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Alternator for 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland

Discussion in 'Grand Cherokee' started by samthesnake, Nov 16, 2022.

  1. Nov 16, 2022 at 11:42 AM
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    samthesnake

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    Has anyone else had issues with the alternator failing? Mine just failed and I see a recall for 2012 Grand Cherokees but they're saying that my VIN wasn't flagged. I filed a complaint with the NHTSA and I'm hoping to find others with the same issue to also file complaints.
     
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  2. Nov 16, 2022 at 1:53 PM
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    aggrex

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    There might be a long wait before anything happens with the complaint letter so plan on a replacement alternator. IMO rebuilt alternator quality could be hit or miss, OEM cost more and depending on how long you plan to keep the Jeep could be a factor to go OEM.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    Dirty Dog

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    Average lifespan for an alternator is about 7 years. And you're upset because yours failed after 10? Just go buy a replacement and get on with your life.
     
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