Alfa Romeo 159 2004-2011 Review
2.2-litre and 3.2-litre petrol engines have timing chains but these can have problems and may require replacement.
1.7-litre petrol engine and diesel engines have timing belts that requires regular replacement.
Diesel models can have problems with the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve and are not suited to frequent short trips.
Although improved over earlier models, there are issues with the Selespeed automatic transmission and these are best avoided.
Reports of engine oil leaks, air conditioner failures, paint chipping on lower panels and suspension wear.
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