Our Ascent has 14,000 miles and my wife and I just finished a 3 week trip doing the Lake Superior Circle Tour while towing and camping in our Vistabule teardrop. Up until now we have been pleased with the vehicle (our 3rd Subaru) even averaging 21.5 miles per gallon while towing. We camped at 19 different provincial and state parks requiring us to open the rear power gate multiple times for removing gear and lettting our Border Collie out. On the last two days of our trip we experienced a dead battery 3 times requiring a jump each time. When I ran a diagnostic on the battery it registered 10.3 volts. That is when I finally resorted to the trusted Ascent forum to find out that this is a serious flaw for these vehicles with multiple of Ascent owners experiencing the same problem. We took it to our dealership today and we’re told the same as everyone else that that is how the vehicle is designed and Subaru would not permit us to put a better battery in claiming that it would void the warranty. They gave us the same battery as the original one at no charge and were advised to limit the amount of times for opening the rear hatch for any extended amount of time and were also advised to turn the auto feature off for our headlamps because that can cause battery drain as well. I told the service rep that was absurd and if that is the case then why even have the auto feature and we might as well revert to turning on and off my headlamps like we used to do years ago. I am definitely writing to SOA to register my extreme dissatisfaction and complaint.