04 Alternator Recall Help!!!!!
I have an 04, bought with approx 84k, now has 144k. Last Friday my wife was driving (4 lane @60 mph) with my 8 mo old son, and the alternator caught fire and caused the vehicle to shut down. Melted the alternator connector and surrounding wiring. I bought a new alternator but could not locate a plug to swap the melted one. I searched here and found the information about the recall. Called Nissan, and of course they state not their problem. Recall was performed on my SUV (ALT # 23100-CN100R on vehicle), but the "fixed" alternator still caught on fire. I have pics of the damage, info on the recall, and numbers for everything. Has anyone else experienced this after the recall? I'm thinking about hiring a lawyer after talking to the arbitration guy at Nissan today. I just need to know if anyone else has the same experience.
BTW, in my experience when an alternators goes south, they typically don't catch on fire. So yes, I realize these are wear parts that go bad, just not in this fashion.