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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2007, 10:29:30 PM »
 ;D Finally got my new wheels fitted at mazda under guarantee. Thanks for all the pics and advice everyone.
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2007, 04:48:23 PM »
;D Finally got my new wheels fitted at mazda under guarantee. Thanks for all the pics and advice everyone.

How was it done? Most dealers I know don't have tyre fitting abilities. Do they get a mobile kwick fit guy to swap your tyres over? Here's hoping I won't need to find out!

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2007, 07:12:26 PM »
Clevedon Mazda are owned by the same people as Clevedon Ford and they're right across the road from each other. They share a really modern workshop / spray shop so I just took the car up, drank coffee whilst looking through the MPS brochure (very tempting) and got my keys back a short time later.
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2007, 11:42:16 AM »
OK, back from my travels across canada. Toronto to Vancouver = 4500 miles?????? in three weeks, (my gosh there are a lot of 3's over there, spoke to a few and there are NO road wheel corrosion issues over there) hired a Ford Escape, 5 ltr V6!!! filled her up every day with gas which cost £28.00 to fill up? fuel cost around $.90 litre that is HALF THE PRICE OF FUEL IN THE UK.....?

Will be back on the case of a letter to mazda over the corrosion of alloys (thanks for the headed paper, have copied a few sheets just incase) anyone with more observations and alterations to the template please add your input, the more suggestions & ideas the better, we need to get this right first time.

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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2007, 12:04:07 PM »
Welcome back. Hope you had a good time. Pictures would be good when your'e ready.   :)
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2007, 12:48:51 PM »
how do you get pictures up on the forum they are large files around 4 meg each? any compressing software?
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2007, 01:16:29 PM »
Use a hosting site such as    http://photobucket.com/   

Upload your pictures there, resize if necessary, then use the links provided to insert the pictures into your post on this forum.

Don't forget to put them into to a new thread, I suggest in the Lounge Area.   :)
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2007, 11:47:36 PM »
Just a thought, might be a daft one, but has anyone tried to get their alloys replaced under the 5 year anti corrosion warranty? Or is that the warranty they are usually replaced under?
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2007, 03:35:12 AM »
A lot of members have had their wheels replaced just purely by going to the dealers and pointing out the corrosion. I am on my second set which are also showing all the signs.  Although my car is now out of warranty I took up the extended warranty option and the dealer is now processing my application for ANOTHER replacement set.
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2007, 10:38:55 AM »
Here is my template letter to mazda regarding the corrosion, any last minute changes or suggestions before i send the letter?

As an extremely happy owner of my Mazda3 1.4 TS, with the possible upgrade to a new 2.0ltr Sport in the near future, I feel I must bring one negative point to your attention.

It has been reported on several internet forums across the world that there appears to be an ongoing problem with Mazda & Lexus road wheels corroding, from a personal point I have had two sets fitted with fresh corrosion now evident on the latest set of wheels.

Several forums have posted photographs of this corrosion in various states ranging from blistering on the inner road wheel to blistering on the inner rim (which seems the most common form of corrosion), as your dealerships are replacing the problem part under warranty there are some very serious concerns regarding the state of the replacement road wheels are still corroding. Is this corrosion covered by the standard warranty or the 5 year corrosion warranty?

I am extremely concerned that once my warranty has ended what will happen should the corrosion return where would I stand financially?  I would not expect to have to pay for replacement road wheels where there has been an evident and ongoing problem, especially when the vehicle is out of warranty. Generally the Mazda3forum members are car enthusiasts and enjoy driving and maintain their cars to a high level as outlined within the owner’s manual.

As a world forum we would welcome your comments on the above, a relation of the family has expressed her interest in this topic from a legal viewpoint?







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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2007, 11:53:49 AM »
 I still intend to stick with my previously posted tactic. My CAB has stated that it is the dealer (ie the vendor) that has a responsibility for goods to be of merchantable quality, not the manufacturer. I am on set number 2, and now out of warranty. If (when) the wheels go 'early' I require the dealer to replace them and will persue that with them. I have asked and recieved a letter from the dealers, confirming that they fitted the new rims in March this year. I will do the same if the replaced dreaded alignment motors on the zenons fails too.

By the way, I may have said elsewhere that my dealer refused to progress an extended warranty when asked and referred me to mazda (they said actually that mazda would contact me automatically....HA!)....I asked mazda for details and they did not respond to me at all........no surprise there, as it was just the same when I tried to resolve problems with the original Bridgestones that came with the car.  :)

I ought to say to any newbies or wannabies that might read this that in 2 years the rest of the car has been pretty well faultless.bet you did'nt expect me to say that !! :D
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2007, 03:31:05 PM »
Here is my template letter to mazda regarding the corrosion, any last minute changes or suggestions before i send the letter?

As an extremely happy owner of my Mazda3 1.4 TS, with the possible upgrade to a new 2.0ltr Sport in the near future, I feel I must bring one negative point to your attention.

It has been reported on several internet forums across the world that there appears to be an ongoing problem with Mazda & Lexus road wheels corroding, from a personal point I have had two sets fitted with fresh corrosion now evident on the latest set of wheels.

Several forums have posted photographs of this corrosion in various states ranging from blistering on the inner road wheel to blistering on the inner rim (which seems the most common form of corrosion), as your dealerships are replacing the problem part under warranty there are some very serious concerns regarding the state of the replacement road wheels are still corroding. Is this corrosion covered by the standard warranty or the 5 year corrosion warranty?

I am extremely concerned that once my warranty has ended what will happen should the corrosion return where would I stand financially?  I would not expect to have to pay for replacement road wheels where there has been an evident and ongoing problem, especially when the vehicle is out of warranty. Generally the Mazda3forum members are car enthusiasts and enjoy driving and maintain their cars to a high level as outlined within the owner’s manual.

As a world forum we would welcome your comments on the above, a relation of the family has expressed her interest in this topic from a legal viewpoint?









excellent draft.. however you fink there is any point mentioning the Lexus alloys?  ???
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2007, 03:43:12 PM »
have ammended? no real resason for the inclusion. If there are no more fresh ideas or suggestions in the next two or three days then i shall post the letter.

anyone with information as to a specific person who i can send the letter, preferably send a copy the top man at mazda UK? aswell
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2007, 04:43:22 PM »
On my second set of alloy's but so far no sign of corrosion fingers cross hope don't need a third set.
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2007, 03:25:31 PM »
Saw a 55 Reg Mazda 5 Sport on the way to work and it too was suffering from corrosion to the alloys around the hub.
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Re: Alloy road wheels - CORROSION
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