Alfa Romeo Issues Recall

Aug. 7, 2019
Units of the Italian automaker's sport sedans and SUVs are being recalled for faulty software.

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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