Join Date: Dec 2008
County: Western Australia
Alfa Romeo 159 Selespeed Issue
Got a few problems with my 159 Ti 2.2JTS Selespeed. First issue I had was that the car would let me engage into 1st gear, but then would intermittently throw up a message saying "Operation Unadmissable" and would refuse to change up or down gear for about 5-10 seconds before allowing me to change once again. Took it to the dealer who said it was an 'easy thing to fix' and just got it back yesterday after having apparently realigned the CAN sensor or something...
The new issue I have is the message "Manual method not available" which is thrown up intermittently and switches the car straight to automatic mode. Again, after 5-10 seconds I am allowed to switch it back to manual mode.
The car has only done a mere 6000kms, so surely there couldn't be a serious problem with the gearbox after only such a short distance!?!?!?! Just interested to know if anyone else has had a similar issue and knows what the problem may be as I can't afford multiple trips to and from the dealer until they sort it out.
Any help appreciated. Thanks, - Mike.