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Welcome to the forum! Are you having issues with your Giulia?

Not from Western Canada, but I'm sure many of us across the border would be happy to help if you are.
 

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Could you provide us with model type and date of manufacture?
 

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Giulia q4 All wheel drive. Issues so far. -engine replaced after 2 weeks because of oil leaking into the coolant system. Car revs up past 3000 when I'm doing 40 kilometres or going down hill. When I'm at a stop light as soon as I take my foot off the brake the car jerks forward, crackling sound system. The seats don't fold in the back.
 

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Giulia q4 All wheel drive. Issues so far. -engine replaced after 2 weeks because of oil leaking into the coolant system. Car revs up past 3000 when I'm doing 40 kilometres or going down hill. When I'm at a stop light as soon as I take my foot off the brake the car jerks forward, crackling sound system. The seats don't fold in the back.
Hi Jhizzo,

I'm so sorry to hear about this. Have you let Canadian Customer Care know about all of this? If not, they can be reached at (800) 465-2001.

Kori
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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Giulia q4 All wheel drive. Issues so far. -engine replaced after 2 weeks because of oil leaking into the coolant system. Car revs up past 3000 when I'm doing 40 kilometres or going down hill. When I'm at a stop light as soon as I take my foot off the brake the car jerks forward, crackling sound system. The seats don't fold in the back.
I thought 3000 and up RPM going down hill is a feature not the bug, or I'm wrong?
 

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No problems so far. Mine is a May 2017 build Q4 Ti. The engine revving while going downhill I think depends on drive mode. If you are going downhill you would downshift as opposed to riding your brakes. When I am on Drive mode there is more active Engine intervention when going downhill. There are levers for dropping the seats down. They are in the trunk. Centre rear seat pass through is by pulling the tab on top of the seat. Hope this helps
 

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Sorry forgot to mention. Please make sure that all of the system updates were done by your dealer. My dealer ensured that every single one had been done before I got the car. Check the audio settings and turn surround sound off in case you have the Harmon Larson system$
 

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I've had my car for a month so far so good except that this week I can hear the heater blower/fan chirping at low fan speeds. I booked an appointment for next week to see what the issue is. When I turn off the HVAC system it stops.
 

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If you disable surround sound, music sounds much much better. It's much like you'd want to use surround sound when you're watching a movie but not really when you're listening to music on your home theater system. All speakers are still in play in the car but the sound modulation is much improved.
 

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Giulia q4 All wheel drive. Issues so far. -engine replaced after 2 weeks because of oil leaking into the coolant system. Car revs up past 3000 when I'm doing 40 kilometres or going down hill. When I'm at a stop light as soon as I take my foot off the brake the car jerks forward, crackling sound system. The seats don't fold in the back.
Please be aware that other car manufacturers also have the coolant-oil mixing problem from time to time. 1990 Toyota V6s had this problem so frequently that Toyota instituted a good-will out-of-warranty repair program--1 month AFTER I paid to have my 4runner repaired. Every mechanic that I talked to at the time knew about the problem and expected a 100% fail rate over time for that engine.

If cruise control is engaged the engine is supposed to rev via transmission downshifts when going downhill in order to prevent the speed from increasing. The brakes may also be applied if the engine braking is insufficient. This is an advertised feature. I do not know if it is ever active without the cruise control engaged.

In Dynamic mode the car has a tendency to keep the engine at high RPM. It is the nature of the mode. Use A or N mode if you want the engine to be more "relaxed".

If neither of these addresses your high RPM issue, please explain what is happening in more detail. Some forum member might know something helpful.

Crackling sound system has been reported by others and seems to be specific to the HK option (with an iPhone attached to the USB?). I don't recollect anyone posting a fix.

Most people are complaining that the car will not jerk forward when they take their foot off the brake. Perhaps you can explain the scenario in more detail?

Have you tried the rear seat release that is hard to see and reach in the trunk?
 

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I've had my QV for more than a year now - no issues. I think there is an effort by some to insinuate that Alfa is unreliable. Just "sour grapes"I think.

https://www.giuliaforums.com/forum/images/GiuliaForums/smilies/tango_face_glasses.png
Lots of bad reviews in magazines and on-line based off no real data but a few software issues that have been taken care of. It's a stigma that folks want to keep alive even though the issues of the past are not really there at all anymore. As they say, haters will be haters.

Every car company has issues with any model of vehicle they put out. Recalls to software issues and so on. Why would Alfa be any different? I believe it's all sour grapes as well, pockets of writers well padded by German car makers!
 

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There were real reliability issues with the initial cars, including launch press cars. Of course when you give a "lemon car" to car journalists they'll make "juicy lemonade" out of it because it's what sells. Unfortunately most of the reviews were written during that time. The issue has been resolved since then but first impression has set in and the reputational damage is done.
 

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I am not sure if there is a thread regarding the throttle sticking but here is my issue. For the third time now, after putting my 2018 Giulia TI in park, the throttle starts revving up on it’s own! The first time it happened I was in the drive up bank teller line with my foot off the gas and my car in park and all of a sudden the throttle started revving up really high! Completely scared me so I placed my foot on the break but nothing changed therefore I turned the car off. I thought it was just a fluke until it happened a second time, this time while I was OUT of the vehicle. I pulled up to my mailboxes, left my car running and in Park and got out of the vehicle to check the mail. While I was out of the vehicle, the engine started revving really high again! Thank god it was in park otherwise my car would have been three blocks up with how high it was revving and still revving until I got in it and shut it off. I took it to the dealership and they ran all the checks but could’nt find anything wrong with it. They told me that if it happened again, to let them know but they thought it was maybe the fans?? Well today I pulled into my garage after getting home from work and it happened a third time!!!! I just pulled in, put it into park and it started revving up right away. It got to 3000rpm and was still revving up higher until I turned it off. My roommate heard it revving up and ran outside thinking I was going to drive through the house!!!! Needless to say I called the dealership and will be dropping my car off on Monday! Has anyone heard of this issue before??
 

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I am not sure if there is a thread regarding the throttle sticking but here is my issue. For the third time now, after putting my 2018 Giulia TI in park, the throttle starts revving up on it’s own! The first time it happened I was in the drive up bank teller line with my foot off the gas and my car in park and all of a sudden the throttle started revving up really high! Completely scared me so I placed my foot on the break but nothing changed therefore I turned the car off. I thought it was just a fluke until it happened a second time, this time while I was OUT of the vehicle. I pulled up to my mailboxes, left my car running and in Park and got out of the vehicle to check the mail. While I was out of the vehicle, the engine started revving really high again! Thank god it was in park otherwise my car would have been three blocks up with how high it was revving and still revving until I got in it and shut it off. I took it to the dealership and they ran all the checks but could’nt find anything wrong with it. They told me that if it happened again, to let them know but they thought it was maybe the fans?? Well today I pulled into my garage after getting home from work and it happened a third time!!!! I just pulled in, put it into park and it started revving up right away. It got to 3000rpm and was still revving up higher until I turned it off. My roommate heard it revving up and ran outside thinking I was going to drive through the house!!!! Needless to say I called the dealership and will be dropping my car off on Monday! Has anyone heard of this issue before??
No, but the car does have throttle by wire (as many cars do now). The accelerator pedal just operates a sensor which is an input to the ECU. The position is readable from the ECU using MultiEcuScan. The classic issue behind mysterious throttle issues is something is tangled in the pedal, like a foul weather mat that was not designed well. I think one forum member reported a throttle position sensor failure.
 

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OK thank you! I haven’t noticed anything tangled in the throttle so I guess we will see if they find anything!!! I’ll post once I know what they find, or do’t find!!
 

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I am not sure if there is a thread regarding the throttle sticking but here is my issue. For the third time now, after putting my 2018 Giulia TI in park, the throttle starts revving up on it’s own! The first time it happened I was in the drive up bank teller line with my foot off the gas and my car in park and all of a sudden the throttle started revving up really high! Completely scared me so I placed my foot on the break but nothing changed therefore I turned the car off. I thought it was just a fluke until it happened a second time, this time while I was OUT of the vehicle. I pulled up to my mailboxes, left my car running and in Park and got out of the vehicle to check the mail. While I was out of the vehicle, the engine started revving really high again! Thank god it was in park otherwise my car would have been three blocks up with how high it was revving and still revving until I got in it and shut it off. I took it to the dealership and they ran all the checks but could’nt find anything wrong with it. They told me that if it happened again, to let them know but they thought it was maybe the fans?? Well today I pulled into my garage after getting home from work and it happened a third time!!!! I just pulled in, put it into park and it started revving up right away. It got to 3000rpm and was still revving up higher until I turned it off. My roommate heard it revving up and ran outside thinking I was going to drive through the house!!!! Needless to say I called the dealership and will be dropping my car off on Monday! Has anyone heard of this issue before??
The same thing happened to me at least three times in two years and the last time I was driving my Q with a friend that is an Alfa mechanic.
He was very surprised and he could not find any explanation (he told me he has sent an official report to Alfa and I am still waiting for the response).
I live in Italy and my Giulia Q, 37.000 miles, bought in November 2016, has a manual gear (that obviously prevents the car from jumping forward - but you must be pretty quick to completely press the clutch if the gear is engaged).
No mats, no objects pressing the pedal, no simultaneous pressure on both the brake and the accelerator pedals.
I don't know if it is a sensor problem but I suspect that there could be a precise sequence to engage the problem.
The revving-up lasts two, maybe three seconds and then everything returns to normal.
But the first time it happened I was not reactive enough, it happened while I had just started moving slowly in a traffic jam and it caused a terrible, fishy smell of overheated clutch
I am not worried but I am very curious...
 
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