New member - Alfa 147 Tech problems
Hi everybody, website virgin. Hope you are all keeping well.
I have a 02 147 2.0 Lusso. Beautiful car, asthetically that is, technically a nightmare. Its done 55k and the cambelt went, apparently ALFA was going to let us know, they have changed the service for cambelts to 40k..........
Anyway after 11 weeks of continually ringing Alfa UK as per my garages advice, they paid 80 % of the £2200 for a new top half of the engine. The battery died and another Alfa garage wanted £120 to look at it, re-code it, oh and 3 days. The AA man fitted a new battery and coded it in 15 mins. Ever since the batt went the drivers airbag light stays on. Alfa say it needs a new ECU at a mere £320 fitted. *****!!***@@" - any ideas, similar problems?
They also want £650 to sort the creeky front suspension, with new top arms, lower bushy things and new anti roll bar as you need to change the lot on the bottom! My garage say its a common design fault, Alfa say it isn't! - anyone shed any light.
Regards 'about to be totally skint.......'