Similar Problem - VPS
Hello James, I hope that you will forgive me for 'jumping in' on your question, but being a novice with vehicles (or to be honest - know 'nought about them!), I believe that I have a similar query to yours. I have an Alfa 159, and this morning when attempting to start the car, the warning message "Vehicle Protection System not Available" came up on the dashboard. Obviously, the car won't start, it's a Sunday, and I live miles from the nearest Alfa dealer. Would you know if this is something that can be fixed at a local garage, or is it a serious problem. Sorry to be so naïve on this subject, but any help greatly appreciated. Good luck to you too..