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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 12-25-2018, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings all,

Yesterday I took my to months old 2018 Stelvio TI Sport, 3,400 miles, through wash machine. I must have had ĺ - 1 cup of what looks like oil liquid leak into the passenger side from behind the glove compartment. Luckily I have some WeatherTech floor mats that I was able to get the leak out. Simply put, it freaked my wife out. For the next hour or so, I had some strange things happen with the car, from the phone acting weird and making long beep sound, to the accelerator once not seemed to have gone dead for a couple of seconds when going from full stop. All worked fine after wards. I just wanted to know if anyone experienced same issue. Do I have an issue with the car's seal. I have washed my car several times with no issues, and no issues either in rain.

If you have had similar experience please share your thought on what may have caused this leakage. Is this a documented issue with Stelvios? I wished I thought about taking pictures or video of this leakage.

Nearest dealer is eighty miles away.

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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 12-25-2018, 09:57 AM
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Check the windshield seal at the bottom of the windshield in front of the passenger ....

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A trip to the dealer to get this documented is a must.
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post #4 of 55 (permalink) Old 12-26-2018, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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I greatly appreciate both suggestions.

Note. My apologies everyone for calling the car wash, a "Wash Machine." Wifey made fun of me all morning, and of how I managed to fit my Stelvio in a wash machine. I looked all over but could not find a link to correct it along with a couple other confusing phrases, or even for a link that allows me to delete/repost the incident. Anyways, I'm glad the post got you all's responses.

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You said "oil liquid"

So it was oily, not just water?

That could be hydraulic fluid....unrelated to the wash machine (I like that, should be the new term)...if it was water, no big deal. If it was oily GET THAT LOOKED AT.

Could be very serious.

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Greetings all,

Yesterday I took my to months old 2018 Stelvio TI Sport, 3,400 miles, through wash machine. I must have had ĺ - 1 cup of what looks like oil liquid leak into the passenger side from behind the glove compartment. Luckily I have some WeatherTech floor mats that I was able to get the leak out. Simply put, it freaked my wife out. For the next hour or so, I had some strange things happen with the car, from the phone acting weird and making long beep sound, to the accelerator once not seemed to have gone dead for a couple of seconds when going from full stop. All worked fine after wards. I just wanted to know if anyone experienced same issue. Do I have an issue with the car's seal. I have washed my car several times with no issues, and no issues either in rain.

If you have had similar experience please share your thought on what may have caused this leakage. Is this a documented issue with Stelvios? I wished I thought about taking pictures or video of this leakage.

Nearest dealer is eighty miles away.

Best Regards!
Hi marwan,
We understand how concerning this may be. We recommend have your dealer take a look at this if you have not done so already. You may also send us a private message if you would like any additional assistance while your vehicle is at the dealer.
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Alfaoffroad,

That's one of the things I wanted to fix on my original post. I wanted it to say "Olive Oil Looking Liquid". The other correction was to add the word "hand" so that it reads "I have HAND washed my car several......."

Lydia,

Thank you! I intend to drive to the dealership Saturday and let them look at it.

Thank You, Both!

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Hello All,

So, I set up an appointment with the dealer for the 12th. I can't wait to bring it in to have them take a look at it. I am starting to get worried because today the same thing occurred, only it was caused by rain this time. What really ticks me off is that there was a recall for the same issue, if I am not mistaken and the dealer that sold it to me (in FL, 800 miles away from where I live in LA) claim that they took care of the recall. Either theydid a lousy job repairing it, or they never done it all and claim that they did.

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Glad you have the pics to show them Best of luck with dealer. Will be watching to see what they found/fixed. Appreciate the update Marwan.
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Yes have them also look at the wiring connections at the bcm and the wiring (especially the grey connectors) behind the passenger sill plate. Iíve yet to see a water leak, but I have seen wires corroded from water leaks, so either thereís a leak not related to the recall, the recall wasnít done, or wasnít done properly.

Yes, I am an Alfa Romeo tech, donít hesitate to ask any questions and Iíll do my best to help.
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