Alfa Romeo Giulietta Common Problems and Solutions
Worn gear knob
The gear knob on the Giulietta is known for breaking/wearing. It’s made from plastic as standard and the clips inside are known to shear off, causing the top of the gear knob to come off in your hand while you are changing gear.
You will need to replace the gear knob to sort the issue.
Water leaks into boot
If you are suffering from water leaking into the boot it is usually caused by a faulty rear wiper seal. This can cause water to build up inside the rear hatch, the carpets in the boot to get wet and the spare wheel well to have a build up of water.
You will need to replace the rear wiper seal in order to stop the leak. You might also need to empty any water from the spare wheel well, so as to avoid corrosion, and dry out the carpets to stop dampness setting in.
DNA system failing
Has the DNA (Dynamic, Normal and All-weather) system failed on your Giulietta? This system is prone to failure, particularly on models built before 2011, and the part responsible for causing the issue is the MultiAir actuator. If this part fails there can be an error message on the display, such as 'Dynamic mode unavailable'. You may have also noticed that there is a lack of power, or hesitancy.
You will need to fit a replacement MultiAir actuator in order to fix the problem.
3rd brake light failure
There is a known problem with the wiring on the third brake light on this car. If you find that the third brake light is not working, then faulty wiring is the most likely cause. The most common reason for this failure is for water to be leaking in through the wiper seal.
In most situations you will need to replace the whole third brake light unit, but it is always worth checking to see if you can fix the wiring to resolve the issue. If you need a replacement unit, we can help you find one at a very low price.