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Hello all - my wife's alfa 159.

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My name is James and i have a Porsche Boxster. My wife drives a year old 159 2.5diesel saloon.

How do i ask a technical question regarding her brakes please?

She drove the children to school this morning and she said that her brakes stopped working when she approached a T junction. Now, I have just taken the car out myself and cannot find a jot wrong with it. She swears blind that she pressed the correct pedal so you understand my concern and obvious confusion. She says that it happened once previously but thought nothing more of it.
How do I get someone to assist with this? My son has had to show me how to log on here! hahaha! Can i access alfa technical dept through alfaowner.com or do i have to pay the membership for that service - We're slightly confused and new to all this forum lark!
I need some advice please.

Many thanks to you all and look forward to your theories and assistance.
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Re: Hello all - my wife's alfa 159.

Hello us again - I'm told it's not a 2.5 (silly me!) but a 2.4.
Can we contact an engineer or technical chap on here to ask?
There seem to be a lot of people 'online' but I don't know who is who. Can somebody please talk us through things and what to check on Helen's brakes as she's not too happy about driving on monday again. We have a local chap who can look at her car tomorrow if we know what to tell him to look for. Our nearest Alfa Romeo garage is over 1 hour away - many thanks
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Re: Hello all - my wife's alfa 159.

Hi and Welcome James!

I'm no 159 expert, and the advice you'll get on this forum is from owners/enthusiasts (not a bad place to start for the free stuff ).

You best bet is to go to the dedicated 147,156 & 159 lounge. I did a quick search there using "159 brake" criteria and there are many threads on that topic.

One particular one which may be (although I'm hoping not) the problem your wife may have experienced is Hunter's thread below.

Mods - maybe moving this post to the lounge would help a better/more technical response.

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Re: Hello all - my wife's alfa 159.

James, take the car to your Alfa dealer ASAP. There were one or two incidents with early release cars so your wife's car is about the right age. If the dealer denies any knowledge point them in the direction of the forum.

Where abouts do you live and who is your dealer?
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Re: Hello all - my wife's alfa 159.

James please PM (personal message) me and I'll try to help.

If your mrs experienced the same issue as myself and a few other 159/Breras on here, it's an issue that CANNOT be neglected or put down to driver error. It needs sorting ASAP at a dealership.
Where in the UK are you (assuming youre in the UK that is ) and what dealer did you buy the car from

IF and I say IF it was the same issues as I had, your wife's car will need new servo and/or manifold. Its quite a large job but peace of mind is well worth the wait.

PLEASE go and get the car looked at straight away...

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Re: Hello all - my wife's alfa 159.

Yes, get it looked into immediately, earlier cars with the Brembo front calipers have experienced this issue.
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Re: Hello all - my wife's alfa 159.

Hello again.

Car been looked at and they cannot find an issue. I'm not convinced. Nor is my wife.

Have read with interest the 'threads' here.

Will be taking this issure further.

Thanks again for your help.
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Any update James?
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