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  1. Passenger airbag warning help - MOT fail?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Current steed is a GTV but I'm looking at a Brera. I saw quite a nice one on Saturday but the passenger airbag light, in the roof panel, was on permanently. There are no lights on the dash or beeps on start up. Since the owner doesn't have kiddies, I doubt if this is deliberate and suspect a...
  2. MOT Fail - Emissions - Help appreciated!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Morning all, I'm hoping that someone might be able to assist me... I've got a 2013 Giulietta 2.0JTDM 140. The car went for MOT yesterday and failed on emissions. It's since "passed", but I need to get the emissions sorted ASAP, or it will fail again next year and so on. For information...
  3. Handbrake mot fail..... compensator ??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I know it’s not unusual to have a gtv/spider fail an mot with handbrake issues. Part of my mot fail was due to the above, thing is my slides slide beautifully, pistons turn back in an easy manner, calipers not that old, new pads sanded before inserting, pad pins perfectly in piston, cables are...
  4. 34% fail MoT test

    General Motoring Discussion
    A brief report in the Daily Telegraph says that more than 7.5 million vehicles failed the annual MoT test last year. 34% of cars and vans initially failed according to a report from DVSA. Vehicles that failed had an average of three faults. Lighting and signalling were the biggest issues...
  5. Autolusso alternator common fail

    Alfa GTA
    Hello fellow GTA owners We all know the pain of the alternators failing on these car and what a horrendous job they are to replace Recently I managed to track down 3 new Bosch ones before that we have been fitting Lucas units and they have been failing. One of my customers has had 3...
  6. Full beam flap fail on 35w Xenons

    Alfa Giulia
    At last service the dealer noticed an error code on one headlamp unit - turns out the flap that opens for full beam (not a seperate bulb, just a flap that lets more light out) has failed. I hadn't noticed, as the lights are so damn bright anyway - best headlights I've had on any car. New...
  7. Why do ABS modules fail so often?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is there any discussion on alfaowner about the reasons for failure of ABS modules? I am looking at replacing mine on my phase 2 (Bosch 5.3 module ending in 495), and when removing the plug, I noticed some greenish-blue corrosion concentrated on a few pins. Am I right in thinking that this is...
  8. GT passenger window and central locking fail

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys. Today out of the blue my passenger side window started going up and down in increments then got stuck fully open , stopped the car and tried to alarm and disarm but just locked and unlocked itself straight away , I managed to creep the window up so it closed but I'm getting the dash...
  9. Help!!! Possibly tct fail ?!?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys I have a 2012 1.4 tct multiair 170hp which has never let me down. 90k on the clock. Driving along this morning about 40 miles an hour and suddenly a high pitched noice and a clutch slip sensation (revs sped up quicker than car reacted). Slight whirring noise which almost sounded like a...
  10. Auto drop fail on one side only

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Possibly one for PKR.. I've noticed that the drivers side window on 2002 Gtv V6 has just ceased operation. Passenger side operates as expected. Drivers window works on the switch no problem. What are my first steps to fix this? Many thanks in advance
  11. 1999 spider 916 rear brake fail MOT

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I seem to have problem with the rear brakes. Parking brake is fine but Service brake does not meet MOT requirement. The calipers are free and bled with newish pads and handbrake cable. Tester suggested the compensation valve but these seem to be unavailable anymore. How to test the valve? Is...
  12. MoT fail on emissions

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The 2003 ph3 spider has failed on emissions. Leaving it running, warming it up, thrashing the nads off it etc. has not made a difference. Garage reckon replacement cat required and as a ph3 it has twin one?. Firstly, does this sound ok and secondly where from how much? Current estimate is...
  13. MOT fail subframe (front) for sale

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163198962497
  14. HU causing canbus fail?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, just wondered if someone could help? I’ve just bought a 2009 mito, and the head unit has been changed to a pioneer aftermarket one. The odometer is flashing - so I assume the blue&me module was removed and the old owner just dealt with the flashing! So, can I just replace the blue&me unit...
  15. 147 selespeed - neutral moves to 1st gear auto`-P1746 lever switch 1 err and EOL fail

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys, i have 2 new problems on my selespeed: 1. when i start the car it goes to 1st gear by its own. i cant change to reverse or neutral... only to 2nd gear , this fail isnt constant and the system can work fine couple of days and 1 day its appear from no where. 2. EOL fail and it say...
  16. Mot fail...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys well my spider failed her mot for the first time I was confident she would pass....oops! Lol! I am taking a look at the exhaust now and Ignor the steering system fouling as 17inch alloys are soon to go on however after some advise on the service brake, I assumed this was the handbrake...
  17. Fail code P1120 Giulietta 1.4 MultiAir 170bhp year 2011.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everybody sorry my terrible English, I purchased my Lovley Giulietta for soon 2 yers ago, and now lately she’s behave strange when driving over 100km/h not every time but very often engine light comes up and throttle pedal not respond. When turn off key 30sec she’s starts without any prob...
  18. Alfa 147 twinny brake fail?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, it's been a while since I posted on here, and I can't find a similar issue on the forum - or one pertaining to the 147 at least. Driving up the slip road onto the M3 on Saturday night, someone's Merc had broken down right at the very end of the slip road, accompanied by an AA van. Given...
  19. Dealer fail

    General Motoring Discussion
    About two weeks ago now, I received a call from a local dealership. I didn't buy my car from that dealership, and I only took my car there once for what was supposed to have been minor maintenance covered under warranty. At the time they got b1tchy with me and tried to charge me for the service...
  20. GQV radio reception starting to fail again (after antenna base replacement)

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, As the title suggests, I am pretty convinced that my antenna base is failing again as the radio reception in my car is starting to get ropey. I could be imagining it but it seems worse in damp/wet conditions. I only replaced the antenna base about 10 months ago so surely it can't be on...
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