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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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V84 recall - fuel indicator

Just got a notice that my 2019 is subject to a recall. Apparently the fuel level indicator may be showing too much fuel in the tank... The fix is a software update.
I never noticed this, so thinking if I should take the car in now, or just forget about it Anybody experienced this? How long do these software update recalls take?
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Just got a notice that my 2019 is subject to a recall. Apparently the fuel level indicator may be showing too much fuel in the tank... The fix is a software update.
I never noticed this, so thinking if I should take the car in now, or just forget about it Anybody experienced this? How long do these software update recalls take?
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apparently very specific conditions, from Macgeek:
The specific conditions include being parked on a grade of more than 10 degrees, staying in that position for a long enough period of time (approx. 30 minutes), and having a tank filled between 50-75%. At this point, the vehicle will think it went through a refuel and add a notch or two to the fuel gauge upon restart. This additional fuel reading will persist until an actual refuel takes place; after which, the fuel reading will be accurate once again.

Fix is a software update. It will be made available sometime in the 3rd quarter.
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So basically nothing that actually requires an immediate trip to the dealer thanks for the info on the detailed conditions - couldn’t find those in the recall info.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 08:52 PM
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It's available now as I had mine done today while I was having regular service done.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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I saw in the app that it was available, but I think I'll just wait until i do an oil change in another 6K or so. it's just that my dealer is about 40 miles away and I don't see any reason to be going there unless the recall is something that absolutely must be done. So far it looks like one doesn't even have to bother about it
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I am sure you can save the drive and get it done on next service. As Jwq2 mentioned above it can happen on a very specific situation so unless you park on a hill all the time I am sure you are ok to wait.

Software updates are a few minutes.
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that's the plan. more drive than work - same reason i fixed the rear wiper myself rather than taking it to the dealer - some drunk eastern european at the factory installed it the wrong way
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This is great recall, you get an accurate, or relatively accurate fuel reading now. So itís more than just fixing the fuel gage error from parking on a hill. I got it done and love it.
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I had this recall done recently on my quad. Since then, I’ve only went through one tank of gas but it has been interesting. I felt like all previous tanks were somewhat inconsistent and inaccurate for: mileage, the gas gauge and low fuel indicator. I have been very deliberate since I got the vehicle to wait to fill up until the low fuel indicator light/notification was displayed for every single tank. The owners manual states that the low fuel indicator is displayed when there is 9 L remaining in the tank so since it’s a 64 L tank I should have been able to put at least (or around) 55 L (or more) every single time but I haven’t been able to. I just filled up tonight for the first time since the recall (but I had driven about 50km after the low fuel indicator came on and the range of the vehicle jumped from about 30km to “- -“). As you can see by the attached picture/spreadsheet that I keep on my phone, my mileage was improved by at least 2 L/100km and I was able to put an expected amount of fuel in it. I’ll see how future tanks go but so far I agree with Craiglink.

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So I went to get the recall update, they also updated the radio unit to 08-081-19, only real issue is the dealership experience. My dealership is integrated with Jeep, Ram and Dodge. Coming previously from 3 BMWs and 1 Audi, the dealership experience was horrible. I don't mean to sound like a snob but, the jalopy car I have is a Honda CRV and it was similar experience to that. I know some Alfa Romeo & FIAT dealerships are integrated with a Ferrari and Maserati dealership, but unfortunately mine is not. I hope eventually Alfa Romeo & Fiat will have enough volume of sales where they will have their own independent service center.
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