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My Challenger, too, is parked until the recall repairs can be performed. Notice said that the failed alternator can cause the engine to stop (something I'm not interested in happening while I'm at highway speeds, in a turn). Airbag issue is also troubling. Not sure if it's not going to go off when it's supposed to, or if it's going to hurl shards of metal throughout the interior. Because deer collisions are high probability where I live, I'm not chancing an air-bag deployment either.

Called my dealer over a month ago to schedule the alternator repair. Part is still not in. Car sits in the garage.
parts are readily available, have lots in stock
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My Challenger, too, is parked until the recall repairs can be performed. Notice said that the failed alternator can cause the engine to stop (something I'm not interested in happening while I'm at highway speeds, in a turn). Airbag issue is also troubling. Not sure if it's not going to go off when it's supposed to, or if it's going to hurl shards of metal throughout the interior. Because deer collisions are high probability where I live, I'm not chancing an air-bag deployment either.

Called my dealer over a month ago to schedule the alternator repair. Part is still not in. Car sits in the garage.
Do as you wish but nothing like you described will happen. Alternators go bad all the time. Your car will alert you and you have plenty of time to pull off the road. A battery can power the car by itself for a few minutes before completely dying. It will still be a head ache but it doesn't just turn off so to speak.
 

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Forgive me if I don't trust my car to alert me before the alternator fails. The recall notice specifically states that alternator failure can cause then engine to stop. My car couldn't even detect that the mechanic failed to connect the electric fan after a collision repair, and threw no alerts that the car was overheating, until AFTER the coolant had boiled, leaving an air-bubble I could not get out (on the road-side) and I had to be towed to a garage that could "burp" the system. I've got no faith in the self diagnostics.
 

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thats not the recall part......
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that is correct, but 421000-0801 is a direct replacement that is not subject to the recall.
if it allows me to avoid going to my local dealership for service, it's a big fat win for me.
 

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the picture i quoted looks like a new alternator, and thats not the recall part number, also, dealers cannot sell recall parts, there is no way legally to buy them, and if a dealer sells recalls parts they can get in pretty serious trouble
Luke

ps would recommend you find a reputable dealer in your area and have the recall performed properly, not every dealer is bad, just like not all restaurants are bad
 

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the picture i quoted looks like a new alternator, and thats not the recall part number, also, dealers cannot sell recall parts, there is no way legally to buy them, and if a dealer sells recalls parts they can get in pretty serious trouble
Luke

ps would recommend you find a reputable dealer in your area and have the recall performed properly, not every dealer is bad, just like not all restaurants are bad
Luke,

I have a great dealer, Carson City Dodge. With me it's just the time, 2 hour round trip, 2+ hours sitting in waiting room, etc. Its just time = money and its a wash if I spend $200.00 and do it myself.

I have been researching aftermarket replacements, not sure yet how they compare with improved internals. But then, alternator technology has been around for decades and having a factory issue like this is well, really ??? :)

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Luke,

I have a great dealer, Carson City Dodge. With me it's just the time, 2 hour round trip, 2+ hours sitting in waiting room, etc. Its just time = money and its a wash if I spend $200.00 and do it myself.

I have been researching aftermarket replacements, not sure yet how they compare with improved internals. But then, alternator technology has been around for decades and having a factory issue like this is well, really ??? :)

Hans
things happens all the time, just look at the air bag recall thats driving every one crazy
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My Challenger, too, is parked until the recall repairs can be performed. Notice said that the failed alternator can cause the engine to stop (something I'm not interested in happening while I'm at highway speeds, in a turn). Airbag issue is also troubling. Not sure if it's not going to go off when it's supposed to, or if it's going to hurl shards of metal throughout the interior. Because deer collisions are high probability where I live, I'm not chancing an air-bag deployment either.

Called my dealer over a month ago to schedule the alternator repair. Part is still not in. Car sits in the garage.
Hey K-Dawg,

Would you mind sending me a direct message with your VIN and the name of the dealership you've been working with. We'd like to look more into this and help however we can.

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the picture i quoted looks like a new alternator, and thats not the recall part number, also, dealers cannot sell recall parts, there is no way legally to buy them, and if a dealer sells recalls parts they can get in pretty serious trouble
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That's not the exact recall part, so what's your point? There is nothing wrong with that alternator.
Some of us are gearheads, some of us have had bad service at dealerships up to and including having non-related damage done to our cars while at dealerships, some of us have had both and learned our lesson. I find it astounding that dodge recalls a part, but won't allow car owners the option to purchase the replacement part and install it ourselves. This is why I despise automakers and in particular, dealerships. It's not about the customer experience, it's about jacking up our wallets. Please stop insinuating that the part I purchased is faulty. It is not, you know it & I know it. Recall part # CSZET361AA is not some magical alternator that we all must have or our cars will evaporate. It's another POS alternator that will most likely fail before it's time like the rest of them.
 

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the picture i quoted looks like a new alternator, and thats not the recall part number, also, dealers cannot sell recall parts, there is no way legally to buy them, and if a dealer sells recalls parts they can get in pretty serious trouble
Luke

ps would recommend you find a reputable dealer in your area and have the recall performed properly, not every dealer is bad, just like not all restaurants are bad
I've yet to find a competent Chrysler dealer in the Metro-Detroit area. I'm on my 3rd, soon to be 4th...
 

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Hey Luke,

I am also going to do my alternator recall myself (2014 Shaker). The PN on my alternator is exactly like the last picture (TN421000-0800).

What are you referring too as not the part number in your reply?

Hans
4801866ac is not the recall part number, the other number is a serial number
 

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OK. I took my 2014 RT Plus into the dealer on 3/12/18, where I bought it, for the alternator recall/replacement. Take note that I never had any problems in the past 4 years/24000 miles with the original alternator. I just pulled the car out from under the cover, where its been for the past two weeks. Its dark outside and I immediately notice that when I turn the steering wheel, the headlights go dim. Anyone else get this issue after the replacement. I have to make a new appointment and bring it back for a check up. Any thoughts?
 

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FWIW, mine did it from day one with the original alternator and still does it with the new recall replacement alternator, which has been in the car for almost a month.
 

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You guys are spooking me. I've had no "headlight dimming" or any other issues with my alternator. I'm scheduled in for recall repair this Friday. Hoping it doesn't come back worse than it went in. This dealer left the radiator fan disconnected and I overheated/boiled an air-bubble into the block and had to be towed. Not feeling wonderful about turning my ride over to the dealer for this.
 

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You guys are spooking me. I've had no "headlight dimming" or any other issues with my alternator. I'm scheduled in for recall repair this Friday. Hoping it doesn't come back worse than it went in. This dealer left the radiator fan disconnected and I overheated/boiled an air-bubble into the block and had to be towed. Not feeling wonderful about turning my ride over to the dealer for this.
Are you sure your's doesn't flicker? The only time I notice is when I leave for work because it's totally dark in my driveway and nobody is awake yet so there's no house lights on..... Don't notice any other time because there's always other nearby lighting. :|
 

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Are you sure your's doesn't flicker? The only time I notice is when I leave for work because it's totally dark in my driveway and nobody is awake yet so there's no house lights on..... Don't notice any other time because there's always other nearby lighting. :|
I'm positive. Dark as a miner's rectum when I pull out every morning (way out in the sticks with no street lights, no house lights). I've never had any headlight flicker. Not while turning, going straight, or even when changing from high-beam to low and back.

Maybe we should ask others with 11/12/13/14's if they've had headlight flicker/dimming before/after alternator recall.
 
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