Alfa Warranty - Advice re cracked alloys
Got a flat tyre Monday morning, went to get it checked out and the osf alloy is cracked on the inner rim. Alloy is 18 inch with 45 profile tyres and is 23 months old/24K miles.
My local friendly (sic) alfa romeo customer service representative has advised without looking at the wheel that I have suffered accident damage (impact) and therefore the warranty does not cover this. He also muttered something about having seen several of these over the last few weeks.
On the other hand my very efficient insurance assesor advised that it was impossible to tell whether the cause is due to impact or just fatigue. He also advised that he only sees these once in a blue moon.
So the question is ..... Have other Alfa owners experienced alloy failures, what was the cause and were they able to claim on their warranty?
Ta in advance.