Monday, January 25

FCA to Recall Certain Alfas to Replace Potentially Brittle Brakes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC (FCA) has agreed to recall eight 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia models which were manufactured with ceramic rear brakes which might fracture during normal operation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 20V-714 the vehicles were manufactured beginning: “February 17, 2020 when rear brake discs with a new finish and new material mixing machine were introduced into production, through July 27, 2020, when the suspect parts were no longer used in production of vehicles included in this recall. Supplier and plant production records were used to identify the suspect period.”

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Should the discs fracture, braking capability would be diminished, increasing the risk of a crash.

As of Nov. 9th, no accidents due to fractured brakes were reported to either FCA or NHTSA.

FCA will begin contacting dealers and customers Jan. 7, 2021. Vehicles will be repaired at no cost to dealers or customers.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.