On 6 May 2019, the car landed in Car Servis of Alfa in Austria, 1000km from home. I was returning with my wife and son (3 years old) from holiday in Italy. In Austria, when I was leaving the parking lot, I pressed the brake and did not brake - a total lack of reaction. The system briefly informed me that the brakes and all other safety systems were turned off. The brake pedal hardly responded, I took off the steering wheel and returned to the parking lot. Without a brake it is hard to stop but it worked because I was not driving fast and the parking lot was empty. The engine was running, the gear shifted so I could speed up to as much as I wanted. I was lucky that I was going with my family because I would normally push more gas - what would happen then? could I write something about it for you?
Stelvio 280hp from December 2018 traveled to the point of failure 12k. Stelvio is still In Austria. My Wife does not want to get in that car anymore. I also . And you? I would like to gladly let this car engineers who allowed such a failure to carry his family. I would dismiss this "car" to anyone for free, but I do not want to have anybody on my conscience.
Assistance organized a cartransport to service and hotel, then a replacement vehicle, and on 3 days we left Austria - praises them for it, and I had stress because it was late and cold and after 4 hours of failure we were in the hotel around 11:00 PM
The Alfa Service does not know what happened , nobody knows anything - and I do not trust this "car". The service did not let give me this car to drive anymore, they are making more tests , reports etc to find out what happened.
Sell it? and if someone kill you because of failure of brakes? but how to sell with such a story in Service history? does it still have value?
Repair? - They will make a hole in the floor and attach instructions from George Flinstone how to brake when the system turns off the brakes.
There was really a lot of time from the event. The producer had a lot of time to react properly - in the meantime nothing.
I am writing to you, because my conscience does not allow me to keep this event for myself.
I am currently working with online users in my country to find out what is the issue with Stelvio and is it happened to some one else .
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