Following improvements for the 2020 model year that included a revamp of the multimedia system, the latest news on Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio SUV is less positive: Some 1,200 vehicles are being recalled for an issue with the side curtain airbags.
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The recall affects model-year 2021 Stelvios only and concerns an improperly crimped clamp. The improper crimping may allow the side curtain airbag cushion and inflator to separate, causing an incomplete deployment or preventing airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the side airbag inflatable curtain assembly for free. Alfa Romeo automaker Stellantis will begin notifying owners May 19, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-853-1403, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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