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When i start up the Giulia in the morning, i let it warm up for about two minutes and back out of the garage. However, when I start going forward, it kinda jerks quite a bit (probably when changing gears?). Is that expected/normal?

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I find 30 seconds as effective as two minutes. Just drive gently and warm up on the go.
 
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Same here. My car is a bit jerky for the first few minutes of driving in the morning.
 

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No warm up here...no jerkiness, there was/is a RRT that addressed the jerky behavior. Might want to verify your VIN isn’t due an update.
 

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When i start up the Giulia in the morning, i let it warm up for about two minutes and back out of the garage. However, when I start going forward, it kinda jerks quite a bit (probably when changing gears?). Is that expected/normal?

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Is your car included in the T57 drivability update? If so, go get it done. It improved my drivability all the way around.
 

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I have the same issue on cold start with my 2018 Ti. Dealer says I'm up-to-date on software.
 

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@hawkeye_a, the T57 only applies to 2017 I believe, regardless you would have received a recall letter.
 
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@ALFATECH any idea on the cold start rough idle for about 2 minutes?
 

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I start the car, put on my seat belt, put it in gear, release the parking brake and go (no waiting, although the engine gets to warm up for 10-15 seconds or so). I start out slow (first 1/4 mile or so) and have not observed any jerkiness.

However, if I have parked on a slope I notice that the car starts moving with a little bang (warm or cold). I expect that is the hill holder feature disengaging.

Also I have observed quite a bit of white smoke while the engine is in fast idle if the the ambient temp is below 40F or so. This stops as soon as the fast idle stops. It is not simple water vapor as it leaves a sticky residue on my hand and has a hydrocarbon smell. I presume that this is normal for this car, if perhaps stretching smog rules a bit.

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When i start up the Giulia in the morning, i let it warm up for about two minutes and back out of the garage. However, when I start going forward, it kinda jerks quite a bit (probably when changing gears?). Is that expected/normal?

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I bought my base GiuliA in June 2017. I had about 4-5 minor glitches/irritations at first. Among those were slightly rough idling for several minutes. It might hesitate slightly (little jerkiness) when just starting to move and get up to normal speed. Shut down on its own once after two minutes of idling and then when just starting to move. Also shut down at 5 mph just after refueling, only once. I talked to (PM) AlfaRomeoCares with my VIN number. They sent me a list of 5 RRT's to show to the dealer. They performed the 5 RRT's (some were for other issues like glove box, engine odor, neither of which had any problem with). The engine oil temp bars were fine after the service and all the rough idling and hesitation issue were gone. Since then she has started up and run like a charm. I do keep her in the fairly warm garage and is never exposed to cold weather when parked over night. I'll list below the RRT's.

I do have a supposedly separate issue that happens periodically after the car is out and about and most often during warmer weather, 70 degrees and above. I feel (no sound) a very quick and very fast almost instantaneous jerking. This happens in all drive modes and mostly when driving at a steady 25 mph up to 50-60 mph and then give the accelerator mild to medium pressure for a normally gentle increase in speed. It will happen from maybe one to five times over 1-3 seconds or so. In our recent warm weather, 70-80 it happened several times in an hour. In colder weather maybe once or twice in a week. My original Fiat/Alfa dealer said they road tested it but the in and out mileage were exactly the same, I don't trust them. The 5 RRT's took them 4 days. I now have an appointment with a new Seattle dealer (Alfa/Maserati/Ferrari --- yeah!) for my first comp service at the end of May, almost one year with only about 4000 miles. I asked ARC for their opinion awhile back but only received an answer to trust the expertise of the dealer. So I ask if anyone here has experienced a similar issue to I can hopefully have some feedback for the new dealer when I go in for my service. The new dealer scheduled me for the T57 recall and thought maybe that would solve the jerking issue. I have some doubts but sure hope that is it. Don't want to get too far off the thread subject so please PM me if you have any input.

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You have 5 uncompleted RRTs on your vehicle:

1) 17-081 2017 GA BROKEN GLOVE BOX DOOR HANDLE
2) 17-080 2017 GA ODOR COMING FROM ENGINE COMPARTMENT
3) 17-058 2017 GA HVAC DIAGNOSTIC/SYSTEM FLASH
4) 17-057 2017 GA TRANSMISSION SHIFT AND DRIVEABILITY FLASH
5) 17-043 2017 GA POWERTRAIN DIAGNOSTIC/SYSTEM FLASH

Your local dealership will be able to apply these updates and identify any TSBs related to any concerns you are experiencing with your vehicle!

Andrea
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist


(I think #4 and #5 RRT took care of the idling/hesitation issue. Of course not sure about 2018 Giulia's.)
 

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@JuliaQ4-Nut, T57 should cure your issue, that recall is for the ecm and is to address issues you describe, so hopefully that’s it.
@xcfmx, the only thing I’ve seen fix that is the T57 recall, it will otherwise need to be diagnosed at the dealer unfortunately.
 
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Agreed. I had the T57 update installed about two weeks ago and it has made a significant difference in drivability. The vehicle shifts and drives much smoother.
 

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@ALFATECH is there an Alfa website where owners can put in their VIN number to check if there are any updates/recalls on their vehicle?

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@ALFATECH is there an Alfa website where owners can put in their VIN number to check if there are any updates/recalls on their vehicle?

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No that I know of, but I don’t have an Alfa....I have heard there is an app you can use for that though. Anytime there is a recall you will be notified by mail.
As @freedomgli stated, there’s is nothing for updates, although I can check them.
 
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