Thought I'd share and also see what other's experience has been.
I have a 2012 XC60 T6 AWD R-Design with 88K miles. I started getting the "Charging Failure Service Urgent" message + battery light turning on in the dash. It happened once, then as time went on, started happening much more frequently. I took it into an independent Volvo shop, and they said the fault code pointed to an internal failure. So ended up putting in a re-manufactured Bosch unit (from FCP Euro (half the price of a brand new one)).
My mechanic said he's been seeing some issues with these alternators. Also, saw a Ford Motor Company stamp on the original alternator. And we all know Ford didn't help Volvo's quality. I do know one of the previous TSBs was around a bolt coming loose. But this wasn't that.
Anyways, has anyone else had this happen so early, what have you all heard/know, thoughts?