Alfa Romeo recalls Giulia over brake discs

Alfa Romeo recalls Giulia over brake discs

December 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Some 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedans with faulty Brembo brake discs are being recalled in North America.

The new Brembo brake disc manufacturing process, introduced at the beginning of the year, ran into a problem, as some of their components could fail without prior warning. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), eight Giulia models that were built between February 17 and July 27, 2020 were recalled.

The vehicles were identified using supplier and factory records. The rest of the Giulias are said to have been built outside the suspicious period or simply got rear brake discs made using a different process. Rear brake discs can break while driving, which will significantly increase the vehicle’s stopping distance and increase the risk of an accident.

The problem was raised by Brembo, who informed FCA Italy’s quality department on 27 October. A couple of weeks later, the automaker’s Vehicle Regulatory Committee decided to conduct a voluntary recall. Authorized company representatives will replace the rear brake discs free of charge starting January 7, 2021.