I'm not convinced that the transmission goes into neutral (on it's own) while at speed. It is up a gear or two higher than I would be in manual mode, relaxing the throttle doesn't provide much engine braking and it can certainly feel like neutral. The only time I know for certain that the transmission shifts itself into neutral is while at a full stop with the brake pressed firmly.Hi. My feelings after the recall and a few hundred miles is overall good and peppy and smooth, except for noticing a ‘thunk’. It is when I and at speed and let up on the pedal a moment. When I resume pressing the pedal it is like it goes back into gear from neutral. Is that really happenning? By design? I don’t have Italian car design for Dummies!
I'd check the cockpit and truck for objects that could be moving around. Depending on the results, I'd be prepared to take the car back to the dealer and have this 'thunk' checked out. Mine does not thunk and neither should yours. Perhaps they left something undone, perhaps something broke and it's just bad timing.
The dealer replaced my battery. The first turn I went through caused a 'thunk'. I stopped, checked and found the loose battery. Went right back to the dealer and waited while they secured it. Not saying you have a loose battery, but, that they need to check out what's thunking.