A total of 70 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 5.7%, or 4 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 11.4%, or 8 were crash related, and 1.4%, or 1 complaints describe fire-related incidents.
While on a hiway, with cruse on, stopped for a red light. While stopped the engine shut off. I pushed the stop-start disable buttion. The car acclerated into the intersaction before i braked it to a stop. Luckely there was no one infront of me and no cross traffic or we would have wrecked. The car then went back to idle and has been fine since.
The car won't get up to speed like it post to. It takes forever for the car to get up to 30mphs. They say it's a oil sensor problem.
My car since i have had it has had 1 recall, some type of electrical problem, and 3 times it had to go to the shop because of fuel system failure. I was told it was a lot of water in the system, but i used the same gas station that they use to put gas in the car after it was drained and refilled. Every time i had an issue with my car i was always in motion. Once this car stops you are stuck wherever you are at because you can not put this car in neutral to push it out of the road. I have felt like my life was in jeopardy each time this car has stopped on me. I have no photos because my car is currently in the shop right now. It has been in the shop since 10/03/2020
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN TO THE DEALER FIVE TIMES SINCE IT WAS PURCHASED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE OVER 40 MPH AND FREQUENTLY WENT INTO LIMP MODE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL AND CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE FULLERTON ALFA ROMEO DEALER LOCATED AT 1034 US-22, SOMERVILLE, NJ 08876, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TURBO CHARGER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE PART WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND OFFERED TO RETURN THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALER. THE CONTACT WAS NOT SATISFIED AND REQUESTED A TRADE, WHICH THE MANUFACTURER REJECTED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 30,500.
(vehicle is 2019 with 7404 miles recorded on date of incident). Morning of 18th aug 2020. The car sat overnight so was 'cold' when i started it. I immediately selected reverse and began backing up (exact speed unknown, but 'slow'). Approx 10 secs after starting the engine the very strong odor of gasoline entered the cockpit - i immediately shut off the engine. Exiting the vehicle i could see a trail of fluid 10 ft long on the concrete driveway and the scent identified it as gasoline. I lifted the hood & gasoline was all over the top of the engine and dripping down off the underside of the hood. Looking closer i could see pools of gas had collected anywhere there was a depression in which liquid could collect on & around the engine. Several liters of gasoline had been ejected over the engine. Car was towed to the nearest alfa service dealership (golling, bloomfield hills). The dealership replaced a broken/split fuel hose on the passenger side of the engine under warranty. They verbally told me the part was sent to alfa corporate and i should contact them to follow the investigation. I contacted alfa corporate and through email exchanges, discovered that alfa corporate will not be investigating this safety issue at all. I attach all the email correspondence below. My very serious concern is that the dealership verbally said they had no idea how this could have happened - "maybe a weak spot" - but alfa corporate would investigate. At that point i was satisfied. Then several days later alfa corporate informed me that the dealership guess of "maybe a weak spot" would be the official conclusion and end of the investigation. I mention it several times in my (attached) emails but it is obvious that i avoided being in a moving fireball by only minutes and maybe luck. An investigation by an engineer is the minimum i would expect from alfa corporate. *dt*dt*jb*dt*jb*as