2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Reliability - Consumer Reports
The long awaited return of an Alfa Romeo sedan to the U.S. market is finally over. The new Giulia is Alfa's entry in the compact-luxury sport sedan segment, aiming to combine performance and premium to serve as an alternative to the BMW 3 Series. This Italian sedan is brimming with style and character, and thanks to its super agile handling, it's fun to drive. We found it to be quick and fuel efficient.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Giulia to be much less reliable than other new cars. This prediction is based on Alfa Romeo's brand history and previous models of the Giulia.

Overall Reliability
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Mar 01, 2019
The driver's inability to deactivate the ACC can increase the risk of crash.
Summary:
FCA US LLC (Alfa Romeo) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and 2017-2019 Giulia vehicles. The Brake System Module (BSM) software may prevent the driver from disabling the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) after the traction control system detects a specific wheel slip.
What should you do:
Alfa Romeo has notified owners, and dealers will update the BSM software, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019. Owners may contact Alfa Romeo customer service 1-800-853-1403. The Alfa Romeo number for this recall is V27.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V148000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19114
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Nov 26, 2018
Brake fluid leaking onto the exhaust can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles equipped with GME 280HP engines and All Wheel Drive ("AWD"). The brake fluid line may contact a coolant hose clamp, possibly causing brake fluid to leak onto the exhaust.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket on the brake fluid line to prevent contact with the coolant hose clamp. If damage is found on the brake line, it will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began January 10, 2019. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is UB9.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V828000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6136
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Sep 14, 2018
Heat damage to the engine compartment wiring or components can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles, equipped with 2.0L engines. These engines may misfire causing the catalytic converter to overheat, possibly resulting in damage to the nearby wiring and engine components.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles for diagnostic codes, and update the engine control module software, free of charge. The recall began October 10, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-844-253-2872. Chrysler's number for this recall is UA4.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V636000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 34357
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