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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Brake System Recall

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Recall

Descriptive Information : Certain 2018 MY Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles. The affected vehicles may contain
brake fluid that was contaminated in the plant with a non-compatible oil type.
Vehicles not affected by this recall were not exposed to the non-compatible oil type
and were built outside of the build date range of affected vehicles.
The vehicle population was determined by testing vehicles built within the suspect
date range of when the contaminated barrels of oil were present in the assembly

Production Dates : NOV 14, 2017 - NOV 23, 2017

Manufacturer Name : Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Submission Date : DEC 20, 2017

NHTSA Recall No. : 17V-823

Manufacturer Recall No. : T84

Population :
Number of potentially involved : 307
Estimated percentage with defect : 100 %

Manufacturer Name : Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Address : 800 Chrysler Drive
CIMS 482-00-91 Auburn Hills MI
Company phone : 1-800-853-1403

Description of the Defect : The brake system components contaminated with non-compatible oil may be
damaged and system performance may decay resulting in decreased braking

Description of the Safety Risk : Vehicles with contaminated brake fluid may experience decreased braking
performance when depressing the brake pedal. This defect may, in certain
cases, cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.

Description of the Cause : NR
Identification of Any Warning
that can Occur :
Decreased brake performance may provide some warning prior to a failure. In
the case of brake failure, a warning light will appear on the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center providing limited warning.

Chronology :
On November 23, 2017, two vehicles within the plant failed the dynamic Customer Product Audit (“CPA”) test
and experienced a loss of clutch pressure. The yard was subsequently placed on hold.
On November 28, 2017, Alfa Romeo opened an investigation into the loss of clutch pedal pressure due to failure
of dynamic CPA testing on two subject vehicles.
On November 28, 2017, Alfa Romeo conducted laboratory analysis on the failed dynamic CPA vehicles that
revealed contamination of the brake and clutch fluid with mineral oil. It was found that a pallet containing both
brake and clutch fluid and mineral oil was used starting November 13, 2017.
On November 29, 2017, all vehicles were held at the assembly plant and suspect vehicles were tested for oil

Description of Remedy Program : FCA Italy will conduct a Voluntary Safety Recall on all affected vehicles to
inspect the brake system and replace if necessary.
FCA has a longstanding policy and practice of reimbursing owners who
have incurred the cost of repairing a problem that subsequently becomes
the subject of a field action. To ensure consistency, FCA US, as part of the
owner letter, will request that customers send the original receipt and/or
other adequate proof of payment to the company for confirmation of the

How Remedy Component Differs
from Recalled Component
Part Name: Mineral Oil 32C
Part Description: Mineral Oil 32C
Part Number: 723133071
Comment: An error in the manufacturing facility potentially introduced a
non-compatible oil type into the brake systems of affected vehicles.

Recall Schedule :
Description of Recall Schedule : **12/20/2017: FCA US will notify dealers and begin notifying owners on
or about 02/08/2018.

Planned Dealer Notification Date : FEB 08, 2018 - FEB 08, 2018

Planned Owner Notification Date : FEB 08, 2018 - FEB 08, 2018
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Well that's a pretty prompt recall - at least it's only 307 vehicles...
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