Safety Recall Y83 Tire Load Index – 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

November 2, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V848000

Tires with Incorrect Load Rating/FMVSS 110

The incorrect tires can result in the operator overloading the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V848

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 185

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles. These vehicles may be equipped with tires that have a lesser load rating than intended for the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the tires, and update the owner’s manual with the correct load rating, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed December 21, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC’s number for this recall is Y83.

 

Notes

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

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – Y83

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2020 Model Year (GA) Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles.

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) No. 110 S4.2.1.1 requires that, “The vehicle maximum load on the tire is not to be greater than the applicable maximum load rating as marked on the sidewall of the tire.” Subject vehicles are equipped with tires that do not meet the required load rating. A driver may rely on the incorrect load index and may overload the vehicle, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning. The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110 – Tire selection and rims.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to replace the incorrect tires with tires that meet the required load index and update the Owner’s Manual with the correct load index values. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 4th Quarter of 2021.

 


December 2021

Dealer Service Instructions for:

Safety Recall Y83 / NHTSA 21V-848 Tire Load Index

 

Remedy Available

2020  (GA) Alfa Romeo Giulia

 

NOTE:  Some vehicles above may have been identified as not involved in this recall and therefore have been excluded from this recall.

 

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Dealers should also consider this requirement toapply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in forservice.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

Subject

The tires on about 180 of the above vehicles do not meet the required load rating. A driver may rely on the incorrect load index and may overload the vehicle, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.

The condition above fails to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, “TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS”.

 

Repair

Replace the incorrect tires with tires that meet the required load index and update the Owner’s Manual with the correct load index values

 

Parts Information

Part Number Qty. Description
TPR2859600 4 Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Runflat Tire
Label 1 Owner’s Manual Label

 

Process Steps to obtain Owner’s Manual Label:

 

  1. Access the “DealerCONNECT” website.

 

  1. Select the “Marketing” link in the header of DealerCONNECT.

 

  1. Locate the “Product Information” section heading on the Marketing page.

 

  1. Select the “Literature and Merchandising Materials” link in the product information section.

 

  1. Locate the “Mopar” section heading on the Literature and Merchandising Materials page.

 

  1. Select the “Recall Labels /Cards” link listed in the MOPAR section.

 

  1. Select Item>Update Cart>Submit Order.

 

Process Steps to obtain tires:

Call Mopar Tire Works at 888-403-8473 or go to DealerCONNECT / Parts Tab / Tire Order Entry and then follow the screen prompts.  Have the following information available: 

  • Dealer Code 
  • Vehicle Model and Model Year 
  • Tire Make, Model and Size

 

Parts Return

No parts return required for this campaign.

Drill holes in the sidewall of the old tires once replacement is complete.

 

Special Tools

The following special tools are required to perform this repair:

➢ NPN Tire Changer
➢ NPN Tire Blancer
➢ NPN Drill and Drill Bit larger than 1/4 inch

 

Service Procedure

A. Inspection 

  1. Inspect all four tires to determine if they are 225/40-R19 89W Bridgestone tires.

 

  1. Are any of the tires inspected 225/40-R19 89W Bridgestone tires?
  • Yes: Proceed with the Service Procedure to replace the tires.
  • No: If the customer has already replaced the 225/40-R19 89W Bridgestone tires with some other type of tire, verify that the new tires installed by the owner meet load index 93.
    • If the new tires do not have the proper load index, consult with the owner, and replace the tires.
    • If the new tires do have the proper load index, consult with the owner to determine if they still have the original Bridgestone tires in their possession and would like to exchange them for 225/40-19 (93V) XL Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Runflat Tires.

 

B. Tire Replacement 

  1. Remove, replace and balance all four tires.

 

  1. Drill holes larger than 1/4 inch in the sidewall of the old tires once replacement is complete.

 

C. Owner’s Manual Update

  1. Update page 264 of the owner manual with the decal as shown in

 


Chronology :

  • On October 20, 2021, FCA Italy SpA (“FCA Italy”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance recognized a tire issue existed on certain vehicles and the tire load index may not be sufficient, potentially not in compliance with FMVSS No. 110.
  • On October 26, 2021, FCA Italy determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 2020

 


12 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V848-3745.PDF 213.932KB

RCLRPT-21V848-3745

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V848-5524.pdf 689.14KB

RCAK-21V848-5524

 


Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-4

RCLQRT-21V848-4265.PDF 211.143KB

RCLQRT-21V848-4265

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – NSRAC re New Safety Recall Advanced Communication Y83 FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2020 Model Year (GA) Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles.

RCMN-21V848-9782.pdf 195.349KB

RCMN-21V848-9782

 


Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V848-8332.PDF 213.932KB

RCLRPT-21V848-8332

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – NSRAC re New Safety Recall Advanced Communication Y83 FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2020 Model Year (GA) Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles.

RCMN-21V848-0147.pdf 199.863KB

RCMN-21V848-0147

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-21V848-0908.pdf 1039.841KB

RCRIT-21V848-0908

 


ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-21V848-8613.pdf 515.148KB

RCONL-21V848-8613

 


Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-1

RCLQRT-21V848-5039.PDF 211.244KB

RCLQRT-21V848-5039

 


ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-21V848-3471.pdf 101.365KB

RCRN-21V848-3471

 


Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-2

RCLQRT-21V848-7616.PDF 211.333KB

RCLQRT-21V848-7616

 


Recall Quarterly Report #4, 2022-3

RCLQRT-21V848-4267.PDF 211.443KB

RCLQRT-21V848-4267

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V848&docType=RCL

 


 

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