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Well my new car was recently delivered and I immediately noticed that there’s a hesitation upon acceleration at low RPM’s. When giving the car gas from a full stop it’s necessary to overcompensate in order to get the car to respond. At highway speeds the car runs fine.

The car is a 05/17 build with only 50 miles on the odometer at delivery but now has, roughly, another 50 miles of use. I’ve been assured by the selling dealer (out of state) that all RRT’s have been completed though I’m unsure if there are any TSB’s that need to be addressed. I’m wondering if this is an issue that will rectify itself with more use or if a trip to a local dealer is in order?
 

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Bring this car immediately, this morning, to the Paradise Diner in Hauppauge for the NYAROC weekly Sunday breakfast and we will perform free diagnostics !!!

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Well my new car was recently delivered and I immediately noticed that there’s a hesitation upon acceleration at low RPM’s. When giving the car gas from a full stop it’s necessary to overcompensate in order to get the car to respond. At highway speeds the car runs fine.

The car is a 05/17 build with only 50 miles on the odometer at delivery but now has, roughly, another 50 miles of use. I’ve been assured by the selling dealer (out of state) that all RRT’s have been completed though I’m unsure if there are any TSB’s that need to be addressed. I’m wondering if this is an issue that will rectify itself with more use or if a trip to a local dealer is in order?
Which driving mode were you in? Pedal effort and sensitivity between driving modes especially in city driving is pretty striking.

and definitely sync up with @Alfaholico if you're in his neck of the woods.
 

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Which driving mode were you in? Pedal effort and sensitivity between driving modes especially in city driving is pretty striking.

and definitely sync up with @Alfaholico if you're in his neck of the woods.
I’ve made sure the car was in Dynamic mode. It still doesn’t inhibit this bit of hesitation upon acceleration.

If memory serves I believe Alfaholico and his crew are in Hicksville, NY next Sunday. Perhaps it’s time to introduce myself.
 

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Initially I would suggest driving it in N mode and let everything settle in, especially Tires and Brakes need to wear in, and that takes some miles, as well at the transmission learning things. Gradually insert harder D driving style, but not on a 50 or 100 mile car. Some hesitation and turbo lag depending on accelerator pedal angles and rpms does occur, but should not be that noticeable. I would wait till you have a few hundred miles before bringing it in for a review at the dealer.
 

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There are multiple threads about this hesitation problem at low RPM. I'm affected and as yet unresolved. Others are as far as getting replacement cars. It may improve a bit with break in, but might not disappear.
 

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Well my new car was recently delivered and I immediately noticed that there’s a hesitation upon acceleration at low RPM’s. When giving the car gas from a full stop it’s necessary to overcompensate in order to get the car to respond. At highway speeds the car runs fine.

The car is a 05/17 build with only 50 miles on the odometer at delivery but now has, roughly, another 50 miles of use. I’ve been assured by the selling dealer (out of state) that all RRT’s have been completed though I’m unsure if there are any TSB’s that need to be addressed. I’m wondering if this is an issue that will rectify itself with more use or if a trip to a local dealer is in order?

Have you owned a turbo car before?
 

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in all fairness, it seems that some of the 2.0 liter cars suffer from hesitation which is different from "turbo lag"...my understanding is that the hesitation is borderline "stumblng" from a standstill.....Although it's probably irrelevant, as one of the previous posters here suggested, I drove the first 1000 miles almost exclusively in N mode....I also opted to change the oil at about 1000 miles....Neither is indicated by the factory as necessary....my brain just felt better I guess.....I would suggest a little patience and try N mode for a few hundred miles....the computers in most modern cars begin to "learn how you drive" and adjust systems accordingly....also, make sure you don't "left foot brake" while using your throttle with the right....this car doesn't like that.....good luck....D
 
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This is part of the issue I had make an appointment but in the meantime Call Alfa and see if you have any RRT’s available. Sounds like your car needs the same update I just received. Remember too this update just came out
 

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This is part of the issue I had make an appointment but in the meantime Call Alfa and see if you have any RRT’s available. Sounds like your car needs the same update I just received. Remember too this update just came out
I hope we learn its number sometime soon.
 

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This is part of the issue I had make an appointment but in the meantime Call Alfa and see if you have any RRT’s available. Sounds like your car needs the same update I just received. Remember too this update just came out
According to Alfa Cares all RRT’s were performed on the car prior to delivery. I’m taking them at their word as I didn’t have a checklist to compare the actual updates.

Tires were overinflated as well which I promptly corrected. Strange that many of these dealers don’t adjust this before handing over the keys.
 

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Bring this car immediately, this morning, to the Paradise Diner in Hauppauge for the NYAROC weekly Sunday breakfast and we will perform free diagnostics !!!

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We have a few "seat of the pants dynos" there.>:)
 

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Well my new car was recently delivered and I immediately noticed that there’s a hesitation upon acceleration at low RPM’s. When giving the car gas from a full stop it’s necessary to overcompensate in order to get the car to respond. At highway speeds the car runs fine.

The car is a 05/17 build with only 50 miles on the odometer at delivery but now has, roughly, another 50 miles of use. I’ve been assured by the selling dealer (out of state) that all RRT’s have been completed though I’m unsure if there are any TSB’s that need to be addressed. I’m wondering if this is an issue that will rectify itself with more use or if a trip to a local dealer is in order?
Are you in D, N ,or A? There is a slight delay with these cars that is normal. You might just have to add the V2 intake and Centerline Corsa exhaust to cure that.
 

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Well my new car was recently delivered and I immediately noticed that there’s a hesitation upon acceleration at low RPM’s. When giving the car gas from a full stop it’s necessary to overcompensate in order to get the car to respond. At highway speeds the car runs fine.

The car is a 05/17 build with only 50 miles on the odometer at delivery but now has, roughly, another 50 miles of use. I’ve been assured by the selling dealer (out of state) that all RRT’s have been completed though I’m unsure if there are any TSB’s that need to be addressed. I’m wondering if this is an issue that will rectify itself with more use or if a trip to a local dealer is in order?
Hi vdr,

Sorry to hear about your concerns with your vehicle! If you decide to visit your local dealership for further diagnosis I'd be happy to offer assistance if needed. Just send us a PM with your VIN and let me know.

Andrea
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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Ok this is what was told, the update that I had received is not a standard RRT. The update is considered an RRT for a customer concern not just any ordinary RRT. It’s almost like a TSB. You need to list your concerns because it’s all specific. This is why I suggest you get a case with Alfa related to any concerns that hasn’t been resolved at the shop. My issue was isolated from other cars produced that is why engineering was involved.
 

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Ok this is what was told, the update that I had received is not a standard RRT. The update is considered an RRT for a customer concern not just any ordinary RRT. It’s almost like a TSB. You need to list your concerns because it’s all specific. This is why I suggest you get a case with Alfa related to any concerns that hasn’t been resolved at the shop. My issue was isolated from other cars produced that is why engineering was involved.
That speaks to the kind of inconsistency characteristic of an out-of-control process. Or maybe it's just Alfa's way of making us feel we all have custom cars?
 
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