The alt on my 2012 went kaput in January and I ended up forking over a wad of cash to have it replaced. My mechanic advised me that he called Dodge to see if there was any recalls out on these because his shop has seen a rash of fried alts over the past year or so.. all on 2011 and up Dodge models.
My 2012 Avenger had about 50k miles and in otherwise excellent repair. Is it common for alternators to go dark after two and a half years? It seems like a lot of money to fork out on a vehicle thats relatively new. I haven't heard of any recall specifics yet on these.