Approximately 34,300 model-year 2017-18 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedans and model-year 2018 Stelvio SUV’s are being recalled due to issues with the engine control software. A specific engine operating condition that 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 fire. At this time, Alfa Romeo parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is unaware of any related accidents or injuries.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners the first week of October. Owners can call Alfa Romeo at 866-932-3881 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the engine control software and if necessary, replace the catalytic converter.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.