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Took my anni back to the dealer today to get my corroded wheels sorted under warrenty. Was absolutely lovin it until they discovered a tear in the wall of one of my tyres [:(]

?146 later and I'm back on the road, the car looks amazing with the new wheels. I think I'm in love!

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Thats funny when i got my new anni wheels they found a tear in one aswell!You did quite well with the price though,They wanted ?180 for a new one for mine[V],told them to stick it,and got a goodyear F1 for ?115

[^]They wheels do look stunning when new though must admit[8D]
 

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I'm getting mine replaced next week on warrenty, is there anything that can be done to help prevent this happening again ? Or is it just a matter of time before the new ones corrode ?
 

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Sorry to say dude, but its just a matter of time...... I wonder what happens when the warranty runs out.... guess we will be knackered. :(
 

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my mate got 4 new anni rims and the tyre fitter scratcher every one so the dealer had to get him 4 more

wonder what the tyre fitter is doing for a job now
 

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How bad were oyur wheels before the dealer changed them?

I am just starting to get some corrosion in small spots on some wheels, but centre caps have lots. Warranty runs out in August, but I don't want to wait too long before beginning battle with dealer.

Have you guys got any pics of the corroded wheels that were replaced please?

Did you take it up locally with dealer, or through VW uk customer service?

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Quote: posted by CAT76 on 25/03/2005 20:12:52

Warranty runs out in August, but I don't want to wait too long before beginning battle with dealer.

There shouldn't need to be any battle. The cars under warranty so they should get changed.

Only thing if it is only slight corrosion then its better to wait till it develops more, if its only a small amout on each wheel then VW will reject it.

Best to leave it until about a month before the warranty runs to let the corrosion develop & then get them changed then.
 

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The new wheels come with a 3 year warrenty of their own, so you've nothing to worry about.

My local vw dealer (JCB Medway) only inspected one of my wheels but replaced the whole lot, including centre caps.
 

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Quote: posted by N8CKH on 26/03/2005 15:25:33

The new wheels come with a 3 year warrenty of their own, so you've nothing to worry about

If your wheels are replaced under warranty then the wheels are only covered until the cars three year warranty runs out.

If the wheels are replaced outwith warranty then they have a two year warranty of there own.
 

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Quote: posted by N8CKH on 29/03/2005 22:30:09

I got told 3 by the service manager? Someone's clearly telling porkie pies somewhere!

They have re-worded the warranty T&C's you should find that the balance of the 24 month warranty will be left on your new wheels.

http://www.vw.co.uk/services/factory_warranty/terms

4. Replacement Parts. All genuine Volkswagen replacement parts purchased on or after 01/11/01 carry a warranty for a minimum period of 24 months, with no mileage limitation, from the date of purchase. Parts replaced within the warranty period for passenger cars are covered for the balance of the 3-yearperiod.

After this period, replacement parts carry the 24-month warranty referred to above. Other items with warranties in excess of 24 months

will be advised to you at the time of purchase. This does not apply to parts fitted under the terms of the vehicle warranty, which are warranted for the remaining period of that warranty.
 

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Cool...so technically, they will always be covered, just as long as you make a claim within the 24 month period?

Mine were changed in December last year and no signs of corrosion yet [:)]
 

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Quote: posted by N8CKH on 30/03/2005 20:44:14

What do you use to keep your anni wheels clean, soap and water or a specific wheel cleaner?

I believe that Meguiars Hot Rims is the only approved product to use by BBS.

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Cool Care All Wheel Cleaner

If you don't know what type of wheels you have, this is the safe choice. Hot Rims is a highly effective formula that removes road grime and brake dust on all wheel surfaces ... or surfaces surrounding the wheels. We use tough, penetrating, neutralising agents that dissolve and lift the dirt and grime by breaking it down and washing it away. Just spray it on and hose it off

SPG-9524 710ml spray.
 
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