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Is the common wheel rub problem a warranty issue? My R only has 15000 miiles and is at the dealer for this and some other issues. Dealer called me and told me that the only way to correct this is to do an alignment, and it will be $100. With the stock wheels and tires, shouldnt the wheel rub be covered under warranty? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: is wheel rub issue a warranty issue? (jknutsen)

I would be surprised if an alignment would prevent this. The wheel rub is inherent in the design unfortunately. What damage is the wheel rub causing that it needs to be fixed? I look in my wheel wells and see where the liner has been rubbed but it's not like the tires are being damaged or anything...
 

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Re: is wheel rub issue a warranty issue? (jknutsen)

I beleive Volvo had authorized a free alignment up to 12,000 miles when problems were found, but it wasn't something offered to the public.
 

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Re: is wheel rub issue a warranty issue? (jknutsen)

i believe that there are modified wheel stops available for this issue.<br>it may SLIGHTLY give you a spec less turning radius..but it will be a warranty issue. alignment neccessary..doubtful
 

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Re: is wheel rub issue a warranty issue? (lowbumpeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i believe that there are modified wheel stops available for this issue.<br>it may SLIGHTLY give you a spec less turning radius..but it will be a warranty issue. alignment neccessary..doubtful</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is how the dealer cured my rub. I had it on one side and they either adjusted or replaced the wheel stop. No more rubbing, and the turning radius didn't get any more horrible than it already was.
 

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Re: is wheel rub issue a warranty issue? (lowbumpeR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i believe that there are modified wheel stops available for this issue.<br>it may SLIGHTLY give you a spec less turning radius..but it will be a warranty issue. alignment neccessary..doubtful</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dittp...as long as the car is stock, this is the fix...alignment may be necessary for other reasons but it will not affect rubbing
 
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