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Dear forum members,

You will undoubtedly have read and seen a lot about the thefts on social media and from the Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio community that is currently plagued by these ongoing thefts. These thefts occur due to a known weakness in the car's security. The distance radar in the front bumper is central to this easily exploitable vulnerability and takes seconds to enable entry into the car, then allowing a duplicate key to be cloned.

There are some mechanical solutions for this vulnerability such as a protective metal plate but this is not 100% effective in the event of an attempted theft to access the radar given enough time.

The worst thing about this vulnerability is that cars with immobilizers and, for example, steering locks are not spared either. Even if the car is not taken due to presence of an aftermarket immobiliser, the car can still be unlocked and opened by the thieves, causing damage to the interior if they decide to try and locate the hidden immobiliser.

However, there is now an "Electronic" solution that does work. For obvious reasons I cannot publicly provide further details about the solution. This product can also be used in combination with existing theft prevention devices such as immobilizers, trackers and steering locks.

In short it means that there will no longer be any opportunities for the thieves to open the car via this vulnerability.

As of today, some 60 cars (2016 to 2022 build, Giulia and Stelvio - ALL models with Radar) have this device installed all without any problems, but above all: no more successful burglary/theft attempts! They can try all they like.

The device had worked perfectly during testing on my own car (installed for 3 months now) and based on feedback from others. It does what it should do and therefore gives many owners a lot of peace of mind along with any additional security measures.

To ensure that only rightful owners of Giulia and Stelvio who wish to obtain this device are given the opportunity to obtain this, there will be strict due diligence performed. That is why we first work with a waiting list that will be maintained outside this forum. After you are placed on this waiting list it you will be provided further details. Strict verification will take place to get on the waiting list, this means that you will have to prove that you are the rightful owner of a Stelvio/Giulia.

You can perform the installation of the device yourself; detailed instructions are included. I also have liaised with 2 personally known professional automotive business (both are owners of a Giulia and have this installed on their own cars) in the South of UK to carry out installation for about 1 hour’s labour. I am also speaking to some of our long term Alfa Specialists on here for other locations to be covered.

You can register for this device and place yourself on the waiting list by contacting me via PM. I will carry out verification and then add you to a private group. Price and further details will be provided when you get in touch. The timescales for production to delivery is currently about 2 months as we need confirmed numbers before we can place a bulk order with the parts suppliers for production to begin.

NOTE: This a private DIY venture that was started by a couple of us Giulia owners to help other Alfisti here. This started off as a project to protect our own cars but we soon realised we could offer this to benefit others and have done so in the first batch of 60 cars.

Installation of this device will not interfere with any servicing or warranty work as we are not modifying anything in the car. This is a plug and play but secure solution that cannot be tampered with.


It doesn't matter if you have Security Gateway Module (SGW) or not. This solution is totally independent of all other security, either manufacturer installed or aftermarket.
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Just a thought but searching ‘Giulia Security Flaw’ brings up this thread as the first hit, the first paragraph of the thread explains how the theft is done. Maybe this isn’t the best way to display this information? Not every who searches this will be looking for a fix after all. Not sure if there is a way of posting what you have without openly saying what the issue is. Not trying to be pessimistic but best to make it as difficult for them as possible!
I worded it as carefully as I could but we do need people to understand the issue. There is no details of the fix, only how they steal it and the Radar thread is full of that information. Also, the scumbags already know how it's done. Having said that I will review the first post again and cut some bits out if appropriate. Cheers.
 
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My name is on the list. I was going to go down the armour / physical barrier approach but this is less likely to result in damage to the car I think. Having a Veloce and being in the North East l feel less at risk but nonetheless I'd like to remove the vulnerability.
 

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I worded it as carefully as I could but we do need people to understand the issue. There is no details of the fix, only how they steal it and the Radar thread is full of that information. Also, the scumbags already know how it's done. Having said that I will review the first post again and cut some bits out if appropriate. Cheers.
Might be helpful if the Moderators could add 'noindex' to the HTML meta tag on this page telling search engines not to index this thread / page.
 

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Dear forum members,

You will undoubtedly have read and seen a lot about the thefts on social media and from the Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio community that is currently plagued by these ongoing thefts. These thefts occur due to a known weakness in the car's security. The distance radar in the front bumper is central to this easily exploitable vulnerability and takes seconds to enable entry into the car, then allowing a duplicate key to be cloned.

There are some mechanical solutions for this vulnerability such as a protective metal plate but this is not 100% effective in the event of an attempted theft to access the radar given enough time.

The worst thing about this vulnerability is that cars with immobilizers and, for example, steering locks are not spared either. Even if the car is not taken due to presence of an aftermarket immobiliser, the car can still be unlocked and opened by the thieves, causing damage to the interior if they decide to try and locate the hidden immobiliser.

However, there is now an "Electronic" solution that does work. For obvious reasons I cannot publicly provide further details about the solution. This product can also be used in combination with existing theft prevention devices such as immobilizers, trackers and steering locks.

In short it means that there will no longer be any opportunities for the thieves to open the car via this vulnerability.

As of today, some 60 cars (2016 to 2022 build, Giulia and Stelvio - ALL models with Radar) have this device installed all without any problems, but above all: no more successful burglary/theft attempts! They can try all they like.

The device had worked perfectly during testing on my own car (installed for 3 months now) and based on feedback from others. It does what it should do and therefore gives many owners a lot of peace of mind along with any additional security measures.

To ensure that only rightful owners of Giulia and Stelvio who wish to obtain this device are given the opportunity to obtain this, there will be strict due diligence performed. That is why we first work with a waiting list that will be maintained outside this forum. After you are placed on this waiting list it you will be provided further details. Strict verification will take place to get on the waiting list, this means that you will have to prove that you are the rightful owner of a Stelvio/Giulia.

You can perform the installation of the device yourself; detailed instructions are included. I also have liaised with 2 personally known professional automotive business (both are owners of a Giulia and have this installed on their own cars) in the South of UK to carry out installation for about 1 hour’s labour. I am also speaking to some of our long term Alfa Specialists on here for other locations to be covered.

You can register for this device and place yourself on the waiting list by contacting me via PM. I will carry out verification and then add you to a private group. Price and further details will be provided when you get in touch. The timescales for production to delivery is currently about 2 months as we need confirmed numbers before we can place a bulk order with the parts suppliers for production to begin.

NOTE: This a private DIY venture that was started by a couple of us Giulia owners to help other Alfisti here. This started off as a project to protect our own cars but we soon realised we could offer this to benefit others and have done so in the first batch of 60 cars.

Installation of this device will not interfere with any servicing or warranty work as we are not modifying anything in the car. This is a plug and play but secure solution that cannot be tampered with.


It doesn't matter if you have Security Gateway Module (SGW) or not. This solution is totally independent of all other security, either manufacturer installed or aftermarket.
I would love also to get PM with instructions how to solve this problem.
 

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I am living in Croatia, very much close to Italy. I saw the problem already and lot of cars are being stolen in Italy like this. I am really concerned about going in Italy and also, since Croatia is in Schengen there is no borders and also i am concerned for my car to be stolen here in Istria. I never heard about an stolen Alfa before in this region.
 

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I already have the Ghost Immobiliser fitted to my Veloce Ti, but have also put my name forward for this device as I feel from the many posts on here, the radar sensor vulnerability is an area that Alfa themselves should be offering a fix for.

This doesn't look like it will happen but thanks to metalgod23 and others who have worked on this device, it sounds like this can at least give us further peace of mind.
 

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I was in Trieste before couple of days and i discovered this by chance, as man was asking me what motor i have inside on a parking lot and he was asking do i have any protection for my car. I laughed of course since i never heard about an stolen Alfa before. After he explained how his friend lost his car i was terrified. He told me that he installed Mosquitto immobiliser in some shop in Trieste. I was then searching Italian forum to find out that they are installing these and IGLA mostly to prevent theft. I am hoping to find something more affordable since i am planning to sold my 2017 Giulia for a newer one this year. They are so organised in Italy that your car disappear in 3 hours in spare parts. Police can do ****. I am an hour drive from Trieste and there is lot of Italians here and i am concerned that one morning i will not find my car anymore.
I am really happy that someone already solved this and I truly appreciate your effort
 

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I am guessing we’ll still need to replace the radar parts if the thieves try and take the car as they won’t know the security device is fitted. So they’ll fail to steal the car but still cause expensive damage In their failed attempt? This is of course better than losing the car.

Apologies if I am being a luddite here, this is all a bit over my head
 

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I am guessing we’ll still need to replace the radar parts if the thieves try and take the car as they won’t know the security device is fitted. So they’ll fail to steal the car but still cause expensive damage In their failed attempt? This is of course better than losing the car.

Apologies if I am being a luddite here, this is all a bit over my head
In all the attempts I have seen they usually remove the plastic radar cover (30 seconds) radar module (1 minut, just clipped) then proceed to disconnect the connector (30 seconds). Nothing is usually damaged, at worst they damage the bracket where the radar module sits and changes the radar calibration which may need to reset. That's the best case scenario, I cannot speak for brainless scumbags who take pleasure in others property!
 
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3 minutes. How is this not a recall issue?
It can be done in even less. My friend's Quad got taken in 2! We have all written long letters to Alfa UK and Italy and got a very generic non-response!! Which is why we decided to take matters into our own hands. Complain or fix, we chose fix.
 

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Dear forum members,

You will undoubtedly have read and seen a lot about the thefts on social media and from the Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio community that is currently plagued by these ongoing thefts. These thefts occur due to a known weakness in the car's security. The distance radar in the front bumper is central to this easily exploitable vulnerability and takes seconds to enable entry into the car, then allowing a duplicate key to be cloned.

There are some mechanical solutions for this vulnerability such as a protective metal plate but this is not 100% effective in the event of an attempted theft to access the radar given enough time.

The worst thing about this vulnerability is that cars with immobilizers and, for example, steering locks are not spared either. Even if the car is not taken due to presence of an aftermarket immobiliser, the car can still be unlocked and opened by the thieves, causing damage to the interior if they decide to try and locate the hidden immobiliser.

However, there is now an "Electronic" solution that does work. For obvious reasons I cannot publicly provide further details about the solution. This product can also be used in combination with existing theft prevention devices such as immobilizers, trackers and steering locks.

In short it means that there will no longer be any opportunities for the thieves to open the car via this vulnerability.

As of today, some 60 cars (2016 to 2022 build, Giulia and Stelvio - ALL models with Radar) have this device installed all without any problems, but above all: no more successful burglary/theft attempts! They can try all they like.

The device had worked perfectly during testing on my own car (installed for 3 months now) and based on feedback from others. It does what it should do and therefore gives many owners a lot of peace of mind along with any additional security measures.

To ensure that only rightful owners of Giulia and Stelvio who wish to obtain this device are given the opportunity to obtain this, there will be strict due diligence performed. That is why we first work with a waiting list that will be maintained outside this forum. After you are placed on this waiting list it you will be provided further details. Strict verification will take place to get on the waiting list, this means that you will have to prove that you are the rightful owner of a Stelvio/Giulia.

You can perform the installation of the device yourself; detailed instructions are included. I also have liaised with 2 personally known professional automotive business (both are owners of a Giulia and have this installed on their own cars) in the South of UK to carry out installation for about 1 hour’s labour. I am also speaking to some of our long term Alfa Specialists on here for other locations to be covered.

You can register for this device and place yourself on the waiting list by contacting me via PM. I will carry out verification and then add you to a private group. Price and further details will be provided when you get in touch. The timescales for production to delivery is currently about 2 months as we need confirmed numbers before we can place a bulk order with the parts suppliers for production to begin.

NOTE: This a private DIY venture that was started by a couple of us Giulia owners to help other Alfisti here. This started off as a project to protect our own cars but we soon realised we could offer this to benefit others and have done so in the first batch of 60 cars.

Installation of this device will not interfere with any servicing or warranty work as we are not modifying anything in the car. This is a plug and play but secure solution that cannot be tampered with.


It doesn't matter if you have Security Gateway Module (SGW) or not. This solution is totally independent of all other security, either manufacturer installed or aftermarket.
Dear forum members,

You will undoubtedly have read and seen a lot about the thefts on social media and from the Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio community that is currently plagued by these ongoing thefts. These thefts occur due to a known weakness in the car's security. The distance radar in the front bumper is central to this easily exploitable vulnerability and takes seconds to enable entry into the car, then allowing a duplicate key to be cloned.

There are some mechanical solutions for this vulnerability such as a protective metal plate but this is not 100% effective in the event of an attempted theft to access the radar given enough time.

The worst thing about this vulnerability is that cars with immobilizers and, for example, steering locks are not spared either. Even if the car is not taken due to presence of an aftermarket immobiliser, the car can still be unlocked and opened by the thieves, causing damage to the interior if they decide to try and locate the hidden immobiliser.

However, there is now an "Electronic" solution that does work. For obvious reasons I cannot publicly provide further details about the solution. This product can also be used in combination with existing theft prevention devices such as immobilizers, trackers and steering locks.

In short it means that there will no longer be any opportunities for the thieves to open the car via this vulnerability.

As of today, some 60 cars (2016 to 2022 build, Giulia and Stelvio - ALL models with Radar) have this device installed all without any problems, but above all: no more successful burglary/theft attempts! They can try all they like.

The device had worked perfectly during testing on my own car (installed for 3 months now) and based on feedback from others. It does what it should do and therefore gives many owners a lot of peace of mind along with any additional security measures.

To ensure that only rightful owners of Giulia and Stelvio who wish to obtain this device are given the opportunity to obtain this, there will be strict due diligence performed. That is why we first work with a waiting list that will be maintained outside this forum. After you are placed on this waiting list it you will be provided further details. Strict verification will take place to get on the waiting list, this means that you will have to prove that you are the rightful owner of a Stelvio/Giulia.

You can perform the installation of the device yourself; detailed instructions are included. I also have liaised with 2 personally known professional automotive business (both are owners of a Giulia and have this installed on their own cars) in the South of UK to carry out installation for about 1 hour’s labour. I am also speaking to some of our long term Alfa Specialists on here for other locations to be covered.

You can register for this device and place yourself on the waiting list by contacting me via PM. I will carry out verification and then add you to a private group. Price and further details will be provided when you get in touch. The timescales for production to delivery is currently about 2 months as we need confirmed numbers before we can place a bulk order with the parts suppliers for production to begin.

NOTE: This a private DIY venture that was started by a couple of us Giulia owners to help other Alfisti here. This started off as a project to protect our own cars but we soon realised we could offer this to benefit others and have done so in the first batch of 60 cars.

Installation of this device will not interfere with any servicing or warranty work as we are not modifying anything in the car. This is a plug and play but secure solution that cannot be tampered with.


It doesn't matter if you have Security Gateway Module (SGW) or not. This solution is totally independent of all other security, either manufacturer installed or aftermarket.
Hi Metal God. Interested in this but can’t PM as only created two posts. Appreciate if you could pop me on the list and PM any details
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Thanks for all the feedback gents. We now have about 40 people some pending verification. We need another 10 to get the process of ordering rolling in earnest.
 
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