Re: Dodgy Alfa Flip Key
Gentlemen, I think what you have found is a feature, not a fault. The key pulls off the metal part so that when you have to lend your car to somebody or take it in to service you can quickly just tug it off the keyring without having to faff around undoing split rings or fiddly keyrings.
Look at the metal part, it has`a rounded profile, designed for regular removal, it engages into a rounded moulding just past a friction point. If it was meant to be permanent it could easily have been permanently trapped or encased.
I have been using it this way for years with no adverse effects & so long as`you aren't doing it every day I reckon you'll be fine.