My Legend has just done 60.000 miles and has in the last 5 days done 1000 miles .Yesterday i was less than 1 mile from my house and two of the dash warning lights came on .One was the battery light and the LCD display said " check battery " When i arrived at my home i checked the belt on the alternator which was ok ,and then checked the output of the alternator with a meter and measured 12.2 volts . What i did notice that the alternator was so hot it was emitting smoke and i disconnected it from the battery. The car is now at my Independent Honda dealer and they confirm that the alternator has melted itself internally .THE CAR HAD BEEN RUNNING PERFECTLY and started every time and give no indication that it had an issue with the alternator. Being only 6 years old its a" hard pill to swallow" .(Cost £475 plus vat and has to come from Europe) My 27 year old CR-X is still running its original alternator makes you wonder don't make them now to last I wonder who makes the Legend one ???