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Alfa Romeo Issues Recall

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Aug. 7, 2019—Alfa Romeo Giulia sedans and Stelvio SUVs are being recalled due to faulty software that could result in fuel level readings that are innacurately high, according to a report by CNET. Drivers could run out of fuel and either stall, or, of course, become stranded.

There are a series of very specific circumstances that can result in this faulty fuel readout. They involve parking on a grade of 10-plus degrees for a certain period of time (around 30 minutes) with a fuel tank that's filled between 50-75 percent.

According to Alfa Romeo's parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the vehicle may "think it went through a refuel and add a notch or two to the fuel gauge upon restart." That artificially raised readout will continue until the next time an actual refueling takes place.

In March, 60,000 2017-19 Giulia and Stelvio models were recalled over adaptive cruise control issues.

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