novice oil burner.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Just had my 147 1.6TS fail it's MOT.
MOT station failed it on exterior lights not working, rear number plates not working, fog ligts being affected when brake pedal pressed......... a load of external lighting issues. The RPM counter was jumping around all over the place. They also told me when they were carrying out the MOT the engine just stopped. They managed to start it.
I paid the fee and got the car home and had a look....... surprise surprise all the lights work and the brake pedal didn't cause any problems.
Connected the laptop and downloaded the fault code U1600 and U1700.
The sad thing is I was recommended the MOT station by a local Alfa specialist.
Not sure if this applies to all 147's but my 147 will not start if the bonnet is unlatched or open. It produces fault code U1600(Immobiliser fault).
Bringing the car back for a retest so fingers crossed.
Hope this might be of help to someone.