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Title: alloy wheels
Post by: ozzy1331 on June 16, 2010, 07:49:29 PM
i ave noticed the inside of my alloys are very poor,they are pitted and the paint is peeling off,my warranty is up in september,should i bring this to theattention of the dealer???????????/
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: fletcher9017 on June 16, 2010, 08:53:53 PM
you could do some people have done this or you could repaint them
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: ozzy1331 on June 17, 2010, 07:53:13 PM
booked in 4 tomorow,they will look at them then:cool
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: RX8Head on June 17, 2010, 08:28:11 PM
Get down to your local stealer sorry dealer as this is a common issue on the RX8 and they should be changed under the warranty although normally it\'s flaking around the centre caps that\'s the issue I know of a few people who have had at least 3 sets of replacement wheels under warranty.
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: GreySilver Beast on June 18, 2010, 04:22:58 AM
I am on my Second Set of Alloys :yes,but there is a Member on RX8OC that is on her 5th Set :eek:
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: countzero1971 on June 18, 2010, 10:17:13 PM
I had 3 sets
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: kris-rx on September 21, 2012, 11:15:38 AM
Are these only changed under warranty only or is it a known manufacturing fault that they will sort out as and when.
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: Will66 on September 21, 2012, 11:24:38 AM
I think it\'s only under warranty although it\'s worth asking a decent dealer.
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: kris-rx on September 21, 2012, 11:32:25 AM
will do, going to give a few a ring today to find out. hopefully will have some good news soon, will keep yous informed!
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: hayden on October 05, 2012, 02:58:29 PM
I would suggest you get them refurbished. There\'s not really much point going into a dealer and getting them changed again and again. This affects mazda 3 and 6 of the same generation too I\'ve noticed. good luck
Title: alloy wheels
Post by: AMH on October 06, 2012, 01:00:14 PM
I was getting the polished chrome alloys replaced outside of warranty on my old S1 as they were corroding very badly after each Winter with big chunks of lacquer flaking off. But that\'s very unusual - contacts and a very good dealer!

Fortunately the R3 alloys aren\'t so bad but I\'m not expecting to get them replaced once I\'m outside warranty so I\'ll look for a refurb. They are looking OK for two and a half years so I\'ll get them changed at the third service and they should be OK for a few more years.