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Purchased a Giulia on Saturday. At Monday, with 58 miles on the odometer, the Engine Failure icon came on and the car wouldn't start. I had it towed to the dealer on Tuesday AM. The dealer couldn't figure out the problem and is now "talking to Alfa Romeo" engineers. The dealer was supposed to call me back this morning, but has not.



Do I win the Earliest Car Death Award?
 

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Purchased a Giulia on Saturday. At Monday, with 58 miles on the odometer, the Engine Failure icon came on and the car wouldn't start. I had it towed to the dealer on Tuesday AM. The dealer couldn't figure out the problem and is now "talking to Alfa Romeo" engineers. The dealer was supposed to call me back this morning, but has not.



Do I win the Earliest Car Death Award?
Possibly. Your reward is (multiple choice):
1) Free tow to the dealer.
2) Lack of communication from Alfa.
3) Lack of dealer knowledge on the subject. (I can't directly hold the dealer accountable, the tree of knowledge is cut short by AR Italy).


All humor aside, this sucks, but is not as uncommon as we all would like it to be. Keep us posted please.

PS... Did they offer you a free loaner car while yours is in for warranty work? My Ti is currently in and I talked them into letting drive a Maserati. Seriously, I like my Giulia a whole lot better!
 

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Ouch. Keep us posted. Did it fail while driving? Potential mechanical death. Or did it refuse to start up from rest?
 

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How many miles did the guy with the coolant leak into the oil make it?

Is that the only reported factory fault engine failure so far?
 

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OP's 1st post from the day of join....I hate this feeling.


But the answer is no. Mine died at the light 100 yards from the dealer after signing the bottom line.


If you aren't a troll (fingers crossed :) ) Hang in there, you can get past the 1st day issues most of these cars seem to have - my guess is low battery voltage from sitting on the lot for so long.
 

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Oh mine....
So I am going to take the car back home this SAT. what should I check before I sign everything?
 

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So I am going to take the car back home this SAT. what should I check before I sign everything?
1. Air Tire Pressure inflated to the correct specs.

2. I would have them flush the windwasher fluid and put in Mopar fluid, so if you get the cabin smells myself and others have experienced you will not get that excuse.

3. Ensure the Infotainment system pairs to your phone, and does not make a buzzing/humming sound when in use. Ensure the system pairs if you enter the car when the phone is off and you turn it on.
 

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So I am going to take the car back home this SAT. what should I check before I sign everything?
By the sounds of it I would test drive it 59 miles and make sure you go more than 100 yards away from the dealership. Then come back and sign the paperwork.

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Hopefully not death, just a mere hiccup.

As has been stated before, please post YEAR, and MODEL with your posts.
It is easy to create a personal "signature" with this information.
Good luck with this experience, and please post the details.
 

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We had a QV at work under 100 miles before it started streaming coolant.......
 

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MY 2018 ti Sport Q4 had 12 miles on it after picking up from the dealer before it went into limp mode after shifting from N to D.

Although it did not die, it was too late to bring to dealer. I had a very laim ride to and from the North Fork that weekend. 15 days later I had a new wiring harness and better perspective.

4K miles and drives like a champ.... except for a wet floor during heavy rain. Have an Alfa "Leak" specialist looking into that next Thursday.

In short, I feel your pain. Sorry to hear about your trouble. I know it feels like getting kicked in the gut when its brand new. Stay positive it helps!

I will keep my fingers crossed all gets resolved quickly.

Best of luck!
 

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OP's 1st post from the day of join....I hate this feeling.


But the answer is no. Mine died at the light 100 yards from the dealer after signing the bottom line.


If you aren't a troll (fingers crossed :) ) Hang in there, you can get past the 1st day issues most of these cars seem to have - my guess is low battery voltage from sitting on the lot for so long.
...OR mouse chewed on soy-based wire insulation issues. Seems to be a common issue for many cars that have sat at port for any decent length of time.
 

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1. Air Tire Pressure inflated to the correct specs.

2. I would have them flush the windwasher fluid and put in Mopar fluid, so if you get the cabin smells myself and others have experienced you will not get that excuse.

3. Ensure the Infotainment system pairs to your phone, and does not make a buzzing/humming sound when in use. Ensure the system pairs if you enter the car when the phone is off and you turn it on.

you know this brings up a good point!

With the knowledge from these forums, there should be a sticky of 'things to check' before taking receipt of your new car.
1. Updates.
2. Windshield fluid?!
3. Phone sync/appleplay/android
4. Have the mechanic to check if any other engine codes have been posted during other times of operation (test drives, tests at the factory etc)
5. air pressure.
6. gas.
7. seats.
8. small animals living in the engine compartment from cars sitting on the lots for 1 year as these are not selling like hotcakes.
 

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you know this brings up a good point!

With the knowledge from these forums, there should be a sticky of 'things to check' before taking receipt of your new car.
1. Updates.
2. Windshield fluid?!
3. Phone sync/appleplay/android
4. Have the mechanic to check if any other engine codes have been posted during other times of operation (test drives, tests at the factory etc)
5. air pressure.
6. gas.
7. seats.
8. small animals living in the engine compartment from cars sitting on the lots for 1 year as these are not selling like hotcakes.
Thanks for the list, that is really helpful!
There is one question, what do you mean "Have the mechanic to check if any other engine codes have been posted during other times of operation "? Where can I get this code list? Do you mean use OBDII car diagnostics scanner?
 

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you know this brings up a good point!

With the knowledge from these forums, there should be a sticky of 'things to check' before taking receipt of your new car.
1. Updates.
2. Windshield fluid?!
3. Phone sync/appleplay/android
4. Have the mechanic to check if any other engine codes have been posted during other times of operation (test drives, tests at the factory etc)
5. air pressure.
6. gas.
7. seats.
8. small animals living in the engine compartment from cars sitting on the lots for 1 year as these are not selling like hotcakes.
9. Floor Mats belong to your model
10. Tire kit is included in trunk (if included)
 

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Purchased a Giulia on Saturday. At Monday, with 58 miles on the odometer, the Engine Failure icon came on and the car wouldn't start. I had it towed to the dealer on Tuesday AM. The dealer couldn't figure out the problem and is now "talking to Alfa Romeo" engineers. The dealer was supposed to call me back this morning, but has not.



Do I win the Earliest Car Death Award?
Hi jrobertson,

We are terribly sorry to hear that you have a concern with your new Giulia. We would be happy to provide additional assistance while your vehicle is in service. Please send us a PM with your VIN, mileage, and dealer to get started.

Darlene
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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MY 2018 ti Sport Q4 had 12 miles on it after picking up from the dealer before it went into limp mode after shifting from N to D.

Although it did not die, it was too late to bring to dealer. I had a very laim ride to and from the North Fork that weekend. 15 days later I had a new wiring harness and better perspective.

4K miles and drives like a champ.... except for a wet floor during heavy rain. Have an Alfa "Leak" specialist looking into that next Thursday.

In short, I feel your pain. Sorry to hear about your trouble. I know it feels like getting kicked in the gut when its brand new. Stay positive it helps!

I will keep my fingers crossed all gets resolved quickly.

Best of luck!
So sorry about your leak issue. That is just plain weird. If it was the roof why would it be wet I think you said under the seat. Sounds like something underneath.

I got a 2017 QV that had been on the lot for 8 months. All the first 100 miles issues were my biggest worry. We bought out of state and I was like this thing is going to be dropped off and we would be DOA. One of the primary reasons we didn't fly and drive was because of the issues some folks had early on. We only have 600 miles but amazingly (sad I have to say that) she has been running smooth and no trouble lights YET. The guys in Strongsville made sure the Software was up to date and drove it another 20 miles to make sure everything was working by their Alfa Tech so that was a relief.

I hope your leak gets resolved and looking at that on the other thread. We don't get rain here so even if I had a leak it would probably never show up
 
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