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'11 - '14 Hemi Driver's ...please chime in on BSM / bad alternators

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It is well documented regarding the BSM message in the EVIC. I have been having the Battery Saver Mode message come and go for the last 6 - 8 months or so. Dealer cannot replicate it or resolve it.

Today hopped in the car w/ the kids and got BSM message in the EVIC. Then the radio shut down and the soft touch buttons on the 8.4 screen went inactive. At the same time I heard a whine from under the hood. Popped the hood and could hear the sound from the alternator. I also noticed a burning/hot smell associated w/ electrical type problems.

There is a recall for the 160 amps on the 3.6 Pentastars, but none yet on the Hemis w/ 180 amps. Made a complaint w/ Chrysler via phone and opened a case. (They were super helpful, I must say) I am going to the dealer at first light. What is a bummer is I am just outside the 36k factory warranty @ 40k, but only had the car for 20 months....And I was in the process of purchasing extended warranty, but that won't go into effect for another 30 days.....

Would appreciate input from the Hemi owners. I know there are multiple threads on this here, but wanted to get a streamline thread on this for the 5.7 / 6.4 guys and gals....maybe they will issue a recall fix for us...maybe not, but worth a try. I will post same message on another forum as well

Murphy's Law strikes again......:frown2:
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Went to the dealer today.....they got a code for the PCM, so they reflashed it for me. The guys said if the PCM is funky the alternator can fail as it tells the alternator when and how much (or not) to charge. They were real cool and the tech actually came out to speak w/ me awhile. No charge for the re-flash. Let's hope that is least for another 30 days, as my extended bumper to bumper will kick in at that point!!

Apparently the re-flash is covered by 8/80k if you are having this issue, you may want to inquire w/ dealer. Who knows, it might only be temporary. If it turns out to be the alt, later on, they are holding a 220amp alternator for me.

Anyways...per Dodge Cares (Regina), no recall for the Hemis w/ 180 amp or 220 amp alternators or PCMs. I wii post up if anything else pops up.
Thanks for the update. Hopefully this is resolved for you.


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