loved Alfa, now
suffering a Mercedes
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Cheshire
Key pitting under ignition holder. 159/Brera
I have identified a problem with my 08 159ti.
Briefly the area on the brushed aluminium trim under the key fob has pitted where a rectangular security tag, held on the key ring, has continually bounced up an down whilst in motion. Once I saw the effect I removed the tag.
I consider the material to be deficient for purpose. If you can't put anything else on the key fob without damaging the car then at least a warning should be presented either verbally or in the book.
My dealer agrees with me but I suspect AROC will try to slide out of things. FGA will no doubt try to charge £200 for a new panel when the car goes back so I am asking if anyone else has suffered similar damage and what results did you achieve in rectifying the problem.
Last edited by BoeingBoy; 06-11-10 at 19:28.