Premature Shock Absorber Failure (Advice)
The near side rear shock absorber has failed on my 27 month old Alfa 147 with 13,500 miles on the clock.
I wrote to Alfa to report it as a manufacturing fault with a view to reclaiming the cost. They have replied stating the lack of miles for the age had cause the premature failure, suggesting dust and moisture build up.
I have since discussed the matter for half an hour with them over the telephone. Not surprisingly they refuse the reconsider the matter. I have now sent a letter to the head of customer relations for further comment.
Has anyone had or heard of similar failures.