Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Re: Alfa 147 Recall
I recently purchased my 147 (03 model). Upon operating the bonnet release I could hear no clunk (as the catch is pulled back by the spring). Close inspection established that the spring and catch mechanism was being prevented from operating properly by 4 years of grease and grime. If I hadn't cleaned it, then one day the catch would not have held the bonnet down.
Moral, as already pointed out above: clean and lubricate. I don't see why Alfa should get the blame.