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Hi there (just this minute registered to the forum).

Recently purchased an Alfa 159 Lusso 1.9jtdm in glorious Alfa Red, very happy with the way it looks and drives however rather disappointed with its lack of refinement and poor build quality.

I was about to book the car in to have a list of faults investigated (primarily the radio reception which is lousy) however I received a phone call last week advising my car is being recalled for some 'necessary adjustments' to be made???

Is anyone else aware of this recall on the 159?

Has anyone else had problems with the radio and/or satnav?

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Hey there,

This is really bad that you're having problems
with your 159, what with Alfa going on about
their new quality etc.

What's up other than the radio?

And a recall? Already?
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Greetings. Welcome to AO. Hope you get the 159 sorted soon.
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Hello to you and Welcome to the AO Forum,

I have not seen anything in the specialised press regarding 159 recalls, but I am not surprised because themain focus of the Brand was to boost the Quality on the 159.

The car still suffers of some random electric defects (from what I have seen by driving one) but it looks like Alfa's attitude is changing by trying to addressing some of them.

In summary it would have been good to have a reliable car from day 1 of the PRoduction, but let's face it better to address the issues now than never...

Or as we say in French (with an english translation): " You don't change a mule into a racing horse in a day"

Hopefully your car will be back on track very soon and you will start enjoying the look & drive...

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Hi Tricky, welcome to the forum and hope the car gets fixed/whatever soon!
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Thanks for the warm welcome, the car is booked in on Monday so I will update you all then.

The other faults are mainly intermittent electrical faults with the retractable wing mirrors, automatic wipers, SatNav etc.

My previous car was an Audi A6 which was quiet, refined and reliable (but rather plain). I have always adored Alfa's and felt like a big kid in a sweet shop when I visited the showroom.
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