Check the Battery Recall Dell site to see if yours is included in the recall:
Dell Battery Recall
The M1710 is included, but not all batteries were in the defective group.
XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bitInspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bitDimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bitInspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bitAsus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit
Thanks for that link. I still need to know before I waste any time on this, if my battery is on the recall list, but my warranty is expired, am I eligible for a replacement battery?