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Alright, this is nothing major, but you know, even small things can make a difference.

If I push any of the window buttons to the second click (the one that's supposed to roll the windows down all the way without needing me to hold the finger there), half of the times it won't work. It will stop as soon as I release the button. Same if pull it to roll them up.

It's almost as if it detects another first-step click on the way of releasing the button which triggers the stop. I've tried to release it quickly, release it slowly... no difference. sometimes it goes all the way, sometimes it doesn't.
I find it annoying as I like to roll all the windows down as soon as I hop in the car.

Any of you guys experienced this?
 

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Alright, this is nothing major, but you know, even small things can make a difference.

If I push any of the window buttons to the second click (the one that's supposed to roll the windows down all the way without needing me to hold the finger there), half of the times it won't work. It will stop as soon as I release the button. Same if pull it to roll them up.

It's almost as if it detects another first-step click on the way of releasing the button which triggers the stop. I've tried to release it quickly, release it slowly... no difference. sometimes it goes all the way, sometimes it doesn't.
I find it annoying as I like to roll all the windows down as soon as I hop in the car.

Any of you guys experienced this?
Yes, but only some of the time, and only on the passenger door window. Doesn't bother me enough to worry about it since I don't have the windows down that often.
 
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Yes! I've been having that issue too, from day one! I thought it was me...maybe I wasn't Italian enough or maybe I was getting weaker in my old age...I just thought I wasn't pushing down hard enough.

When I took it in to the dealer for a stalling issue, I told him about it. They kept the car for almost a week and when I picked it up, the mechanic said he couldn't duplicate the issue. I think both of us concluded that it was operator error.
Happy to hear it wasn't me!
 

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Alright, this is nothing major, but you know, even small things can make a difference.

If I push any of the window buttons to the second click (the one that's supposed to roll the windows down all the way without needing me to hold the finger there), half of the times it won't work. It will stop as soon as I release the button. Same if pull it to roll them up.

It's almost as if it detects another first-step click on the way of releasing the button which triggers the stop. I've tried to release it quickly, release it slowly... no difference. sometimes it goes all the way, sometimes it doesn't.
I find it annoying as I like to roll all the windows down as soon as I hop in the car.

Any of you guys experienced this?
Hi Il_Conte,

I checked the service bulletins for the Giulia to see if something might stand out that mirrored what you're experiencing, but unfortunately did not find anything. I am going to send your finding over to my brand contact to make sure the Alfa Romeo team is aware. Thank you for providing this feedback!

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Funny,I noticed this this morning rolling down the rear driver window. That was the first time I've probably tried to roll it up or down. Took me about 4 tries.
 

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I'm in this camp too, just figured it was me being stupid with the switches. Not a big deal, but if it's going to Alfa, want to make sure everyone affected is accounted for!
 

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So....is it a quirk or are we not activating the switch properly....?
 

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So....is it a quirk or are we not activating the switch properly....?
Hi Alfaholico,

This thread has been forwarded on to the brand and one of our quality teams as well. While I can't guarantee a response, if I do receive more information, I will post it immediately.

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I thought it was me... though, this has occurred has several times.

Mostly when approaching overpasses, switching into "race" mode, and attempting to roll down the rear windows. Sometimes both windows go down all the way. Sometimes only one will go down.

Yes, the full push of the double position switch has been activated. ;)
 
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Same issue here for me - mainly happens with the passenger side front window.
Happens most every time it try to have the auto down feature work on that side.
Always requires an extra hard press...

Yes - another Alfa quirk...
Minor but something you always have to be aware of if you use that feature - I just never expect that window to go down without at least two tries.
 
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Ditto

My experience is exactly the same. Following this method:

about 80% of the time the full press will work on individual front windows. Pressing Driver and Passenger Front down at the same time gives me a ~60+% success rate -- 80% of 80% is 64%, so it seems)

rear windows give me a lower success rate of about 60% for a single press and 0% for a dual press. At best a dual press might lower one window automatically, but it never does both. Never ever.

And yes, I am not whimpy when depressing the switches to the 2nd click/position. Window up behavior is about the same.

Identical on my Q4 Ti loaded and the entry-level Q4 I have as a loaner.


Charming quirk. Probably easily remedied, unless there is an issue with power loads with multiple windows in motion. Not high on my hit list. I'll take a defeat for the Auto StartStop or disable TCS, if the FCA coders are only allowed to work on two things.


This old fart opines about the past...
"Back in the day I wrote a bunch of "button press" software for early consumer/engineering devices, and this problem seems exactly like bugs with debounce logic, and button strobing code. Particularly the asymmetry between front window and rear window behavior. cough, wheeze."
 

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Charming quirk. Probably easily remedied, unless there is an issue with power loads with multiple windows in motion. Not high on my hit list. I'll take a defeat for the Auto StartStop or disable TCS, if the FCA coders are only allowed to work on two things.
This. Similar experience here. My driver window works, the others do not. Not super concerned, but it seemed odd that there was clearly a second detent for the switch that had no purpose. I figured the driver window was the only one intended for auto-down. Could be worse.
 

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Same here. My passenger window doesn't work on second click when operating from drivers door. Remainder of windows work.
 

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I think it's operator error for me. I almost always get it right when I'm trying to pay attention and focus. If I'm driving and only just sort of stabbing half minded at the buttons I get a low percentage.
 

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This is not just an Italian quirk.

Both of my Audi's exhibit the same anomaly, always have.
 

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Nope...in fact made it a point last night to play with the buttons....nice in this case to be the only one so far LOL
I agree w/ @MrMegadeth that when you are driving, at times you may not push with enough force or partial push?? I have had that happen in my other cars....
the only thing that doesn't seem to get resolved is the smiling when I drive Sophia.. :)
 

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Hehe, my bet is on power load issues. Ferrari electronics are sensitive to load and the cheap tin connectors used in the past were susceptible to corrosion. Gold connector kits exist and trickle chargers are sometimes in play even for regular drivers cars. With my alternator cable/unit failure this past week, I may join the ranks of trickle chargers even though I drive it every week and it didn't show any symptoms until the dome light quit a few weeks before. That could just be the bulb. Miata windows struggle too but only in speed and load, not logic.
 

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Automatic Window Feature Malfunction

The automatic raise and lower works on my driver window every time. The other three windows have about a 0-10% success rate depending on the window and the direction.


For those who have not tried it, the manual describes a process for "reinitializing" the automatic feature of the windows. Basically, with the window fully closed, hold the window switch in the up position for three seconds and then release. Unfortunately, I tried this multiple times and it didn't fix anything
 
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