Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,100 model-year 2017-18 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedans equipped with 280-horsepower engines and all-wheel drive The Problem: The brake fluid line may contact a coolant hose clamp, possibly causing brake fluid to leak onto the exhaust and increasing the risk of a fire. The Fix: Dealers will install a bracket on the brake fluid line to prevent contact with the coolant hose clamp. If damage is found on the brake line, it will be replaced. Both repairs will be done for free. What Owners Should Do: Alfa Romeo automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners Jan. 15. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your … [Read more...] about 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Recall Alert
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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia; Cars.com photos by Angela Conners Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in May 2017 about the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Alfa Romeo launched itself full-scale back into the U.S. market in 2015 with the 4C sports car and follows that up with a more practical choice, the Giulia sedan. On the outside, there's plenty to like in terms of styling, and inside, parents will be pleasantly surprised by its roomy backseat and easy-access Latch anchors. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid Latch, grade A: The two sets of lower anchors sit under hinged plastic covers and are easy to use. The three top tether anchors sit under hinged covers on the rear shelf and are also clearly marked for easy connection. Infant, grade A: Connection was easy and an … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia?
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 34,300 model-year 2017-18 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedans and model-year 2018 Stelvio SUVs, Quadrifoglio models excepted The Problem: A specific engine operating condition that occurs naturally, but only rarely, and is imperceptible to the driver may go unmitigated by existing engine control software, which could cause the catalytic converter to overheat, possibly leading to an engine stall or, in unique circumstances, fire. Alfa Romeo parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is unaware of any related accidents or injuries. The Fix: Dealers will update the engine control software and, as necessary, replace the catalytic converters for free. What Owners Should Do: FCA will begin notifying owners the first week of October. Owners can call Alfa Romeo at 866-932-3881, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Need to … [Read more...] about 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Stelvio: Recall Alert
Hello there, car shopper. Perhaps you are in the market for a sporty sedan. You could buy yourself any number of nice, reliable and sort-of-fun sedans, or you can live on the edge and get something with an Italian flair. That’s because the Alfa Romeo Giulia is already depreciating into tempting price ranges. There is no debate that the Alfa Romeo Giulia is wonderful to drive. What is a bit of a wild card is how reliable it will be in the long haul. It seems that most of the early teething issues that added to Alfa’s reputation of unreliability have been worked out, but despite modern manufacturing techniques, Alfa owners will always have a lingering question about the durability of their chosen ride. But hey, life is an adventure and things aren’t always certain. You don’t want to drive a Toyota Camry anyway. While the Giulia hasn’t been out for very long, the predictable depreciation curve has already started to set in and some nice cars can be had for … [Read more...] about The Cheap Alfa Romeo Giulias Are Coming
This isn’t the Alfa Romeo that your dad had in college, the Spider that was great on sunny days but wrecked his bank account over and over again with its repair bills. This isn’t the Alfa Romeo of the 1990s, after it left America and turned out one dismal Fiat-sourced front-wheel drive hatchback after another. This isn’t even the Alfa Romeo that recently cranked out the 4C, a wonderful, hardcore and at times objectively bad car designed only for crazy people. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the vanguard of the new Alfa Romeo, the one that’s the recipient of a huge cash dump from parent Fiat Chrysler in hopes that it can take on the German luxury brands. It does so with a Ferrari-derived turbocharged engine and some of the best driving dynamics you can find in this class. It also does so with a series of letdowns you might expect from Alfa Romeo, but let me tell you this: when this thing is on, it’s on. (Full Disclosure: On a recent visit to … [Read more...] about 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: The Jalopnik Review