Elastrickery - there was a recall for that very fault.
Although VOSA indicated my car was in the VIN range, Alfa didnt, so I just got the dealer to do it for £20 which he discounted of the next service.
With the car due it's 60,000 service, I thought I'd try to get this sorted at the same time. The VIN isn't on the recall notice, but I figured that it might get done as a goodwill gesture during the service. I've worked out that the pedal failure also damaged the spring on the cruise control switch, which is why that's
So, with hope shining I booked it in for bonnet recall, clutch/cruise control repair, service and belts...
Car is now six years old, so dealer said to skip the 60k service and go straight to 72k, with associated timing belt upgrade. That was fine, since it's what I wanted to do anyway. But the cost was ridiculous - £780, no help from Alfa with the belts 'since it's six years old and they're due anyway, regardless of the mileage' ... and no joy with the
Anyway, the upshot is that the car is now only booked into the dealer for the recent bonnet catch recall. It's then going independent for service and belts - at almost £300 less.
However, having spoken directly to Alfa, their 'recommendation' regarding the clutch is to take it to an authorised dealer and ask them
to contact Alfa direct to get authorisation to repair it under the recall. I'm not too hopeful that it'll be quite that simple, but I can pretty much guarantee it won't include the cruise control switch. I'll probably just have to try and bodge it instead.
Funnily enough the switch on the brake pedal failed about 6 months ago too - effectively taking out the ABS and VDC - so maybe there's a six year lifespan on those parts...?