Year: 1979 Make: ALFA ROMEO Model: Spider

Number of OPEN Recalls 3


NHTSA Recall Number:  80V164000
Recall Date:  12 December 1980

SUMMARY
DUE TO INSTALLATION DIFFICULTIES DURING MODIFICATION OF THE FUEL PUMP, THE PUMP MAY HAVE BEEN MISALIGNED. CERTAIN ADVERSE CONDITIONS OR HIGH LOADS SUCH AS TRAILER TOWING, MOTOR SPORTS EVENTS, OR OTHER DRIVING MODES WHICH IMPOSE ABNORMALLY HIGH LOADS ON THE VEHICLES, COMBINED WITH LOW LEVELS OF FUEL IN THE TANK, MAY CAUSE LACK OF VEHICLE POWER AND STALLING.

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MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL PUMP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SHOULD THE VEHICLE LOSE POWER OR STALL WHILE DRIVING,IT COULD PRESENT A TRAFFIC HAZARD AND COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: A FLASHING RED FUEL PRESSURE LIGHT MAY BE A WARNING INDICATOR.

NHTSA Recall Number:  82V052000
Recall Date:  21 May 1982

SUMMARY
THE FUEL PUMP MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN MISALIGNMENT OF THE PUMP.

CONSEQUENCE

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MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; FUEL PUMP.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF VEHICLE IS ENGAGED IN HIGH LOAD EVENTS SUCH ASTRAILER TOWING OR MOTOR SPORTS IN COMBINATION WITH A LOW FUEL SUPPLY, VEHICLECOULD LOSE POWER AND AN ACCIDENT COULD OCCUR.NOTE: IN CASE OF ENGINE STALLING, DRIVER IS ADVISED TO REDUCE ENGINE LOAD BYEASING OFF THE ACCELERATOR AND SHIFTING TO LOW GEAR. IF POSSIBLE, DETACH THETRAILER AND FILL THE FUEL TANK IMMEDIATELY.

NHTSA Recall Number:  79V145000
Recall Date:  12 June 1979

SUMMARY
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS". THE TIRES INSTALLED ON SPECIFIED WHEELS OF THIS VEHICLE ARE OF INCORRECT SIZE.

CONSEQUENCE

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MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: TIRES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE TIRE TO COME OFF THE RIMFOLLOWING A "BLOW-OUT" AND WOULD INCREASE THE CHANCES OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT INSUCH AN EVENT.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IN THE EVENT OF TIRE DEFLATION, A VEHICLE ACCIDENTCOULD OCCUR.