Why does my battery like come on intermittently?
July 7, 2012 5:52 AM Subscribe
My 2004 Saturn Ion has been having a problem with the battery light coming on intermittently. What could be causing this issue?
posted by jamincan to technology (6 answers total)
It will typically shut off a few seconds later; however, the frequency of this occurring is making me concerned. I had the mechanic check it out when I last had an oil change, and they tested the alternator and did some sort of software upgrade, but were (naturally) unable to reproduce the problem when they test drove my vehicle.
It seems to most often occur when I am accelerating at higher speeds or going up a steep hill which makes me think it is tied into the load on the engine somehow, but this is by no means the rule. Sometimes it will just flick on for a short time while I am cruising at a steady speed on a flat road.