Stellantis recalls vehicles over fire risk

Auburn Hills, MI   – December 4, 2021 – Stellantis (NYSE: STLA), which owns the Alfa Romeo brand, is recalling 11,419 vehicles that may develop a fuel leak. This may cause them to stall while driving or even catch fire, which increases the risk of injury. 

Vehicles that are affected by this recall include: 

  • 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia 
  • 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia 
  • 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Recall summary  

Vehicles that are part of this Alfa Romeo recall have a series of fuel lines with a sensor that measures pressure and temperature. On affected vehicles, the sensor housing may crack due to a manufacturing flaw, allowing the fuel to escape. This can cause the engine to stall or even result in a fire should escaping fuel come in contact with the hot exhaust components.  

The component in question is the “Pressure Temperature Sensor” with part number 00505493910. 

Recall risks

For more information on the danger of fuel leaks, please visit this article on the recent Mazda recall for the same issue.  You can read more about what to do in the event of fire in the same article.

Warning signs

Fuel has a strong odor, which is something the driver or passengers may easily notice. Additionally, the leak can cause a drop in engine performance and even trigger the “check engine” warning light. 

Other Stellantis recalls 

Some of the vehicles included in this recall may have already been a part of a May recall, which rectified the brake-related issues. 

In September,  there was a similar Fiat Chrysler recall which involved Jeep Wranglers that could develop a fuel leak, increasing the risk of fire.  

The repair

To rectify the problem, Alfa Romeo authorized dealers will replace the sensor with one whose housing is not defective. Notifications about the repair will be sent to vehicle owners on January 1, 2022.  

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Alfa Romeo fuel line recall includes more than 10,000 vehicles. To do an Alfa Romeo recall check, use  MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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