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I am new to forums and not sure how to post. Here goes. I have a Stelvio T1 with about 1750 miles. I have had the recall work done and per the dealer service department, the software for the engine control module was updated at that time. I have noticed that after hard acceleration, on both D and N setting, tach going up to 5K, when I ease off the acceleration (gas pedal), the engine stays at high rev for a couple of beats--a second or two or three--before dropping down. This does not happen at low revs. I mentioned this to the dealer service and I was told they checked the module which showed no malfunctions and that it was an electronic transmission and things seemed ok.


I contacted Alfa customer care and they were quick to respond and assign a "problem" number, but told me just to take it back to the dealer. I did want them to be aware of what I think is a problem.


Am I over thinking this? Is a normal? Has anyone else experienced this?
 

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Abnormal. Work with AlfaCare and take it back asap- could be a safety issue not to be screwed with.

Welcome + glad to know you + we all are rooting for you to have a fast resolution so you can post happy experiences with your awesome machine!
 

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Hi.


I am new to forums and not sure how to post. Here goes. I have a Stelvio T1 with about 1750 miles. I have had the recall work done and per the dealer service department, the software for the engine control module was updated at that time. I have noticed that after hard acceleration, on both D and N setting, tach going up to 5K, when I ease off the acceleration (gas pedal), the engine stays at high rev for a couple of beats--a second or two or three--before dropping down. This does not happen at low revs. I mentioned this to the dealer service and I was told they checked the module which showed no malfunctions and that it was an electronic transmission and things seemed ok.


I contacted Alfa customer care and they were quick to respond and assign a "problem" number, but told me just to take it back to the dealer. I did want them to be aware of what I think is a problem.


Am I over thinking this? Is a normal? Has anyone else experienced this?

My hb has experienced this!! He even mentioned it to a dealer who brushes it of as normal....I experienced the opposite where I press on the gas but it takes the exceleration a couple of seconds to catch up which creates a strong jerks at times (not always) I keep attributing this to my driving skills and second guessing myself if it Is my lack of experience as a driver or actually the car????.....I will be checking your thread for updates- pls keep us posted
 

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If in gear and esp in Dynamic with tranny in manual, if you rev to redline and lift, car will back off rpms only as speed reduces as it is IN a gear and its not like you depressed a clutch. It acts just like a manual transmission. Tranny stays locked up as it should!! This is a good thing and why if you lifted for a corner, hit the apex, and got right back on the gas the power is so immediate. Brilliant tranny programming!!!!!
 
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If in gear and esp in Dynamic with tranny in manual, if you rev to redline and lift, car will back off rpms only as speed reduces as it is IN a gear and its not like you depressed a clutch. It acts just like a manual transmission. Tranny stays locked up as it should!! This is a good thing and why if you lifted for a corner, hit the apex, and got right back on the gas the power is so immediate. Brilliant tranny programming!!!!!
Thank you ViscontiVerdi. That is very interesting. So you think that is normal and build into the system. I'm not a car guy per se or a racer/speedster per se, but I do enjoy being pushed back into the seat once in a while when no one is looking or testing the torque up a local slope. Your comment actually makes sense to me. So not to worry?
 

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Don't think so.
 

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Hi.
I am new to forums and not sure how to post. Here goes. I have a Stelvio T1 with about 1750 miles. I have had the recall work done and per the dealer service department, the software for the engine control module was updated at that time. I have noticed that after hard acceleration, on both D and N setting, tach going up to 5K, when I ease off the acceleration (gas pedal), the engine stays at high rev for a couple of beats--a second or two or three--before dropping down. This does not happen at low revs. I mentioned this to the dealer service and I was told they checked the module which showed no malfunctions and that it was an electronic transmission and things seemed ok.
I contacted Alfa customer care and they were quick to respond and assign a "problem" number, but told me just to take it back to the dealer. I did want them to be aware of what I think is a problem.
Am I over thinking this? Is a normal? Has anyone else experienced this?
Hi R Leong,
It seems like you may be in contact with the best teams to assist you further with this already. However, if you do need any additional support. Please feel free to send us a private message.
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If in gear and esp in Dynamic with tranny in manual, if you rev to redline and lift, car will back off rpms only as speed reduces as it is IN a gear and its not like you depressed a clutch. It acts just like a manual transmission. Tranny stays locked up as it should!! This is a good thing and why if you lifted for a corner, hit the apex, and got right back on the gas the power is so immediate. Brilliant tranny programming!!!!!
Thank you ViscontiVerdi. That is very interesting. So you think that is normal and build into the system. I'm not a car guy per se or a racer/speedster per se, but I do enjoy being pushed back into the seat once in a while when no one is looking or testing the torque up a local slope. Your comment actually makes sense to me. So not to worry?
Visconti is 100% right. This happens mostly on “D” mode. It’s awesome because the power is immediately available when you press the gas again. Basically don’t press the accelerator all the way unless you want to go fast.
 

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Visconti is 100% right. This happens mostly on “D” mode. It’s awesome because the power is immediately available when you press the gas again. Basically don’t press the accelerator all the way unless you want to go fast.
Thank you all. This forum is great! Collectively, I am thinking that at this time, there is more Stelvio insight and experience than available at the local dealers.
 
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