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I recently picked up my Giulia used with 6k miles, I love this car by the way.

Unfortunately I just noticed what looks like a small section of clear coat peeling on the front bumper just under the driver side headlight. See attached for pics.

Has anyone else had an issue such as this? And or know if the factory warranty covers this? Is there an Alfa Rep on this forum? I tried to take my Giulia to the local Alfa dealership to show them but I didnt get much of any help, I also got burned on the complimentary first service for this Giulia as the vehicle is “used”..
 

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With the deals being given on new ones, why did you buy used?
 

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The Carfax is perfectly clean so I dont think it had any repairs, the car itself was only owned for about 4 months before I bought it. The reason I bought used is because I got it for 16k under sticker for a 4 month old car.
 

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To me that 100% looks like a self repair job. The first picture you posted you can see the lines on the joint where it's raised on some sections and not another. I'd talk to a local paint shop which has a good rep and see what they think. Either way whoever did it I doubt will pay for the proper job
 

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Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on which end of the issue you're on, not everything is reported to carfax. I'm actually not sure how or what is reported, but I had the rear bumper of my truck removed, a small dent repaired and the bumper repainted. Carfax report is clear still.

I doubt you'd get warranty coverage, but it doesn't look too expensive to get fixed properly.

Good luck either way!
 

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Thanks for the insight everyone, I wil see if I can get a quote to get the clear coat repaired, the paint looks good so I cant imagine it being too hard to fix.
 

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Still try with your dealer though. I would get a professional opinion and if they're of the same opinion i'd say "Oi you sold me this and.." worth a try :)
 

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With the $$$$$ you saved, you may want to invest $800 on a proper respray of the bumper....
 
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The Carfax is perfectly clean so I dont think it had any repairs, the car itself was only owned for about 4 months before I bought it. The reason I bought used is because I got it for 16k under sticker for a 4 month old car.
Carfax takes a while before it posts. If you pay out of pocket it wouldn't even be reported. !6k off sticker is a lot, but not if it winds up being a car someone sold because it was in an accident. I guess you didn't notice it when you bought it. Bring it to a body man, he'll tell you the bottom line. Good luck with it.
 
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Yup. To tell you the truth, I think both of my Ferraris have had work done. The 348 had too much bolster wear to be only a 3600 mile car. Rest of the interior was almost mint. My current 360 spider had some work done on the front passenger wheel well. I could see what looks like bondo under and behind the body and undercoat paint. I found it when I was looking to touch up the well paint with black and add some door edge guard to the chipping edges of the body/frame edges at the rear of all the wheel wells. It could just be fiberglass or plastic but it does not match the drivers side. It's a tiny area. I know the wheels were curbed on the drivers side and repaired. That was on the service reports and I could see the scuff mark on the clear wrap and a small chunk that was torn out near the lowest edge. So yes, all kinds of things can happen if the accident is not reported or repairs are paid out of pocket.
 

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I recently picked up my Giulia used with 6k miles, I love this car by the way.

Unfortunately I just noticed what looks like a small section of clear coat peeling on the front bumper just under the driver side headlight. See attached for pics.

Has anyone else had an issue such as this? And or know if the factory warranty covers this? Is there an Alfa Rep on this forum? I tried to take my Giulia to the local Alfa dealership to show them but I didnt get much of any help, I also got burned on the complimentary first service for this Giulia as the vehicle is ?used?..

That bumper was repainted. That's why it's peeling.
That sucks
 

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I recently picked up my Giulia used with 6k miles, I love this car by the way.

Unfortunately I just noticed what looks like a small section of clear coat peeling on the front bumper just under the driver side headlight. See attached for pics.

Has anyone else had an issue such as this? And or know if the factory warranty covers this? Is there an Alfa Rep on this forum? I tried to take my Giulia to the local Alfa dealership to show them but I didnt get much of any help, I also got burned on the complimentary first service for this Giulia as the vehicle is “used”..
Hi Aeterna,

Page 5 of your warranty manual that you can download from https://www.alfaromeousa.com/owners/warranty states:

"What’s Covered
The Basic Limited Warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair any item on your Giulia when it left the manufacturing plant that is defective in material, workmanship or factory preparation."


Your local dealership will be best able to identify if your concern fall under your vehicle's warranty. Please feel free to send us a PM with any additional questions!

Andrea
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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Thanks for all the info everyone, Dealership confirmed that this area of the bumper has had work done so warranty will not cover it.

I am just gonna leave it be and see if the paint gets any worse. I dont plan on keeping the car forever so I can only hope the carfax stays clean like it is currently. On the plus side the Service Manager gave me a free oil service light reset ($150 for just the reset) and I got free lunch on the way home LOL!

With this I still love the car, fully loaded with the sport package is the perfect daily driver for a car enthusiast. Gonna put 1200mi on it in the next week!
 

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City Where I live a respray of clearcoat for bumper would be under $400. Worth it in my opinion.

WOW! I was told 2k from the Service Manager, suppose I could spend a little time and find a reputable shop to get a quote from. I plan to have this car somewhere between 2-3yrs so 2k on a small blemish isn't worth it but a couple hundred is money well spent.

When it rains it pours, I just got a quote on our Range Rover for 5k to fix a cracked exhaust manifold... Gonna bust out the wrenches and turn them myself for this one.

Thanks Everyone!
 

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Good for you. 2K? No way. I got my front frame rails replaced on my Miata for that. The whole job! Disassembly including front suspension radiator, front bumper, headlights and subframe. Cutting out old rails. Welding in new sections and core support, Epoxy primer, black finish, waxoil, new endlinks, plastic liner fasteners and rail parts from Mazda. New rockers will be more since parts are 2x the cost but maybe less labor ;)
 

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Who did you buy it from? I would contact them and find out who did the shoddy work. If you don't address it, it will get bigger and bigger.
 

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FWIW the Mazda 3 I recently sold had been in 2 separate accidents, both repaired by insurance claims over 5 years ago, and had a squeaky clean Carfax and Autocheck (I disclosed them to the buyer anyway). They weren't minor accidents either- first one my wife did a number on the entire drivers side with a concrete pole at a gas station, had to have both door skins and the front fender on that side replaced (she's never driven Giulia). Second time was a high speed rear impact, big van pushed me into the truck in front of me. New hood, front bumper, front fenders, radiator, trunk, rear bumper, rear quarter panels, rear windshield, and the frame needed some adjusting. Over $7k repair bill, I still don't know why I couldn't get them to just total it. Anyway, all of that work done and still a clean Carfax. Go figure.
 
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