I just bought this evening my new Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD (2000 model).
I never had an Alfa before... well I never had an Italian car before. A few questions I need to ask you...
First of all the airbag light is light up on the dash board, is there something commmon I need to check for? (ie a Renault Clio I had ... had the tenancy to light up every other time I slide the seat forward for someone to get on the back and it was just a loose connection).
I do not know the exact trim of model I have but it has 4 Airbags (2 front and 2 side).
When I start the car the passenger (a/b light) flashes a few times and then goes off I would assume this is self test? but the a/b light in the middle of the dashboard stays on solid.
Now the other thing is that I have only one key with the car, it seems to be quite long coloured red, but it is taped to keep it all together ... It works fine ... but wondered how can I add more keys to the system and how expensive is it?
And last I have a humming noise coming from the front left of the car ... like the tyre rubbing on something. But I checked the pressure seems to be OK. That noise might be the spare wheel which is on the back left wheel (as the main tyre has a puncture) but I am sure the noise comes from the front. I suspect might be a wheel bearing, but I will have to wait until I install the new tyre (205/55 R16) and then once the car is leveled will have to recheck on the noise.