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Im a new Giulia Ti '17 owner. Car is great, but at low speeds its really jerky, just not smooth at all. This occurs in all modes. Has anyone else experienced this? Car is great to drive at higher speeds.
 

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Im a new Giulia Ti '17 owner. Car is great, but at low speeds its really jerky, just not smooth at all. This occurs in all modes. Has anyone else experienced this? Car is great to drive at higher speeds.


I did experience this and remember pointing out to the CA. This was on a 2018 Ti Lusso in all modes.
 

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Im a new Giulia Ti '17 owner. Car is great, but at low speeds its really jerky, just not smooth at all. This occurs in all modes. Has anyone else experienced this? Car is great to drive at higher speeds.
Hi RCarson27,

Sorry to hear about your concerns with your vehicle! If you decide to visit a certified 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.

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I thought it was just me, but yeah it’s kinda jerky. You can’t come to a smooth stop and it seems like the trans disengages and then you need to brake less. I’m just getting used to it and chalking it up as an Alfa quirk.

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Some of this is due to the drive by wire system. It's a trade of for having collision avoidance and auto braking adaptive cruise. Use A mode to get the softest maps for all systems. I have used it in icy conditions around my garage on the summer corsas. It helps and will still allow you to spin the tires at low speed and moderate rpm. The sensors in the throttle and brakes just require a bit more movement to register. Get a feel for it and be alert. Be ready to apply the brakes if you stab the throttle a bit too much. I can zig zag in and out of my garage pretty well now. One time I tried to left foot brake coming down a hill to a stop light. I was experimenting and as it turned green, traffic proceeded through. Then the guy in front of me lagged a bit while my eyes were turned as they came back and saw him slow, I reacted with my left foot. BANG the Brembos grabbed and might as well have been carbon rotors as they nearly snapped my neck. I went back to right foot braking after that. No codes, just better control with my right foot and auto throttle off when you do ;)
 
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I have a Ti Q4 with 7k miles and do not have any trouble driving smoothly in stop and go, though I can understand where you are coming from. Dynamic mode will always be a little abrupt because all responses are sharpened quite dramatically. The torque converter locks up in all the gears which makes it feel like a dual clutch box. In all modes the car responds to your driving style. If you zoom up to a stop light and hit the brakes hard it will amplify your intent and apply the brakes more quickly and downshift more abruptly. This can seem strange at first but I have grown to love the responsiveness. Now when I drive my other cars they feel slow and unresponsive.
 

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On my 2.0T it seems to be because the warm idle is rather high--900 rpms--which is enough to propel the car with more force than I am used to. I've gotten used to it.
 

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Im a new Giulia Ti '17 owner. Car is great, but at low speeds its really jerky, just not smooth at all. This occurs in all modes. Has anyone else experienced this? Car is great to drive at higher speeds.
There are a few threads about this. Originally there was an RRT service bulletin that could correct this. Ultimately for me there was a basic engine software update that completely fixed my hesitation, jerkiness (was particularly happening below 2K RPM.
 
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Some of what I have noticed I am attributing to the transmission software. If you haven't noticed, the trans disengages at stops if your foot is firmly on the brake and takes a moment to engage again. Essentially it is going into neutral to prepare for auto stop. D mode and manual shifting makes this smoother, also ensure auto start/stop is off.

Another contributor is the drive by wire (brake and throttle) that can take time to get used to.

With the somewhat adaptive learning of the car and the above I find that in general it can be a little jerky. It seems when I consistently drive her gently she tends to be easier to drive; when I am inconsistently "aggressive" she tends to be more jerky in the slow stop and go.

I drove several Giulias before I bought the one I have and they all did this to some degree. It seems she really prefers to a firm hand to a soft one.
 
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Once all the updates are done, brakes seem the largest contributor to jerkiness. While daily drivers probably get used to being on their toes a bit, I imagine someone lucky enough to rent a Giulia when traveling might be caught by surprise.
 

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Some of what I have noticed I am attributing to the transmission software. If you haven't noticed, the trans disengages at stops if your foot is firmly on the brake and takes a moment to engage again. Essentially it is going into neutral to prepare for auto stop. D mode and manual shifting makes this smoother, also ensure auto start/stop is off.

Another contributor is the drive by wire (brake and throttle) that can take time to get used to.

With the somewhat adaptive learning of the car and the above I find that in general it can be a little jerky. It seems when I consistently drive her gently she tends to be easier to drive; when I am inconsistently "aggressive" she tends to be more jerky in the slow stop and go.

I drove several Giulias before I bought the one I have and they all did this to some degree. It seems she really prefers to a firm hand to a soft one.

I've had for a 2019 QV almost 4 months, which I drive mostly in Dynamic mode, and I noticed lately at lower speeds the slightest acceleration will cause a rather abrupt movement, a problem I hadn't noticed before. I drove for a number of miles in Normal mode, and when I went back to Dynamic it seemed to be better.
 

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yes, i notice that dynamic mode thrust i call it - i love it, its like untamed horses under the bonnet being restricted by taking your foot off the pedal to go round a corner - in normal mode it is much smoother



which leads me to believe that if you complain about it, you may get a remap that kills that dynamic mode thrust in favour of a more limp throttle response - i know a lot of people in the UK complained of losing thrust when they complained about certain symptoms



my mechanic said to me, if it aint broke dont fix it -



DanM's post above makes a lot of sense - the most i would do is possibly reset the ECU so that the car learns and adapts to your driving style again, it may have lost its way possibly if it is suddenly noticeable
 

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For me it's lumpy braking. I get the sense that the car is (also) applying arbitrary brake pressure for whatever reason. Maybe related to FCW or hill-stop assist.

I would like it if there was an indicator on the dash (like a 1/8 inch spot) that would light up whenever the car (and not the driver) was contributing to the brake pressure. That would help "explain" what's going on (if that's what some are talking about).
 

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For me it's lumpy braking. I get the sense that the car is (also) applying arbitrary brake pressure for whatever reason. Maybe related to FCW or hill-stop assist.

I would like it if there was an indicator on the dash (like a 1/8 inch spot) that would light up whenever the car (and not the driver) was contributing to the brake pressure. That would help "explain" what's going on (if that's what some are talking about).
I agree, the braking is the most unusual I’ve encountered on any vehicle, but once I adjusted my foot pressure I actually prefer it.

Most cars require you to push the brake pedal progressively harder as you stop. The Alfa however continues to apply constant brake pressure without having to press the pedal harder and actually requires you to lighten up on the pedal to come to a smooth stop.
 

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I experience this with my 2018, and the 2019 loaner. Give it more gas, problem goes away.
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