Vehicles Affected: Approximately 12,600 model-year 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUVs in two separate recalls
The Problem: In the first recall, water leaking into the body control module and its connectors may cause corrosion. This could lead to the illumination of malfunction indicator lamps and a loss of windshield wiper function, exterior lighting, the horn and/or unintended turn-signal activation, increasing the risk of a crash.
In the second, water leaking into the wiring connectors for the rear liftgate and the liftgate-opening switch may also cause corrosion. This could lead to the liftgate unintentionally opening while moving at speeds of less than 3 mph, potentially creating a road hazard and also increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: For the first recall, dealers will install additional sealing protection to prevent water from entering the body control module and its connectors. For the second, dealers will install additional protection against water leaking into the liftgate wiring connectors and switch. Both repairs will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Alfa Romeo automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will begin notifying owners May 18. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA’s website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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