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I know this is a daft question , but does any have any corrosion on a 156 located on the floor pan rear section of the car both sides . if so did the dealer help in any way or how did you get it sorted. the car is 2002 still under the 8 year anti-corrosion warranty.
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Hello and welcome to AO....

Post ya questionin the technical lounge and you'll get a quicker response.....see link attached ...

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Re: 156 rust

Thanks. I Have Had A Look At Other Peoples Ads In Connection To This Problem , And It Seems That Alfa Head Office Dont Give A Dam.
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If it's under 8 years old then it should be covered

I just got a note from Toyota Canada on my 95 Tacoma, it's being recalled to have major rust work done, for free, with a free loaner car for 2 days while it's being fixed up. and this is for a 17 year old truck. I hope you get your Alfa fixed up.

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Can we move this question ??
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Good idea Copied and moved to 156 tech forum.
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Re: 156 rust

you mean like this???

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...the car is 2002 still under the 8 year anti-corrosion warranty.
Has it had the required inspections done?
Probably not, so the warranty is not valid...


It is a very common problem.
Every 156 I've seen on the ramp has the problem developing or already there.
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The car has been serviced at Alfa and specialists all its life and has been owned by Him since new Believe all inspections have been done

Its my mates car
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The car has been serviced at Alfa and specialists all its life and has been owned by Him since new Believe all inspections have been done
They don't get done unless they are asked to be done.
It doesn't automatically happen.
It isn't part of normal servicing.
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They don't get done unless they are asked to be done.
It doesn't automatically happen.
It isn't part of normal servicing.
I wonder why they don't routinely do the inspection?

Probably so that they can wriggle out of claims for corrosion.

Call me cynical and all that.
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Re: 156 rust

Probably right Sy, but the owner has to pay for the inspection as well.. Most first and second owners will get rid before rust starts to become an issue so it is in their interest not to get the inspections done and save the money. I never thought to check to see if my car has ever had its anti-perf inspections done.

From below, mine looks in great health for an 11 year old motor
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Probably right Sy, but the owner has to pay for the inspection as well.. Most first and second owners will get rid before rust starts to become an issue so it is in their interest not to get the inspections done and save the money. I never thought to check to see if my car has ever had its anti-perf inspections done.

From below, mine looks in great health for an 11 year old motor
I don't know what Alfa were playing at TBH as it looks like the newer cars are worse than the older ones.

My V reg 156 was totally rust free, even at nearly 100,000 miles yet the newer ones are rusting much sooner?

Fiats are the same. my Missus 2001 Bravo has quite a bit of rust on it (not serious though) yet my 1997 coupe has none.

I think they cheapened up the rust protection, or used cheaper steel from around 2000 onwards..
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If the car has a full Alfa dealership service history then the inspections should have been done, they are part of the dealers service but the warranty I believe in most cases was 6 years, so you may not have much joy, but if it's not to far gone then it's possible to save it for very little cost.
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The inspections for rust where done as well at the right intervals.

From what he describes its a small hole about 50 pence piece in size.
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If I remember correctly, the small print states something like if it rusted from the INSIDE out , it's covered ... but not outside in ...
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