alternator issue

Just FYI. I bought a new RSX 2005 3 weeks ago. The car as 2000 miles. I am running on hte freeway and the light of hte battery went off, signal that the alternator is not recharging the battery.
I stopped the car when i got to my destination, but kept the engine on. The car died after 10 minutes. Jump start would start the car but then the car would not keep on. What is going on? anybody had problem like htat? This is a brand new 2005 RSX. This is a safety issue, big time. I was not in a safe place.
Acura are know for quality? My car is new 2000 miles, this is a big issue, alternator does not work. anybody had the same ?
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Parts do fail you know, and occasionally they are even defective. That is why you have a warranty. If cars were absolutely perfect, no warranty would be offered.
Let the dealer fix it. That's their job here.
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bad alternator; it could as easily have been the next car in line that got it. When they put a new alternator in you are as well off as if it had not failed.
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When dealing with electronics,its common to have "infant failures". That's why companies spend so much on component "burn-in",to weed out as much of them as practical.
Semiconductors can have microscopic flaws that allow them to work for a while,then fail,without the flaws being detectable during manufacturing. Even electrostatic discharge(ESD) can damage diodes in an alternator. For a person to feel an ESD,the voltage has to be over 2000 volts,usually a lot more than that.
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