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http://www.carscoops.com/2018/01/alfa-romeo-giulia-and-stelvio-recalled.html

When you drive any new vehicle, you count on the brakes to be working properly at all times. But this is not the case with certain Alfa Romeos, as the company has just issued a recall concerning this issue.

The Italian automaker reports that it filled the braking systems on a few hundred new Giulias and Stelvios with contaminated brake fluid, which could damage the brakes and keep them from performing as they should.

The problem appears to be limited to 2018 models manufactured between the 14th and 23rd of November, 2017, of which only 307 examples are estimated to be in the United States, though it's possible that there are more in other countries around the world.

Those sedans and crossovers will need to be brought in to their local dealers to have the braking systems inspected and, where necessary, replaced entirely. The process is set to kick off on February 8, so drivers of the affected vehicles had better test their brakes to make sure they're working in the meantime or refrain from using them altogether.
 

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Not new news at all. Been known for quite sometime.

Dealers have already changed on any in stock and rest that were at port were held and fixed before going to dealers.
 

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Well this is likely to delay my delivery date. My VIN became available on 11/10 so it is highly likely that my order was being built during that time frame. Guess we will just have to wait and see what happens. I know I will be checking on this issue once it does get to the dealer.
 

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Bold statement considering the variability of dealer competence and capability seen on these boards.
What do you mean bold. I laid out exactly what AR is doing to address it--including holding cars at the port so that can fix them before they get to your 'incompetent' dealer.

I cannot control dealer competence across the US sorry. Just reporting what corporate has done.

Thanks.
 

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The problem appears to be limited to 2018 models manufactured between the 14th and 23rd of November, 2017, of which only 307 examples are estimated to be in the United States,
So they are saying there are Alfas built between Nov. 14-23, 2017 that are currently in the USA?

LOL.

Challenge.

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What do you mean bold. I laid out exactly what AR is doing to address it--including holding cars at the port so that can fix them before they get to your 'incompetent' dealer.

I cannot control dealer competence across the US sorry. Just reporting what corporate has done.

Thanks.
Sorry...I thought you wrote "Dealers have already changed on any in stock." Seems like a pretty definitive statement to me.
 

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Sorry...I thought you wrote "Dealers have already changed on any in stock." Seems like a pretty definitive statement to me.
Only the incompetent ones--probably your dealer. Take care.
 

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I read that the precise issue was that they used regular brake fluid
rather than extra virgin brake fluid.
 

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Might anyone know the affected VIN ranges?
 
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