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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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I have a 13 RT and I have had this problem since the first fall I had my car it started as BSM would come on very rarely then it became more common i work at a dealership got my alternator warranted was good for about 2 weeks then It came back in the summer time I would notice it would pop up a little less but was still there I left it alone cause there was no fix fall of 2014 the same thing that happened to you happened to me my radio shit off my heated seats would not work and its not like I'm drawing a lot of power I don't have a heated steering wheel or heated cup holders or adaptive CC so I don't understand why I get this message and others don't.

But anyways I talked to a mechanic he looked at it replaced a sensor that goes to my battery and still no fix so he emailed star center....

And unfortunately they say there is no fix and its normal for the car to turn off electronics not needed to run the car.... I think there just being lazy and not looking into it my opinion. The whole heated seats and radio turning off has only happened once but if it happens again I want to check the rear defroster if it shuts that off it could be a potential safety hazard could it not maybe they'll do something then.

I get this message on my evic every time I drive now so if they fix it on your car please let us all know I hate seeing it come on best of luck to a fix

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