Purchased a 2012 Laredo 3.6 v6 about 2 months ago, 33k on the clock. Love the jeep but after reading thru this forum its a little scary.
While driving to town two days ago I noted the battery indicator showing I went back home shut off the jeep and restarted, indicator was off so I headed back to town. After about 2 miles the indicator was back on.
I called the dealer where I made the purchase and was told to bring it in and they will check it out, they are about 25 miles away and I'm wondering if it will make it that far. Nope,
half way there it shut down and there I sat along the road, the jeep completely dead. Called the dealer and they directed me to call Chrysler roadside assistance, flat bed showed up and had to jump the battery to get into neutral. Dealer checked over the jeep while I waited and then told me the alternator is bad. They have a new one in stock and will install now, so I can be on my way. Great,
except after installing they told me that the new alternator is not charging, and they are not sure why or what else could cause this.
They called for a rental car for me and said they will continue trying to figure it out.
Heard back from them the next day and they say it's still not fixed and they are waiting for a return call from Chrysler engineering to help figure it out.
My odometer is now at 35750 so this is covered under warranty, so other than inconvenience I should not have any charges. Anyone have any ideas on the cause of this problem? I know back in the old days it would probably be the voltage regulator, but that was then.