Alfa RomeoRecall

Stellantis Recalls 261 Alfa Romeo Giulias For Fuel Line Sensor Housing

May Lead To Engine Starvation Or Fire...

Stellantis (FCA US) is recalling approximately 261 units of its 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan for a fuel line sensor housing that may crack and leak fuel.

If a fuel line sensor leaks, it could cause fuel starvation in the vehicle’s engine. Vehicle occupants may notice a fuel smell while the engine runs or reduce vehicle performance. A fire could occur if the leaked fuel comes in contact with an ignition source. Fuel starvation may result in an unexpected loss of motive power, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning. A vehicle fire could increase the risk of occupant injury and/or injury to persons outside the vehicle, as well as property damage.

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in Ocra GT. (Alfa Romeo).

The suspect period began on March 23, 2021, when defective fuel sensors were introduced into vehicle production, and ended on April 28, 2021, when the fuel sensors from the suspect batches were no longer used in vehicle production. The suspect population was determined using part traceability and vehicle production records.

Recall Chronology – 

  • On October 6, 2023, Stellantis Europe S.p.A. received a warranty claim with a potential issue on an engine bay fuel bundle.
  • On December 8, 2023, Stellantis Europe S.p.A, received another warranty claim and opened an internal investigation with the supplier to understand the potential impact to establish the root cause and additional traceability with Recall Y91/21V-878.
  • From December 8, 2023, through April 3, 2024, the supplier reviewed its production records and was able to trace additional part numbers that were identified with the scope of suspect components.
  • On April 18, 2024, the Stellantis Europe S.p.A organization recognized a vehicle build issue on certain vehicles that can lead to a potential fuel leak in the engine bay fuel bundle.
  • On April 23, 2024, Stellantis Europe S.p.A, determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Ti Q4. (Alfa Romeo).

Dealers will replace the fuel line sensor housing free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 19, 2024. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US’s number for this recall is 54B. It is an expansion of recall number 21V-878.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit www.nhtsa.gov.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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