Throughout the 20th century, Alfa Romeo was renowned for its innovative technologies and performance-oriented vehicles. It introduced several innovations in the automotive industry, including the twin cam engine and the use of aerodynamic body designs.
During the post-World War II era, Alfa Romeo shifted towards mass-produced passenger vehicles while still maintaining a focus on performance and design. The brand became known for its sporty vehicles that were accessible to a broader market, including models like the Giulietta, the Spider, and the Alfasud.
In the 21st century, Alfa Romeo continues to be recognized for its combination of elegant design and performance prowess. The brand has made efforts to return to its roots in performance and luxury, launching models like the Giulia and the Stelvio, which have been well-received for their driving dynamics and Italian styling.
Alfa Romeo’s centennial history is marked by a blend of racing heritage, Italian craftsmanship, and technological innovation, making it one of the most storied and revered names in the automotive industry.
Alfa Romero Recalls
Over the last 10 years, Alfa Romeo vehicles have experienced a variety of recalls. Some of the notable recalls include:
Adaptive Cruise Control Failure: This issue affected certain 2018-2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and 2017-2019 Giulia models. The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system might fail to deactivate due to a software glitch in the Brake System Module, posing a safety risk.
Engine Misfire Leading to Heat Damage: This recall impacted 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles. Engine misfires in these models could cause the catalytic converter to overheat, damaging wiring and other engine components, potentially leading to an engine fire.
Brake Fluid Leak: Some 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia models, particularly those with all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, were recalled due to a brake line that could rub against a coolant hose clamp, causing brake fluid to leak and increasing the risk of an engine fire.
Fuel Gauge Reading Errors: Certain 2018-2019 Giulia and Stelvio models were recalled because their Body Control Module might report a higher fuel level than actual, leading to unexpected fuel depletion and increased crash risk.
Contaminated Brake Fluid: Some 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio vehicles were found to have brake fluid contaminated with other materials from the factory, which could lead to reduced braking performance and increased crash risk.
These recalls reflect the range of issues that Alfa Romeo has addressed over the years to ensure the safety and reliability of its vehicles. For specific details about each recall and to check if your Alfa Romeo vehicle is affected, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and enter your VIN or vehicle make and model. Also, for a comprehensive list of recalls and related information, you can refer to sources like VehicleHistory and DealerRater.
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Alfa Romero
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem with your Alfa Romero within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect in your Alfa Romero within three or more attempts and/or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t keep driving your Alfa Romero back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.