Bad alternator in a 2012 Ford Fiesta

Asked by Oct 21, 2013 at 02:54 PM about the 2012 Ford Fiesta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was told today by a Ford dealership my alternator is bad in my 2012 Ford Fiesta.  I've had the car for 18 months.  How is this possible?

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Either a defective alternator, or the electrical system was overloaded. Did you upgrade your stereo? Got a couple amps 1000 watts each? Those can kill the alternator, but battery would die first, most likely. Large capacitors help preventing that, if that was the case.

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