Three weeks ago I was sitting in a parking light with my car running when all of the lights on my dash suddenly lit up. I turned the car off and tried to turn it back on, but could not get the engine to turn over. As I was doing this, my dome light started flashing. I called for a jump and was toke it was most likely the alternator and I should set a tow. I get my car to the Honda dealership, they told me the battery was dead and they would have to place it before they could test the alternator. Several hours later I’m told they tested the alternator, and it’s fine. I pay my bill and they send me on my way. Now, three weeks later, I’m driving down the road and my alternator light comes on again. Trying to make my way to a parking lot, several more lights come on and all of my gauges stop working, have trouble with gas regulation. This timenhonda tells me the alternator is gone. This is the original alternator.
Two questions: could they really have tested it and it been fine just three weeks ago? Also, is my new battery now shot?
Thanks for your help. I want to have them credit me at least the service fee as I think they should have been able to tell the alternator was going out three weeks ago.