AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Darkest Dorset.
Re: bonnet recall
I know my 156 inside out and this has caught me out too. The main catch fails, not the safety. I was on my way down to Exeter yesterday and noticed the rear edge of the bonnet was fluttering relative to the wiper position. Sure enough the bonnet was on the safety catch only. Because this is a well know problem I always slam and tug to check, so can only assume that the last time I tugged it was only just on the catch and a bump in the road had sent it up onto the safety. Managed to get it sorted while sat at a Mitsubishi dealer's in Bridport (usual smart-@rse comments about an Alfa with the bonnet up). Suffice to say I'll be degreasing the whole lot, cleaning it then regreasing it tomorrow.
So no, it's not due to people not knowing how to close their bonnet, ta.
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