I have had my 147 Selespeed for about 2 months now and its great. But I have started to get more regular selespeed errors. Previouslt they did not worry me as I would get a "selespeed system failure" in the initial check but the gearbox was working fine and the message would disappear after a few minutes. Last night however I got the selespeed error on startup and the paddles stopped working. The stick shift and city mode worked fine but the paddles didn't. This is the first time this has happened. After 5mins I stopped the car and turned the ignition off and back on, no error and the paddles worked fine! Should I worry about this sort of error or just put it down to good old Alfa querks?
Anyone else had this error? Solutions? I am assuming its an ECU/Computer problem as there is oobviously nothing mechanically wrong with the gearbox . [img]smilies/cwm29.gif[/img] [img]smilies/cwm29.gif[/img] [img]smilies/cwm29.gif[/img]
Have the same problem on mine, already had the brake sensor adjusted. They now reckon it's the paddles on the steering wheel causing the error - I'm currently waiting for a new steering wheel [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] ...
Did your paddle problem appear suddenly or get worse until they stopped working? Do your paddles never work now or just occassionally not work? My paddles stopped working and then were fine the next attempt!
I had the 'normal' Selespeed system failure associated with pressing the brake - hence getting the sensor adjusted.
What I now get is the Selespeed error coming and going as I drive along (lots of beeping [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img] ), must be something loose somewhere. Anyway, while the display shows that I have an error the paddles don't work. When the error clears itself the paddles start to work again.
Hmmm, thinking about it mine is probably the same. I often get Selespeed Failure messages when drivinng that go after a few seconds. I think your right though, something loose! I put a post on here a week or two about many Selespeed errors appearing after going over a bump in the road.
Theres a load of wires under the seat, do you reckon its those or is that just the heated seat?
Not sure. I've read other posts on here about light bulb errors being caused by loose connections - maybe the selespeed is the same. About the wires under the seat - 'dunno, I'd get the dealer to put it on the diagnostics...
The reason the dealer has ordered a new steering wheel is because they could not clear the paddel error on the diagnostics, when they'd adjusted the brake sensor.