Hey again guys,
I posted a thread up a few weeks back saying I had a few niggles with my new 3.2 V6 Brera and asked if anyone else has encountered them.
Has anyone else encountered these problems or know of them?
I have a late '06 V6 Brera so some things will obviously have changed in the build over the last two years, anyway answers in-line:
Engine sounding "tappy" at idle
Nope, engine has always run beautifully
Engine/dashboard area rattling at idle rpm to 2700rpm when warm
Nope, although the roof roller blind assembly did rattle quite badly over bumps, etc. - Sorted by the dealer.
I've topped up the engine coolant system 3 times in 8 weeks
Never had to top-up coolant between services, which tend to be annual rather than at 18k miles (I do about 12k p.a.)
Drivers seat rocking and base squeking
I didn't get the rocking but the squeaking is quite common
(if you search the forum you'll find it quite easily). Again, resolved by dealer (at the same time as they did the blind in fact!)
Rear suspension squeking and top mounts "thudding"
Under what conditions?
Radio reception very poor on all frequencies
Yep, another known problem.
The head unit is a little 'deaf' but also the dealer found that the connections hadn't been that great either. Again, they were able to greatly improve reception just by sorting out the antenna connections, although there is still some minor interference from the rear wiper on some stations.
Windscreen washing system not functioning
Never had that, that's a road worthiness issue!
If the windscreen washers don't work, your car is not legal and you could be prosecuted if ever stopped. Take it back to the dealer immediately!