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Agree. 5 Yrs is about as far as the battery can be relied upon.

When my battery died the RACV told me the alternator tested fine. I had a feeling it wasn't consistent though and since I didn't fancy getting stuck in the middle of nowhere and possibly frying the new battery as well, I had an aftermarket (Jaylec) alternator fitted at same time.
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I'm still on my original.

I'll change it before my next big trip since I've reached 6yr mark.
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Agree. 5 Yrs is about as far as the battery can be relied upon.



When my battery died the RACV told me the alternator tested fine. I had a feeling it wasn't consistent though and since I didn't fancy getting stuck in the middle of nowhere and possibly frying the new battery as well, I had an aftermarket (Jaylec) alternator fitted at same time.


Sounds like its time.

I was playing with the evis and before attempting to start the vehicle it is only reading as 12v and I would have thought it should be closer to 14.

Still need to get it load tested as Id like to know if the battery really is cactus even if Im going to replace it due to age.

Looked up a couple of tutorials on using a multimeter to do it, but might just get someone who knows what theyre doing to do it anyway.


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Still no recall on the alternator for the 3.0 CRD? I Just had my 2014 diesel die in traffic. lucky I wasn't going fast because steering locked up and it just shut down. Had I been going 110 on the highway this would have been an "exciting" drive.
I have since been in contact with FCA and they have asked for all my details and will contact me later. We will see.
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I have since been in contact with FCA and they have asked for all my details and will contact me later. We will see.
Fingers crossed FCA do the right thing, finally.
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What are the odds of FCA finally admitting there is a fault with the alternator..?
One replaced would open the door for many others.
FCA told me to contact ACCC and see how I go.
Pretty cheeky as it is a dangerous situation when the fault shuts the car down.It will take an accident and someone injured to change FCA s attitude.
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They told me to keep all my receipts, I did that, that was in late 2017, still no call from them about a recall, I doubt they will
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Last year I told FCA I was changing the alternator at my own expense since I didn't want to risk getting stranded. When I asked what recourse I would have if a recall was eventually posted, the answer was "good idea, keep your receipts". Do I think they'll honour that if a recall comes out? Not without a substantial s**t fight, I'm sure.
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What really frustrates me on top of FCAs attitude is the toothless wonder the ACCC is with their lack of response to this issue.
I would encourage any diesel owners with alternator issues to contact ACCC regards to the safety issues involved with the alternator failure.
How many failures do there need to be to to justify a problem.?
It still annoys the krp out of me.
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