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Old 04-22-2012, 06:15 PM
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Heading to the dealership tomorrow with the battery light on. My 2012 Crew AWD V-6 is only a month old with 1000 miles. Hopefully something simple....Anyone else with this issue ? I'll update as to what they find out...
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Heading to the dealership tomorrow with the battery light on. My 2012 Crew AWD V-6 is only a month old with 1000 miles. Hopefully something simple....Anyone else with this issue ? I'll update as to what they find out...
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Not sure what radio you have but a couple of them require a flash for a battery drain issue. Let me know what they find.
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Thanks for the reply, its the 730 Nav radio. The autolamps also quit working at the same time. Don't know if its related or not. I will post results as to what the dealership finds.
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Heard back from the dealership, apperently the diagnosis is a faulty alternator....no big deal until they said it is USA stock and gonna be a week away....I love the Durango, but only 5 weeks old and 1000 miles and the alternator is shot...thank god for warranty....see what kinda loaner / rental they give me.....
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Alternator replaced, bad diode inside according to tech.
Hopefully now, only back for required maintenance....
On a side note, before the battery light came on...auto lamps quit working...tech stated there is a battery saver mode the computers go into when voltage gets low...basically shuts down all creature features to perserve battery power...just FYI
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Alternator replaced, bad diode inside according to tech.
Hopefully now, only back for required maintenance....
On a side note, before the battery light came on...auto lamps quit working...tech stated there is a battery saver mode the computers go into when voltage gets low...basically shuts down all creature features to perserve battery power...just FYI

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Glad they got it fixed. PM me your VIN if you want and I will see if I can get you a couple of free oil changes for your trouble.
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