossed 15 months mark. The clause for warranty is mentioned for OEM fitment is as; 12 months from the date of sale & 15 months from month of manufacture of battery whichever is earlier. In my case; my car will be 15 months old from the date of purchase is 20th of this month. But the manufactures date has already crossed the date of expiry I think we need to add this point in our PDI checklist so that the new FIAT buyer should ask for the latest battery not the old battery. This can be identified by the MFG code : 2J03 means it's July 2010 like this. In this scenario I can't claim at all for battery replacement. So I need to opt for a new battery. That's very disgusting from FIAT. I'm really disappointed by my experience. Have anybody has suffered the same as what I am suffering now? The overall kms done till now are 34+K kms. Till last Saturday I was the prod owner of FIAT. But due to this 3rd party component I am very disappointed. Note: I have already posted the same on the battery section but this is my ownership thread so I thought like I can add the same here with more description.