Thread: Alternator woes
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Old 09-09-2022, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by HotWheelsRedline View Post
Replaced the alternator for the second time on my e53. Original equipment lasted 12 years; this one only 5. WTH? And of course, warranty is for only 3 years. Seems like parts quality is getting worse and worse. Anyone else feel my pain??

And what's with the onboard computer not alerting us to a faulty alternator? No check engine light, no battery light, no nothin'. My wife nearly got stranded before I figured it out.
its highly unlikely you purchased a NEW alternator from BMW. You must of gotten a reman 3rd party part. You shouldn't compare the longevity of the original new part from BMW vs a 3rd party part.

If you purchased a REMAN/Exchange part from BMW, these parts have a lifetime warranty.
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