Re: Lost Keys on Alfa Romeo 147 TSpark
I've got the same problem, I've never had so much hassle & lack of confidence in a dealer. So I lost the only key, ordered and received a new one, managed to get recovery to get the car to the dealer ,,,, only to be told that the key wont code to the engine while the alarm is still activated and I need a new ECU - quoted at £350. (this is on top of £230 for key (£153) and re-coding)(which they can't do). Did they really supply me with a key that the car can't code to?
I understand from the discussion you all think this is madness,,,, but was there any conclusion? Is the dealer correct & I have no other options? I am still hoping the old key will turn up and I can use the new as a spare & life will suddenly be peachy again, but it isn't looking likely after 3 days.
My 147 is a fantastic car, and I just want it on the road again, but I don't want to be conned (and pay for the privilage for the next 6 months) by a certain dealer that can't employ people capable of even understanding the question 'but would my old key be able to be re-coded if it was found?' let alone answer it.
So please! If you have a conclusion to your own dilemma, can you let me know?