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On my way to work today and the digital cluster display is off and I can't get it back on. I tried restarting and still nothing. maybe a fuse or need to disconnecting the battery? I will have to mess around with it after work. Anyone else experience this or know of a way to fix?
 

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Update, after workit came back on upon start up. When it didn't come on earlier I did try restarting a couple times, but that didn't work. After work (about 3 hours later) it worked again. Must be the Italian quirks I hear about ;-)
 

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Update, after workit came back on upon start up. When it didn't come on earlier I did try restarting a couple times, but that didn't work. After work (about 3 hours later) it worked again. Must be the Italian quirks I hear about ;-)
Stuff like this never happens with German cars.....they only catch fire...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/bmw-recalls-million-vehicles-fire-risk/story?id=50922136

or in the case of Porsche have IMS bearings that fail.....requiring a new engine....

What Porsche models are prone to IMS failure and should be replaced?

- All 986 Boxster models.
- 987 Cayman & Boxster models up to engine number 61504715
- All 996 models (not including: GT and Turbo models)
- 997 3.6ltr with M96/05 up to engine number 6950745


What actually goes wrong?



There are so many reasons for bearing failure, and usually each failure is due to a combination of causes, not just a single cause. Spalling (Define: Spalling) occurs as a result of normal fatigue where the bearing has reached the end of its normal lifespan but this is not the most common cause of IMS failure. Spalling detected in bearings can generally be attributed to other factors; a common cause of bearing failure is due to high load and lack of lubrication to the IMS bearing, eventuating in the continuous over heating. This eventually will cook the metals in the bearing and cause large amounts of friction, bringing the bearing past the strength of the steel and fracturing it, leaving behind a jagged depression (or a ‘pit’). Once this cycle begins, wear is a greatly accelerated and the bearing will fail prematurely.



What is the worst case scenario?

In worst-case scenarios, the cam timing can also be thrown off, causing valve to piston contact. In that case, the engine will not be accepted as a core, requiring the purchase of another core or to pay an ever increasing core charge from Porsche on top of the cost of the replacement engine.

One thing is for sure; once you have experienced an IMS bearing failure, there is NO turning back. A complete engine disassembly is required to replace the intermediate shaft and in most cases, complete rebuild or engine replacement is your ONLY option.

>:)
 

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Porsche 991 news...

At the start of 2014, deliveries of the GT3 were halted following two fires. A subsequent recall to replace the engines of all 785 cars was announced in March 2014 before manufacturing of the GT3 would restart.
 
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Hi all, I have the same issue with the cluster display in my Giulia. I have tried everything to get it back on with no joy. Has anyone had the same problem and if so how do I get it back on?
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My display just turned off yesterday. Interestingly enough, my blind spot warning system is down too. I tried restarting and it sometimes blinks on but then goes dark. Dealer told me to bring it in. I’ll let everyone know what happens.

Note: This is my first issues since taking delivery 10k miles ago. Not bad but hopefully an easy fix.
 

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We get it, we get it :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 

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Hi guys, this happened this morning as well with the cluster disappearing. I just disconnected battery to see if that works. Waiting 30 minutes to see if this fixes issue. Please help.
 

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Hey bro I have the same issue. Did they fix it??




My display just turned off yesterday. Interestingly enough, my blind spot warning system is down too. I tried restarting and it sometimes blinks on but then goes dark. Dealer told me to bring it in. I’ll let everyone know what happens.

Note: This is my first issues since taking delivery 10k miles ago. Not bad but hopefully an easy fix.
 

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The cluster failure is unfortunately a "known' issue and was reported over at alfaowner.com some time ago by a UK owner. Apparently some defective clusters which are easily replaced out by the dealer once they have telegraphed the situation to Alfa HQ in Italy etc. The issue starts intermittent but eventually leads to total failure of the dial center cluster (although technically the car still functions fine)
 
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My display just turned off yesterday. Interestingly enough, my blind spot warning system is down too. I tried restarting and it sometimes blinks on but then goes dark. Dealer told me to bring it in. I’ll let everyone know what happens.

Note: This is my first issues since taking delivery 10k miles ago. Not bad but hopefully an easy fix.
Hi DLo,

How did your service appointment go? If you need an additional layer of assistance, please let us know. We'd be glad to help.

Jasmine
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Unfortunately, I had to bump my service date back. Brining it in this monday. Will update the thread once I get some feedback from the dealer.

My display just turned off yesterday. Interestingly enough, my blind spot warning system is down too. I tried restarting and it sometimes blinks on but then goes dark. Dealer told me to bring it in. I’ll let everyone know what happens.

Note: This is my first issues since taking delivery 10k miles ago. Not bad but hopefully an easy fix.
Hi DLo,

How did your service appointment go? If you need an additional layer of assistance, please let us know. We'd be glad to help.

Jasmine
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Looks like I'm a victim of this as well. I couldn't get a loaner until next Wednesday. Will keep everyone posted.
 

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I *thought* I was the victim of this as well. Happened after I changed the auto start settings so it didn't turn the radio on and wake up my neighbors when I used the remote start. Infotainment screen was blacked out and wouldn't come on. Tried turning the power button on, re-starting the car, everything else I could think of. No luck. Then I figured out that the on/off button just needs to be pressed an unusually long length of time for the Infotainment center to come back on. Now everything seems to work fine. Not suggesting that is the OPs problem, just posting it here to maybe save someone else from a few days of unnecessary anxiety. :)
 

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Hmm, could be. My infotainment system is the same way. Takes about 3-4 seconds of press and hold time to come on. I do have radio set to off. The cluster may have something to do with battery or voltage? But if it's a known issue in the UK you need to watch it. My first suggestion would be to check the connectors or fuses. Especially if the weather is foul in your area or any variety of cold and damp.
 

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OK, they are obviously all programmed to go out around the same time. Count me in. Mine went out Thursday. First problem in 8,000 miles.
Dealer appt May 2.
Actually presents a cleaner look when driving. I mostly just miss the temp gauge. :wink2:
 

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OK, they are obviously all programmed to go out around the same time. Count me in. Mine went out Thursday. First problem in 8,000 miles.
Dealer appt May 2.
Actually presents a cleaner look when driving. I mostly just miss the temp gauge. :wink2:
Hi sjmst,

We are sorry to hear that you are encountering this concern. Please message us if additional assistance is needed while your Giulia is in service.

Darlene
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Thanks, Darlene. I think my dealer will fix it, they are pretty good (Westbury Alfa)
 

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Ok, just dropped off my car to look at the cluster display and some brake "shudder"/vibration that comes through the steering wheel/front end of car. I have a feeling the latter will be slightly warped rotors; we'll see.

I got a Maserati Ghibli as a loaner; sweet! Will keep you posted.
 
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