The car is fitted with an electronic engine
immobilising system. If the engine fails
to start, see paragraph "Alfa Romeo
CODE system" in section "Dashboard
IMPORTANT Tampering with the ig-
nition device can cause unrequired steer-
IMPORTANT Fit completely the elec-
tronic key into the ignition device until
it locks into place.
IMPORTANT Never take the elec-
tronic key out of the ignition device while
the car is moving unless you have to car-
ry out an emergency removal (see para-
graph "Removing the electronic key from
the ignition device in an emergency"),
this ensures that the steering column lock
is deactivated while the car is moving
(e.g.: towing the car).
We recommend that
during the initial period
you do not drive to full
car performance (e.g.: excessive
acceleration, long journeys at
top speed, sharp braking, etc.).
When the engine is
switched off never leave
the electronic key into the
ignition device to prevent point-
less current absorption from
draining the batter.
Running the engine in
confined areas is ex-
tremely dangerous. The engine
consumes oxygen and pro-
duces carbon monoxide which
is a highly toxic and lethal gas.