When i phone Mango's, because my spring had snapped. And asked them how come a low milage car could have done this?. I was told by the parts section, Alfa sent them a memo telling them a vital minral wasn't added in when the springs were made, due to EU law. That certain minral is now outlawed, so they're not strong enough.
I questioned this & asked why wasn't all Brera's & 159's recalled? They said they do not know.
I think they told me that story just so i bought some springs off them at their price.
I said you can get them cheaper of ebay. They said but those cheap ones are no good.
I also said, if Alfa's are not strong enough, then what's the point of buying yours?